Fun Friends adventure program
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Formerly known as the Baden Powell Provisional Camp, this is the place to spend additional weeks at summer camp whether your troop attends Yawgoog or not.
Team up with buddies and pals and spend that additional week (or several weeks) at camp doing those fun things that you haven't had time to do. Work on Eagle required merit badges, earn BSA Lifeguard at the waterfront or earn the Silver COPE award at our Challenge Center. Take the extra time to become a hiker of Yawgoog Trails.
The Four Pricing Levels for Fun Friends Adventure
1. Week at Yawgoog this summer and you are not camping with your Troop. This is mainly for Scouts' whose Troop does not participate in a week long resident camp. Cost $520.00
2. First Week at Yawgoog this summer, but spending it with a sibling, or attending the program while a sibling attends with a troop or provisional program. Cost $470.00
3. This is for Scouts who attended Sea Base / Philmont discount / Northern Tier / Summit other than Camp Yawgoog. Proof of attendance must be submitted upon Check-in. Cost: $420.00
4. This is your additional week at Camps Yawgoog. This is the most common price level. Stay as many additional weeks as you want for $260. (Example: If you attend FFA Week 1, and will attend with your Troop Week 3, then you would pay half price for FFA week one and full price with your Troop). Cost $260.00
Fun Friends Adventure works the same way your Troop would work while at Yawgoog. There are Patrol Leaders, Assistants, and a SPL. Each week FFA has it's own theme that adds to the excitement of the week. If you would like to spend the extra time at Camp to have the opportunity to take advantage of the program that is offered or just to enjoy the fun and fellowship of Scouting Fun Friends Adventure.
At our regular Fun Friends Adventure camp.
At our regular Fun Friends Adventure camp.
Week 1: Outback Week
Crikey Mate! Take a trip to the land down under that will flip everything upside down! Be on the lookout for spiders, crocodiles, and plenty of Koalas during Outback Week!
Week 2: Monster Week
Frights, Screams and plenty of scares! Monster week is the most chilling time of the summer… Take a trip down to the scariest camp around if you're brave enough…
Week 3: Circus Week
Sword swallowing, trapeze acts and tiger riding, the Bow does it all! Well … not really, but we’re notorious for our basket weaving! What special talents do you have? Come show us at this week’s talent show!
Week 4: Christmas Week
It’s snowing in July and the grinch is afoot! Come down and join us at Medicine Bow to celebrate Christmas, just watch out for the grinch and make sure you end up on the nice list otherwise there’ll be coal in your fire buckets.
Week 5: Medieval Week
Knights, Kings, Castles and everything in between… It's Medieval Week! Armor up for a week of duels, alliances and feasts as we travel back to a time when Kings and Queens reigned supreme!
Week 6: Cartoon Network Week
Bow meets the Cartoon Network classics! Dress up as your favorite duos like Gumball and Darwin or cause mayhem like your favorite villains, - Ice King and Mojo Jojo! The adventures are endless and greatness surely awaits this week at Medicine Bow!
Week 7: Wizard Week
Alakazam! Pack your spell books and perfect your potions, or even craft your very own magic wand at the craft center! Be prepared to enter the wizarding world as Medicine Bow enters into a truly spell-binding week!
Week 8: Exploration Week
A scout is Brave! Temples and treasures await for those who seek it. Make your way through the thick jungle and swing on vines across alligator infested rivers… will you have what it takes?
Elmo’s Troop of the Week
The Troop with the greatest participation, accomplishment, and Scout Spirit will earn the Bow’s greatest honor, Elmo’s Troop of the Week! Earning medallions from the activities may help you earn this honor, but it is not the only thing Elmo looks for! Representing the Scout Law, Oath, Motto, Slogan, and having a positive attitude plays a key role in Elmo’s judgment
Fred’s Troop of the Week
The Troop that displays the most Scout Spirit will earn this equally great honor, Fred’s Troop of the Week! Earning medallions from the activities may help you earn this honor, but it is not the only thing Fred looks for! Representing the Scout Law, Oath, Motto, Slogan, and having a positive attitude plays a key role in Fred’s judgment!
Medicine Bow Troop Activities
Troop Tournament & Scoutmaster Tournament
Get ready to go head-to-head with other troops each day after lunch in a certain sporting activity or scoutcraft skills competition. Events could include ultimate frisbee, volleyball, pioneering competitions, and many others! SPLs will decide the competition for the week at the SPL meeting with the Program Commissioners. Scoutmasters will be competing each day after lunch in Horseshoes or Cornhole!
Monday Night Campfire (Monday)
Join the Medicine Bow staff at 8pm in the Medicine Bow Amphitheater as we kick off the week with a great campfire accompanied by some skits and songs!
Silver CY Cracker Barrel (Tuesday)
This event will occur in the Medicine Bow Dining Hall at 8:30pm. It is required for Silver CY Candidates, Senior Patrol Leaders, and open for any senior boy leaders in the troop who may want to attend. The Program Commissioners will be providing a variety of skills and knowledge to develop their leadership capability!
The Bake-Off is a tasty and creative way for troops to get involved! Each Troop will bring their own ingredients and submit a baked dessert or food item to the stage of the Dining Hall by 5:30pm. The judging of the Bake-Off will take place directly following dinner. Entries will be judged based upon taste, level of difficulty, and relation to the theme! The item must be baked! (Dutch ovens available if requested)
Canoe Race (Wednesday)
A race against the rest of Camp Yawgoog! Send two troop representatives to take a canoe from the Medicine Bow Waterfront and paddle to Ashaway Aquatics Center, directly following dinner. The race starts at 7:15pm! Show that you have what it takes to be the best paddlers in camp!
Snacks with the Staff (Wednesday)
Ever wonder what it’s like to work at camp? Come on down to the staff lounge at 8:30pm to hang out and grab some snacks with the Medicine Bow Staff! Get the chance to ask them questions, share some stories, or learn more about us and our experience! We have staff from all over the country that could share a thing or two!
Campsite Decoration Contest (Thursday)
Troops should use creativity and scouting skills to decorate their campsite to match the week’s theme! Decorative gateways and fun props are always a great way to show off your scout spirit! The Program Commissioners will be judging each campsite directly following dinner!
Native American History Campfire (Thursday)
Come join the Crafts Center staff in a campfire at 8:15 P.M.! The staff will tell traditional Native American stories from a variety of tribes. This would satisfy requirement 5(i) for the merit badge, but is not required.
Scavenger Hunt (Friday)
The Scavenger Hunt is a fun and fast-paced scramble to acquire all of the items on a list. The list will be given to two representatives at the Medicine Bow dining hall at 8:15pm. The items should be returned to the dining hall by 9:00pm to be judged! Results will be announced at the following breakfast.
Sailing Regatta (Friday)
The Sailing Regatta takes place directly following dinner at the Ashaway Aquatics Center. The race begins at 7:00 P.M. and is an exhilarating opportunity to show you are the best sailing crew in all of Yawgoog!
Swim Carnival (Saturday)
After lunch, there will be a fun-filled competition at the waterfront! There will be all types of aquatic events such as the Relay to the Tin Man! No one can forget the immense creativity we always see in the Scoutmaster Splash, too!
Saturday Night Show
As the week winds down, there is always the Saturday Night show to look forward to! After we line up on Marvel Road at 7:40 P.M., we will walk down to the J. Harold Williams Amphitheater. All three camps join to watch a great performance put on by the staff!
Dress Parade (Sunday)
At 10:30 A.M., all of the troops are recognized for their weeks’ worth of hard work and accomplishment. We will all come together for one last time on the Tim O’Neil Field. Be sure everyone in your unit has full class A uniform for the parade!