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BSA Troop 2 - Woonsocket, RI

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church

Troop News & Views

June 2000

 

YAWGOOG PLANNING MEETING

The Yawgoog planning meeting will be held at OLQM Scout Hall on 9 August 2000 starting at 7:00 PM. It is mandatory for all Troop 2 Scouts who will be attending Camp Yawgoog to be at this meeting unless they have already finalized this year’s Yawgoog activity plan with one of the adult leaders. Parents or other individuals who will be driving their Scout to the meeting are asked to remain as the Scouts will be free to leave once they have met with one of the adult leaders and completed their activity plan for Camp Yawgoog.

REGULAR MEETINGS TO RESUME IN SEPTEMBER

Although we are still eagerly anticipating our time at Camp Yawgoog, it is not too early to start thinking about Scouting activities for the Fall. Our first regular meeting will be on 13 September 2000.

PHYSICALS REQUIRED FOR YAWGOOG

Please have your Scout bring their completed Scout Class 3 physical form to the Yawgoog planning meeting. Scouts will not be allowed to stay at Camp Yawgoog. without a medical. There are no medical facilities for examinations at camp. NO EXCEPTIONS!

YAWGOOG ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

UNIFORMS:

All Scouts and adult leaders are required to have a Class A uniform (minimum of Scout shirt, Troop hat and neckerchief) for the dinner meal and Sunday dress parade at Camp Yawgoog. In addition, all Scouts and adult leaders are expected to travel to Camp Yawgoog in Class A uniform. Scouts who have lost or misplaced either their Troop hats or neckerchief can purchase a new one at the Yawgoog planning meeting.

EMERGENCIES:

The camp telephone (401) 539-2311 is to be used for EMERGENCIES ONLY!!

MAIL AT CAMP:

Scout's Name, TROOP 2 Woonsocket

Camp Medicine Bow, Wuttah
Yawgoog Scout Reservation
61 Camp Yawgoog Rd.
Rockville, RI 02873

Mail call is part of the daily routine at camp. A note or card from home will make your son's day.

MEDICINE:

Scouts are not allowed to self-administer any prescription medication while at Camp Yawgoog. Please bring any medication that a Scout is required to take in its original container, along with any special administration instructions, and give it to one of the adult leaders prior to departure for Yawgoog on Sunday afternoon. Please also advise one of the adult leaders if your Scout has any allergies or medical condition(s) that may require special attention at Camp.

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable casual clothes; swim trunks; personal hygiene gear; trunk or footlocker with lock; Scout handbook. Parents/guardians of Scouts who have not been to Camp Yawgoog can discuss specifics of what to bring, and what not to bring, with any of the adult leaders at the planning meeting.

ADVANCEMENT:

Scouts should come to Yawgoog with specific goals in mind. One rank advancement and a couple of merit badges should be the minimum. Adult leaders will counsel Scouts on how best to utilize their time at Camp Yawgoog.

YAWGOOG THEME FOR WEEK 8:

As most Yawgoog veterans know, the Camp has a theme for many of the activities during our week at Yawgoog. This year’s theme will be "Hollywood Week". Review your scripts, contact your agent, and get ready for "lights, camera and action".

TRANSPORTATION:

We will leave OLQM at 5:00 PM on Sunday August 13 arriving at Yawgoog for 6:00 PM. Each Scout is responsible for their own transportation to and from Yawgoog. Scouts should have dinner prior to leaving, as no meal is served in camp that evening. We will be returning on Sunday August 20. Parents should arrive at camp by 10:00 AM. Our Court of Honor will begin at 10:15 AM sharp at our camp site, Wuttah. After that, families are welcome to enjoy the Chicken BBQ (advance reservations required) or bring a picnic lunch. The Dress Parade is at 12:30 PM on the Tim O'Neill Field. We should be ready to leave for home by 1:30 PM

DIRECTIONS:

Route 295 South to 95 South to 138 West (Exit 3B). Take 138 through the first traffic light. At the second traffic light (blinking yellow), take a right continuing on 138. Follow 138 until you see the Camp Yawgoog sign on the left.

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CAMP YAWGOOG MERIT BADGE PROGRAM

The following is a list of all merit badges available at Yawgoog Scout Reservation including their times and locations. All program Centers are open from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm; and 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

MERIT BADGE

CENTER

9:00-

10:30

10:30-

12:00

2:00-

3:30

3:30-5:00

7:00-

8:00

AS NEEDED

Fishing

Ashaway

X

Camping

Campcraft

X

X

X

X

Orienteering1

Campcraft

X

X

X

X

Pioneering

Campcraft

X

X

X

Wilderness Survival1

Campcraft

X

X

X

Basketry

Crafts Center

X

Indian Lore

Crafts Center

X

Leatherwork

Crafts Center

X

Metalwork

Crafts Center

X

Woodcarving

Crafts Center

X

Archery

Archery Range

X

X

X

Shotgun Shooting

Trap Range

X

Rifle

Rifle Range

X

X

X

Astronomy

Nature Center

X

Geology1

Nature Center

X

Small Boat Sailing

Ashaway

X

X

Environmental Science

Nature Center

X

X

X

X

Forestry

Nature Center

X

X

Mammals

Nature Center

X

X

X

X

Nature1

Nature Center

X

X

Reptile and Amphibian Study1

Nature Center

X

X

Soil and Water Cons.

Nature Center

X

X

Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.1

Nature Center

X

X

Weather

Nature Center

X

X

Canoeing

Waterfront

X

Lifesaving [Both Sessions Required]

Waterfront

X

X

Rowing

Waterfront

X

Swimming

Waterfront

X

X

Climbing

Challenge

X

X

1.  Camping, Nature, Wilderness Survival, Fish & Wildlife Management, Geology, and Reptile & Amphibian Study Merit Badges have
requirements that must be completed prior to Yawgoog. If these requirements are not completed, the Scout will receive a blue card
indicating the requirements completed at Camp Yawgoog.

Daily Schedule

7:00 Reveille, Colors, personal and campsite clean-up and inspection.
7:15 Religious worship.
8:00 Breakfast (Waiter's call at 7:45 AM).
8:30 Good Turns, spruce up campsite for inspection. Organize for activities
9:00 Activities - Trading post & all program centers open. (Exception: Mon. at 2 pm).  Camp Inspections.
11:30 Siren - ALL BOATS IN.
12:00 Assemble in campsite; program centers close. Memorial Bell Tower Tolls.
12:30 Lunch (Waiter's call at 12:15 PM; Exception: Monday Lunch, no early waiter is needed).
1:00 Siesta in campsite, write letters, patrol and TLC meetings, organize for activities.  Spruce up campsite.
2:00 Activities - Trading Post & program centers open.
4:30 Siren - ALL BOATS IN.
5:00 Assemble in campsite; program centers close.
5:40 Flag lowering.
5:45 Supper (full dress uniform, waiter's call is at 5:30 PM).
7:00 Activities - Trading Post & program centers open.
  DUSK Siren - ALL BOATS IN.
8:00 Program Centers close. Scouts report to campsite.
9:30 Taps.

Arrival Sunday Schedule

5:30 Troops arrive. Troop evening program begins.
9:30 9:30 Taps

Departure Sunday Schedule

 

7:00 Reveille, colors, personal and campsite clean-up.
Mass & Religious Services Breakfast
Mass assignments will be announced.
7:30 First Mass Catholic
Protestant & Jewish Serv
8:30 Second Mass Catholic
9:00 Campsite clean-up and inspection, check out by PC, preparation for Court of Honor. Scoutmasters pick up patches from the Main Trading Post.
10:15 Troop Court of Honor in Campsite
11:15 Waiters Report
Family BBQ in the Donald North Court begins.
11:30 Lunch and Presentation of Camp Awards in each Dining Hall.
12:15 Assemble for Dress Parade
12:30 12:30 Dress Parade
1:30 1:30 Dismissal

 

Thank You to Bill Dundulis for providing an electronic copy of this news letter for inclusion on this website.

This page was last updatad 08 August 2000

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