Winter Camp 2023
2023 Winter Camp
December 20-23, 2023
100 Ruby Riser Rd.
Batesburg, SC 29006
What is Winter Camp:
The Winter Camp is held December 20-23 at Camp Barstow. This Winter Camp is held at the beginning of winter break just before Christmas. A volunteer camp staff provides program help, guidance, and supervision in the area of Scout-craft, Nature, Arts, and Citizenship as well as many other specialty merit badges. These may include merit badges that are required for the Eagle Scout rank.
Scouts sign-up for Merit Badges in Bundles such as Fire Safety and Safety, Rifle and Shotgun, or Home Repairs and Painting. They will stay in that Bundle for the day to complete work in both badges in that Bundle. There are some Bundles that will only have one badge due to classwork and requirements. Scouts will choose a Bundle per day (Thursday-Friday-Saturday) unless the Bundle takes multiple days such as Shoot and Cook. Some merit badges will have prerequisites to be completed before attending. Each Bundle has a maximum number of Scouts that can attend each day and may not be able to "squeeze" more in. This is similar to the Bundle program at Summer Camp at Barstow.
What will we do:
Provide advancement opportunities for Scouts
Familiarize youth with the Scouting program through the outdoor experience
Stimulate Troop programming before, during, and after attending camp
Make friends and have FUN
Share ideas and enjoy fellowship
Camp-wide campfires and competition
Adult service project available (please contact Dennis Ely for more info.)
Who can attend:
Any registered Scouts BSA youth may attend. Adults must attend with Scouts, be registered and have current Youth Protection Training. Troops should make sure that all Scouts attending have adequate two-deep adult supervision at all times. Multi troops may pool their resources in order to provide an adequate number of Scouts and adult leaders to form a unit. Scouts must attend with their troop or attend with another troop. Scouts can not attend on on their own.
Cost to attend:
Cost to attend is $110.00 per Scout and $60.00 per adult. There is an additional fee for Scouts who sign-up for Cooking ($30.00) or Shoot ($40.00) Merit Badges.
Merit Badge Bundles for Winter Camp 2023
Bundle Badge 1 Badge 2
Arts Animation Art
Green Forestry Soil & Water Consv.
CSI Fingerprinting Crime Prevention
Fitness Personal Fitness
Scout Camping Signs, Signals, Codes
Motors Automotive Maintenance Farm Mechanics
Climb (one badge) Climbing
Family Family Life
Cook (one badge) Cooking
Money Personal Management
Pets (three badges) Veterinary Medicine Pets Dog Care
Shoot Rifle Shooting Shotgun Shooting
Community (one badge) Citizenship in the Community
Nation (one badge) Citizenship in the Nation
World (one badge) Citizenship in the World
Communicate Communications Public Speaking
Help First Aid
Merit Badge Bundles will be taught in one day during Winter Camp, either on unless otherwise noted:
Thursday (morning and afternoon)(Class Period A)
Friday (morning and afternoon)(Class Period B)
Saturday (morning and afternoon)(Class Period C)
This will keep the Scouts in that Bundle together for a day limiting the exposure to others each day.
Scouts may sign up for up to three Bundles unless a bundle takes up more than one period (day).
Each bundle has a set number of Scouts that can attend each day.
*Scouts taking the Shoot or Cook bundle will need to plan on all three days to complete this bundle.