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Base Camp Express

Base Camp Express in Woburn- Merit Badge Programs

Any Scout can come to Base Camp Express and work on merit badges, including Eagle-required badges! One merit badge offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

$25 per Scout. 20% Adv. Card Discount. Please register, no walk-ins.

Depending on the badge, scouts can complete most or all of the requirements. Please bring blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster. If you use Scoutbook, it will make data input easier.

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New England Base Camp – Milton

New England Base Camp in Milton- Merit Badge Programs

In-Person Sessions Now Available!

$25 per Scout. 20% Adv. Card Discount. Please register, no walk-ins.

Depending on the badge, scouts can complete most or all of the requirements. Please bring blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster. If you use Scoutbook, it will make data input easier.

Archery Merit Badge - Saturday, May 29th - 8am-11am

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, June 6th - 8am-12pm - SOLD OUT

Bird Study Merit Badge - Saturday, June 12th - 9am-1pm

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, June 20th - 8am-12pm - SOLD OUT

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New England Base Camp in Milton- Open Program

Join us for our Saturday program! Work on Merit Badges! From 10:00am- 5:00pm the campground is open for exploring. Come and give archery a try and then head over to the axe yard to learn to chop/split and plane a log. Be sure to save some time to go swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur.

How to participate:

  • Open Program- Follow your own path and explore the campgrounds
  • Pathways- Use one of our fun Outdoor Activity Pathways that will lead you throughout the camp while doing themed-activities. You can even fulfill advancement or training requirements on the way.
  • Advancement- Leaders, Parents, and Counselors can work with Scouts on specific Adventures or Merit Badges

Only $20 per person. Free for Adventure Card Members.

COPE & Climbing Instructor Course

The goal of this BSA Climbing /COPE Instructors Course is to ensure that you can safely manage or staff COPE and Climbing programs for your camp, district or unit. It will help you to solidify your climbing knowledge and skills.  We will cover current policies and standards of the Scouts BSA climbing program. And IT’S FUN!

This course is intended for anyone that is 15 and up and interested in safely teaching the basics of climbing * age exceptions with course leader’s consent* While there is an advantage to having a climbing background one is NOT required.

Lodging and meals for Friday and Saturday are included. The course will be broken into 2 Weekend Sessions:

Session 1: June 4th 5:30pm- June 6th 5:00pm at Base Camp 411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186

Session 2: June 18th 5:30pm- June 20th 5:00pm at Base Camp 411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186

You are welcome to bring your own climbing gear (harness, helmet and climbing shoes), but it is not required.  All gear that is required for the completion of this course will be provided to you.

Upon successful completion of this course, based on experience, judgement and skill displayed, you will receive a certificate as a “BSA Climbing / Cope Instructor 1 or 2.” These are 1-year or 2 year certificates respectively. You are then able to act as a “Qualified Instructor” at a unit, district or council climbing or Cope activity. **Note previously trained level 1’s & 2’s may use this course to be re-evaluated.**

Cost for this Course is $125. If this is an issue please contact Mike Jones [email protected]  and we'll find a solution. Scholarships will be available for those who are eligible you may contact Chuck Blanchette [email protected] .

If you or anyone in your circle may be interested, be sure to register and get in touch with Mike Jones.

Topsfield Base Camp

Saturday Program

Program is customized based on age of participants.

May 15th - 10am-4pm

June 5th - 10am-4pm

June 19th - 10am-4pm

For the cubs it is all fun and games! We will be doing all rank requirements that include physical fitness and games!

  • For the Tigers we will have Games Tigers Play and Tiger Tag.
  • For the Wolves-Running with the pack and Paws of Skill.
  • For the Bears-Furs, Feathers and Ferns and.
  • For the Webelos we will have Stronger Faster Higher and Sports!
  • We will also have the ax yard and shooting sports!

For Scouts BSA aged kids we will have rank requirement round up. Bring your handbook and any specific skills that you need to complete in order to move onto your next rank.

  • We will have knots, lashings, rope fusing and whipping,
  • Knife and ax safety
  • Basic first aid
  • Plant identification
  • Physical fitness
  • Orienteering
  • Animal identification
  • Boat and paddle identification
  • We will also have canoeing, hiking, shooting sports and mountain biking available. Bring your own helmet if you have one!
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BSA Summer

Eagle Weekends, Troop Weekends, Crossover Camp, & Brownsea 22. This summer is packed full of activities for Scouts BSA.

Eagle Weekends

Eagle Weekend is designed to focus on a Scout’s path to Eagle. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on Eagle-Required merit badges. This weekend is perfect for highly motivated Scouts who love the camp setting. This camp's program includes a potential field trip. Each weekend will focus on different badges. Scouts will choose 2 badges for each weekend.

  • July 23-25
  • July 30-August 1
  • August 20-22

Cost $175 per weekend and includes meals. Weekends run 6pm Friday evening to 4pm Sunday afternoon.

Summer Weekends

Packs and Troops can sign up for a weekend and get the benefits of a “summer” camp experience. The weekend package includes:

  • Overnight camping for the weekend of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Programming during each weekend day (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Includes rifle merit badge, swimming, climbing, archery, STEM, and more
  • One Specialty Adventure
    • Adventures include Canoe Treks, Kayak Treks, Rock Climbing, High Ropes, and Mountain Biking (some age restrictions)

 

  • July 9-11
  • August 6-8
  • August 27-29

Cost is $125 per person. Does not include meals. Weekends run from 6pm Friday evening through 4pm Sunday afternoon.

Crossover Camp

The Crossover Camp program is designed to provide Scouts with a structured introduction to camp program. It promotes fun and the learning of basic skills in a patrol environment where rank requirements will be covered organically.

The program provides a comprehensive program to all campers leading to completion of many of the outdoor requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. Scouts who have just crossed over or may be new to Scouting will find this program ideal for giving them confidence in outdoor skills and also allow a strong beginning along the Scouting trail for advancement.

  • July 16-18
  • August 13-15

Cost $175 per person and includes meals. Weekend runs from 6pm Friday evening through 4pm Sunday afternoon.

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Brownsea 22

Brownsea 22 is a unique and exciting hands-on residential camp program designed to teach youth leadership skills through the practice of Scout skills. Brownsea concentrates on camping, hiking, nature study, pioneering, and cooking. This course closely parallels the first Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This program places special emphasis on Scout skills, teaching and practice; the purpose of Scouting; and the role of the patrol method within the troop program. It is not done by classroom lecture, but rather by programs of skill, leadership exercise, and patrol competition. Scouts who complete the program will have a better awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses for their personal leadership styles.

The Brownsea Scouts will sleep in tents, prepare their own meals by the patrol method and will be expected to live and act as First Class Scouts. The Brownsea Troop has a maximum of 40 Scouts.

Registration opens April 16th.

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Summer Day Camp 2021

Registration will open at 4pm on March 8th!

You must have activated your Adventure Card account at www.experiencebasecamp.org in order to receive any Adventure Card discounts. If you have not received an activation email, please send an email to [email protected]

Boys and Girls

Campers will rock climb, learn shooting sports, build a campfire, do some crafting, learn wilderness survival skills and even do some outdoor cooking.

All our day camps are adhering to the revised State of Massachusetts guidelines for COVID-19 precautions. Some of the revisions include:

  • Reduced capacity at each camp
  • Face masks required for staff and campers
  • Equipment cleaned after use
  • Visitors not permitted
  • Group sizes less than 12, which exceeds the State requirement of <25
  • Children and staff monitored throughout the day for any signs of illness
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Camperships Available

Cost should not be a factor in sending your child to camp. To apply for a campership, click HERE. Apply early as there are limited funds available.

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