Start Date: Sunday, June 21st, 2009 10:30 AM
End Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2009 2:00 PM
Planning Meeting 1: Monday, April 27th, 2009 7:00 PM @ Carmenita Middle School] (parents + scouts)
Planning Meeting 2: Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 7:00 PM @ Skyline Room in the Library (parents + scouts)
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: Catalina Express Terminal in Queen Mary Parking Area 1046 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Location: Cherry Valley, Catalina Island
Forms Needes: Troop 693 Permission Slip
Coordinator: Maria Gomez
Cost: $425 per scout
Last Date to Signup: January 12, 2009
Things to bring: (see below)
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We are headed to Cherry Valley on Catalina Island. So check your calendar and reserve your spot starting January 12, 2009. Please be sure that you are able to attend, as the deposit is NON-REFIINDABLE. They have great water sports and other activities for all ages.
Space is limited so make sure you make your reservations on January 12, 2009, Scout's spaces will be filled on the first come-first basis. Adult’s spaces are not guaranteed until you are notified that the a space has been reserved for you. There is a waiting list for adults. If you wish to have your name added to the list please forward your request to Mrs. Gomez. You must be registered and have a current physical on file.
Cost per scout is $425. The payment plan is below, please be sure to adhere to the payment plan, IF YOU CANCEL YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT! Any questions should be forwarded to Mrs. Gomez.
|1.||January 12th, 2009||$150 non-refundable|
|2.||March 1st, 2009||$150|
|3.||April 13th, 2009||$125|
Merit Badge Program
- Basketry* ($$)
- Bird Study ($$)
- Emergency Preparedness*/?
- Environmental Science*
- First Aid
- Indian Lore* ($$)
- Leatherwork* ($$)
- Mammals Study
- Orienteering* ($$)
- Pioneering* ($$)
- Rifle Shooting
- Small Boat Sailing (will take up two merit badge class)
- Soil & Water Conservation*/?
- Wilderness Survival
- Woodcarving* ($$)
*Class offered at class time and free time
?Cannot be completed in camp without pre-requisites being completed
In order for scoutmasters to follow the progress of their scouts throughout the week it is required that they come to camp with merit badge workbooks for merit badge classes they are taking, with the exception of waterfront merit badges. In all of the nature and most of the outdoors kills classes the instructors will be requiring Scouts to show knowledge and advancement by having them fill out workbooks. In the more traditional classes that follow more of a classroom approach these workbooks are great for note taking and placing the learning squarely on the shoulders of the Scout. They can be used for review by the scoutmaster and allow for greater retention of knowledge. Just in case scouts do not come to camp with workbooks for the classes they will be sold in the trading post for $1.00 a workbook.
Don’t forget to print out your Merit Badge workbook to help you keep your work in order. Visit our website at http://sgvcbsa.org/camping_meritbadgehelpers.php for a list of the badges offered at camp.
First Time Merit Badges
Merit badges, with the exception of ALL waterfront merit badges, rifle shooting, and archery, will be available to be taken during the free time.
All scouts who sign up for a merit badge during the class time can work on skills that fulfill requirements for that merit badge during the free time.
The following merit badge classes are offered only during free time: Bugling
Trail to First Class Program
Camp Cherry Valley offers a complete ‘Trail to First Class’ program for all scouts needing to pass off rank advancement requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class*. This program is a one period class that is offered ever hour during the merit badge class time and anytime during the free time. It is suggested that any new Scot take this class, as they will meet everyday to work on the requirements. For Scouts who have only a few requirements to pass off, it is suggested that they do not sign up for the class, but work on their requirements during free time. Scouts who plan on taking this class need to bring their book to the camp so the instructors can sign-off the requirements.
Trail to First Class Schedule
Monday (Helmsman): Pass off most requirements dealing with compass use. Knots will also be started. Also rules of safe hiking will be covered.
Tuesday (Rambo): Knot tying requirements will be completed. Scouts will learn proper care and handling of a knife, axe, and saw. Scouts will also go over requirements dealing with cooking fire and stoves.
Thursday (Fire Marshall Bill): On this day scouts will go over all the Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class requirements dealing with First Aid. Scouts will learn fundamentals in CPR and emergency preparedness.
Friday (Baywatch): Scots will learn basic principles of water safety. Safe swim defense and water rescues will be taught and passed off.
Free Time: Scouts can meet the Monkey Bridge @ 2:00 PM to pass off any requirements that are taught during classes. Special activities will also be offered such as the mile long orienteering course. Tote’n Chip, and Firem’n Chit and you will use your knot typing skills to lash and make camp gadgets. We encourage all scouts to come during free time to pass Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class requirements.
Note: Pay attention to this schedule for anyone who needs those requirements.
|7:00 AM Starboard Watch Assembly Breakfast & Port Inspection||7:00 AM Starboard Watch Assembly Breakfast & Port Inspection||7:00 AM Starboard Watch Assembly Breakfast & Flag Ceremony||7:00 AMStarboard Watch Assembly Breakfast & Port Inspection||7:00 AMStarboard Watch Assembly Breakfast & Port Inspection||7:00 AM Starboard Watch Assembly Breakfast & Port Final Inspection|
|7:40 AM Port Watch Assembly Breakfast & Starboard Inspection||7:40 AM Port Watch Assembly Breakfast & Starboard Inspection||7:40 AM Watch Assembly & Breakfast||7:40 AM Port Watch Assembly Breakfast & Starboard Inspection||7:40 AM Port Watch Assembly Breakfast & Starboard Inspection||7:40 AM Port Watch Assembly Breakfast & Starboard Final Inspection|
|8:45 AM Flag Ceremony||8:45 AM Flag Ceremony||High Adventure Day||8:45 AM Flag Ceremony||8:45 AM Flag Ceremony||8:45 AM Closing Ceremony|
|9:15 AM Starboard Watch Swim Checks; Port Free Time||9:25 AM 1st Merit Badge Session||9:25 AM 1st Merit Badge Session||9:25 AM 1st Merit Badge Session||9:15 AM Hike to Two Harbors|
|10:15 AM Scoutmaster Roundtable||10:15 AM Scoutmaster Roundtable||10:15 AM Scoutmaster Roundtable|
|10:25 AM 2nd Merit Badge Session||10:25 AM 2nd Merit Badge Session||10:25 AM 2nd Merit Badge Session||11:00 AM Boart Departs Two Harbors|
|10:45 AM Port Watch Swim Check; Starboard Free Time||11:25 AM 3rd Merit Badge Session||11:25 AM 3rd Merit Badge Session||11:25 AM 3rd Merit Badge Session|
|12:00 PM Check in at Long Beach||12:20 PM Starboard Watch Assembly & Lunch||12:20 PM Starboard Watch Assembly & Lunch||Lunch on the trail||12:20 PM Starboard Watch Assembly & Lunch||12:20 PM Starboard Watch Assembly & Lunch|
|1:00 PM Depart Long Beach||1:00 PM Port Watch Assembly & Lunch||1:00 PM Port Watch Assembly & Lunch||1:00 PM Port Watch Assembly & Lunch||1:00 PM Port Watch Assembly & Lunch||1:00 PM Boat arrives in Long Beach|
|2:00 PM 1st Merit Badge Session||2:00 – 5:00 PM Free time program areas open||2:00 – 5:00 PM Free time program areas open||2:00 – 5:00 PM Free time program areas open|
|2:30 PM Arrive in Two Harbors; Hike-in & Orientation||3:00 PM 2nd Merit Badge Session|
|3:00 PM Scoutmaster Roundtable|
|4:00 PM 3rd Merit Badge Session|
|5:15 PM Starboard Assembly & Dinner||5:15 PM Starboard Assembly & Dinner||5:15 PM Starboard Assembly & Dinner||5:15 PM Starboard Assembly & Dinner||5:15 PMStarboard Assembly & Dinner||5:15 PMStarboard Assembly & Dinner|
|6:05 PM Port Watch Assembly & Dinner||5:55 PM Port Watch Assembly & Dinner||5:55 PM Port Watch Assembly, Dinner & Flag Ceremony||5:55 PM Port Watch Assembly & Dinner||5:55 PM Port Watch Assembly & Dinner||5:55 PM Port Watch Assembly & Dinner|
|7:00 PM Leaders Meeting @ Parade Grounds||7:00 PMCommissioners Team Building Games||6:45 PMTribe of Torqua Inter-Troop Activity Night||7:30 PM Flag Ceremony & Commissioners Campfires||7:00 PM Flag Ceremony & Highland Games||6:45 PM Torqua Ceremony|
|8:00 PM Scout Own @ Chapel Area||8:30 PM OA Speech||8:00 PM Honor trail||7:30 PM Flag Ceremony & Closing Campfire|
|8:30 PM Flag Ceremony & opening Campfire||8:30 PM Tribe of Torqua Ceremony|
Trading Post Hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 PM – 9:30 AM
- Waiters call is 15 minutes before each meal.
- Please send 1 waiter for every table.
- Port Watch Kybo duty after breakfast @ 8:00 AM. Starboard Kybo duty after dinner 5:45 PM.
- On Saturday all luggage and gear needs to be at the loading dock before breakfast.
What to Bring
- Gear Bags – military type, duffel bag type Is best. No suitcases
- Sleeping Bag
- Change of clothes: long pants, shorts, troop green t-shirts. Light jacket
- Underwear: 4-5 pairs
- Socks: 6 pairs
- Hat: Full brim hat
- Arrive in Class A uniform
- Swim trunks and beach towel
- Shower Towel
- Hiking shoes
- Water shoes or sandals (must have for shower and water activity)
- Small personal first aid kit
- Water bottle / hydration pack
- Daypack: must be able to carry a small lunch and water for the hike day
- Toilet Kit: toothbrush and paste, chap stick.
- Sunscreen lotion
- Personal medication needs to be checked-in with the Troop leader and needs to have original label or doctor’s name
- Scout Book: make copies of everything that has been completed and leave the copy at home
- Completed Medical Forms
- Pen, pencil, and notebook to do merit badge work
- Petty cash to purchase at Trading Post in small bills approx. $5 a day + $$ for any specific merit badge
*Tie red ribbon + yellow ribbon and label your name and Troop 693
*Label each item e.g. your t-shirts, sleeping bags etc.
What NOT to Bring
- Spear guns
- Matches or flammable liquids
- Alcohol or drugs
- Personal Sporting equipments
- Propane or liquid gas lantern or stoves
- Ice chests
- Tarps or poles
- Pole spears
- Scuba gear (If you have signed up for the scuba program the dive shop will provide equipment)
Anyone who brings any of the above listed items is subject to removal from camp at their own expense.
Mail delivery to the island varies with the weather and other factors. It is suggested that those parents wishing to mail their scouts a letter a care package do so the Thursday or Friday before the Troop leaves for camp. Most packages mailed later than this will not arrive in camp during the week of camping. Mail received after the Troop leaves will not be returned. Please do not mail money, as it may get lost in mail. An ATM is located in the town of ‘Two Harbors’ for emergencies. Please include Troop number and name in the address.:
Camp Cherry Valley
PO Box 5067
Avalon, CA 90704
Emergency Phone No.: (310) 510-2895 (EMERGENCY ONLY, NOT TO ASK SCOUT, HOW IS HE DOING)
Rules & Policies
Please understand that the purpose of camp rules is to insure the safety of all those who will be living together at Cherry Valley
Emergency Procedure and Information
As part of the first flag ceremony the camp will demonstrate the camp’s emergency alarm. Any other alarms during the week will be real. If you hear the alarm, walk to the parade grounds, join up with your Troop, and ensure all are accounted for. Further instructions will be presented at the parade grounds. Fire is greatest danger facing the camp and special attention needs to be applied to ensure that the youth understand this threat.
The Health Lodge is designed to meet emergency needs of our campers. All injuries must be reported and properly recorded. We are ready with emergency support and will make necessary contact with Emergency Medical System on the island. We will store all medications that require refrigeration and will assist with dispensing if needed. If emergency care is needed and the camp transports someone to Avalon there is $55 charge. Because of high cost of medical supplies for common aliments, it is important that all Scoutmasters bring over-the-counter medicines and other supplies for Scouts in their Troop who get colds, headaches, score throat or cough. Some of these medicines will be available for sale in the Trading Posts to any adult leader but it is best to bring your own. They will not be available in the Health Lodge except in emergency situation.
The Boy Scouts of America is a leader in fight against child abuse. We must do everything in our power to prevent physical emotional and sexual abuse. To protect youth and adults we must be extremely careful and follow the BSA TWO DEEP LEADERSHIP polices. We will not tolerate any activity that can, in anyway, be interpreted as abusive. If you are aware of anything questionable please report it at once to Camp Director. Do not become directly involved as an individual unless there is an immediate physical threat to the camper.
Animal Conservation: Please make certain that all Troop members understand the delicate balance of plant and animal life on Catalina Island. Everyone should do their best to ensure that no animals are molested or killed. This applies to marine as well as land life. Please walk only on designated trails and roads.
Pets: No pets of any kind should be brought to camp. Pets are a threat to wildlife and are in danger themselves.
Plant Conservation: The vegetative life on the island and in the sea is very fragile. Please make every effort to stay on the trails, do not pick the flowers, or collect specimens. Do not gather firewood or use natural materials for camp construction projects. The cherry trees are our special charge. Please do all you can to prevent name carving hammock hanging, and other acts that damage the trees.
The Salina is an environmental protected area that is vital to the health and well-being of the cove. Please help us keep the Scouts from walking through it or destroying it in any way.
Fire: The smallest spark is a deadly threat to wildlife and campers. No fireworks, open fires, flame utilizing lamps, or other equipment can be allowed in camp.
Please help us keep the campers on the roads and designated trails as this will help protect the animal habitat and plant life from destruction.
We are required to provide all campers with at least eight hours of quiet time. Between 10:00 AM and 6:00 AM each day we ask that you enforce this quiet period. If there is a problem in your campsite or with campers from another troop please notify one of the commissioners living in the cabins adjacent to the campsites. Please do not take matters in your own hands to solve the problem.