With everything in store for the “big kid” campers, there should be no reason why you shouldn’t have even more fun than the Scouts!
- These daily meetings will consist of the camp staff leadership giving you a run-down of all the day's program information and other little items of
business to help your unit's week run as smooth as possible.
- Only one Leader is required to attend these meetings as we encourage the others to help out the Scouts in Eagle Quest or in merit badge sessions.
- Help Us Help You:
We understand that your own unit’s interests are the number one priority, but we welcome your assistance to make Tesomas even better. We ask that you help contribute to the camp with any special skills that you have. Help is always appreciated within program areas, guarding on the Waterfront, and service projects.
- Geezer Merit Badge:
Have you always wanted to earn your own merit badge? Pick up a list of the requirements in the Program Center to get started exploring camp, participating in activities, and helping Scouts have a great camping experience. This program takes place throughout the week and will be an explosion of fun.
- Challenge the Staff:
Throughout the week, units (including adults and Scouts) are welcome to challenge the staff or other units to some kind of competition. Anything from volleyball, chilly-willys, cook-offs, ultimate frisbee, etc. are fair game.
- Projects: A brief meeting will be held on Monday morning after the leader meeting at the Maintenance Building located across from Chapel. During this meeting we will be going over projects and ideas for projects that anyone can help with. Tasks can be as complicated as fixing appliances to general construction and smaller projects geared for just about anyone that can help such as building picnic tables and painting. More information can be found on page 40 about our year-round construction crew.
We offer a variety of training to support you and your Troop in your year-round activities. Please use the online system to register for these courses.
Climb on Safely -
Monday, 2:00 PM, Hanna Venture Base: Adult leader training which outlines the procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills -
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Eagle Quest: Designed to sharpen camping and other outdoor skills so that leaders can deliver the outdoor portion of the scouting program. Is required for new scoutmasters and assistants to be considered “Trained”. The course prepares leaders to teach the outdoor skills that Scouts need for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. This course is also highly recommended for troop committee members, Webelos leaders, and leaders of venturing units.
Leave No Trace Awareness - Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Program Center: Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. Topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles.
Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat - Thursday, 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Tesomas Waterfront: Learn what it takes to safely operate aquatic programs within your troop.
Scoutmaster Specifics, Tuesday - Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Program Center: For all Scoutmaster and their assistants, this course introduces leaders to the basics of operating a troop. It includes troop organization, the patrol method, leadership, advancement and resources & program planning.
Youth Protection - Friday, 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Program Center: The BSA places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. All Cub Scout and Boy Scout adult volunteers should take this course. It covers the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures.