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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CAMP FEES, CAMPSITE RESERVATION, AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURES 2

Pre-Camp Meetings Summer Camp Fee Schedule Campsite Reservation Financial Assistance/Campership Registration Procedures Online Registration Refund Policy Camp Address 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 5

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

The Camp Buck Toms Participation Award Camp Service Award Merit and Honor Troop

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ORDER OF THE ARROW

Brotherhood Ceremony Swapping and Friendship Exchange Night

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION

Transportation and Parking Check-in Visitors Facilities for Physically Challenged Mail Check-out

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National Youth Leadership Training Camp Emergencies Provisional Troop 557

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

Individual Checklist Unit Equipment Camp Buck Toms Provides... What NOT to Bring to Camp

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MERIT BADGES AND OTHER PROGRAMS

ONLINE Advancement

Merit Badge Information First-Year Scout Programs C.O.P.E Mountain Man Add-ons

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CAMP CONTACT INFORMATION APPENDIX

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CAMP ACTIVITIES

Adult Leader Training Belt Night Vespers Scout Leader Cook-off Extravaganza

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PRE-CAMP MEETINGS

Week # NYLT/ROTC 1 2 3 4 5 Dates June 5 ­ 11, 2011 June 12 ­ 18, 2011 June 19 ­ 25, 2011 June 26 ­ July 2, 2011 July 3 ­ 9, 2011 July 10 ­ 16, 2011 Pre-Camp Meeting May 26, 2011 June 2, 2011 June 14, 2011 June 21, 2011 June 28, 2011

The Pre-Camp meetings are held at the Great Smoky Mountain Council Service Center. Meetings start at 7:00 EDT.

SUMMER CAMP FEE SCHEDULE

The facilities at Camp Buck Toms are awaiting the arrival of YOUR troop! Camp Buck Toms is prepared to operate for five weeks of summer camp. Having made your campsite reservation for 2010, you are on your way to a terrific visit at Camp Buck Toms. The camp fee schedule can be found in the table on the bottom of the page. To prepare for this summer, it is necessary for units to make financial commitments to reserve space for each Scout attending. Units are required to make a payment of $60.00 per Scout by March 4. This will reserve space for these Scouts. The next payment of $60.00 is due on April 1, with the remaining balance due by May 6. All Fees MUST be paid by the troop with a Troop Check. Individuals cannot register and pay at the Great Smoky Mountain Council Service Center.

Before May 6 After May 6 Before May 6 After May 6

Youth Scouts (GSMC) Youth Scouts (Other) Adult Leaders

(First Leader is Free)

$185 $220 $65 $185

$210 $245 $75 $210

C.O.P.E. (GSMC) C.O.P.E. (Other) Mountain Man (GSMC) Mountain Man (Other) Mountain Man (Adult)

$225 $265 $260 $300 $195

$250 $290 $285 $325 $205

Provisional Troop 557

(Week 5 Only)

* Merit Badge and other camp fees payable at Camp Buck Toms

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CAMPSITE RESERVATION

Units attending camp in 2010 may have reserved a space for 2011 by placing the required $200 reservation fee prior to leaving camp. Troops that did not secure their 2011 reservation will be sent a letter requesting information on their desired campsite and estimated number of campers. This information, along with the $200 fee, should be submitted to the GSMC Office by December 1, 2010. If your troop has not received this information, please contact the Council Service Center. Troops that withdraw their reservation by January 1st, will receive a refund. After that date, they are not refundable. Troops that make a reservation, but for some reason do not show, forfeit the $200 reservation fee.

CAMPSITE CAPACITIES

CS # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Name Chickasaw Iroquois Blackfoot Cheyenne Seminole Comanche Cherokee Mohawk Apache Navajo Dakota Creek Kiowa Sioux Crow Hopi Zuni Chippewa Capacity 22 22 40 48 60 36 20 52 40 24 28 26 40 34 22 38 50 30

CAMPSITE CAPACITIES

The actual attendance (campers under canvas) cannot exceed the published guidelines in the table to the right. If your troop exceeds the capacity of the campsite, the camp staff is authorized to reassign your unit to another campsite. No additional platforms will be moved into or out of the campsites. Troops may bring their own selfstanding tents to accommodate their needs if communicated through the camp administration. Smaller units may be asked to share a campsite with another unit if the minimum size is not met.

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CAMPERSHIP FUND

Camp Buck Toms believes that no Scout should miss camp because of a financial situation. Scouts can earn money towards their camp fees by participating in the GSMC's Trail's End Popcorn Sale. Another way is to hold individual/group fundraising projects. If Scouts are still unable to afford camp, the Campership fund can help. The Thomas H. Baer Memorial Campership Fund was set up in 1988 to help send Scouts from the Great Smoky Mountain Council to summer camp. The fund awards camperships (camp scholarships) based on the needs of the individual Scout. Because money is limited, there is a limit to the number of camperships we can award. Only partial camperships will be awarded so that the funds can be spread among as many Scouts as possible. The campership application is in Appendix D found in the back of this leader's guide. All campership requests for summer camp must be submitted by March 4, 2011. All camperships will be distributed on a funds available basis. Troops or individuals interested in making donations to the fund may use the form found in the back of this Leaders Guide Please See Appendix E or contact the council office. Please Note: No camperships will be awarded to individuals in Troops that do no participate in the popcorn sale.

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Registration for Camp Buck Toms summer camp 2011 can be found online at http://www.bsagsmc.org/ (for detailed instructions see Appendix l) Merit Badge and Activity Registration Forms are date-stamped upon arrival in the Council Office and are entered into our registration database in that order. We will begin accepting Merit Badge and Activity Registration Forms on March 4, 2011. Troops that don't send a representative to the Pre-Camp Meeting, or don't make prior arrangements with the Camp Director, lose all priority for check-in arrangements. A $25 late fee will be assessed to all participants not paid in full by May 6, 2011.

Before April 1st

Full Refund of Fees

Before April 29th 75% Refund of Fees Paid Before June 1st After June 1st 50% Refund of Fees Paid NO REFUNDS MADE

FOOD & FUEL INCREASES

The Great Smoky Mountain Council reserves the right to pass on any direct or indirect costs related to food and fuel increases in the form of a surcharge. In this regard units are encouraged to develop a Summer Camp Funding Plan that envisions a 5% - 10% premium over the camp fee. If a surcharge is determined to be necessary, units will be informed in writing and at the scheduled "9Day Out" Pre-Camp Meeting.

REFUND POLICY

The Great Smoky Mountain Council must commit financial resources well in advance of your Troop's week at camp to employ staff, purchase food, program supplies, and prepare for summer operations. Therefore, the GSMC Camping Committee has determined that participants are required to make a financial commitment to attend. As of June 1st ALL fee payments are NonRefundable. However, fees can be transferred to another participant or another week of camp. These decisions should be made at the Troop level, as individual requests for refunds will not be considered at the Council level. All refund requests must be made by the Troop. See Payment of Fees section above. Any refund request must be made by the troop, in writing and submitted to the Council Service Center prior to June 1st. The following refund schedule will be observed by GSMC without regard to individual circumstances. This policy supersedes any other council or troop policy.

CONFIRMATION AND CHANGES

When registering online for classes, please save your confirmation. If a schedule change takes place, you will be notified from our administrative staff prior to your arrival at camp. If you would like assistance with the online system, visit and/or contact the GMSC Scout Service Center.

CORRESPONDENCE

All summer camp correspondence should be sent to the Scout Service Center until May 31st. After May 31st, the summer camp operation will be moved to the camp facility so all correspondence should be sent directly to camp. In order to assure that your paperwork arrives at the proper location, please follow this step. Camp Buck Toms 373 Camp Buck Toms Rd Rockwood, TN 37854

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Camp Buck Toms is known for providing a quality program, but often times the accommodations are what make a week at summer camp comfortable and enjoyable. While we are not a five-star hotel, we strive to make each troop's visit an enjoyable one. to entering the campsite. Use your ATTENDANCE ROSTER, found in the Appendix for your camp roster and to check the roll. When everyone is in attendance, the Scoutmaster can check in at the Camp Office. The administrative staff will assist with any paperwork, collect fees, and explain the day's schedule. Please bring four copies of the roster to camp - one for the camp office, one for the Health Lodge, one for the waterfront, and one to keep for your unit. Your troop will be given wristbands for identification. These must be worn at all times. A campsite guide will be assigned to your unit for the check-in process. The guide and the unit leader will take the troop to the Health Lodge. The leader will bring the medical forms and any medication to the Camp Health Officer. Everyone ­ youth and adults ­ must have a current health form. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please attach a copy of each person's insurance card to each health form. A health recheck will be given, as deemed necessary to make sure no significant changes have occurred since the physical examination. Scouts or adults who do not have their medical forms and copy of their insurance card cannot stay overnight or participate in the camp program. BE PREPARED ­ double check all medical forms for parent signatures and make copies of all medical forms before arrival at Camp Buck Toms. The guide will take the unit to the campsite. All personal and unit equipment will be unloaded and vehicles returned to their parking areas. The unit leaders with the campsite guides should check each tent for damage. Any damage found at the end of the week will be assessed to the troop. Scouts and leaders need to prepare for swim checks as soon as possible after arriving at the campsite. There will be time to settle in after the swim checks. Scouts need to bring a towel and shoes. Unit leaders need to bring a copy of the unit roster to the waterfront. Do not ever take any valuables to the waterfront. Every Scout should 6 2011 Camp Buck Toms Leader's Guide

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING

Each unit is responsible for the safe transportation of its members to and from camp. Please make sure that all vehicles meet national insurance requirements. Units visiting Camp Buck Toms from other councils are responsible for obtaining the appropriate tour permits. Transporting Scouts or adults in the bed of a pickup truck or trailer ­ whether it is covered or uncovered ­ is against national BSA policy. Parking is provided at the camp entrance for leaders and visitors. The main parking area is next to the Administration Building. Vehicles are not to be parked in the campsite during the week. Units are encouraged to leave a trailer in the campsite in order to store gear. A lock box is recommended to provide a place to secure and safeguard gear. To keep traffic in camp to a minimum, only camp vehicles will be allowed into camp during the week. Unit vehicles will be permitted into campsites during check-in and checkout, for the purpose of loading and unloading and at other times only with the written permission and the Camp Director. While driving in camp, please observe our speed limit of 7 miles per hour.

CHECK-IN

The camp staff will be prepared to check troops in beginning at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday. Any Troops wishing to arrive prior to 1:00 PM on Sunday must make arrangements with the Camp Director. Provisional troop participants should arrive promptly at 2:00 P.M. Please check in at the Camp Office to confirm your campsite assignment prior Visit www.bsa-gsmc.org

take the BSA swimmers test. All persons who will use the swimming area, boating area, or who wish to free swim or participate in the Thief Neck Pirate program must have a swim check. No Exceptions!

VESPERS

Vespers is a short fellowship service held on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Vespers is held at the Chapel, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Members of the CBT staff will conduct vespers, with assistance of visiting clergy. Scouts and units may volunteer to assist with vespers during the week. Scouts who are working on their religious awards are especially encouraged to do so.

CHECK-IN AT A GLANCE

1:00 ­ 3:00 PM 5:45 PM 6:00 8:30 Step-By-Step

1. Paperwork ­ The unit leader and assistant report to the Administration Building with all the troop's registration forms and fees. You will meet your campsite guide who will guide you through the checkin procedures and to your campsite Health Lodge ­ The unit leader will deliver all medication and health forms to the Camp Health Officer. The troop will listen to the Health Officers presentation on camp safety. Health rechecks will be administered if deemed necessary. All medical forms and medications must be picked up at the end of the week. All items not picked-up will be disposed of. Campsite ­ Your guide will take you to your campsite where you will prepare for swim checks and unload all camp gear. All vehicles will return to the parking area. Swim Checks ­ The troop will take the BSA swimmer's test. Any Scout who is taking a waterfront merit badge or wishes to participate in waterfront activities must take a swim test. The unit leader will bring a copy of the roster to the waterfront and help fill out buddy tags. Dinner ­ All Scouts and leaders in Full Field Uniform. Leader's Meeting ­ The unit leader and Senior Patrol Leader need to attend the Leader's Meeting. Campfire ­ Your unit meets the Buck Toms staff and enjoys a grand opening to your week of summer camp. Everyone in Full Field Uniform.

Arrive at Camp Flag Ceremony Dinner Opening Campfire

FLAG CEREMONIES

The camp will assemble for flag ceremonies every morning at 8:00 and every evening at 6:00. Scouts and leaders are expected to attend the evening flag ceremony in Full Field Uniform. Troops are asked to assist with flag ceremonies and blessing of meals.

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CAMPSITE COMMISSIONERS

After your campsite guide finishes helping you with the check-in process, you probably won't see them again until check out Saturday morning or if a Scout in the troop has them as an instructor. This is okay because there is a team of staff members dedicated to taking care of your needs through the week, this is your Campsite Commissioner. The Campsite Commissioner will stop by your campsite each morning to visit with the leaders in the campsite. They will make sure you have all the supplies you need. If there is something broken or missing in your site, they will see that it is taken care of.

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LEADERSHIP IN CAMP

As required by the Boy Scouts of America, all units are required to have a minimum of two adult leaders in camp at all times. All leaders must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have gone through the proper trainings, including Youth Protection Training. A unit leader must be at least 21 years of age, with assistant leaders at least 18 years of age. 7 2011 Camp Buck Toms Leader's Guide

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LEADERS' MEETINGS

A meeting of all unit leaders and Senior Patrol Leaders will be held after the evening meal on Sunday. At this meeting, the Program Area Directors will give an overview of the policies and procedures of their area, as well as any special program activities that will be offered during the week. This is a great opportunity to have any questions answered about your troop's week at camp. A leaders' meeting will be held each morning after breakfast. At this meeting, unit leaders will get the opportunity to ask questions, receive updates on special events going on in camp, and receive any important information from the Camp Director and the Program Director.

camp without proper identification will be stopped and asked to return to the CAO. Our regular visiting times for families are Thursday afternoon (3:30 ­ 10:00 P.M.; cook in campsite with Troop), Friday evening (6:00 ­ 10:00 P.M.; dinner and closing campfire), and Saturday morning for pickup and checkout. Other visiting times must be arranged with permission from the Camp Director. All visitors MUST check in through the Camp Administration Office and check out before they leave. Friday's Closing Campfire will be over about 10 PM, with the Trading Post open for a brief period afterwards. The Program Director will be asking for a head count of the amount of visitors at both Thursday and Friday morning's Leaders' Meeting. This will give us an estimate of the amount of food to prepare. The cost of a visitor meal is $7.00 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12; children under age six eat free. Visitors may purchase meal tickets from the Camp Administration Office as they enter camp. All visitors must possess a visitor's wristband in order to eat. There are no facilities at Camp Buck Toms to allow visitors to stay overnight.

TRADING POST

Camp Buck Toms operates a modern and efficient Trading Post. Our Trading Post stocks many items that are related to the merit badges offered at camp, including craft kits and merit badge books. Our Trading Post also stocks patches, pocketknives, postcards, camp clothing, batteries, as well as various snacks and drinks. Most Scouts will spend an average of $40 ­ $60 during the week at the trading post. There is no ATM, so please make sure your Scouts bring enough cash.

FACILITIES FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

Site #3, Blackfoot, differs from other campsites in that it has facilities for Scouts and Leaders with physical challenges. This site is the only site with electricity, and has a paved walkway that provides easy access to the CAO, the Dining Hall, the Training Lodge, and the Trading Post. Site #3 is also the only campsite to offer in-site shower and toilet facilities for the physically challenged. It is the policy of Camp Buck Toms that any Troop may sign up for this campsite with the understanding that they may be moved or asked to share should the need arise for the special facilities of this campsite. No Exceptions!

VISITORS

Anyone entering camp property must register at the Camp Administrative Office immediately upon arrival. All visitors will be asked to show identification, particularly those wishing to pick up Scouts. Unauthorized visitors are not allowed to come onto the camp property. Camp Buck Toms is private property, and the staff is required to control access to the camp for protection of Scouts. Visitors will be issued a Visitors Pass. Persons in Visit www.bsa-gsmc.org 8

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WIRELESS INTERNET

The Camp Administration Office is equipped with high-speed wireless Internet. Priority is for Camp Administration. Adult leaders can use the wireless, but this must be arranged with special permission from the Camp Administration. There is not enough service for all leaders in camp to be online at the same time.

CHECK OUT

The check out procedure will begin Saturday morning and should be completed by 10:30 A.M. There will be no formal flag ceremony that morning. A continental-style breakfast will be served in the dining hall. Vehicles will be allowed to come to the campsite to load personal gear and unit equipment. The unit will also do a final sweep of the campsite, picking up trash and throwing it away. Your Campsite Commissioner will do a final inspection Friday afternoon, looking for any damages to the tents and other campsite facilities. After the inspection, the Campsite Commissioner will clear the unit to leave. Any damages found after Friday and through Sunday will be charged to the troop.

MAIL

All outgoing mail may be placed in the mailbox inside the Camp Administration Office. Mail will be taken to the Post Office in town on a daily basis. Incoming mail will be available only to unit leaders at evening formation or the following morning at the Leaders' Meetings. All mail sent to Camp Buck Toms should follow the format outlined in the table below.

CHECK OUT AT A GLANCE

7:30 ­ 8:30 AM After Breakfast Step-by-Step

1. Pick up Merit Badge paperwork either the night before or Saturday morning. Be sure there are no discrepancies. Please bring up any issues with the Program Director before you leave. Campsite ­ Return to campsite after breakfast. Pack up your gear and clean the campsite one last time. Trash ­ Bag up all trash and place it at the end of the campsite road next to the main camp road. Camp Office ­ Before leaving camp, stop by the Camp Office to take care of any last minute paperwork, settle any debts, turn in evaluation forms, and sign-out your troop from camp

Camp Buck Toms [Scout's Name] [Troop # and Campsite #] 373 Camp Buck Toms Road Rockwood, TN 37854

Parents are encouraged to write their sons while they are at camp. Please remember the mail takes time (the reason they call it snail mail). Letters mailed after Wednesday will not arrive in time. All mail that is received after the troop has checked out will be returned to the sender. To insure delivery on time, you can send mail to camp a few days to a week before the troop arrives.

Continental-style breakfast served in the Dining Hall Return to campsite and prepare for departure

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MERIT BADGES AND OTHER PROGRAMS

Most of the merit badges offered at Camp Buck Toms can be completed at camp; however, because of time constraints and requirements, special projects or other considerations, some merit badges prerequisites, special skill levels may need to be completed in the troop with a merit badge counselor. Camp Buck Toms tentatively offers about 50 merit badges and other special programs for the 2011 schedule. All merit badges at Camp Buck Toms will be taught in accordance with the 2011 Boy Scout Requirements booklet. Any changes in requirements published before summer camp starts will be used. All Great Smoky Mountain Council Units are encouraged to use online advancement. (Please see appendix M for details.)

KEY TO THE PROGRAM ICONS

The following icons are used in the Program Information section to help you easily identify which sessions are most appropriate for each Scout. Be sure to read the description for each merit badge and special program for details about that particular program.

One-Hour Session

Merit Badge Required for Eagle

Two-Hour Session

Writing Materials Required

Half-Day Session

Program Fee or Material Cost

All-Day Session

Taught in Conjunction with another Merit Badge

Recommended for all Scouts Physically Strenuous Recommended for Younger Scouts

Recommended for Older Scouts

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AQUATICS

All campers must take the BSA swimmers test before engaging in any aquatics activities at camp. Exceptions are made only for those enrolled in the Swimming Skills class or special activities under the supervision and permission of the Aquatics Director. All aquatics merit badges require knowledge of first aid and CPR, and the demonstration of CPR on an approved device. It is recommended that this knowledge be learned and demonstrated prior to the Scout's week at camp.

MOTORBOATING

It is recommended that Scouts under age 16 obtain the TWRA safety education certificate before camp. However, our camp has a waiver so that Scouts may complete the merit badge without having the certificate. (See www.state.tn.us/twra/boated.)

ROWING

CANOEING

Recommended for older and stronger Scouts. This is a more difficult skill than canoeing. Good physical strength and stamina are required to finish this badge. It is a fun skill that is a good introduction to boating.

SMALL-BOAT SAILING

CANOEING SKILLS

This is a two-hour session. Scouts will learn the skills and knots necessary to rig, launch, and sail small sailboats. This class is for Scouts who are completely new to canoeing. Some Canoeing MB requirements can be earned.

SWIMMING

LIFESAVING

Knowledge of how to swim is necessary to succeed in this class, and it is NOT SUITABLE FOR NONSWIMMERS OR BEGINNERS. This badge is required for Eagle (with alternates), and is a good entry-level aquatics merit badge. Bring long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and shoes that can get wet.

This is a difficult merit badge and should only be undertaken by Scouts with good swimming skills. Scouts in Lifesaving will need to bring clothing (similar to Swimming requirement #4) for requirement #7e.

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SWIMMING SKILLS

able to take place unless a minimum of two participants exist.

This session is for Scouts in the non-swimmer and beginner ability groups. The instruction will work to improve their swimming skills and aim toward advancing to the next ability group.

ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION

E/Con merit badges generally require written work. Scouts in these sessions should be especially mindful to come to class prepared with paper and a pen or pencil, as well as the merit badge pamphlet, given the amount of specialized knowledge contained in each badge.

WATER SPORTS

ARCHAEOLOGY

This session will involve water-skiing. Space is very limited, so sign up early! Scouts will learn about archaeology, archaeological digs, and the importance of protecting the past.

KAYAKING BSA (FORMALLY WHITEWATER)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

This session will concentrate on completing the Kayaking BSA award, but requirements toward Whitewater MB will be earned. Canoeing MB is recommended as a prerequisite for this class.

MILE SWIM BSA

This badge required for Eagle is a two-hour session. It will involve a great deal of study, observation, note taking, and writing. Younger Scouts are discouraged from taking this badge.

FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Over the week, Scouts will gradually build up towards swimming a non-stop mile. This badge requires both some written material and some conservation work. Accordingly, bring paper, pencil, and shoes that can get muddy.

BSA LIFEGUARD

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FORESTRY

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION

This session will involve collections and observations, as well as a good deal of written material.

Scouts taking this merit badge will learn about the importance water plays on our environment. They will also do an in depth study on the conservation of soil and how soil plays an important role in environmental protection.

GEOLOGY WEATHER

This badge teaches how rock and mineral formations are created. Scouts will also learn about fossils, faults, soil, and erosion.

This badge covers a lot of material. An interest or background in weather is helpful. Scouts will be recording weather data throughout the week.

INSECT STUDY

HANDICRAFT

Diligence in collecting specimens will help Scouts' success in this session. Most Handicraft sessions require one or more kits, which are available at the Trading Post.

COMMUNICATIONS NATURE STUDIES

This badge is required for Eagle and requires a good deal of writing and a thoughtful approach.

This two-hour session combines Bird Study, Mammal Study, Reptile and Amphibian Study, and Nature merit badges. This is a good session for younger Scouts and is a good introduction to the Ecology/Conservation area. Reptile and Amphibian Study requirement #8 cannot be completed at camp. Mammal Study requirement #3C is best done at home before camp. Additional instruction is provided, given the breadth of this session, and Scouts who have already completed one or more of the contained merit badges may spend more time on another topic.

LEATHERWORK

This is a good badge for younger Scouts. The session will teach basic leatherworking techniques, although experienced Scouts will have plenty of opportunity for honing their skills.

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FINGERPRINTING & CRIME PREVENTION

PHOTOGRAPHY

This is a good session for all Scouts, although some requirements for Crime Prevention cannot be completed at camp.

Scouts must bring a camera and, if needed, a roll of film. Digital cameras are acceptable, so long as the instructor can take the memory unit to make prints. There will be a cost for the processing and printing of pictures.

BASKETRY & WOODCARVING

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Scouts may bring their own knives for Woodcarving, although knives are available for Scouts to use. Personal knives should be sharp and pocketknives are discouraged. Scouts should plan on spending time on their projects in the campsite. Both of these badges are good for younger Scouts.

FIRST AID

INDIAN LORE

This badge covers a great deal of written material, and there are skills to master. Familiarity with knots is extremely important. This badge is recommended for older Scouts. It is highly recommended that CPR instruction, as well as requirements 1, 2d, 3c, and 7, be completed prior to camp.

This session is excellent for all Scouts. The badge will involve the study of various American Indian tribes.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

RADIO & ELECTRONICS

First Aid merit badge is a prerequisite. Some requirements must be done at home. There will be some written work in this class, as well as some practical demonstration of rescue carries.

Members of the Jack Goforth Radio Club, who provide an excellent program and learning opportunity to Scouts, teach this session.

FIRE SAFETY

ART & SCULPTURE

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SCOUTCRAFT

AVIATION

Therefore, so a good working knowledge prior to the class is helpful. Scouts will be going crosscountry on their courses, so physical fitness, long pants, and insect repellent are recommended.

PERSONAL FITNESS

This badge will involve a field trip to a local airport on one afternoon. Assistance from unit leaders for transportation will be needed. This badge, required for Eagle, guides Scouts in developing a fitness plan that they must maintain for 12 weeks. Scouts also learn about different diseases related to lack of fitness and nutrition and learn methods to help prevent them. Some requirements may conflict with certain religious views. Please review the requirements for this badge before enrolling.

HIKING

This half-day session will involve lots of walking. Scouts will see many miles of trails that few others walk on. A daypack and a water bottle are necessary for the hikes. Four of the five ten mile hikes will be the aim of this session. The 20-mile hike will not be done at camp. Some basic backpacking skills and knowledge will also be instructed, and some Backpacking merit badge requirements will be fulfilled.

PIONEERING

SPACE EXPLORATION

This two-hour session requires the completion of a pioneering project. Scouts should be familiar with knots and lashings. Requirement #2 outlines prerequisites.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Scouts have the opportunity to construct, launch, and recover a model rocket. Rocket kits will be available at the Trading Post, and engines will be available through the instructor. Scouts may not bring engines from home.

The survival kit should be assembled at home and brought to camp. There will be an overnight trip during the week for participants in this class.

ORIENTEERING

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FISHING

ARCHERY

Bring your own tackle box or purchase it at the Trading Post. Camp Buck Toms has a waiver from Tennessee that allows Scouts to fish at camp without a license. The section of requirement #9 entailing cooking the fish will not be done at camp.

Shooting experience is highly recommended. This badge requires a lot of time and practice to qualify. Accordingly, Scouts should be prepared to spend time outside of the class hour at the range. Scouts must be strong enough to draw a 25-pound bow.

PAUL BUNYAN WOODSMAN

SHOTGUN SHOOTING

This is an award for advanced use of woods tools and is taught in conjunction with the Dan Beard staff.

This program will teach the basics of handling and shooting a shotgun as well as safety precautions for firearms. Scouts should be age 14 and have strength and size to manage a 20-gauge shotgun.

SHOOTING SPORTS

Violation of safety rules will result in immediate dismissal from the following classes. All Shooting Sports sessions are recommended for second year or older campers.

MUZZLE-LOADING RIFLE

RIFLE SHOOTING

Shooting experience is highly recommended for this two-hour session. A lot of time and practice is necessary to qualify. Scouts should be at least 13 years of age or second year camper and have the strength and size to manage a 10-pound target rifle. A .22 caliber bolt-action rifle will be the primary tool for qualifying. Each session is limited to 16 Scouts.

This session is recommended for Scouts who already have the Rifle Shooting merit badge and are interested in hands-on experience with black powder rifles. It will give Scouts the opportunity to load, fire, and clean a muzzle-loading rifle. Due to range restrictions, Scouts will not be able to qualify for the Rifle Shooting merit badge, but it is a fantastic experience for those who already have it.

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ADVANCED SPORT BADGES

CLIMBING

This two-hour session focuses on safety aspects of the sport of climbing while teaching practical climbing and rappelling skills. Care of rope, hardware, and other equipment is also covered indepth.

CYCLING

Cycling experience is a must for this session. Scouts will learn safety, maintenance, and riding techniques, as well as learning about Tennessee state laws regarding bicyclists. This session will meet at the Camp Administration Office on Monday and will take the entire first half of the day. Scouts will return around lunch each day. The rides will be on roads in and around the nearby town of Rockwood, TN. Scouts will need to bring their own bicycle and helmet. Multi-speed (10 or more) bicycles are necessary, and "road bikes" are recommended. Bicycles must be in good, working condition in order to participate.

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FIRST-YEAR SCOUT PROGRAMS

DAN BEARD

some additional work to push on to Second Class and First Class. This half-day session, offered for the morning and afternoon, will concentrate on Second and First Class rank requirements related to nature, first aid, Scoutcraft, and navigation.

This program is for Scouts who are new to camp and have not yet earned the Second Class rank. This program is named for Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America and the first National Scout Commissioner. The Dan Beard program gives first-year Scouts a taste of the entire summer camp program, including opportunities to: rappel at the tower, learn from the Ecology/Conservation staff, spend time at the Waterfront, visit the Rifle and Archery Ranges at the Shooting Sports area, as well as many other fun experiences. Most importantly, Dan Beard participants will have the opportunity to complete many requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. Dan Beard participants will be organized into patrols, led by a staff Patrol Guide, and will get to experience some of the Patrol Method at camp. Dan Beard participants should be prepared daily for trekking all over camp: substantial footwear and water bottles are a must. Daypacks for towels, Scout Handbooks, water bottles, and other materials are highly recommended. Participants will be busy from morning to evening, and may have less opportunity for free time compared to other campers. However, they can go home with tangible evidence of their hard work in the forms of the Totin' Chip, Firem'n Chit, and requirements checked off by their counselor.

REQUIRED ITEMS FOR DAN BEARD AND BROWNSEA CADETS

SUBSTANTIAL FOOTWARE (HIKING BOOTS/STURDY SHOES) WATER BOTTLES SWIM TRUNKS TOWEL WRITING MATERIALS

REQUIREMENTS COVERED

TENDERFOOT 4A, 4B, 4C, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12A, 12B SECOND CLASS 1A, 2, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 6, 7A, 7C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 9B FIRST CLASS 1, 2, 6, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 8C, 9A, 9B, 9C, 11 BROWNSEA CADETS SC: 1A, 6, 7A, 7C FC: 1, 2, 6, 7A, 7B, 8A-D, 9A

BROWNSEA CADETS

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C.O.P.E.

The Challenging Outdoor Person Experience, or C.O.P.E. Program, is a weeklong high adventure program for older Scouts that teaches advanced team building and problem solving sills. Scouts will learn to work as a group and function as a team to meet a series of low course and high course C.O.P.E. elements. Participants should be at least 13 years old and in sound physical condition. The goals of project C.O.P.E. are to build leadership, self-esteem, decision-making, trust, and teamwork. These goals are accomplished by progressing, as a group, through a series of increasingly physically and mentally challenging exercises that require cooperation and teamwork to complete. Buck Toms offers one of the finest high ropes courses, as well as a multi-level repelling tower and zip line. When you complete the course, you and your group will receive a special C.O.P.E. t-shirt, stating that you have "...Met the C.O.P.E. Challenge!"

REQUIRED FOR C.O.P.E.

STURDY SHOES (ABSOLUTELY NO SANDALS OR CROCKS) WATER BOTTLE A SENSE OF ADVENTURE AND AWESOMENESS

MOUNTAIN MAN

Mountain Man is a five-day expedition that may consist of, but not limited to, the following: backpacking, caving, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, and various water sports. There is a planning session on Sunday evening to set the week's schedule. At this meeting, each participant will have input on the journey for the week. Mountain Man is led by a seasoned guide and promises to be fun for any participant. At the end of the week, upon completing the trek, each participant who completes the trek will be granted a shirt and named Mountain Men!

REQUIRED FOR MOUNTAIN MAN

PLEASE SEE APPENDIX G FOR THE EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

BUCK TOMS WILL ONLY PROVIDE TENTS TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO

WISH TO RENT THEM. THESE ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE BEFORE ARRIVAL AT CAMP.

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ADD-ONS

RAFTING

NOTE: By State Law, participants in this program MUST be at least 12 years old. The Ocoee River, site of the 1996 Olympics, provides a thrilling afternoon trip on Class 1 through Class 4 rapids. You will get wet so be sure to bring an extra set of clothes and shoes. The following items are recommended for the trip: tennis shoes (footwear that ties or straps), swim trunks, and towel. Cameras may be taken at your own risk. Each group will need to provide their own transportation. Participants will miss Friday's classes and some activities. Groups will depart camp after breakfast on Friday morning and return at approximately 4pm. A cooler lunch will be provided by the camp, which should be picked up before departing. The expected fee for this exciting experience is $40 per person (price may change pending the outfitters fee for 2011). Fees are payable by Tuesday morning to the Camp Administration Office. This activity is separate from the Whitewater Merit Badge taught in the Aquatics program. Participants must leave camp for this activity and will miss all Friday merit badge classes. This activity cannot be used to meet any of the requirements for the Whitewater Merit Badge at camp.

THIEF NECK PIRATES

This program is designed for older Scouts who are in their third or fourth year of camp and are looking for challenging activities or new skills to develop. It takes place outside the scheduled class hours of the day. Scouts must be at least First Class rank, and either 14 years of age or entering ninth grade in the fall. Scouts must also have basic canoeing skills, as there is a canoe-skills test for the required overnight canoe trip to Thief Neck Island on Monday evening. Other activities include building a coracle (sign up to find out what this is), going down the zip line, and numerous others. Adults wishing to participate will be accepted on a spaceavailable basis, and they must have earned the Camp Buck Toms Scout Leader's Merit Badge. Sign-up will be at camp on Sunday during check-in and Monday morning at breakfast.

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CAMP ACTIVITIES

ADULT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Adult Leaders, are you tired of just sitting around camp? There will be plenty to do for leaders at Camp Buck Toms. Leadership trainings are offered during the day throughout the week on a variety of topics. If you are a district or council level trainer, feel free to contact the program director or camp director to teach a course or assist with one of ours! regarding procedures, policies, and equipment, and a practical session with Ranger Dave Wallace, where there will be on-site analysis of trees, both standing and fallen.

FAMILY NIGHT

Wednesday night, parents and families are encouraged to come to camp and visit their Scouts. Come to dinner (6:00 PM), and then hang out with the troop in the campsite, drop by the Trading Post for souvenirs, or attend Vespers at the Chapel. Make sure to stay for the OA Campfire Show! Units should reserve meals with the dining hall staff in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate all guests.

CLIMB ON SAFELY

This is a climbing orientation course for all leaders. This will not certify leaders to operate a climbing program, but it will familiarize them with climbing and rappelling safety standards. Knowledge will be gained as to how to assist a certified Climbing Instructor.

SCOUTMASTER SHOOT

Monday evening, leaders are welcomed to the shotgun range, where they will have the chance to knock some clay pigeons out of the air. There is a cost of $0.25 per shot (4 for $1) to cover the cost of ammunition.

SAFE SWIM DEFENSE & SAFETY AFLOAT

This training session, led by our aquatics staff, provides valuable information concerning the BSA's policies for aquatic activities on the unit level. It will be offered early in the week, and leadership with this training is a prerequisite for troops wishing to participate in Troop Boating and Swimming evenings at the waterfront.

WATERMELON SHOOT

Also on Monday evening, the Shooting Sports staff hosts this Camp Buck Toms tradition. It is open to two participants per unit, and the rules are simple: Hit the watermelon with an arrow, and it's yours!

LEAVE NO TRACE

This program is a good introduction to the seven Leave No Trace principles. It is recommended for all leaders and Scouts too, as knowledge of LNT is required for Second Class, as well as several merit badges, and is essential for troop outings, especially backpacking trips.

TROOP BOATING AND SWIMMING

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, units will have the opportunity to get together and have open boating and swimming at the Waterfront. Qualified supervision from each participating unit is required, and the necessary Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense trainings will be offered earlier in the week by the aquatics staff.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHAINSAW TRAINING

COUNCIL

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BELT NIGHT

Tuesday or Thursday night, come to the Handicraft Lodge and make a belt! Cost is $12 for the blank leather belt. Tools and our knowledgeable staff will be available to customize and decorate your own belt! The staff can also help you add your initials to a belt you already have, and Camp Buck Toms brands are available to mark your belt, hat, belt, or moccasins!

CAMPFIRES

Scouts will have three chances to see the view from our Campfire Circle on Watts Bar Lake. Sunday evening, units will be led from their campsites to the Campfire Circle for our opening ceremony (and some entertainment from the staff!). Wednesday night, the Circle will be the site of Pellissippi Lodge 230's OA Campfire Show, and families and guests at camp for Family Night are encouraged to attend! Friday night, units will again be led to the Circle for our Closing Campfire, where meritorious actions throughout the week will be recognized, and Scouts will have the opportunity to perform some skits and songs themselves!

LEAVE NO TRACE

This in-depth course will be offered Thursday evening in the Training Lodge. Leave No Trace is required for Second Class and several merit badges, and it is essential knowledge for any unit outing, especially backpacking. We recommend that all Scouts and leaders be familiar with its principles.

FUN AND GAMES

Throughout the week there will be lots of opportunities to compete against other Scouts and troops at camp! The volleyball court, basketball court, and horseshoe pits are always waiting! For the strategists out there, there will be a chess tournament during the week. Our Ultimate Tournament returns this year, as well as many games and competitions across camp, from Scoutcraft and Handicraft to Aquatics and Shooting Sports, all of which will count towards the CampWide Games!

VESPERS

Interfaith Scout Vespers services will be led at the J. Nelson McAbee Chapel twice during the week. Our Camp Chaplain's Aide will lead Sunday's service, and a guest Chaplain will lead Wednesday. Units may also schedule their own chapel services if they wish; contact the Camp Director or Camp Chaplain's Aide at camp to make arrangements.

CAMP-WIDE GAMES

Ongoing throughout the week, there will be various competitions and tests of Scouting skills. Units that participate will have a chance to win the Camp Buck Toms Trophy! Aquatics contests, the Archery Tournament, Scoutcraft games, and many others will earn points for your unit! Check the daily schedule at camp for the time and place of each event!

SCOUT LEADER COBBLER COOK-OFF EXTRAVAGANZA

Showcase your cooking skills in our leaders' cobbler cook-off! A select few of our lucky, or maybe unlucky depending on the cobbler, staff will be called upon to judge this event. The winners of this event will receive a special limited edition embroidered Camp Buck Toms apron, which will be presented at the closing campfire. Leaders will need to bring their own equipment and ingredients!

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

CAMP BUCK TOMS PARTICIPATION AWARD

YOUTH

Option 1

Do one of the following from list A and four of the following from list B

ADULT SCOUT LEADER'S MERIT BADGE

Option 1

Complete 6 of the following

Donate $25 to the Campership Fund Participate in OA Brotherhood Ceremony Lifeguard at the Aquatics area for an evening or free swim Serve as an Assistant Ranger for one full day Participate in the Scout Leader Cobbler Cook-off Drive a vehicle on a field trip Participate in Inter-unit Activity Participate in Thief Neck Pirates Earn the CBT Religious Award Assist in a program area for one day Participate in Scoutmaster Shoot-off Assist Scoutcraft staff with pioneering construction Help supervise the clean up of the Dining Hall for three meals Attend the Scoutmaster Dinner Participate in Mile Swim Volunteer in the Dan Beard area for one day Participate in two of the leaders' trainings Make a handicraft other than a belt Register your troop for 2012 camp Hike the Perimeter Trail Take a nap daily Other activity approved ahead of time by the Program Director or Camp Director

List A

Participate in CBT Religious Award C.O.P.E. Dan Beard Kayak BSA Mile Swim BSA OA Brotherhood Ceremony Thief Neck Pirates

List B

Participate in Paul Bunyan Woodsman Inter-unit Activity Free Swim Belt Night Free Boating Song or Skit Open Shoot Open Handicraft (not including Belt Night) Open Scoutcraft Free Climbing Water Carnival Flag Ceremony Ultimate Tournament

Option 2

Complete 1 of the following

Serve as an Assistant Ranger for part of at least four days Instruct a merit badge for the week Complete the BSA Lifeguard program Participate in C.O.P.E. or Mountain Man

Option 2

Complete 1 of the following Participate in at least 8 activities from list B Mountain Man

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CAMP SERVICE AWARD

Any Scout or Venturer, youth or adult, may earn this attractive award by participating in service projects at either Camp Pellissippi or Camp Buck Toms. Each Scout must perform the number of hours required to earn each level of recognition. The qualifications are as follows: 1. The service project must be approved and directed by the Camp Ranger. 2. Scouts may do the project either with their Troop or individually. 3. OA Ordeals, Service Projects for Merit Badges or advancement at Summer Camp are not eligible, but service work performed for the Camp Buck Toms Award may count. BRAVE PATCH WARRIOR PATCH 6 more hours, for a total of 18 hours of service work performed (including time worked for the other 2 awards, with a total of at least 3 days involved) CHIEFTAIN PATCH 6 more hours, for a total of 24 hours of service work performed (including time worked for the other 3 awards, with a total of at least 3 days involved)

12 hours of service work performed, using at least two days at work

MERIT AND HONOR TROOP

The Merit Troop and Honor Troop awards recognize units that fully participate in the camp program, follow camp rules, and demonstrate the true Scouting Spirit. All units receiving the Merit and Honor Troop awards will be recognized at the closing campfire.

MERIT TROOP

Complete 7 of the 8 following requirements The unit has 50% of its active membership at camp Scouts attending camp participate in scheduled activities (merit badges, free swims, and other activities of the day). Older Scouts should try to participate in the Thief Neck Pirate program The Senior Patrol Leader or designated assistant attends all SPL meetings, and the Scoutmaster or assistant attends all leaders' meetings The Scouts and leaders attend the evening meals in BSA Full Field Uniform The unit maintains a clean campsite throughout the week The unit attends at least one Vesper service The unit has Order of the Arrow members that participate or plan to participate in the OA events happening during the week The unit participates in at least one flag ceremony at a meal

HONOR TROOP

Complete 2 of the 4 following requirements, in addition to achieving Merit Troop The unit has at least one adult that attends the Scoutmasters' pre-camp meeting The unit performs a conservation or camp improvement project while at camp. The project must be approved beforehand and checked upon completion by the Camp Commissioner The unit plans one inter-unit or inter-campsite activity. The activity must foster a sense of Scouting Friendship between at least two units The unit demonstrates Scout Spirit by participating with songs and skits at assemblies and meal times

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ORDER OF THE ARROW

Pellissippi Lodge #230 is an integral part of Camp Buck Toms. Most of the members of the Camp Staff are also Lodge members, including the Lodge Advisor and Lodge Chief. The OA will host a variety of activities throughout your week at summer camp.

BROTHERHOOD CEREMONY

If you are an Ordeal member of 10 months in Pellissippi Lodge #230, you will be expected to participate in the Brotherhood Ceremony and become a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow. There will be a $15 fee that will cover the cost of your sash. To register for the Brotherhood Ceremony, stop by the Camp Administration Office or the Trading Post.

OA ICE CREAM BASH

Join your fellow brothers for an evening of ice cream and fellowship on Monday night! The OA Ice Cream Bash serves up a variety of ice cream and toppings. Open to ALL OA members, in- and out-of-council, this is a great time to fellowship with brothers old and new.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OA CAMPFIRE

This will be the showcase of the week. Held on Family Night on Wednesday, this event will showcase Native American Song and Dance. This event is open to ALL members of the OA. Units should wear their field uniform and sashes. If your unit wishes to showcase their skills, please see the Program Director.

OA CRACKER BARREL

Held on Thursday evenings, this event will allow for all OA brothers to once again join in fellowship.

SWAPPING AND FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE NIGHT

Held on Thursday evenings in conjunction with the cracker barrel, this event is open to ALL SCOUTS. Scouts are encouraged to bring their patches and trade swap "doubles" or patches they no longer want. Swapping is great fun if it's done right. It gives Scouts a chance to meet new friends as well as to improve their collection. Swapping can be bad if the only goal is to beat the other guy in a trade. Here are some guidelines for swapping: It's not in the spirit of Scouting to buy or sell patches. Swapping is trading. Do not buy or sell. After you close a deal, be sure to exchange a friendly Scout handshake. It is the policy of Camp Buck Toms that swapping and trading is done between one youth and another or between one adult and another. Trading and swapping is not to be done between Scouts and adults.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING

This course is designed for Boy Scout Troops. This is open to all Boy Scouts who are First Class or above. This exciting and fast paced training will be offered at Camp Buck Toms during the week of June 5 th through June 11th. Participants will learn new skills in team development and leadership, skills that you can bring back to a troop and put into practice. Every Scout that maintains a leadership position should attend this training. This course is taught by a well trained youth and adult staff who know the program and are equipped to help participants develop and deliver these learned skills to their fellow Scouts. For more information on NYLT, please contact Jeff Bays at the Great Smoky Mountain Council Service Center at 865.588.6514.

CAMP EMERGENCIES

If an emergency situation occurs, listen for the Camp Emergency Signal. A loud, continuous signal will be the beginning of an emergency situation (whether it is a practice drill or a real occurrence). An emergency vehicle driving through camp will also be using either the vehicle's horn or an air horn to signal an emergency. Listen for three blasts of the horn, repeated continuously. The campers should treat every sounding of the camp emergency signal as a real situation until given the "all clear" signal. The ALL CLEAR signal is denoted by four blasts of a vehicle horn, and the camp emergency signal will cease. The table below describes several possible conditions that could happen at camp, and the appropriate action needed. Situation Lost Camper/Lost Bather (LCD/LBD) Appropriate Action All campers and staff report to the Parade Field, except C.O.P.E. and Climbing Evacuate to the nearest program shelter, Training Lodge, Trading Post, or Dining Hall Report to the Training Lodge as quickly as possible Structure Fires: evacuate the building and stand back 100 yards. Do NOT attempt to fight the fire Forest Fires: Evacuate to the Parade Field and send a runner to call 911 as soon as possible Campsites 1 ­ 7, report to the parking lot. Campsites 8 ­ 18, report to the Scoutcraft activity field Low-lying areas go to higher ground

Moderate to Severe Thunderstorms Tornado

Fires

Earthquake Floods

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PROVISIONAL TROOP 557

Provisional Scouts are those Scouts who are unable to attend summer camp with their own troops, or would like to enjoy another week at summer camp. This includes Scouts from out-of-council troops. Provisional Troop 557 is a group of Scouts attending camp from many different troops, but the council provides the adult leadership. Scouts in Troop 557 have all of the same program opportunities as those attending with their own troop. The Provisional Troop 557 attends Week 5 ­ July 10 ­ 16, 2011. They will meet at camp at the Cub World pavilion at 2 P.M. and there will be signs to direct the way to this location. Once all of the Scouts have reported to this meeting place, Troop 557 will proceed into camp and begin the check-in process as any other troop would. The council will provide at least two experienced and qualified adult leaders who will spend the week at Camp Buck Toms. These adults will have the same responsibilities as troop Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters during the week at camp. They will be available in the campsite to supervise and help the Scouts with skill development and other activities. Scoutmasters should make the reservation form found in the "Forms & Lists" section of this guide available to any Scout who wants to go to summer camp "provisional". The Scoutmaster should assist the Scout in completing the reservation form, the merit badge/activity sign-up form, and the medical forms. Send the completed forms to the council office. The camp staff will contact the Scout with more details. The fees for attending camp with the provisional troop are listed on Page 2. For more information about Provisional Troop 557, please contact Jeff Bays at the Great Smoky Mountain Council Service Center at 865.588.6514.

CAMP BUCK TOMS GRACE

Before breakfast and dinner every day, a Scout will lead the Camp Buck Toms Grace. If a Troop's Chaplain's Aide wishes to lead the grace, please see the Program Director. Please note that a Scout is Reverent, each in his own way. In silence we seek Thee. In grace, we believe in Thee. For the blessing of this meal, for the fellowship we feel, Scouting thanks you oh Lord. Amen.

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WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

INDIVIDUAL CHECKLIST

CLOTHING ITEMS Scout Field Uniform 5 changes underwear 5 T-shirts or other shirts 5 pairs socks (maybe more) Long pants (it's cool at night) Long shirt or jacket Lightweight shoes Shower shoes Hiking boots or heavy shoes Poncho or raincoat Hat for sun and rain 1 or 2 swim trunks or shorts 2 or 3 pairs short pants HEALTH, SAFETY, AND COMFORT Sunglasses Regular glasses if needed Broom to sweep tent platform 3 or 4 towels 3 or 4 washcloths SOAP (3 or 4 hotel bars) Deodorant Tooth care stuff Insect Repellent Band-Aids Foot powder Comb or hairbrush Mirror Sun screen lotion Dirty clothes bag Canteen or water bottle 5 or 6 coat hangers FOR SLEEPING ON COTS 2 blankets or sleeping bag Pillow 2 pillow covers Foam pad or cot cushion STUFF FOR ADVANCEMENT Scout Handbook Small pocketknife Day Pack Sleeping bag for overnight activity Fishing tackle Pencils or pens Notebook or writing paper Merit badge books Kits/special equipment for MBs OTHER STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT Footlocker (best way to pack) Magazines and books Stamps so you can write home Paper, envelopes, and post cards Camera and film Watch (not expensive) Wallet for pocket money and I.D. Flashlight 2 or 3 sets of new batteries Extra bulb for flashlight Needles and thread Safety pins Spending money

UNIT EQUIPMENT

Troop, USA, and State Flag First aid kits Patrol flags Bow saws Lanterns Rope Extra plastic sheeting 28 Brooms Water hose Water coolers Dining fly Troop cooking equipment Dutch ovens ABC Fire Extinguisher 2011 Camp Buck Toms Leader's Guide

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WHAT CAMP BUCK TOMS PROVIDES

Flagpole Latrine and water supply Showers (some in campsites and at Central Showers) Picnic Table 2-man tents Tent platforms Cots Bulletin board Fire pit Tarps over tents Washstand Liquid fuel lock box

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CAMP

Personal firearms or other firearms, ammunition, and bows are not allowed in camp: only those supplied by the Shooting Sports area are to be used. Sheath knives are not allowed at camp as well. Any such equipment brought to camp must be delivered to the Camp Director when the unit checks-in. It will be returned when the unit checks out at the end of the week. In addition, no pets of any kind or fireworks are allowed in camp. This is policy of the Boy Scouts of America. Finally, we recommend that items such as radios, iPods and MP3 players, electronic games, and other electronic devices not be brought to camp. Summer camp is an outdoor experience, and these items are not appropriate for that experience. CAMP BUCK TOMS IS IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS. THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT PERSONAL ITEMS FROM BEING LOST OR STOLEN IS TO NOT BRING THEM.

PACKING TIPS

Other than some basic items, different people and units will bring different items with them. A good exercise is to think about your troop's perfect week at camp and bring items that you see in your mental picture. Some Troops never leave home without their hammocks, others never leave without their rod and tackle box. Make this week the best week of your summer. To help you and your troop not forget these important items, please use the lists on the previous page to help with packing.

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CAMP CONTACT INFORMATION CAMP DIRECTOR

Aaron Thrasher [email protected]

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ernie Reihl [email protected]

CAMP COMMISSIONER

Sam Lawhorn [email protected]

BUSINESS MANAGER

T.J. Williams [email protected]

COUNCIL PROGRAM DIRECTOR/PROFESSIONAL ADVISER

Jeff Bays [email protected]

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APPENDIX

A B C D E F G H I J K

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MERIT BADGE SCHEDULE CAMP ATTENDANCE ROSTER MEDICATION FORM CAMPERSHIP FUND APPLICATION CAMPERSHIP FUND CAMPAIGN HOLD-HARMLESS AGREEMENT FORM MOUNTAIN MAN EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST PROVISIONAL TROOP 557 APPLICATION MAP OF CAMP BUCK TOMS DIRECTIONS AND MAP TO CAMP BUCK TOMS MERIT BADGE REGISTRATION FORM ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS ONLINE ADVANCEMENT DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS

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MERIT BADGE CLASSES Aquatics BSA Lifeguard Canoeing Canoeing Skills Lifesaving Mile Swim Motorboating Rowing Small Boat Sailing Swimming Swimming Skills Water Sports Kayaking BSA Nature Fish & Wildlife Management Nature Studies Archaeology Fishing Forestry Geology Insect Study Soil & Water Conservation Environmental Science Weather Handicraft Art/Sculpture Basketry/Woodcarving Communications Fingerprinting/Crime Prevention Indian Lore Leatherwork Photography Radio/Electronics Health and Safety First Aid Emergency Preparedness Fire Safety Scoutcraft Pioneering Aviation Hiking Orienteering Personal Fitness Wilderness Survival Fishing Space Exploration Cycling Paul Bunyan Woodsman Shooting Sports Archery Muzzle loading Rifle Rifle Shooting Shotgun Shooting Extended Programs C.O.P.E. Climbing Dan Beard Brownsea Cadets Mountain Man Expedition Class Size 10 16 6 10 10 8 8 8 10 4 4 4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 4 16 4 16 8 24 10 100 50 12 ALL ALL ALL DAY DAY DAY EVERY EVERY EVERY DAY DAY DAY 9:30 ALL = CLASS NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME 10:30 1:00 DAY EVERY 2:00 DAY

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2011 CAMP ATTENDANCE ROSTER

Troop # Week # Campsite # District Council This form must be returned with each payment. List all Adults and all Youth Members who will be attending Camp for one night or more. A copy of this form must be turned in with each payment with all names that are being paid for listed. Position SM ASM #1 ASM #2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 If needed for larger Troops, attach a second page of this form Bring four (4) copies of this completed form to camp. Visit www.bsa-gsmc.org 33 Name of Scout or Adult DOB Medical

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THOMAS H. BAER CAMPERSHIP FUND APPLICATION APPLICATION FOR ASSISTANCE WITH CAMP FEES

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN COUNCIL MEMBERS ONLY

ABSOLUTE DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2011

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Troop Number ____________________District __________________________________________ Name of Scoutmaster ______________________________________________________________ Scoutmaster's Telephone (_______) __________________________________________________ Name of Scout ___________________________________________________________________ Parent's or Guardian's Name(s) ______________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________ State __________ Zip __________________ Scout's Age _________ Years in Scouting __________ Rank __________________________ Explain why this Scout needs help with Camp expenses ___________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ Has your Troop participated in a Council-sponsored money-earning project this year? _______ If "YES" list the project(s) ______________________________________________________ Has your Troop held or worked on a money-earning project this year? ________________________ If "YES" list the project(s) ___________________________________________________________ Total Camp fees $_________ Amount requested from Campership Fund (up to $92.50) $_________ Signed by Scoutmaster ________________________________ Date _______________________ For Office Use Only Date Received in Council Office ___________ Amount of Campership Awarded $____________

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2011 CAMPERSHIP FUND CAMPAIGN

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The Great Smoky Mountain Council is now offering a new commemorative 2011 Council Shoulder Patch to recognize donors who make a financial contribution to help needy Scouts attend camp. This limited edition patch features many colors and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. All proceeds received from this project will be used to send Scouts to summer camp at Camp Buck Toms, day camp for Cub Scouts, and weekend camping for Cub Scouts and their families. Use the form below to make your donation to the campership fund and receive your commemorative Council Shoulder Patch today! Thank you for your support in helping Scouts to go to camp!

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ORDER FORM ­ 2011 CAMPERSHIP RECOGNITION CSP

To order your 2011 Limited Edition GSMC Campership Recognition Council Shoulder Patch, please send your donation to: CAMPERSHIP FUND CAMPAIGN Great Smoky Mountain Council, BSA PO Box 51885 Knoxville, TN 37950 Please reserve _________ 2011 CSP (s) for me at a donation of $25 each. Enclosed is my donation of $________________. Checks and money orders payable to BSA. Credit Card: Visa / Master Card SEND PATCH (ES) TO: Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] Please use my name as a supporter of this program. [ ] Please do not list my name. Number: ________-________-________-________ Exp. Date: ______________

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HOLD ­ HARMLESS AGREEMENT

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I understand that participating in the Climbing Rappelling and Zip line, Mountain Man Expedition, Project C.O.P.E., Cycling, or the Thief Neck Pirate Program at Camp Buck Toms owned by the Great Smoky Mountain Council, BSA, involves a certain degree of risk that could result in injury or death. In consideration of the benefits to be derived, after carefully considering the risk involved, and in view of the fact that the Boy Scouts of America is a not-for-profit organization: RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION I hereby release and waive any and all claims that I may have against Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, BSA and Scouting's chartered organization and any of their affiliates, agents, servants, employees, officers, directors and volunteers during use of the above listed programs. _______________ shall indemnify, hold free and harmless, assume liability for, and defend the Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, or Scouting's chartered organizations, and any of their affiliates, agents, servants, employees, officers, volunteers, and directors from any and all costs and expenses, including but not limited to, attorneys' fees, reasonable investigative and discovery costs, court costs, and all other sums that the Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, or Scouting's chartered organizations, and any of their affiliates, agents, servants, employees, officers, volunteers, and directors incur as a result of any demand for claim or assertion of liability under any municipal, state or federal law or cause of action, including any action under the Americans with Disabilities Act, arising or alleged to have arisen out of any act or omission of, or any use of real or personal property belonging to, the Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, or Scouting's chartered organizations, and any of their affiliates, agents, servants, employees, officers, volunteers, and directors. ________________ Scout Signature ________________ Telephone Number __________ Date

If signatory is less than 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must also sign this. ________________ Parents Signature ________________ Telephone Number __________ Date

ALL PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN MOUNTAIN MAN, C.O.P.E., THIEF NECK PIRATES, CYCLING, OR CLIMBING AND RAPPELLING MUST BRING THIS FORM TO CAMP COMPLETED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMS.

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MOUNTAIN MAN EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

Field uniform (class A) plus one Scout T-shirt. Uniforms are worn in Base Camp. External or Internal frame backpack with hip belt Sleeping Bag (inside waterproof bag) Sleeping Pad and ground cloth, large garbage bags work well Hiking Boots.... (BROKEN IN!!!) Three pairs hiking socks Three pairs underwear 2 Short Sleeve T-shirts 1 Long Sleeve T-shirt 1 Lightweight Jacket, Sweater or Sweatshirt 3 pair Hiking Shorts 1 hooded Rain Jacket 1 pair Rain Pants 1 small towel 2 one-quart water bottles Toilet Articles: soap, wash cloth, tooth brush & paste, toilet paper in zip lock bag Eating Utensils: plate or bowl, fork and spoon Hat or Cap with brim and sunscreen Pocket Knife Flashlight (small AA) with extra batteries Small container of insect repellent Small container of sun block Backpack Rain Cover Personal Medications----Bee Sting Kits, etc. OPTIONAL 1. Camera 2. Sunglasses 3. Extra plastic bags 4. Sandals 5. Compass 6. Backpacking Tent

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PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ADDITIONAL PATROL EQUIPMENT & FOOD WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR PACK BEFORE LEAVING BASE CAMP NOTE: Hikers WILL NOT be permitted to carry overweight packs regardless of age, size or experience. Each item on the equipment checklist should be included and additional items are discouraged. Backpacks loaded with the items on the checklist should weigh between 18 and 25 pounds. There should be enough room left in the pack to accommodate patrol equipment and food. We do not allow overweight packs to go on the trail. Unnecessary items (overweight) will be stored at Base Camp. RADIOS, IPODS, AND PORTABLE GAME DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.

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PROVISIONAL TROOP 557 APPLICATION

For Scouts Attending Summer Camp Under Council Leadership Dates: Sunday, July 10 to Saturday, July 16, 2011 Arrival Time on Sunday, July 10th is 2:00 p.m.

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Please reserve a space for me in "TROOP 557" at Camp Buck Toms. I understand that the fee is $185.00 if I pay in full by May 6, 2010, and is $210.00 after May 6, 2010. If I take C.O.P.E., I will add an additional $40.00, and if I take the Mountain Man Trek I will add an additional $75.00.

Name of Scout _____________________________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________________ City_________________________________________________ State _________ Zip ___________________ Phone Number _____________________________________________ Birth Date _______________________ Troop/Unit Number ____________________ Rank ________________________________________________ Leadership Position in Troop __________________________________________________________________ Prior Years at Summer Camp __________________________________________________________________ Parent Approval ____________________________________________________________________________ Scoutmaster's Approval ______________________________________________________________________

Complete this form and send with your Medical Form and your Merit Badge and Activity Registration Form to:

Great Smoky Mountain Council, BSA P.O. Box 51885 Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-1885

For more information, call the Great Smoky Mountain Service Center at 865.588.6514

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MAP OF CAMP BUCK TOMS

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DIRECTIONS AND MAP TO CAMP BUCK TOMS

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2011 SUMMER CAMP MERIT BADGE AND ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM

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Troop #: _________ District: ____________________ Council: ____________________________________________ Week #: _____ TO THE LEADER: This form is the alternative to online registration. This form should be discussed with the Scout, then reviewed and completed by YOU. Please use the Scout's full name (no nicknames, please) and PRINT CLEARLY. If not completed, the form will be returned to YOU for correction. Please sign the form and turn it in along with payment NO LATER THAN the Pre-Camp Meeting for your week of camp. If registration is completed prior to your Pre-Camp Meeting, it is possible that a complete schedule for your troop be available at the Pre-Camp Meeting. Scout's Name: _________________________________________ Age: _______ BSA ID#: ____________________ Rank: __________ TO THE SCOUT: List the merit badges you want to take. List alternate badges in the "SECOND CHOICE" column, making sure they meet at the same time as your first choice. IMPORTANT: EIGHT SEPARATE merit badges must be listed. SECOND CHOICES CANNOT REPEAT FIRST CHOICES. ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES: Please list all day activities under "FIRST CHOICE", 9:30 A.M. timeslot. NOTICE: Some merit badges cannot be completed at camp. Many may have additional fees. SESSION # 1 2 3 4 (TIMES) 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM FIRST CHOICE SECOND CHOICE

REMINDER TO LEADERS: The Great Smoky Mountain Council begins taking online and paper Merit Badge registrations March 4, 2011.

On My Honor, I discussed with the Scout and approve this form:

___________________________________________________ Scoutmaster

__________________________________________________ Scout

___________________________________________________ Parent/Legal Guardian (Must be signed. No Exceptions)

_____________________________________ Date

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2011 SUMMER CAMP ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

To register for camp: Go to http://www.bsa-gsmc.org. Click on calendar. Go to June 2011. Choose Camp Buck Toms from the drop down menu. Click on Summer Camp 2011 on the calendar. Click Register. Enter your Troop information then save and continue. From here you will be able to enter your adults and youth, register for Merit Badges, make any necessary changes and make payments.

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To modify your registration or make additional payments after your initial visit: Go to http://www.doubleknot.com and click on the Client Logon link. Obtain your User ID and Password by selecting the Click here if you have forgotten your User ID or Password link. Enter the email address you used to register and click the Send Password button. Your User ID and Password will be emailed to this address. Logon to the Doubleknot site with the User ID and Password emailed to you. Select the View Registrations link to see the events for which you have registered. Depending on your profile you may need to first click on the My Information link before seeing View Registrations. Select the View Details link for the registration you want to modify or make a payment for. Click on the Update or Payment button as necessary at the bottom of the page. Note: the organization may restrict changes after a certain date, so the Update button may not appear.

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GSMC ONLINE ADVANCEMENT INSTRUCTIONS AND DETAILS

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(If you do not have an access code, please contact the council office.) The Great Smoky Mountain Council is excited to announce that units can now use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements from any online location--at home or at the office. You will find this method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information. Here's how it works: The Great Smoky Mountain Council has an Internet Advancement page on our Web site (www.bsagsmc.org) with instructions and a link to this function. Internet Advancement makes it easy for unit leadership to record awards, ranks, and merit badges to youth via an online process. This system is separate from Internet Rechartering, but uses a similar concept. At any time during the year, the unit advancement processor from each active unit will be able to record advancements to youth member records. And, they'll also be able to print a unit roster at any time. The roster is the most current information from ScoutNET, and it will include the person ID for each adult and youth member. These are other reports available from Internet Advancement. Unit Advancement Summary shows ranks, merit badges, and awards saved in each person record for current members of the unit. Advancement Report lists each youth member that has new ranks, merit badges, and awards, if any. This is the official unit Advancement Report to be signed and submitted to the office. Unit Awards Summary lists the number of new ranks, merit badges, and awards by name as a shopping list. Advancement Update Summary lists any ranks, merit badges, and awards that were already in the member record and were updated online. The council will provide each unit with a unit ID, and the unit will assign an adult to record advancements. Ranks must be recorded based on program identification and in the correct rank and date sequence. Only the Eagle Scout rank cannot be awarded by this process. Awards to be entered will not include nominated awards, such as those for meritorious action, and awards that are controlled by other organizations, even if approved for uniform wear. As BSA policies for rank entry are enforced, what units enter will meet these requirements.

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