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Circle X July 7 - 13, 2013


S
ummer camp is the quintessential scout experience where adventure 'n advancement and camaraderie and competition come together. Circle X is located in the Forest Lawn Scout Reserve near Cedar Glen (Lake Arrowhead). First year scouts should enroll in the Pathfinder Program where emphasis is on Tenderfoot through First Class advancement. Pathfinder is an introductory level program which also allows scouts to take some merit badges. More info about the program at Circle X.

Any questions, please contact the Troop's Summer Camp Coordinator, Loanne Cheung.

Costs / Prerequisites
Cost is $415 per scout;  $230 per adult leader. This includes gas reimbursement for parents who transport scouts.  Please note that ALL payments made are non-refundable once received.
 
Prerequisites:
All scouts and adult leaders must:
     - be fully registered with the troop
     - have a current Annual Health/Medical Form (valid through 07/13/2013) on file with the Troop Registrar.
     - have a copy of medical insurance card on file with Troop Registrar.
 
In addition, all adult leaders must have completed Youth Protection Training with a certificate (valid through 07/13/2013) on file with the Troop Registrar.
 
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SCOUTS MUST BRING:

  - one or more Troop 777 Class B shirts for day use
  - full Class A uniform for evening meals

Circle X has full uniform inspections. Scouts need to have official socks, olive colored epaulettes,  official pants/shorts (no jeans), BSA belt, troop patches in the correct locations on their shirt, etc. For proper patch locations, see the Boy Scout Handbook.
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Camp Information Night: June 24, 2013
We will be collecting:
 
(1) SPENDING MONEY. Spending money should be in a plastic baggie with the scout's name on it. We recommend that the funds be in $5 or $10 bills so it can be gradually handed out during the week. The scout is responsible for all monies once it is turned over to him; he may not return it to the parent in charge. Generally, the scout takes about $70 to camp. The camp has a small store to buy snacks and supplies for the handicraft merit badges.
 
(2) MEDICATIONS. Please put all medications in a plastic baggie with the scout's name on it; make sure to include clear dosing instructions for all medications. One of the parents attending camp will be responsible for all medications.
 
(3) FORMS. The following forms must be turned in:
     - Circle X Permission Forms to Loanne Cheung
     - Annual Health & Medical Record to Jerry Shiller
     - Copy of Medical Insurance Card to Jerry Shiller
 
> > > IMPORTANT < < < Scouts will not be allowed to go to camp unless they have turned in all of the above forms by June 24th!
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Merit Badge Information
Please review the Merit Badge Difficulty and Requirements to determine if you should sign up for a badge. Review the Prerequisites in the Merit Badge Schedule to determine if the merit badges you sign up for require you to do any work prior to camp. You will need to demonstrate to the Merit Badge counselor at camp that you have completed the prerequisite requirements. 
 
If you do not complete the prerequisite requirements prior to camp, you will receive a partial blue card. You will have to find a Merit Badge counselor in the San Diego-Imperial Council that is willing to sign off on those requirements after you complete them in order to earn the badge. 
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Travel to and from Circle X (Please Check Back for Updates)
     Depart for Circle X: Sunday, July 7 at 9:30AM from Sports Authority
     Return from Circle X: Saturday, July 13 at approx. 11:00AM at Sports Authority **
 
We will need parents to volunteer to drive either on Sunday, 7/7 or on Saturday, 7/13.
 
Scouts must check in prior to leaving for Circle X. They will not be allowed to go to camp unless all required forms were previously turned in.
 
** A phone chain of the scout's parents will be setup to notify parents 15 to 30 minutes before the boys arrive back at Sports  Authority on Saturday around 11:00AM.
 Forms and Documents

- Troop 777 Permission Form  
- Circle X Permission Forms
- Annual Health/Medical Form  
- Driving Directions  
- Merit Badge Guide - 2013
- Merit Badge Schedule - 2013
- Pathfinder Program Info
- What To Bring Checklist
Mail Service
You can send your scout a letter or care package while at camp
Allow 2-3 days for delivery.
Address letters/packages as follows:

Scout's Name
Troop 777
Circle X
Forest Lawn Reservation
P.O. Box 8
Cedar Glen, CA 92321
Emergency Phone Calls:
909-337-2121

Please use this number to contact your scout in case of emergency only please!
Key Dates

Jan 28, 2013
1st payment due - $155 along with the Troop 777 Permission Form

Mar 11, 2013
2nd payment due - $140

May 20, 2013
final payment due - $120

May, 2013
sign-up for Merit Badges

June 24, 2013
Summer Camp Information Night