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AQUATICS

  

 

B.S.A. Lifeguard

This is program designed for older Boy Scouts and Leaders wishing to become certified as BSA Lifeguards.  Units wishing to do aquatic activities in the off season need to have a certified lifeguard within their unit.  

Offered: Monday-Friday all day during program hours. Participants will also aid in Swimming and Lifesaving classes as part of instruction.  Will serve as lifeguards during open swim and boating as well to fulfill requirements. 

Prerequisites: 15 years of age or older, strong swimming skills, Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification.  Other: requires extensive practice and time, must score at least 80% on examination for certification.  

BSA Lifeguard requirementsExternal Link

 

Snorkeling B.S.A

Scouts and leaders learn and demonstrate skills such as safety precautions, proper equipment use, communication using signs and signals, swimming techniques, and first aid.

Offered: Tuesday-Thursday @ 3:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: swimmer classification, CPR and first aid.

BSA Snorkeling requirements External Link

  

 

BSA Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding

New in 2017! 

Scouts will have the opportunity to use and learn how to use a Stand-Up Paddleboard during open-boating time.  Due to the limited number of paddle boards available, you will want to schedule a time with the Aquatics director.  Must be a Swimmer.

Stand Up Paddle-Boarding requirements

    



 
 NATURE CENTER

Fishing Outpost

This short afternoon excursion takes participants to Pickerel Lake at Family Camp. Be sure to sign up at the Nature Center building by Wednesday noon if you plan to attend. 

Offered: Thursday @ 1:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Other: Meet at the administration building at 1:15 p.m.
for attendance and get PFDs

BSA Complete Angler requirements

 

Astronomy Outpost

 Everyone is invited to a night of star gazing with both the naked-eye and with telescopes, at Goodrich Landing.  On cloudy  nights, stop by the Nature Center building and visit our "indoor planetarium" with computer projections of stars and other celestial objects.

Offered:  Monday - Wednesday; 10:00 p.m. - midnight.  Thursday is a make-up night if necessary due to weather.

 



 
 SCOUTCRAFT 

Wilderness Survival Outpost Merit Badge

  One of the highlights of any Scout’s camping experience is building and spending the night in a survival shelter. Equipped with skills in first aid, fire-building techniques, and signaling for help Scouts spend the night outdoors with only the bare essentials.  Meet at Scoutcraft at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday with appropriate clothing and bedding for a night in the woods.

 

 

 

Green Bar Bill Skills Challenge

 

William 'Green Bar Bill' Hillcourt was a prolific writer and teacher in the areas of woodcraft, troop and patrol structure, and training.  He was responsible for three different editions of the official Boy Scout Handbook.  Hillcourt passed away in 1992 at the age of 92, but his influence is still found today in our outdoor skills and patrol leadership trainings.

Offered:  Monday through Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

 



 FOXFIRE

  

 

Indian Lore Outpost

   

  Everyone is invited to attend the outpost held Thursday evening.   Meet at administration building at 6:45 p.m., then head out for a night in our large teepee and experience a bit of Native American culture – shelter, food, stories, and more.

 

 

 

STEM/NOVA Opportunities

 Scouts will work on Super Nova Activity Topics toward their Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award. This Award will not be completed at camp, but Scouts will experience hands on activities as it relates requirement # 4 of the award.

Science:

1. Environmental Science:  New things from old

2. Movie Science

                                  3. Household Chemistry

                                  Technology:

                                  1. Energy

                                  2. Communications

 

                                  Engineering:

                                  1. Mechanical Designs

                                  2. High Performance Paper Gliders

                                  3. Egg Drop

 

                                  Mathematics:

                                  1. Linking Past to Future

                                  2. Paradox of Counting

 

Scouts wishing to earn the Supernova Award will have significant pre and/or post work to do at home.  This program is designed to give Scouts fun hands on, STEM activities to do at camp to begin them on the journey on achieving the award.

Boy Scout Stem/Nova requirementsExternal Link



 SHOOTING RANGE

 

Shooting Competitions

 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Come by the range and compete for the “Top Shot in Camp”

· Monday:  Rifle

· Tuesday: Shotgun

· Thursday:  Archery

Competitions will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Rifle Merit Badge Scout shooting fees are waived for 2017. 

Non-MB: Rifle: $0.50 for five rounds and target; $10.00 for unlimited rifle. Shotgun: $1.00 for one round and target; $25.00 for unlimited shotgun.  $30 for unlimited rifle and shotgun.

 

Authorization for a Minor to Handle Firearms.pdf



C.O.P.E & CLIMBING

 

Project C.O.P.E

Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience awaits youth and adults looking to enhance personal, physical, and social skills. Through group initiative games, low-course, and high-course activities, participants build life-long skills such as leadership, communication, self-esteem, problem-solving, decision-making, trust, planning, and teamwork.  Some of the activities involve group challenges, while others test individual skills and ability. Participants climb, swing,   balance, jump, rappel, and employ solutions to a variety of challenges. Project C.O.P.E. provides an opportunity for every participant to achieve success, both as an individual and as a member of a patrol or group. C.O.P.E. is a “challenge by choice” opportunity – no one will be forced to participate in a specific activity if they do not feel they can do so.

Offered: 9:00-11:50 a.m. (3-hour class)

Prerequisites: age 14 or older

Other: physically challenging, intended for more mature individuals, open to adult leaders.

  



 ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

 

Campfires

Camp-wide campfires, hosted by the staff, are scheduled for Sunday and Friday evenings after the 9:00 p.m. flag-lowering ceremonies. Troop friendship campfires are Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. Staff members dining with you on Wednesday will attend and be available for assistance.

Chapel Service

An inter-faith worship service is held at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Lakeside Chapel area. Don’t expect a boring church service. We’ll have a simple message, a few songs, a skit or two, and a lot of fun. The Boy Scout uniform is appropriate attire. 

Cuyuna Run

Tuesday evening at 7:15 p.m., a run throughout the main camp will be offered.  Scouts are encouraged to participate in the race which is just over 1 mile.  The winner of the Cuyuna run will be recognized at the Friday night campfire.

Eagle Scout Recognition

Youth and adults who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout will have a gathering on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Trading Post.  Come see who else in camp is an Eagle Scout.



ORDER OF THE ARROW

 

Wacipi

Youth and adult members of Order of the Arrow are invited to a Wacipi on Monday evening after Cuyuna Clue (Flag Pole, Parade Grounds, around 8:30 p.m.).   Meet brothers from different chapters and lodges and share dances, stories and fellowship. You do not need to wear regalia and your OA sash to this event. Help us strengthen the Order’s presence at camp

Order of the Arrow Day

Friday is OA day at Camp Cuyuna.  Members are encouraged to wear their sashes all day and especially at the campfire that night.  There is also a cracker barrel and fellowship meeting for OA members in the administration building following the campfire.



  

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Campers who understand what it means to really take advantage of opportunities at camp deserve to be recognized.  We've got special awards for both youth and adults who fit the bill.

 

"Baden Powell Patrol Award"

A special Cuyuna only award designed to acknowledge a patrol that have come together to function as a unit at camp.  Specific requirements and the awards will be handed out at camp.

 

Scoutmaster Merit Badge

Be notice for who you are - a valuable volunteer and leader.  Just meet the requirements listed on the hand out received at camp, and we'll say thank you with a small token and recognition at the Friday evening campfire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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