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Leaders’ Resource Page

Welcome to the Leaders’ Resource Page.  Here you will find all of the information necessary to help you successfully plan and carry out your troop’s trip to Rotary Scout Reservation.  If you do not see something that you are looking for, please contact Camp Director Brian Murray at campdirector@rsrbsa.org.

Annual Health and Medical Record

BSA has released the newest update to the BSA Health and Medical Record.  Please distribute the new form to all camp participants, including adult leaders who will be staying at camp.  This form is mandatory for camp participants and must be completed by a licensed health care provider. 

To learn what you need to know about the new Health Form, and to download your copy today, please visit our Health & Safety Information page.

Council Camperships Available

Camperships to attend Summer Camp at RSR are available to Scouts who have demonstrated financial need.  Camperships may be used to cover a portion of the Scout’s fee to attend camp, frequently in conjunction with other fundraising opportunities.  To apply for a Twin Rivers Council Campership, please submit the following application to the Council Service Center by April 1st.


Download the Council Campership form here: 2018 Campership Application.pdf

Food Services At RSR

Rotary Scout Reservation is pleased to partner with Sodexo to provide nutritious, high quality meals that are perfect for an active Scout.  Our highly trained, professional cooks bring with them years of experience in catering and college food services.  Campers will enjoy a hot and cold buffet at every meal in the dining hall, including fresh fruit and yogurt at breakfast and a full salad bar at every lunch and dinner.

Accommodations can be made for those with special dietary needs.  Please notify the Camp Director or Head Cook as far in advance as possible when such needs exist. 

RSR also encourages units to participate in patrol cooking, with food provided by the camp. 

Please visit our Dining Services page for information on the RSR Dining Hall, patrol cooking and visitor meals.

Also, please visit our Family Night BBQ page for information on our Wednesday night feast.

Camp Cell Phone Policy

While the camp does not officially prohibit the use of cell phones by Scouts, we do support and encourage Troops to adopt such a policy while at Summer Camp.  The use of cell phones and other electronic equipment can distract a Scout from the numerous outdoor program opportunities available to him at camp. 

The use of cell phones by Scouts may also encourage homesickness and allows a Scout to circumvent the responsible unit and camp leadership when upset.  The Camp Staff is trained in how to support the troop leadership when dealing with cases of homesickness, but can do so only when informed before a parent arrives to take the boy home.  The camp phone is always available for any Scout who wishes to call home (with the approval of his Scoutmaster), and many Scoutmasters are happy to allow Scouts to use their personal cell phones when needed to contact home.   

Camper Release Form

If a Scout needs to leave camp at any point during the week, such as for a baseball game or doctor’s appointment, it is important that the troop and camp leadership be made aware of his departure and any plans for his return.  This is especially true if someone other than the Scout’s parents will be picking him up.  If a parent plans to remove a Scout from camp, he or she must complete a Camper Release Form, which the unit leader in camp must sign, and submit the form at the Camp Office when signing the Scout out.  It is best to do this ahead of time, in case the Scoutmaster is unavailable to sign the form when the parent arrives.


Positive ID will be required of anyone removing a Scout from camp.


Download the Camper Release Form here: Camper Release Form.pdf

The Rotary Scout Reservation Camp Planning Guide for 2018 is now available for download.  The Camp Planning Guide features information for parents and unit leaders regarding campsite registration, camp policies and guidelines, and health and safety procedures.


Download the Camp Planning Guide here: RSR Summer Camp Planning Guide 2018.pdf


For the latest information on camp fees, campsite availability, please visit our Registration page.

2018 Camp Planning Guide Available

Twin Rivers Council, BSA

Merit Badge Prerequisites

The merit badge program at RSR is specifically designed to reflect the outdoor experience of camp.  As a result, nearly all merit badges offered may be completed entirely at camp.  In some cases, however, a requirement may be more easily or necessarily completed at home.  In such cases the Scout is asked to bring evidence of completion for review by his merit badge counselor. 


The 2018 Merit Badge Prerequisites list may be found here.


Unit leaders are asked to confirm completion of merit badge prerequisites using our Verification Form.

Program Schedule 2018

Summer camp at Rotary Scout Reservation offers Scouts a fun and exciting program filled with great adventures and advancement opportunities!  Our trained counselors offer 46 merit badges, several BSA activity awards, and program training courses.


New this year we are excited to offer two new merit badges: Law and Backpacking


The daily program schedule, including merit badge age recommendations, is available here.


In addition, RSR is pleased to once again offer our popular STEM Week program (August 5-11, 2018).  This year’s STEM merit badges are:


Aviation

Chess

Engineering

Railroading

Space Exploration

Surveying


For more information, download the STEM Week Flyer.  The complete STEM Week merit badge schedule is available here.