Provisional Camp
Troop H
Offered Every Week
Not all Scout troops can go to summer camp and some Scouts would like to stay at camp longer than the troop does.  So here is a way for Scouts to enjoy Camp Hinds for as many weeks as they would like.  The camp will provide the leadership by having a qualified trained Scoutmaster and assistants serve as your boy’s leaders for the week.  Each Scout will join the provisional troop in Wilderness campsite which is made up of Scouts from different troops throughout the area and even out of state.  He will be entitled to participate in all camp activities as any other Scout would.  He will have the added excitement of meeting and making friends from around the council.  This program is a great way for boys to spend an extra week at camp after their troop has gone home.  It will extend the fun and adventure of summer camp.  In addition to taking part in the individual advancement program, the provisional campsite will be organized like a troop and will participate as a group in camp activities.  Each week will be filled with hikes, games, campfires, and competitions as well as some other activities available only to provisional campers.
How do I register to attend?

You can sign-up online.  Make sure you check the week you wish to attend.  If this is your second week you are entitled to a $35.00 discount.

Can other Scouts from my troop attend camp with me?

Sure, in fact you can bring your whole patrol! Just make sure they are attending camp the same week you are and have gone through the steps explained above. To make sure to list your troop number on the application.

What merit badges can I take?

Any badge on the list that you qualify for. Please note that there are prerequisites for many badges.  You may sign-up for your merit badges and other activities online or you may complete the paper form.

Can I participate in Older Boy Activities or Speciality Weeks at camp?

Yeah, as long as you meet the age requirements.  See these pages for more information on Older Scout Activities and Specialty Weeks.

Most of our special programs like SCUBA are limited to one or two weeks.  We recommend Scouts who want to participate in these activities to join Camp Hinds Troop H if their troop is not coming on the specific week of a specialty program.  We also give a discount to Scouts that attend camp for more than one week.

Where will I be staying in camp?

Unless we have an  extraordinarily large provisional week, you will be staying in Wilderness Campsite.  When you arrive at camp at 2:00 PM on Sunday you will be greeted at the camp gate by a staff member and directed to the appropriate campsite.

When do we depart from camp?

Your parents are invited to join us for the BBQ, Retreat, and the campfire on Friday.  They should purchase BBQ tickets before noon on Tuesday at the Trading Post.  Your week of camp will end after the campfire on Friday evening. Your parents should plan on taking you home at this time.  Be sure to collect your paper work from the provisional staff before you leave.

Last Update: February 29, 2020