Camp Sinoquipe 2015:
Every year, during the week of the July 4 holiday, Troop 624 goes to Sinoquipe Scout Reservation in Fort Littleton, Pennsylvania. In 2015, that week will be June 28 – July 4. All scouts, including our newest scouts, are strongly encouraged to go to camp with the troop. The week at Sinoquipe gives each scout the chance to work on (and often reach the next level of) advancement, earn merit badges, meet scouts from all over, and have fun with the rest of the troop. During this week, the scouts also elect patrol leaders and get started planning the following year.
Sinoquipe (pronounced sin-oh-qwipee) is an Algonquin word for “builder of men”. One of the reasons we attend camp is to commemorate Lord Baden-Powell’s initial camp during which he tested his new Scouting program at Brown Sea Isle. Camp Sinoquipe is owned and operated by the Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council located in Hagerstown, MD. The camp has a beautiful lake, a new dining hall, troop campsites with platform tents, and a relaxing wooded setting. Scouts can learn water skills such as swimming, canoeing, and BSA kayaking, as well as first aid, emergency preparedness, pioneering, cooking, scoutcraft, handicraft, public speaking, plumbing, archery, rifle & shotgun shooting, ecology, and many more.
The fee for the week at Sinoquipe is $355. Many scouts can cover some or all of the fee with money from their scout accounts. It is Troop policy that every Scout at Troop 624 goes to camp if he wants to, regardless of ability to pay. If your Scout needs a scholarship to attend Sinoquipe, please do not hesitate to contact the Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chairman.
2015 Leader’s Guide to Camp Sinoquipe (has information about policies and prerequisites)