|Make the most of your afternoons at camp this year with our new afternoon schedule. Following an hour siesta the afternoon program opens up to allow Scouts to experience summer fun as a troop. On Monday through Thursday, Camp Hinds offers 12 activities periods (three each day) for troops to experience all the areas of camp. Most activities are 45 minute sessions but some are longer. It is our hope that each troop will try to schedule at least one activity in each of our 12 program areas.|
|To Register: Registration for afternoon activities should be done online at registration or log back in at a later date (www.pinetreebsa.org). Many sessions have restricted sizes or certain days of operation so preference will be given to those who register online prior to camp, all others will be put into the system Sunday afternoon following check-in.|
Afternoon Troop Activity Selections
The following is a description of the available activities organized by program areas.
|Tenny River Run (3 Periods)
Grab a canoe or kayak and head on a scenic adventure down the Tenny River to Crescent Lake. The perfect activity for a troop of swimmers – the unit will be expected to provide the proper leadership for this trip, including one with Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat Training (training available for leaders online or Monday at camp).
Troop Boating (1 Period)
|CPR Practical (1 Period offered Periods 4-6)
This session will educate Scouts in how to do the basics of CPR and the Heimlich. This is not a certification course but it does satisfy the CPR requirement for aquatic merit badges, First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness.
|Camp Improvement Project (1 Period) See Camp
This type of project will be designated by the commissioner or ranger. You may be asked to do brush cleanup, move a fence, clean up an area, build or put something together.
Campsite Improvement (1 Period) See Camp Ranger
COPE & Climbing
|Team Building Games (1 Period offered Period 4-6)
Learn to listen, see things differently, jump into a situation and talk your way out of anything! Don’t miss this chance for some team building super fun activities with your troop.
COPE Preview (1 Period) See Program Director
Troop Climb (2 Periods) See Program Director
|Survival Bracelets (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
“Be Prepared” for anything while wearing a paracord bracelet that you made yourself. Stop by the Craftshop for this fun and useful project.
Craftstrip projects (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
|Leather Projects (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
Use some of our patterns or design your own to make some useful leather project. Learn how to punch, lace, and stitch leather, tooling techniques and more.
Duck Tape Projects (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
|Swamp Romp (1 Period, offered Period 4 and evenings
A Camp Hinds tradition since 1986! Now you can join our Nature staff for a romp in our swamp. Be prepared to forge through the swampy areas of camp and maybe learn something about aquatic wildlife while you are there. Shoes required for all participants. Wear footwear and clothing that can get wet and muddy.
|Conservation Project (1 Period) See Camp Ranger
Join our Nature Staff to help camp preserve its greatest resource, Nature. In this project you may work on clearing or moving a trail, creating erosion control, or improving wildlife habitats.
Nature Hike (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
Nature Scavenger Hunt (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
|Rattle Snake Mountain Hike (3 periods, begins Period
Meet at Polaris for a brief introduction. Maps of the trails will be provided. Your unit will be expected to provide the proper two-deep leadership and take the afternoon and enjoy the wonderful views up Rattlesnake Mountain.
Blindfolded Tent Pitching (1 Period, offered Periods
Knot Relay (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
|Tomahawk Throwing (1 Period, offered Period
Try your hand at learning the skill of tomahawk throwing. Practice this old time Scouting skill with your troop.
How to Use GPS (1 Period, offered Period 4-6)
|Geocache Course (2 hrs, offered evenings)
Go on a modern treasure hunt, on a quest to use a GPS and your know-how to locate a series of caches throughout Camp Hinds.
Cooking Demonstration (1 Period, offered Periods 4
|Totin’ Chip & Firem’n Chit
Monday or Tuesday, Period 6 (4:05pm-4:50pm)
(No signup Required)
Totin’ Chip - This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility.
Firem’n Chit - This certification grants a Scout the right to carry matches and build campfires. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility.
|Rifle Shooting – Troop Shoot (1 Period, offered Periods
Wander up to the Rifle Range and shoot with our knowledgeable and extremely accurate shooting sports staff!
Archery – Troop Shoot (1 Period, offered Periods 4-6)
Divide your troop into two teams or challenge another troop in a game of baseball/softball, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, or ultimate Frisbee.
|Basic Rescue Skills (1 Period, offered Period
Learn and practice reaching rescues using such things as arms, legs, branches, towels, poles and paddles. Also practice using items that can be thrown such as lines, ring buoys, and free floating supports.
Instructional Swim (1 Period)
|Safe Swim (1 Period, offered Period 4-6)
Receive instruction and practice on running your own troop swim in a primitive setting. Set up the area, post lifeguards, and run a safe swim without docks, lemon lines, and buddy boards, etc. Meet at West Beach.
Troop Swim (1 Period, offered Period 4-6)
Water Games (1 Period, offered Period 4-6)
|Rank Swim Tutorial
Monday or Tuesday, Periods 4-5 (2:15pm-3:55pm)
(No signup required)
Come by West Beach and complete the second & first class swim requirements.
|Bottle Rockets (3 periods, offered Period 4-6)
This activity involves Scouts working with a buddy or his patrol to design and construct a water powered bottle rocket designing by adding a nose cone, fins, and weights to two 2-liter soda bottles. The rocket to achieve the greatest time in the air wins! Troops need to bring 2 empty two-liter soda bottles for each team participating in this event.
Spaghetti Bridges (3 periods, offered Period 4-6)
Mouse Trap Rodeo (3 periods, offered Period 4-6)
|Troop Time (1 Period)
Take a break in the afternoon and play some board games under the humid weather, work on your troop plaque, play a sport, conduct your own units program - it’s up to you!
Troop Activity Registration Form