Sinoquipe 2016 is here! There are several items I have sent out via email.
First, leadership. I will be serving as Senior Patrol Leader, with Ryan Anderson as my Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Alex Stephenson will be the Patrol Leader of this campout, with Adams Saenz serving as his Assistant Patrol Leader.
Second, packing. Attached to this email is a packing list for Sinoquipe. If your son was at last week’s meeting, he will have gotten this. There is also the troop packing list attached to this email. Mr. Bender, Alex and myself have a copy of this.
Finally, Spirit Day! Our theme for this year is patriotic, so have your son bring all the star-spangled attire they have! Important note: YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY ANYTHING FOR THIS! I will be bringing extra accessories for those who have none/need more.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Mr. Bender.
Sinoquipe Packing List
Thank you Mr. Saenz for the packing lists. Below are some additional thoughts.
Why We Go to Summer Camp
Our annual trek to Sinoquipe has three purposes:
1 – to commemorate Baden-Powell’s Brown Sea Isle experiment over a century ago to see if young men from different backgrounds given responsibility and guidance can work together and accomplish good things – we call that The Patrol Method.
2 – to practice The Patrol Method which B-P instilled in that first summer camp whereby a group of Scouts working together can get more done than one individual Scout alone and learn through personal advancement and gain more skills to add to the abilities of that group…The Patrol.
3 – and to HAVE FUN!
Additional Packing List Items
I would add to the Troop list.
– Troop 624 oars and prior camp awards
– Motorola radios
– COFFEE POT!
– Dutch ovens
– propane lanterns and gas
I would add to the Scout packing list:
– A BIG smile and a week of cheery attitude – A Scout Is Cheerful – we’re there to have fun and a good attitude benefits everyone….ESPECIALLY the Scouters who don’t have their own Scouts in attendance.
– fishing gear – no license is required on the camp side of the lake
What NOT to Bring
– NO FOOD in tents – bears and little critters LOVE snacks almost as much as Scouts!
– Sheath knives- Any knife larger than a 4” blade- Fireworks – we had to send a Scout home one year for this- Alcohol- Personal archery equipment- Electronic games, computers, cell phones- Snuff- Raidos or stereo equipment- Bicycles- Laser pointers- Cigarettes and tobacco- Illegal substances
Currently we have the following Scouts attending:
Ryan Anderson, Louis Cimmino, John Glasscock, David Norcross, Jamie O’Donnell, Anthony Pizzi, Adams and Mathew Saenz and Jack Winslow
I also have the following adults attending:
Randy Bender, Jim Saenz, and Ted Knight. We could use a couple more adults.
Attached is the advancement merit badge schedule for the week. If there are some minor needed changes we do that when we check it on Sunday. Please be sure the print a copy for your Scout to bring to camp.
Troop 624 Scout Spirit Award
Each year the Scouts select one of their own whom they believe demonstrated the best Scout Spirit during the week at camp. That person receives a special Scout Sign neckerchief slide to recognize that accomplishment.
A Taste of Sinoquipe
On Friday night, the Troop will be cooking out at Le Blue Pavilion just inside the main gate. All are invited. Please send us a head count so we can buy enough goodies!
If you stay the night, the local Down’s Motel (717 987 3116) is an option – it’s old but clean and inexpensive. Also, you can bring a tent and camp out in our campsite. We will likely be in the Iroquois campsite again this year.
If you need to reach your favorite Scout you may call my cell phone (703 626 3892). I will also be checking emails daily (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Randy Bender’s cell phone is 703 600 9846.
Sending Mail to Camp
If you want to send mail to your favorite Scout(s) use this address but you should send it by Tuesday to ensure it arrives before we leave:
Troop 624 , Week 3
677 Boy Scout Road
Fort Littleton, PA 17223
We’re going to have another GREAT summer camp…it is our 26th at Sinoquipe!