Wilderness Survival Weekend 2020
October 16-18, 2020 at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation
Online Registration is open!
Participants may complete requirements for Wilderness Survival Merit Badge and enjoy a weekend of fun!
Upon arrival, Units must check in at Camp Headquarters.
You will need to provide your Unit Roster by patrol.
Friday, October 16th
7-9 pm: Troop sign-in at Scout Pavilion for SPL orientation.
Saturday, October 17th
7:30 am: SPL meeting at “Fishing Cabin” (by K1); distribute schedules
8:00-10:00 am: Merit Badge classes at Scout Pavilion; a multiple choice test concludes class (show, demonstrate, describe…) Scouts: Bring your Blue Card!
10:00-1:00 pm: Scouts construct shelter & eat lunch at own campsite
1:30-5:00 pm: Wilderness Skills training at “boat dock field”; scouts will rotate through stations based on schedule.
2:30-5:00 pm: “Shelter Judging Team” will visit sites and inspect shelters for prizes.
Evening: Scouts finish shelter, campfires by patrols/troops in own areas; scouts move to and sleep in shelters overnight.
Sunday, October 18th
8:00-9:00 am: Scoutmasters meet with program leader & confirm scouts slept in shelters. He will then distribute the signed blue cards to Scoutmasters. All paid participants will receive patches.
10:00 am: Wilderness Survival weekend complete; depart at will.
– MUST BRING: mask, water bottle, and the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Pamphlet if working on the badge.
– Pre-Requisites: Requirement #5 – Make and bring your “personal survival kit”.
– Scouts should bring tarps, tinder, and kindling.
Current Program Point of contact: Fred Gellert – 717.701.5419
Before departing, Units must check out at Camp Headquarters. Be sure to leave camp cleaner than you found it “Leave No Trace”.
The event is limited to the first 100 Scouts & Venturers.
Cost for Scouts – $15
Cost for Adults – $5
All payments are non-refundable & non-transferrable.
Wilderness Survival will be held rain or shine.