James C. JusticeNational Scout Camp

2019 Leader Meeting Webinars

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February 28, 2019 at 6pm Eastern

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/649157882

Call-in: 888-808-6929; Code: 8934839

Video/Audio Recording (w/ chat log): Click Here

Slides: click here to download

April 30, 2019 at 6pm Eastern

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: TBD

Call-in: TBD Code: TBD

Recording Link: TBA

Slides:

Webinars will use Zoom Conference software. We suggest logging in and following prompts early to set up and get antiquated with the software.

2019 Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is half payment due by February 28th for Appalachian Adventure? No (I misspoke in first webinar), the half payment due is only for the week-long Justice Scout Camp.
  2. Do Scouts need to sign up for merit badges or programs ahead of time? There is no sign up prior to arrival for any scheduled or open program, with the exception of whitewater. For open programs (zip lines, skateboarding, open climb, etc) they can move from area to area at will. For scheduled programs (merit badges, training, etc) , they just need to show up to the beginning of class (with a signed merit badge application, if applicable).
  3. How do we sign up for whitewater programs? Whitewater programs need to be signed up for in the registration system on the participant roster for an additional fee. Registrations for whitewater are closed two-weeks prior to arrival so that we can reserve the spots through our outfitters. Reservations for whitewater will not be accepted on-site. Please make sure you have appropriate leadership on-site and off if your unit is taking part in whitewater.
  4. Can Appalachian Adventure take part in merit badges and training programs like Hunter Education and Leave No Trace Training? Yes, they certainly can as long as it can be completed in the shorter time frame. If there is a scheduled program someone form your unit is interested that isn’t offered during your staff, our area directors can work with you to accommodate the best they can.
  5. I’m having trouble making my desposit or having other issues with the registration system. Who can I contact? Please send an email to summit.program@scouting.org or call 304-465-2800 and ask for the registration team (Cristi and Camela).
  6. Can we swap out adults through the week? Yes, you can. Please send us a note to summit.program@scouting.org and let us know during check-in. Be sure to bring all of the paperwork for any leaders who are coming later in the week when the unit checks in.
  7. How does splitting between the Christen High Adventure Base and Justice Scout Camp Work? One unit may split participants between the Justice Scout Camp and Christen High Adventure Base. To do this a unit must make registrations for both programs and meet a minimum of 2 adults and 5 youth overall (Christen High Adventure Base fees will apply). At least two adult leaders must be registered in the Scout Camp to maintain two-deep leadership required by BSA Youth Protection policies. The unit will camp together in the Justice Scout Camp. Any youth/adults taking part in the high adventure base will head to the dining hall for early breakfast and then be under the supervision of High Adventure Program Guides.
  8. Are ATV programs available? Not at this time for the Justice Scout Camp. We are exploring this as an opportunity for the future. Be sure to check out our week-long Polaris ATV trek in the Christen High Adventure Base though!
  9. What is the uniform policy? Field uniforms are highly recommended for arrival, religious services, opening/closing flag ceremonies and campfires. No uniform is required throughout the week due to the nature of our activities. All clothing should be modest and Scout appropriate.
  10. Do we need to bring our own tents? Camping equipment is included in the participant fee and includes: tents, cots, dining flies, picnic tables, and above-ground fire ring.
  11. Does the Justice Scout Camp have programs for older Scouts? Most definitely. We have a lot of program opportunities for Scouts and Venturers no longer seeking advancement: survival challenge, zip-lines and canopy tours, skateboarding, BMX, whitewater, project COPE, and open program in all of our other venues depending on their interest. You could also explore signing them up for a dual registration in the Christen High Adventure Base located on the same property.
  12. Does the Justice Scout Camp have programs for younger Scouts? We’ve got you there as well! Our Brownsea Island Beginner Camper Program teaches requirements for ranks through 1st class, while introducing participants to the various program venues at the Summit under guidance of an experienced staff member. In this program our primary goal is for the Scout to have fun and want to come back to camp for many years!
  13. If a Scout is out at the shooting range all day, how can they make the long walk to lunch and back without missing program? If your Scout is spending a full day out at the ranges have them let the area director know when they get there and we’ll arrange to have their lunch delivered along with the staff’s.
  14. Where is the camping area and how are campsites assigned? All Justice Scout Camp Participants will be camped in D-2 Subcamp, on the northwest shore of Goodrich Lake. This area is adjacent to the Pigott HQ building and equidistant from our shooting ranges and dining hall. Campsites are assigned by our Base Camp Manager based on unit size and gender makeup.
  15. How are accommodations made for medical needs like CPAPs? Please note any needs on the participant roster in the registration system and we would do our best to accommodate. Battery powered CPAPs are recommended; if this is not an option we will camp the participant adjacent to a power source.
  16. Is hammock camping allowed? Hammock camping is allowed, but may be difficult due to the layout of camping areas (fields with the only trees surrounding the sites). Please pad all straps to protect trees from damage and follow all BSA policies as it pertains to hammocks.
  17. Where do we find drinking water? There is an abundance of hydration stations located all around the property as well as the back of each shower house. Be sure to bring a water bottle. If it comes out warm, let it run for a minute and it will cool off.
  18. What is the dining experience like? This summer we will be operating out of a temporary dining facility while construction on our new dining hall finished up. We have open hours and allow participants to come and go at each meal at their own pace. These times are noted on the events schedule.

Have other questions about the Justice Scout Camp? Send them to the camp director at phillip.ferrier@scouting.org. Other questions can be directed to summit.program@scouting.org.