Founded in 1916 as “A Scout Adventureland Forever,” Camp Yawgoog is situated on 1800 acres of beautiful wilderness in Rockville, Rhode Island. Yawgoog is divided into three separate Camps: Three Point, Medicine Bow and Sandy Beach. All three camps share reservation program facilities. For example, the Nature Center is located in Camp Three Point, but is available to all Scouts on the Reservation. Each Camp has its own traditions – a color, songs and cheers – but all three Camps offer the same opportunities to Scouts. The atmosphere of healthy Camp competition is a unique aspect of the Yawgoog experience. Yawgoog Scout Reservation is a part of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Council is a member of the Rhode Island Association of Camps, and subscribes to its principles of operation.
RESERVATION AND CAMP LEADERSHIP
The Reservation Director oversees the entire Yawgoog operation and is ultimately responsible for everyone on the Reservation. There are specific directors for each Camp, and for the Food Service, Trading Post, Medical, and Business aspects of the operation. We have a full time, year round, resident Ranger Staff led by our Reservation Superintendent to maintain our top-notch facilities. These Key Staff positions are responsible for:
1. The health, safety and welfare of all individuals within the camp.
2. Promoting a positive environment in which Troops, Patrols and Scouts can realize their objectives in coming to camp while making full use of Yawgoog’s resources and facilities.
3. Applying their personal abilities and leadership skills so that an active, growth-oriented program takes place in each camp.
The Program Commissioner (PC) is your best source for information and assistance while at Yawgoog. Your PC’s most important responsibility is to insure that your week at camp is the best experience possible.
The first meeting with your PC will be at the Tuesday Leaders’ Barbecue. Your PC will assist your SPL in scheduling activities and review your weekly schedule plan. Those Troops unable to attend the Tuesday meeting will be represented by their PC for scheduling purposes, provided that they have mailed their Program Request Worksheets in advance!
During the week at camp, your PC will help you carry out your Troop and Patrol programs. SPLs will meet at the Monday SPL Roundtable to coordinate the week’s activities. Your PC will also approve Patrol programs for the Honor Patrol Award and conduct daily inspections of your Campsite. Throughout the week, your PC will help to “keep you on track.” Look to the Program Commissioner for advice, assistance, ideas, solutions and friendship.
Our Reservation Office staff, under the direction of the Business Manager and Office Manager, can help you with any and all administrative issues. They are also responsible for telephone communications.
Mail - We send and receive mail every day at Yawgoog. Mail is sorted and distributed to the three camps. Outgoing mail at each camp is picked up every morning. Each Campsite has its own mailbox, and it’s important that incoming mail bear the correct information in the address, including the Scout’s Name, the Camp Name (Three Point, Medicine Bow, or Sandy Beach), the Campsite, the Week the Scout is in Camp, and the Troop Number and Community. Put this information above our regular mailing address. (see page 1)
Phone Calls - There are no public pay phones on the reservation. Incoming calls will not be put through to the camp unless there is an emergency, otherwise a message will be taken and called down to the camp, and a copy put in the appropriate mailbox. Urgent messages will be hand-delivered by our staff.
At the heart of the food service operation are the three dining halls. Seated 8 per table, we serve our meals family style, using a waiter system. Each Scout at the table gets an opportunity to be the waiter, which includes arriving 15 minutes early to set the group’s table, going to the kitchen slides during the meal to get food and return dishes, and staying to clean up the table. The menu is reviewed by a registered dietician before the summer season.
Special Diets - Our Food Service Department can arrange for special diets, vegetarian and kosher meals if needed. Be sure to make arrangements with the Director of Food Service at least sixteen days in advance. You can e-mail the Food Service Director @ email@example.com. (See Special Diet Request Form, page 22)
Rations - Available from your Program Commissioner are rations for hikes, overnight campouts, and demonstrations. There are several lunch/dinner choices available. Your SPL should work with your PC at the Monday SPL Roundtable to order any rations needed for the week.
A doctor is available in camp at all times. We also have a health care provider at the Armington Memorial Health Lodge in Camp Medicine Bow. We are prepared for emergencies 24 hours a day. A troop leader must be present when your Scouts are treated for routine, non-emergency procedures. Please note, however, that it is the responsibility of the unit leadership to inform all of their Scouts to request a troop leader be present.
Health Forms - Every Scout and adult going to Yawgoog must have the new BSA health form or they will not be allowed to stay on the Reservation. Health forms and troop rosters must be furnished upon check in Sunday afternoon. The health form must be filled out completely, including the following, listed below. Health forms will not be returned to Troops or individuals at the end of their stay. These remain the property of Narragansett Council.
a. Parental Signature - For those under 18 years of age, this gives us the approval for emergency treatment or surgery in the case of an accident or serious illness.
b. Doctor’s Signature - Each Scout and adult must have a medical exam given within 12 months of going to camp. No examinations will be given at camp.
c. Health and Restriction Information - Include all information relating to the individual’s health, including medications, restrictions, allergies and other pertinent information.
d. Health Insurance Information - Be sure to include the insurance carrier and policy number on the health form.
e. Doctors forms: If a Scout or leader has an examination form from another source, we will accept it as the examination portion only. Fill out a standard health form completely, with the exception of the physician’s portion, and attach to the bottom of the other form. This allows the treatment record to be the back page.
f. Medications - On Sunday afternoon, the unit leader should take all medications to the Bucklin Memorial Lodge with all Troop health forms before the troop checks in. All medication must be logged in and verified upon arrival. If the doctor or nurse feels it is practical, the Scoutmaster can then sign for the medication. If the medication is to stay at the Health Lodge, the Scoutmaster will see that the camper reports to the Health Lodge with an adult at specified times to take the medication. Medications brought to camp MUST be labeled with the name of the medication as well as the Scout/Leader’s name. Medications must be picked up Sunday at the Health Lodge before the Dress Parade.
g. Sick Call - Regular Sick Call hours are immediately following breakfast (8:30 am) and supper (6:30 pm). Exceptions to these hours are: Sundays at 10:00 am and Mondays at 7:00 pm. Please help us by following this schedule so that we may service everyone on the Reservation.
The religious worship centers at Yawgoog Scout Reservation exist to help Scouts and leaders grow spiritually; to practice Duty to God, to be reverent, and to be faithful in their religious obligations. To further help you in this phase of Scouting, several religious groups provide resident Chaplains who are members of the Yawgoog staff. All Chaplains will be happy to advise and assist Scouts with the religious awards of their respective faiths. During the fourth week of camp Scouts and leaders have an additional chance to reflect on the twelfth point of the Scout Law through thematic daily services, Interfaith Prayer, and “Scout is Reverent Week” activities.
Catholic - By appointment of the Diocese of Providence, a Roman Catholic Priest will be in residence to serve as Catholic Chaplain. The St. John Bosco Chapel is reached by trails from the Health Lodge and from Tim O’Neil Field. Mass is celebrated each morning, Tuesday through Saturday at 7:15 am. Confessions are heard by arrangement. There are two Masses on Sunday morning at 7:30 and 8:30 am. Your Troop will be assigned one of these for Scouts and leaders of Catholic faith.
Protestant - By appointment of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, a protestant minister will be in residence to serve as Protestant Chaplain. The Protestant Cathedral is set in a natural amphitheater bordering Wincheck Pond. Its entrance is marked by the “Steps of the Scout Law” and the “Gate of Reverence.” Worship services are held each morning, Tuesday through Saturday at 7:15 am, usually at the Adams Gate just west of the Bucklin Memorial Lodge. A general worship service is held for all Scouts and leaders of the Protestant faith at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings.”
Jewish - By appointment of the Narragansett Council Jewish Committee on Scouting, a Jewish Chaplain will be in residence. Sabbath Evening services begin at 8:15 pm at the Temple of the Ten Commandments, located just off the Tim O’Neil Field. Daily worship is held two mornings each week in addition to a service held on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am.
Latrines, Bathrooms and Showers- Each Campsite has an assigned latrine equipped with flush toilets, running water, antibacterial soap, paper towels and waste receptacles. Please encourage your Scouts to wash their hands before each meal and after using the facilities. Chemicals are not to be introduced in the Latrines as the natural process will be interrupted. The Bucklin Memorial Building has hot shower facilities and bathrooms for both men and women. These are for adults only. Camp Sandy Beach has adult and Scout shower facilities. In Three Point and Medicine Bow, Scouts can shower from 9 AM - 9 PM. Adults must use the showers at the Bucklin facilities at all times. The Bucklin facilities are closed twice daily for cleaning and the showers are closed on Sundays from 11 AM until 7 PM during the Dress Parade and Troop check in.
Trash and Dumpsters
There are two dumpsters located at each dining hall. Please make your trash as compact as possible and use these wisely to conserve space and reduce waste. We ask that you remove your trash to the dumpster early in the weekend, as there are no pick ups on Sundays.
Other Resources Available
Quartermaster - Yawgoog offers camping and sporting goods that Troops may borrow as well as yard tools for campsite clean-up. The Quartermaster will be announced during the Monday Orientation meal.
Sports/Recreation - Tim O’Neil field and the fields at Sandy Beach and Medicine Bow are available for organized and “pick up” sports. Each camp has its own volleyball court, and Camp Three Point offers a full sized basketball court. Other Reservation facilities are available on a limited basis for special occasions.
Pictures - Troop photos are included in the camp fees. You will receive 1 photo for each Scout staying the entire week. In addition, the Troop will receive 3 free photos. Troops wishing to order additional photos must do so when they check in on Sunday night. The count for the photos is based on the number of Scouts that you check in with on Sunday afternoon staying the full week. Photos are taken on Monday mornings. Check with your PC for the schedule on Sunday night. Extra photos may be ordered when you check in on Sunday.
Sunday Program - Sunday is the troop’s day. When you arrive, the program you follow is your own. Troops provide their own meal. Sunday has proven to be a great day to get some initial orientation done. Troop leaders meet to discuss the patrol duties for the week, campfires are planned and executed, and younger Scouts are taken on the Orange Trail hike (through the middle of camp) by the older Scouts. All these things make for a full evening of getting into gear for the week ahead. Your Program Commissioner will visit Sunday evening to check you into your site and make sure everything is to your satisfaction. We offer a guided tour of the Reservation on Monday afternoon at 2:00 PM. Meet on the Donald North Court (West Cabin), or at the Sandy Beach flag pole.
Emergency Procedures - Our staff has been trained on exactly what to do for fires, lost boys, severe storms, and a variety of other emergency conditions. A mobilization drill is held on Monday at 5:00 PM. Your Troop will be given instructions on what to do. Please treat this mobilization drill seriously. In the event of a real emergency, it is essential that you assist us by keeping your Troop calm and under control. We also ask that you follow directions, and allow our staff to do their job without obstruction.
Youth Protection Training for Leaders: Narragansett Council and Yawgoog Scout Reservation recognize the importance of trained leaders. It is the policy of Narragansett Council that at least one adult leader trained in Youth Protection be present at any unit outing or meeting. This year the Commissioner Staff of Narragansett Council will conduct Youth Protection training each week at Yawgoog. The training will take place in the Bucklin Dining Hall on Thursday evenings starting at 7 PM. The session lasts for 90 minutes at the end of which participants will be issued a certificate of training.
Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense Certification: For Leaders who wish to be certified in these Aquatic areas, we will hold training three times during the week. Cards will be issued at the completion of each session or in Scoutmaster Packets on Sundays. Units should practice Safe Swim Defense at least once after certification. Sessions will be held as follows: Tuesday evening in the Medicine Bow Dining Hall, Wednesday Evening in the Three Point Dining Hall and Thursday evening in the Sandy Beach Dining Hall. The sessions will start at 7 PM and end at 8 PM.
Climb on Safely: Any adult wishing to complete a Climb on Safely course should plan to attend on Tuesday evening at 7 PM at the Challenge Center. Certificates will be issued at the end of the session.
Trek Safely Training: Any adult or youth leader wishing to participate in Trek Safely training can sign up at the Campcraft center. Announcements will be posted or check at the Campcraft Center for scheduling information.
Unit Safety Afloat Exercise: Any unit wishing to take part in a Safety Afloat Exercise can do so either on a Canoe overnight or a daytime pond exploration.
Leave No Trace: Training and Certification is available at the Craft Center in Camp Sandy Beach. Announcements regarding times will be made during the week.
Scoutmaster Specific training: Held in the Memorial Room in the Bucklin. SMS sessions are Tuesdy 9AM-12PM, Tuesday 2PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 9AM uuntil 12PM. You must attend all sessions.
Outdoor Leadership Skills: Meet at the Bucklin at 2PM on Wednesday. OLS session runs until 5 PM on Thursday
Cell Phones and Laptops: We at Yawgoog recognize that even though Leaders are at camp for a week, many must still conduct business while at Yawgoog. Extra electrical outlets have been installed in the Factor’s Club and the Bucklin office to enable Troop Leaders the use of their electronics. If you need to charge your equipment, please feel free to bring it to the office in the Bucklin Memorial where we will plug it in and you can retrieve it at your convenience.
SERVICES FOR LEADERS
The Factors’ Club - Located in the East Cabin on the Donald North Court, the Factors’ Club is an “after hours” spot for adult leaders to gather and relax. Open after breakfast until 11:00 PM, there is coffee, tasty treats and good conversation. Board games and cards are also available, as well as a covered porch to sit and do the crossword puzzle. Laptops and Cell Phones can be charged here as well.
Adult Leader Training:
Yawgoog will be offering Adult Leader Training again for the summer of 2009. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your Leaders trained. Remember; Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader. The sessions include New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster Specific, Outdoor Leadership Skills and Youth Protection. All courses are free with the exception of OLS. A fee of $25 is charged to cover extra costs. If anyone in your Troop has experience and would like to help out with any of this training, please contact us
To sign up for the Leader Training and OLS sessions, please use the sheet on page 21 or sign up on our web site.
Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. These courses are offered every week during the summer. Troop attendance at camp is not required. The courses are open to anyone. Yawgoog offers many training opportunities for Adults as well as Youth. What better time to take advantage of these opportunities than during your week at Summer Camp.
Youth Protection Training: Because of the great concern the Boy Scouts of America has for the problem of child abuse in our society, the Youth Protection program was developed in 1988 to help safeguard both our youth and adult members. At Yawgoog Youth Protection Training has been offered for the past nine years as part of our adult training program.
Scoutmaster Senior Patrol Leader HOW TO! A special 3 hour leadership experience concentrating on what Successful Scout Leaders do to grow their Troops. Summer camp is the beginning you need to keep the Spirit Growing all year. Subjects to be covered; How to Run a Jr. Leader Training
How to Run a Patrol Leader Council Meeting; How to Plan Troop Meeting that keep them coming back; How to Program Plan really what are your resources.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills: Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training: This training is divided into four parts. The first three parts are designed to teach troop operations and can be completed in one full day or three evenings. The fourth part focuses on learning and teaching the outdoor skills required for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. Because emphasis is placed on a leader’s previous knowledge of the skill rather than course attendance, a new leader can complete this course at an accelerated pace.
YAWGOOG SCOUT RESERVATION
THE HONOR TROOP AND PATROL AWARDS
HONOR TROOP AWARD
The Honor Troop award is designed to give troops a framework for getting the most out of their week, from an activity as well as a Scout spirit perspective. It is closely tied to the Honor Patrol Award. We strongly encourage all troops to participate. Patrols and troops earning the honor award will be presented ribbons at the Sunday Dress Parade. Work hard to make your troop one of Yawgoog’s finest!
1. Troops must submit evidence of a pre-planned program on the Monday of the week they are in camp or at the Tuesday SM-SPL BBQ the week before the Troop comes to camp.
2. Units must participate in all Reservation-wide activities including Monday Retreat, Sunday Dress Parade, Saturday Night Show, and Monday Night Campfire.
3. Units must have a First Class campsite for four out of the five days of Inspection.
(Tuesday through Saturday)
4. All patrols must earn the “Honor Patrol” Award. A worksheet for the Honor Patrol requirements is included below.
5. SPL must participate in a leadership training cracker barrel during the week his Troop is in camp.
6. Troops must display good Scout spirit while in camp (i.e., good sportsmanship, manners, singing in the dining hall, etc.). Determination of Scout spirit will be decided by the Program Commissioners and Camp Directors.
7. Troops must participate actively in the advancement program of the camp.
8. All Troop leaders, both young and adult, must play their respective roles effectively while their Troop is in camp.
9. Troop members must show active involvement in the Reservation’s Camper of Yawgoog (CY) Program during their week at camp.
HONOR PATROL REQUIREMENTS
TROOP PATROL NAME
Purpose: To reinforce the Patrol as a working unit within the Troop.
STEP I: Pre-Camp Planning Reviewed by SPL and approved by the Program Commissioner.
_____ 1. Plan the advancement goals of each Patrol member and fill out the Yawgoog Aims sheet.
_____ 2. Have a Patrol flag and bring it to camp.
_____ 3. Demonstrate that your Patrol works as a team during your week in camp by:
a. having good personal and tent inspections.
b. doing your campsite duties well.
c. participating in Troop campfires and other Troop activities.
_____ 4. Submit your Yawgoog Aims sheet to your SPL for approval by the Program Commissioner at camp.
STEP II: Your Week At Camp
_____ 1. Submit a copy of your Yawgoog Aims sheet to the Program Commissioner on Monday; register your Patrol for the Honor Patrol Award at this time.
_____ 2. Do your best to complete your pre-planned Yawgoog Aims for each Patrol member.
_____ 3. Show Patrol spirit during your week at camp. (For example, march with your Patrol flag in Monday Retreat and Sunday Dress Parade, display your flag in your campsite, keep your tent clean, set a good example in the Dining Hall.)
_____ 4. During your stay at camp, do your best as a Patrol to observe the Scout Oath and Law.
NOTE: After all requirements have been completed, hand in this checklist to your SPL. Your Honor Patrol ribbon will be awarded at the Troop court of honor on Sunday.
THE CAMPER OF YAWGOOG (CY) PROGRAM
The Camper of Yawgoog program is designed to recognize Scouts for being active Yawgoog campers. It is divided into three stages and is intended to guide Scouts through Yawgoog and all it has to offer, from their first year of exploration through their veteran years of teaching younger Scouts the ropes.
BRONZE CY - CAMPER OF YAWGOOG AWARD
PURPOSE: To make a good beginning as a first year camper at Yawgoog. SPL approves all requirements.
GOLD CY - VETERAN OF YAWGOOG AWARD
PURPOSE: To show growth and improvement in special skills and interests and to make a
good beginning in accepting leadership responsibilities. SPL approves all requirements.
SILVER CY - LEADER OF YAWGOOG
PURPOSE: To make a significant contribution as a Troop leader while at Yawgoog.
SPL approves all requirements. (When applicant is SPL, Scoutmaster signs his requirements.)
Troop Leadership serves as Board of Review and gives final approval for the award.
General ADVANCEMENT AND PROGRAM INFORMATION
TROOP LEADERS - You play a critical role in encouraging the Scouts’ participation by guiding them in the selection of merit badges and monitoring their progress. Summer camp is not a merit badge factory, but rather an opportunity to accomplish reasonable and attainable goals in a unique setting. Advancement should be one part of a Scout’s overall camping experience. Troop, Patrol, buddy and individual activities are equally as important, and Scout leaders play a vital part in ensuring a well-balanced program for all. Your PC can help you plan a balanced program fitting your troops needs.
RANK REQUIREMENTS - Scouts will have many opportunities to work on Rank Requirements at Camp. This phase of the advancement program takes place with the guidance of the Troop Leadership. Members of the Yawgoog staff will provide assistance through demonstrations and hikes for requirements in the following skills: Camping, Ecology/Conservation, Swimming, and Hiking. Staff members will not sign for Rank Requirements; this is the responsibility of the Troop. For rank advancement completed at the New Frontier program, an advancement report will be provided to the troop.
MERIT BADGE APPLICATIONS - The official Merit Badge Application (Blue Card) is a requirement at Yawgoog for proper merit badge completion. Unit leader signatures are required on all cards, and cards must be presented at the first session of a merit badge class. Provisional Scoutmasters (Baden-Powell or Acting Leader) may sign merit badge cards for Scouts in provisional Troops.
MERIT BADGE POLICIES - Yawgoog offers merit badges approved by the Council Advancement Committee. All merit badge counselors and instructors are qualified staff members under the direct supervision of the Camp Directors. Merit badge counselors will sign merit badge cards for each Scout who completes the requirements. Every effort is made to guide Scouts in completing requirements. Scouts should be encouraged to plan their merit badge programs well in advance and to be aware of merit badge requirements.
Some merit badges have requirements which cannot be completed at Camp. For a Scout to earn a merit badge with such a requirement, Scoutmasters must furnish the merit badge counselor with either a merit badge card indicating completed requirements or a letter addressed to the counselor or instructor to that effect. Merit badge pre-requisites can be found online at www.yawgoog.org. A form is provided for Leaders to sign of requirements.
If requirements are neither completed nor documented, the Camp will issue a partial merit badge card. If a partial is issued, the Scoutmaster should assist in locating a counselor to subsequently complete the badge. There are no exceptions to completing requirements and requirements cannot be altered or changed for any reason.
Quality Control in our Merit Badge Program is a shared responsibility of leaders and staff. We pledge to do our part in upholding the B.S.A.’s high standards and we ask you to do the same.
Some merit badges have age requirements associated with them. Please refer to each badge and the associated requirements prior to Scouts making their plans for camp.
Yawgoog’s Eagle Merit Badge Program.
-Designed for older Scouts
Attend Yawgoog with your Troop or sign up for our Provisional Troop, Baden Powell and work on the Eagle required badges you need for your next rank advancement. Not all badges will be offered each week at Yawgoog but all Eagle required Badges will be offered at least three times during the eight weeks of summer camp. Those Eagle Required merit badges marked with a “*” next to them will be offered either in the East Cabin or the first floor of the Bucklin Memorial. See the schedule below to find out which weeks these badges will be offered. The schedule for each of these Badges will be during the 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM time slots. Please refer to the Merit Badge schedule on page 16 to schedule all other Badges. Wilderness First Aid and First Aid Merit Badge will meet at the Lattner Cabin near challenge.
Scouts and Leaders must understand that the five Merit Badges marked with a “*” are almost impossible to complete during a week of summer camp. Scouts should come to Camp prepared with pre-requisites completed. These pre-requisites and all requirements can be found on our web site: www.yawgoog.org or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Scoutmasters may “sign off” on requirements on these badges using the form on our web site. Scouts will need to provide to the Merit Badge Counselor a permission slip from their Scoutmaster. This permission slip can be found on our web site or by e-mailing: email@example.com.
Special Programs & Awards
1. J. HAROLD WILLIAMS AWARD
The late J. Harold Williams, former Scout Executive of the Narragansett Council and Camp Chief for many years, led life of service to God and country through Scouting. This medal is awarded each week to a Scout from each Camp who best exemplifies the qualities of the good Scout which the Chief emulated in his own life. The staff from each camp will decide upon the recipient. The award will be given out at the Sunday Dress Parade
2. WORLD CONSERVATION AWARD
This award for Scouts is available at Yawgoog.
3. ASHAWAY FISHING DERBY AWARD
A brand new fishing rod and reel is presented each week to the Scout who brings in the largest fish to the Ashaway Aquatics Center for measuring and weighing. We encourage catch and release while fishing at Yawgoog.
4. SAILING REGATTA AND CANOE RACE
Awards are given during Dress Parade on Sunday to skipper and crew who place first in the Reservation-wide Sailing Regatta and Canoe Race. Sign up during program hours at Ashaway. Each Troop is eligible to enter one team for each event on a first come, first served basis.
5. NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Type of Award # of Targets # of Points per Target Position
Pro-Marksman 10 20 Prone
Marksman 10 25 Prone
Marksman 1st Class 10 30 Prone
Sharpshooter 10 35 Prone
Bar 1 10 40 Prone
Bar 2-9 10 Var Var
6. BUCKLIN MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL
Any Scout may earn the Bucklin Marksmanship Medal, named for Yawgoog Benefactor Captain George Bucklin. One must shoot 400 points on ten targets shot consecutively, six in the prone position and four in the offhand position; to qualify to shoot for this award you must be a Sharpshooter. A handsome medal is awarded at Dress Parade for those who meet the standard set. This award may be earned only once by a Scout. There are special target rifles that must be used for this award. Ask the Shooting Sports staff for more information.
7. BUCKLIN RIFLE AWARD
Each summer a rifle and case is awarded to the top marksman of the summer at Yawgoog. Any Scout may qualify. The winner shoots the highest score in shooting for the Bucklin Marksmanship Medal (see item 7). If there is a tie, a shoot-off will be arranged during week #8 (10 consecutive targets; 6 prone, 4 standing; total must be 400 or better).
8. NATIONAL ARCHERY ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Ranking # of Arrows # of Yards Score Target Size
Yeoman 30 15 yds 50 60 cm
Jr. Bowman 30 15 yds 70 60 cm
Bowman 30 15 yds 120 60 cm
Jr. Archer 30 15 yds 200 60 cm
Archer 30 20 yds 200 60 cm
Master Archer 30 20 yds 250 60 cm
Expert Archer 30 30 yds 270 60 cm
Olympian 30 30 yds 290 60 cm
9. LIFEGUARD BSA
This is the highest aquatics award offered by the Boy Scouts of America. To enroll in the course a Scout must be at least 14 years of age or have completed the eighth grade.
10. MILE SWIM
The National Award given to Scouts swimming a full mile.
Qualifications and actual mile swim times will be announced during your week at camp.
11. SAFE SWIM DEFENSE CERTIFICATE
The waterfront staffs will coordinate instructional sessions for those units who need them. See page 9 for scheduling information and certification.
12. SAFETY AFLOAT CERTIFICATE
Units are given the opportunity of receiving instruction on safe watercraft usage. Successful completion certifies the adult leader who operates canoe trips or boating events. See page 9 for scheduling information and certification.
13. SNORKELING BSA
All three waterfronts offer snorkeling instruction 7-7:45 PM, Tuesday-Friday.
14. TOTIN’ CHIP
This award is a Yawgoog original now popular around the country that is available to all individuals granting them the privilege of using “woods tools.” Troop junior leaders may become instructors of Totin’ Chip through the Campcraft Center and instruct their Scouts in the safe use of woods tools. Scouts can learn Totin’ Chip skills at the New Frontier Center.
15. FIREM’N CHIT
Learn basic fire safety and subscribe to the Outdoor Code. Awarded by Troop Leaders. Troop junior leaders may become instructors of Firem’n Chit through the Campcraft Center and instruct Scouts in the safe use of fire.
16. INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATES
These are awarded to junior leaders who receive training from the Yawgoog staff and who demonstrate their skills with Scouts in their Troops. They are available in Firem’n and Totin’ at the Camp Craft Center.
17. PAUL BUNYAN AWARD
The award recognizes advanced axemanship. You can apply for the award at the Campcraft Center.
18. SILVER COPE AWARD
Scouts have the opportunity to sign up for full week at the challenge center. Talk to the COPE director on Monday afternoon. Upon completion a patch and certificate are given out at the Sunday Dress Parade. See page 42 for details.
19. FRED W. MARVEL AWARD
This medal is awarded to the most outstanding Counselor-in-Training during the entire summer at Yawgoog.
20. CAMP HONORS
Each Camp will have awards given to units, patrols, or individuals for excellent performance in camp wide events. These will vary from week to week and from camp to camp. Talk to your PC about the various awards for each camp and the requirements to earn these awards.