|By Tom Chlupsa|
|Heading out on a trail ride|
The Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation is a unique mixture of advancement and high
adventure activities. For your boys to enjoy both, activities must be carefully reviewed
Read offers two types of activities - those that take place in camp and those that occur
outside of the reservation. Please pay particular attention to any additional charges,
transportation availability, reservation requirements and age
standards. This information is available in the detail section for
each activity or in the summary chart, below.
Scheduling of Activities and Merit Badges
- A troop cannot participate in all of the Read activities and have boys complete
advancement during their time at camp.
- We suggest you pick a few favorite activities and register at the Leaders meetings
in March. Registration after that time can be done by authorized
units using the Unit Reservation
- Distribute your Troops activity schedule to your Scouts at least three to five
weeks before coming to camp. We have schedule cards you may choose to use. They are
available through the Service Center or you can download them from here.
- Assist your boys in filling in a reasonable merit badge or rank advancement schedule.
- Come to camp with their schedules completed and have a great time!
|By Tom Chlupsa|
|Giant's Ladder on the COPE course|
Reservation Procedures, Receipts, Cancellation and
Reservations for all activities will be first accepted at the first Scoutmasters
Orientation Meeting and, then, using the Unit
Reservation system. Registering for all activities as soon as possible will help ensure
your boys have ample opportunity to participate.
In spite of all your planning, occasionally circumstances dictate that you
must reschedule or cancel an activity reservation. In fairness to other
units who may desire to take advantage of an opening or outside vendors who
have a cost associated with your time, all cancellations must be made at
least twenty-four hours prior to your scheduled activity at the Read Central
Office. If a unit does not cancel an in-camp activity at least twenty-four
hours in advance, a fee of $25.00 will be charged. If a unit does not cancel
an out-of-camp activity at least twenty-four hours in advance, the charge
will be assessed through the vendor of the activity and may be the full cost
of the scheduled activity.
If an emergency should arise within less than 24 hours of your scheduled
activity, please inform the reservation office immediately.
All groups participating in an activity must be under the supervision of an adult
leader. All off-camp activities such as whitewater rafting require two-deep adult
Out of Camp Permission Form
Standards for Day or Overnight Hiking Trips Out of
Summary of Read Activities