Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Summer Camp at Camp Read – 2021

Strengthening Youth Through Scouting.

Camp Read is back on for this summer! Troop 173 will be attending Camp Read as we have done in prior to last year. The most up-to-date information can be found at the council website

What will change this year?  This is an excellent question, and the answer really depends on what
the New York State Board of Health determines. We are expecting that feedback in May, however it will be subject to change through the summer, so keep an eye out for important updates if anything should change.

What has been established is that there will be camp; scouts will earn Merit Badges; and scouts will be able to enjoy a great camp experience in the safest possible environment!

Troop 173 Girls are planning to attend: Sunday, July 25th 1pm arrival – Saturday, July 31st 9am departure
Troop 173 Boys are planning to attend: Sunday, August 8th 1pm arrival – Saturday, August 14th 9am departure

The most comprehensive and current information you need to know about Camp Read can be found on the council’s website (be sure to check for updates): https://www.ghvbsa.org/read/

If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Mannion

Due Dates and Details:

Friday, March 26th
Camp Read Response Due – Response Form

Monday, March 29th
Merit Badge Selections Due – email Mrs. Mannion
Buckskin Merit Badge OptionsWaubeeka/STEM Merit Badge Options
(please note that the shuttle from Buckskin to Waubeeka may not be available. The Troop camps at Buckskin.)

Friday, April 23rd
Deposit of $50.00 due for earlybird pricing.
Pay by cash, check payable to Troop 173, or Venmo to [email protected]

Wednesday, May 12th
Balance of Camp Fee is due.
Pay by cash, check payable to Troop 173, credit card (see below) or Venmo to [email protected]
Credit card payments can be made anytime after May 1st by contacting Mrs. Mannion directly.

Friday, June 25th
Medical forms & paperwork due for girls’ campout.
Give to Mrs. Vogel or Mrs. Berger.

Monday, July 12th
Medical forms & paperwork due for boys’ campout.
Give to Mrs. Mannion.

Things to Know:

  • We are asking that all scouts reply to the Camp Read Interest Form by Friday, March 26th (if they have not already done so) – EVEN IF THEY ARE A NO OR MAYBE.  We are looking for a response from every scout!
  • The troop will participate in nightly activities – Tomahawk throwing, ropes course, ziplining, rock wall climbing, campfire, etc.
  • Each scout should look at the Merit Badge choices and submit a schedule listing their 1st and 2nd choice for each available session by March 29th.
  • Since we stay at Buckskin, please focus your merit badge selections among those available at this camp. If you have questions, please ask.
  • Merit Badge class sizes are limited and will be filled first come, first serve.
  • Some Merit Badges will require additional materials and/or an additional fee.
  • Several new merit badges will be offered this year including Theater, Plumbing, Pulp & Paper, and Fish & Wildlife Management
  • There are pre-requisites for all selections and some merit badges have age requirements.
  • Unfortunately, there will be no out of camp activities this year such as whitewater rafting.
  • Scouts aged 14 and up can sign jup for the Adirondack Challenge, a track that features high adventure activities which will be held during the afternoons for the full week.
  • BSA medical forms must be completed. Form C must be signed by your doctor. Please submit a copy of immunizations and write “see attached” in the associated box.