Summer Camp 2019 will be July 7-13 at Camp Rodney in North East, MD

It is time to reserve your spot for a great week of fun with Troop 10 at Rodney Scout Reservation. Located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake in North East, MD, Rodney is our choice for this year’s “away” camp. Rodney is a traditional merit-badge oriented camp. Most Troop 10 scouts will want to participate in this. There is a great selection of merit badges, Trail to First Class advancement, and fun optional activities. Scouts will eat meals in the dining hall. A limited number of adult leaders are needed as camp chaperones.

Camp Fees

Camp payment due dates are based on full payment. The following fees, payable by check to Troop 10, include camp fee plus snacks and other treats provided by Troop 10 during camp.

Cost/ Due Date

Amount  (payable to “Troop 10”)

Early Bird Payment (by April 18)

$465 ($540 w/bus)

Regular Payment (April 19 - June 6)

$485 ($560 w/bus)

Bus Transportation to/from Camp

$75

 

Rodney Scout Reservation Merit Badges & Other Programs

The camp offers an extensive merit badge program. In addition to earning merit badges, qualifying scouts may participate in other special activities listed below, among others. Some age restrictions may apply.

Brownsea is the 1st year camper program for new scouts. It is designed to give new scouts an opportunity to earn a number of the rank requirements from Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st Class Ranks. There are merit badge opportunities in Swimming MB and Nature MB as well as Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit and Leave No Trace.

Additional programs include: Climbing with Simulated Ice Climbing, Aquatics and Sailing Base, Open Range Rifle & Archery Shooting, Iron Man Troop Competition, Swimming & Water Rescue, Jetski, Snorkeling BSA, Mile Swim, Polar Bear Swim, Others…

How to Register / Key Dates

  1. Complete Summer Camp Registration using web-form using the link below, and submit payment to ASM Valerio
  2. Select Merit Badges (starting March 2019). Read instructions, select badges, click on form link to type in schedule, and then submit form.
  3. Submit Medical Forms A, B, C (by early June 2018) and submit to Mr. Cusick.

Summer Camp Links and Downloads (click links to download)

Summer Camp Coordinators

Paul Valerio, 215-375-4759, paul.f.valerio@gmail.com

Mickey Ingles, 267-476-5554, mingles@sunergy.mobi

Summer Campmaster

David Iannacone, family@iannacone.net

Other Volunteers

A limited number of adult leaders (typically Assistant Scoutmasters) are needed as camp chaperones. An allocated number of adult leaders will attend at no cost.

 

​FAQs

Q: Will my son have enough to eat?
A; Yes. And the troop will likely have a pizza night too as a break from the mess hall. Spending money can be used to purchase ice cream or other treat as an afternoon snack.

Q: Will my son take a shower and brush his teeth?
A: He will be encouraged to do so but nobody will do it for him. At a certain point in human male development (usually within the scouting age range), boys realize that hygiene is a good thing.

Q: How many badges should my scout sign up for?
A: Newbies will participate in the Brownsea program and may have the opportunity to earn Swimming and Nature badges too. Experienced scouts may sign up for 4-6 badges, depending on scheduling and difficulty. Be sure to leave some time for open sessions for climbing, swimming, boating, shooting, etc.

Q: Should I encourage my son to drink a lot of water?
A: Yes. Newbies especially can forget to drink throughout the day. This, coupled with lots of activity in the heat, can cause heat exhaustion and we want everyone to stay healthy and happy. Scoutmasters and our senior scouts will encourage the same.

Q: What happens if there's a big storm?
A: Camps are well-prepared with sheltering procedures for unique situations such as strong summer thunderstorms.

Q: Is it a good idea to text with my son throughout the week, asking him to sen d pictures of all the great things he's doing?
A: No. In Troop 10, camping trips and summer camp are times when we want the boys to unplug and focus on each other, tasks at hand, and grow up a little bit each trip on their own. There will be plenty of stories to hear upon pick-up.

Q: Is my son in good hands?
A: Yes. There will be 6-7 Troop 10 leaders throughout the week, including those who have led our summer camp for several years, a registered nurse and a medical doctor. In addition, camp is fully staffed and trained to handle all situations, regular and irregular, that might come up.

Q: What if my son gets homesick?​
A: He might be a bit sad and even cry a little. Then he will likely go swimming, ascend the climbing tower, learn first aid, sing camp songs, shoot archery, goof around with about 50 other Troop 10 scouts going to camp, etc. He will be supported by Troop 10 scoutmasters and fellow scouts. Scientific studies indicate that every Boy Scout has survived homesickness during camp.

Q: What are merit badge prerequisites?
A: Sometimes camps offer merit badges but do not have time to complete all the requirements at camp. They often call these requirements prerequisites. It is an option for a scout to communicate with our Troop 10 badge counselor in order to complete prerequisites prior to camp. Otherwise, the scout may still take the merit badge at camp and finish with a partial.

Q: What's this thing called a "partial"? Why didn't my son complete all of his merit badges?
A: Sometimes scouts do not complete all requirements for a badge for numerous reasons. If this is the case, they will receive a partially completed requirements card. They then have the opportunity to complete the badge after camp by working with the appropriate Troop 10 merit badge counselor, which we are blessed to have for most of the popular badges.