Good morning –

Goshen will be coming up before you know it (June 26), so I wanted to send a reminder about the forms (especially the medical form, which requires a medical professional’s signature) and begin making arrangements for transportation.
The forms will need to be turned in before we leave for Goshen, so please send them to me at summercamp@t131.org as soon as you can. You can also ask Tige or Andy Devlin at the Scout meetings to hand-deliver the forms to me, if you prefer.
1. Medical (including Part C, signed by a medical professional)
2. Swim Check (Reminder: Swim Test at Chinquapin on Monday, May 23, 1930-2100) 
3. COVID Screening
To get an idea on who needs transportation assistance, please verify your plans by providing a response to the following questions:
BUS (Units are expected to provide at least one adult to ride on the bus with their campers)
– Will your Scout(s) be riding the bus from Fairfax to Goshen?
– Will you or another adult ride the bus from Fairfax to Goshen?
– Will  your Scout(s) be riding the bus from Goshen back to Fairfax?
– Will you or another adult ride the bus from Goshen back to Fairfax?
PERSONAL VEHICLE (info for carpooling)
– Will you or another family adult be driving your Scout(s) from your home to Goshen?
– Are you able to take any other Scouts in your vehicle (how many)?
– Will you or another family adult be driving your Scout(s) from Goshen back home?
– Are you able to take any other Scouts in your vehicle (how many)?
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Thank you!
Daren Devlin

 

Troop 131’s Goshen 2022 Registration Form is now available online! I strongly urge you register your Scouts at your earliest convenience. We’re trying a new format this year to make the process easy to use, informative, and helpful. If you have any problems with the form or have suggestions that would improve the experience, please feel free to contact me at summercamp@t131.org.

Payments covering costs are made separately to the Troop. The registration form does have payment information offering several options, including Zelle (the fastest and most direct method already included as part of many banking apps). There’s also Square (using a credit card), PayPal, checks, and cash options, as well as Scout funds.

I’d also like to invite parents to the Scout meeting on February 28, where we’ll have a breakout session for parents to learn more about Goshen, hear from older Scouts about their experiences, and ask questions. I’ll be there to help register Scouts (if needed). The Treasurer and Advancement Chair will also be available to take payments and offer advice on merit badge selections, respectively. We’ll have a second session on March 7 (same night as the Court of Honor) for those who can’t make the first session.

Important Dates:
Feb 28: Parents meeting on Goshen
Mar 7: Parents meeting on Goshen
Mar 31: Merit badge sign ups open – certain activities can fill up fast! Scouts having registered with their merit badge selections and paid in full can be signed up for merit badges
Apr 15: Last day for Goshen’s Early Bird discount prices

I look forward to seeing both old and new Scouts enjoy this summer’s Goshen experience. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding Goshen 2022.

Respectfully,

Daren Devlin
summercamp@t131org

Click here to fill out the form

Dates: Our troop is scheduled will be in Camp Olmstead at the Goshen Scout Reservation from June 26 – July 2, 2022.
Costs: There is an Early Bird discount for early registration, which saves $30 per Scout and $40 per adult. If you register by April 15, it’s $420 per youth and $225 per adult. You’ll also be eligible for the new Goshen hat!
After April 15, the cost is $450 per youth and $265 per adult (and no hat, sadly).
IMPORTANT: WE CAN’T REGISTER SCOUTS FOR ANY MERIT BADGES UNTIL THEY’RE PAID IN FULL.
Schedule & Merit Badges: You can take a look at the schedule to start choosing which merit badges/activities the Scouts are interested in. After they’ve paid their fees, we will do our best to get them registered as soon as possible. Some activities are very popular and fill up fast (especially Shooting Sports), so have some back ups in mind.
Older Scouts will use the Olmstead Program Schedule (https://www.gotogoshen.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-Olmsted-Program-Schedule.pdf). Scouts can pick merit badges for the time slots indicated.
New Scouts will use the Trailshead B Schedule (https://www.gotogoshen.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-Olmsted-Trailshead-Schedule.pdf). The Trailshead program also has rank advancement sessions built into the schedule, so they’ll only pick three merit badges.
I’ll send out more information later, and I’ll have an information/Q&A session for the parents at an upcoming Scout meeting soon. In the meantime, you can reach out to me with any questions or concerns at summercamp@t131.org,

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