Troop 68, BSA
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Summer Camp

Each year Troop 68 spends a week at summer camp in Rhode Island at Yawgoog Scout Reservation. The troop stays at Camp Sandy Beach - one of three separate camps at Yawgoog. The 2014 dates for summer camp are August 3rd to August 10th.

 

 

Founded in 1916 as “A Scout Adventureland Forever,” Camp Yawgoog is situated on 1800 acres of beautiful wilderness in Rockville, Rhode Island (bordering Connecticut).  Yawgoog is divided into three separate Camps: Three Point, Medicine Bow and Sandy Beach.  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.

 

Directions

Camp Yawgoog is located at 61 Camp Yawgoog Road in Rockville, RI. See the printable directions for multiple routes for getting to camp.

 

Drop Off

No troops will be allowed to move into their campsite until 5:30 PM on Sunday evening. Please do not arrive before 5:30 PM. At 5:30 PM, we will start bringing our gear to the camp site. Only one car is allowed in the site at a time and we will appreciate your patience as it takes time to shuttle everyone’s gear into the site. Troop 68 is located in Camp SANDY BEACH at the BACKWOODS camp site.

There is no meal service on Sunday evening. Be sure to FEED YOUR SCOUT before arriving at camp.  There are numerous eateries on Rt. 138 next to I-95.

 

Pick-Up

At around 11:00 AM Troop 68 plans to hold a Court of Honor in our camp site.  Parents are encouraged to arrive and visit our campsite at this time.

After the Court of Honor, while the scouts are packing up, eating lunch and preparing for closing ceremonies, parents and visitors relocate to Bucklin Memorial (main building) and the parade grounds.  There is a great chicken BBQ (tickets available online at http://www.yawgoog.org) or you can visit one of the eateries on route 138.  Scouts are not allowed to attend the BBQ and are not dismissed until after the closing ceremonies.   

At 12:45 PM, the dress parade and closing ceremonies take place at the field by the main building (near the BBQ). Be sure to bring a camera (and perhaps a folding chair).  Scouts are dismissed immediately after closing ceremonies (approx. 1:30 PM).

 

Camper Mail

Mail from home is always appreciated. Camper mail should be addressed exactly as shown below. US Mail (1st Class/Priority Mail) takes two days.  UPS Ground delivers next business day, Monday through Friday.

 

John Doe - Troop #68, Trumbull 
Camp Sandy Beach – Backwoods – Week #6

Yawgoog Scout Reservation
61 Camp Yawgoog Rd. 
Rockville, RI  02873

 

Documents

Directions To Camp Printable directions with multiple routes to camp.
Troop 68 Packing List Suggested packing list for summer camp.
Camp Map Detailed map of the camp.
Merit Badge List List of all merit badges offered at camp.
Merit Badge Pre-Requisites Requirements that must be completed before camp.
Eagle Required Merit Badges Eagle required merit badge program.
Older Scout Programs Programs for older scouts at camp.
C.I.T. Information Information about the counselor in training program.
Dining Hall Menu Full camp dining hall menu.
Parent's Sunday Barbeque Chief Yawgoog's chicken barbeque.
Baden Powell Troop Information about staying at camp additional weeks.
Promotional Slideshow Summer camp promotional video.
Camp Sandy Beach Facilities and history of Camp Sandy Beach.
Sandy Beach Program Program highlights for Camp Sandy Beach.
Program Brochure Camp program brochure.

 

Forms

Troop 68 Sign-Up Form Troop sign-up form for Scouts attending summer camp.
Annual Health & Medical Form Medical form used by the troop for summer camp and camping trips.
Dietary Request Form Food allergy and special diet request form.

 

Links

Camp Yawgoog (Official) The official website for Camp Yawgoog.
Camp Yawgoog (Unofficial) The unofficial website for Camp Yawgoog.
Yawgoog Hiking Trails Information about the hiking trails about Camp Yawgoog.
Contico Footlocker Suggested foot locker for summer camp.