BSA Troop 21 - Summer Camp

Troop 21 will be attending Summer Camp at Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch in Custer, SD from July 13 - 19, 2014. Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch (MMSR) is 160 acres of Scouting paradise surrounded by 1.3 Million acres of National Forest Service land. Camp rests, like a jewel, in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. It boasts a private fresh water lake stocked with trout, countless miles of local trails for mountain biking and hiking, breathtaking views, rustic serenity, access to local natural-face rock for climbing, and access to both public and non-public caves for spelunking and exploring. Scouts bring and pitch their own tents in forested campsites and dine in the comfort of their Troops own campsite “patrol style.” The combination of the mild climate and 6,100 foot elevation renders them virtually mosquito free!

Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch (MMSR) offers three (3) unique programs.The Merit Badge program offers a mix of scheduled merit badge classes and open program time. The Merit Badge program is designed to provide structure for those younger Scouts who need it, while allowing all Scouts the opportunity to take the merit badges they want and need. In conjunction is the HAWK program, which is the trail to First Class program, wherein Scouts can work towards earning the first three ranks of scouting. In addition, and for the older more experienced scout, they also offer High Adventure programs for scouts age 14 and up, which includes: C.O.P.E., Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Black Hills Trek and Caving.

Click here for a map of Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch.

Click here for the Custer, SD webcam.

Key information for Summer Camp:

  • Summer Camp Medical Forms - Medical forms are due to the Scoutmaster by June 30th, 2014.

  • Adult Leaders who attend summer camp will need to complete the attached form prior to going to camp.

Leader Reference Form

  • Merit Badges - The window for requesting Merit Badge classes will open sometime early April. Merit Badge prerequisites can be downloaded here. Be sure to read the Merit Badge Books before going to camp.

2014 Merit Badges
  • Scout Guide - This booklet has the neccessary information that you will need to have a fun and very successfull week at Summer Camp. ( It is the same booklet that was emailed to you earlier )
  • Summer Camp Gear Checklist - This checklist is vital to you enjoying your week at summer camp. Remember that you should pack your own footlocker, so there are no items overlooked when you need to find them. ( It is the same checklist that was emailed to you earlier )

WHAT TO EXPECT

Guiding Principles of Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch and the BSA

Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.

Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch Mission Statement

To provide a safe, fun and rewarding experience for Scouts and leaders while maintaining the standards of the Scout Oath and Law.

The Scout Oath and Law

These principles have served Scouting well for 100 years. They are the basis for everything we do at Camp Dobbins, and we ask that you help your Scouts and leaders to be guided in camp.

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