Attention Scouts and Parents of Scouts Who Are Planning
To Attend Camp Rainey Mountain June 8-14, 2008.

If you were not able to attend the Troop 197 meeting yesterday, we missed you, and we wanted you to be aware of the following information/forms which will need to be sent to Kay Candler as soon as possible. Online Course Registration begins March 6, so Kay will need to know your Merit Badge choices by the end of February (or sooner would be even better!)

* Completed and signed Parental Consent Form (see pdf attached to this document).
* Payment - Mail check to Kay Candler (see address below) made out to “Troop 197” for $220 for each child.
* Merit Badge/Schedule Selection (see “Course Schedule” and put together a schedule for your child with a few Alternate Merit Badges listed just in case – this is located on page 6 of the pdf file attached to this document called “2008programguide2.pdf”) Sit down with your son and carefully select his merit badge choices. Note that first-year Scouts are required to sign up for the Swimming and First Aid merit badges, and then they can choose other badges from their 11-year-old list. For all other Scouts, please see guidelines regarding merit badge selection in “2008programguide2.pdf” which is attached. It’s important to note that some badges have age requirements, merit badge pre-requisites, and/or additional costs.
In addition, if your child wants to have the same schedule as another Scout, please indicate this to me in an email/or send along with your forms. Get with the other child’s parent to set up the same schedule.

* Completed Personal Health and Medical Record Form – Class 1 and 2 (due for each child). This is the document named “34414.pdf” which is attached to this email. If an adult is going, we’ll have to have one for him too – Adult Class 3 form. Important – Keep a copy of the Medical Form for your records!***

For everything you ever wanted to know about Camp Rainey Mountain, please visit the following web site:

A packet with more specific Summer Camp information will be given out to all campers at our May 18 Court of Honor.
If you have questions, please email

Kay Candler
Summer Camp Coordinator