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Summer Camps are Canceled

June 1, 2020

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Dear Scouting Family,

First and foremost, we hope that this finds you and your family well. It goes without saying that we are living through a time of uncertainty and fear, but also a time of hope and a demonstration of the Scout Oath and Law.

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, Scouts, volunteers, and employees is the Boy Scouts of America's top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating whether to run Summer Camp this year. Since the spread of this virus, we have been continually monitoring the situation, and consulting with health experts, State and Local officials and other camp professionals.

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you, after a thorough review, the Baden-Powell Council has decided to suspend our resident camp programs at Camp Barton and Tuscarora Scout Reservation as well as In-Person Day Camps for the 2020 summer season. We know camp is an important part of every Scout's summer, and this decision was not made lightly.

If you have already signed up for camp, you have the following options for your fees paid.

Summer Camp?Refund?Options:

  • Roll over all deposits and payments to 2021 Summer Camp.
  • Roll over $250 site deposit to 2021 Summer Camp and credit any additional payments to be used for other Council Programs.
  • Roll over $250 site deposit to 2021 Summer Camp and?refund?any additional payments.
  • Full refund of all deposits and payments.

We kindly ask you to consider donating part or all any payments to Tuscarora or Barton Sustainability Fund to ensure the operation of our camps into the future (Unit may designate to which camp they wish to donate).
Please Speak with our Camping Coordinator, Rebekah Moore at Camp.Secretary@scouting.org to discuss these options.

Our council and staff are saddened that we are not able to serve you at our Camps this summer. This is an extraordinarily challenging time; unlike anything we have experienced. Our hope is we all emerge from this challenging time stronger than before.

Most importantly, we look forward to providing the full range of Scouting programs, including outdoor adventures, as soon as we can and as the situation allows.
If you are looking for Scouting programming throughout the summer, we are offering the following summer programs:

  • "Tuscarora & Barton Quaran-Camped Together"- July 20-24 - A Summer Camp-in-a-Box program featuring online Merit Badge Instruction by subject matter experts. For details, see the Announcements Page. To sign up, see https://scoutingevent.com/368-quarancamp2020
  • STEM/NOVA Virtual Camp - Program featuring partnerships with Businesses, Museums, and other Community Organizations for instructions.
  • Camp Akela Stays Home Virtual Camp program.
  • Stay-Camp Day Camp 2020 - A Virtual Day Camp-in-a-Box program featuring 3 separate themed weeks of Cub Scouting program spanning all grade levels and advancement.
  • Please check Facebook and the Baden-Powell Council Website for more information.

We hope all our Scouting families stay healthy and positive in our current environment and join us in preparing for future great summer camp experiences where we will always be the Place for You and we wait to Welcome You Home.

You can reach us at? 607-648-7888.

In the Spirit of Scouting,

Matthew Bull
Scout Executive
Dr. Kevin Drumm
Council President
Mark Barnes
Council Commissioner

Distinguished Unit Criteria

The Baden-Powell Council is pleased to announce a Distinguished Unit Program that offers incentives and discounts to units - Packs, Troops, Crews and Ships - that qualify. Benefits include:

  1. $25 per boy discount on the in-council summer resident camp programs.
  2. Free unit tent camping from September 1st to June 1st at either of our council camps.

All qualifications must be met between the end of the previous year’s summer camp program and prior to the unit attending camp in the current calendar year. If a unit qualifies after the early bird registration deadlines, late fees for payment still apply. If a unit has paid in full before the early bird deadline, a credit will be applied to their unit account.

All Baden-Powell Council Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships must complete at least five of the following seven requirements:

1. Hold an annual Program Planning Conference and develop an annual plan for your unit, including a budget.
2. Qualify Silver or Gold in the Advancement category in the Journey to Excellence Program for the previous year.
3. Participate in Friends of Scouting Campaign and have a presentation date submitted to the district by December 15th 
4. Increase average Popcorn Sales per Scout from the previous year.
5. Recharter on Time and submit a JTE Scorecard with your charter.
6. Log hours for at least one (1) community service project into the online Service Hours Reporting system.
7. At least 50% of the registered youth in the unit attend an in Council Summer Resident Camp Program.

Packs, Troops, Ships and Crews must complete one of the following:

  1. Participate in one or more of the fall and spring work days at either Baden-Powell Council camp.
  2. As a unit, conduct a Service Project pre-approved by the Camp Ranger at one of the council camps since the end of the prior year summer camp program.

Download the requirements from the Council Forms page

Cub Scout Camps

Baden-Powell Council web page on Camping

Cub Day Camps

Cub Day camps have been canceled for 2020 due to Covid-19

For information on 2021 camps, see the Council Website after January 1, 2021

Cub Adventure Weekends - Camp Barton and Camp Tuscarora

Cub Scout Family Adventure Weekends are offered twice a year (Spring and Fall) at our Camps—Barton and Tuscarora. Cub Scouts of all ranks are encouraged to attend these weekends with their parents/guardians and siblings. Here’s a chance to come and see what our Camps have to offer, to experience the great outdoors, and to have fun.

For information and registration, see the Baden-Powell Council Cub Camping Page

Want to see what Cub Adventure Weekend is like?
We've got pages of pictures from the 
Fall 2007 Barton Weekend
- Spring 2009 Barton Weekend
Fall 2009 Barton Weekend - Fall 2012 Barton Weekend 
Fall 2015 Barton Weekend
 Fall 2018 Barton Weekend  
Fall 2019 Barton Weekend

2020-21 Dates

  • June 6, 2020 - Virtual Spring Cub Adventure Weekend - Things that Grow - see Activity Page for details and a flyer

  • October 3-4, 2020 - "Boo at Barton" - Fall Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Barton

  • October 10-11, 2020 - Fall Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Tuscarora

  • May 1-2, 2021 - Spring Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Barton

  • May 15-16, 2021 - Spring Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Tuscarora

Cub Scouts of all ranks are encouraged to attend these weekends with their parents/guardians and siblings. Here's a chance to see what our camps have to offer, to experience the great outdoors and to have lots of fun!!

Registration forms are available from the Council Forms page and information is available from the Baden-Powell Council web page on Camping

Come join us for a weekend like no other!!

Call the Baden-Powell Council Camping Dept. at (607) 648-7888 x113 with any questions!

Cub Resident Camps

Cub Resident Camps are canceled for 2020

Want to see what Cub Resident Camp is like? We've got pages of pictures from past Camp Barton Cub Resident Camps:

The Barton Flats Gold Rush -  2011 Camp Barton Resident Camp

The Quest for the Barton Grail - 2012 Camp Barton Resident Camp 

A Study in Azure - 2013 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Leatherstocking Tales - 2014 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Space Invaders - 2015 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Camp Cretaceous - 2016 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Barton School of Mystery and Magic - 2017 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous - 2018 Camp Barton Resident Camp

2021 Cub Resident Camp 

See the Baden-Powell Council web page on Camping  

Scouts BSA Camps

Scouts BSAsummer camps are canceled for 2021

Baden-Powell Council operates two Scout Camps: 

Summer camp packages for 2021 will be mailed to Scout leaders in mid February 2021.  The camps fill up quickly - if your unit hasn't made a reservation yet, be sure to do so! 

Leader's and Administrative guides, Information and forms can be downloaded from the Council Forms page 

Need help to go to camp? Download a Campership Form and submit it to the Council Office right away!

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