"Iím bored!  Thereís nothing to do!"  Sound familiar?  Check out Pine Tree Councilís Winter Camp 2017. 

During the deep snows of  February school vacation, 28 lucky Boy Scouts will be able to stay warm and cozy at the Rotary Training Center at Camp Hinds.  Pine Tree Council will be hosting Winter Camp 2017 February 19th Ė 24th. Check-in is at noon on the 14th.

Winter Camp is a weeklong provisional resident camp program designed for Scouts 13 years and older and at least First Class Rank.  Provisional means you sign-up as an individual Scout.  You don't need to come with your troop or patrol - camp provides adult leaders, patrol leaders, and merit badge counselors.  Come alone or with a buddy. 

Scouts age 12 and at least First Class Rank may register after January 15th if space is still available. 

Scouts can earn merit badges, participate in outdoor winter skills, meet new friends and have fun!  Planned activities include an Orienteering & GPS patrol challenge, patrol winter Olympics, building and sleeping in qunizees (snow shelters), along with a biathlon, service project, rocketry, dutch oven cookoff and other indoor and outdoor activities.

There will be 15 merit badges offered (Animation MB, Citizenship in the Nation MB, Emergency Preparedness MB, Game Design MB, Geocaching MB, Inventing MB, Journalism MB, Law MB, Plumbing MB, Public Speaking MB, Rifle Shooting MB, Shotgun Shooting MB, Snow Sports MB [snowshoe option], Welding MB, and Wilderness Survival MB) and one training course (Me IF&W Snowmobile Safety Course).  Some sessions will meet in the tech center in the new dining hall.

Cost for Winter Camp is $330.00 per person (early bird is $300 if paid in full by January 15th.).  A $50.00 deposit holds your space.  A limited amount of campership money is available.  Enrollment is limited to the first 28 Scouts who signup. Sign up at https://scoutingevent.com/218-wintercamp2017 or send in the registration form!  Mark your calendars for Winter Camp 2017!  What a great way to spend February school vacation! 

Questions ?  Contact Winter Camp Scoutmaster, Dean B. Zaharis at dzaharis@gmail.com

Last Update: November 29, 2016