Thank you for joining T197 on one of its monthly camping trips! This note is intended to give you a brief overview of your role on the campout. (See the Troop 197 public website for a complete listing of Troop camping policies.)

  • First, We need you take the online BSA Youth Protection Training. Its as much to protect you as it is to protect our Scouts. The training takes approximately 30 minutes. The health and safety of our Scouts is our top priority.
  • You are attending the campout first and foremost as an adult chaperon and only second as a participant in whatever activity we are doing. That is, collectively, we adults are all responsible for the health and safety of our Scouts.
  • Please stay with the Troop at all times. If you have to depart, even temporarily, let one of the adult leaders know. We have to keep track of you too!
  • If you see something -- misbehavior, anything unsafe, or something not conforming to the Scout Oath and Law -- say something. Boy led does not mean boy anarchy.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, firearms, sodas, TVs, social media and games on Scout outings.
  • We assume you will be driving up/back with the Troop and will thus need cell number, auto insurance coverage limits, and DL#.
  • Adults camp/cook separately from Scouts in our own Skunk Patrol. If you are attending with your Scout, we ask that you avoid tenting/cooking with your Scout and try to give your Scout as much space as possible.
  • We assemble Friday 5:30pm at the Westminster Summer Camp pavilion, load up gear, get directions and car assignments, and depart at 6pm sharp. We are usually back by Sunday early afternoon.
  • Keep all outside patrol/tenting/travel planning to a minimum as it increases the difficulty of the overall campout logistics coordination. We prefer that you email info@supertroop197.com, prior to camp prep, with such requests so that we can take them into account when planning
  • Boy Scout camping is not just for Dads -- Moms are welcome too!
  • Joining the Troop on a campout is a great way to get to meet the Scoutmasters and fellow parents!
  • For more information, see the Guide to Safe Scouting.