Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Haliburton Scout Reserve
Re: Haliburton Scout Reserve
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 15:48:58 EDT
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From: "McFadden, Carol" <mcfadden@RADSAFE.PITT.EDU>
Reply-To: "McFadden, Carol" <mcfadden@RADSAFE.PITT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 09:45:35 -0400
>I want to thank all those who answered my question about keeping wet
canvases in my tent in Canada.
>Now I just have to finish the design for the new troop t-shirts, go find all
>my MB booklets, dig out the more powerful bug repellent, etc.--shouldn't
take me more than an hour a week, right? ;-)
Some additional tips for Haliburton:
One night during the week is set aside for camp wide patch trading in the dining hall. Canadian Scouts and Scouters like BSA CSPs and will usually trade 2 of their district badges for one. US camp patches, camporee patches and activity patches are also popular with the Scouts. Have your Scouts stock up with things to trade.
In addition to bug repellent, you should pack sunscreen. Since everywhere you go at camp is by canoe or rowboat, it is easy to get a sunburn spending all that time on the lake. You may want to rent a motorboat for the week or bring your own outboard motor along so that you can ferry your non-swimmers to activities.
Greater Toronto Region has a web page with Haliburton information and you can also call their 800 number and get a free camp video.
Most important of all - relax and have fun! Haliburton is a great camp and the staff will do anything they can to make your stay a success. I envy you. I have been to HSR 4 times, twice as a youth and twice as an adult, and I'm trying to figure out how to go again. My son dropped out of Scouts and I'm now a District Commissioner, so its hard to come up with a good reason for why I have to go to camp in Canada. If I can answer any other questions for you, just ask.
Yours in Scouting,
UC, Keystone Area Council