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    Register On-Line

    Come down and Enjoy all the Fun

    Cub Scout Family Camps 2010 Mt. Diablo Silverado Council

    800 Ellinwood Way Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    (925) 674-6100 Fax (925) 674-6190 Web Site www.bsa-mdsc.org

    See the Activities tab, then Cub Family Camp on the left Email: info@bsa-mdsc.org

    Memorial Day Extended Weekend Camp

    May 28-30 2010 At Camp Lindblad

    Oct 22-24 2010

    At Camp Lindblad

    Autumn Oct 8-10 2010

    At Camp Lindblad

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    What Do Boys Want from Scouting?

    When a boy becomes a member of the Boy Scouts of America, one of his first questions is, When do we go camping? The Cub Scout program offers a variety of opportunities that include day camps, pack campouts, family camping, and Webelos overnighters. Each of these experiences have a different dynamic that gives the boy and his friends and family an appreciation for the outdoors.

    Camping and outdoor activities fulfill a boys dreams of fun, excitement, and adventure. Camps provide a natural setting for quality time with family and friends. Scout council camps with trained staffers provide an ideal setting for a wide variety of activities.

    Who Can Attend?

    The whole family is invited to attend Cub Scout Family Camp. Anyone in the family (immediate or extended) may attend any of the Cub Scout Family Camps hosted in the redwoods of coastal California at Camp Lindblad, as long as there is one registered Cub Scout in the family. Siblings age 5 and under are only $15.00 per person, and must be accompanied by an adult.

    How much does it Cost?

    Every effort is made to keep costs low while providing a safe, fun event for you and your family. The registration fees below cover food, craft supplies, sporting good supplies, staff salary for positions requiring National Camp School certification, insurance, and incidentals to keep a camp open (like electricity, permits, equipment repair, etc.). Cub Scouts will receive a Camp Lindblad patch on their first trip to camp as part of their fees. Some of the overhead costs of keeping Camp Lindblad operating is offset by Friends of Scouting and other donations. The base cost per person to attend camp is:

    Cub Scout $115.00

    Adult $115.00

    Sibling $115.00

    Sibling age 5 or under $ 15.00

    Families who register early (at least a week before the camp starts) are eligible for an early per person fee reduction.

    Cub Scout $90.00

    Adult $90.00

    Sibling $90.00

    Sibling age 5 or under $ 15.00

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    Camps are limited to the first 250 campers per event. You are encouraged to sign up early to save your space!

    Earn a free camp T-shirt and smores kit!

    If your pack signs up 30 or more people to attend the same weekend, you will receive a Camp Lindblad t-shirt for every boy who is registered officially as a Cub Scout. (Sorry, youth who are not Cub Scouts do not receive the free t-shirt.) In addition, every member of the party, youth and adult, will receive a smores kit to prepare his or own dessert for the evening. Mmmm chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!

    How Do I Register for Camp?

    For your convenience, registrations may be made online at our council website, www.bsa-mdsc.org . Credit card payments (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) must be made at the time of registration.

    You may alternately fill out the Cub Scout Family Camps Registration form and turn it in to the council service center at 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. You will need to include payment with the form for ALL people listed on the form. Payment may be made with check, cash, or the credit cards listed in the previous paragraph.

    After your registration for family camp is submitted, you will need to have all campers complete their medical forms and permission slips (blank forms available at the end of this book). These forms will be collected at the time you check in at Camp Lindblad.

    Refund Policy

    In order to prepare for any Scouting activity, we try to reduce costs of program supplies, patches, t-shirts, and some non-perishable food by buying them a month to six weeks ahead of the activity. When reservations are made, they are figured in the ordering of materials and estimating the number of support staff that is needed for the activity. Funds are allocated and spend in anticipation that everyone who makes a reservation intends to attend family camp. (Thank you for helping us to plan accurately!) We will strictly adhere to the Camp Refund Policy.

    Individuals who are unable to attend camp due to illness, accidents, or family emergencies may request a refund of the fees paid for camp. All refunds will be subject to the following procedures:

    1. Refund requests must be made at least 1 week prior to the start of the camp session.

    2. Refund request must be made in writing to the Cub Scout Family Camp Director, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    3. All refunds will be sent to the person making the request. 4. No refunds will be made once the camp session has begun. 5. All refunds must be evaluated and approved by the Cub Scout Family Camp Director.

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    VERY IMPORTANTHealth and Medical Record forms:

    All of our overnight family camps under 72 hours in duration with medical support available within 30 minutes. Our Cub Scout Resident Camp at Camp Lindblad requires only Part A and Part C of the Health and Medical Record form.

    Please have these two parts completed for each member of your party that is attending Family Camp, and bring it to Camp Lindblad. These forms will be submitted during the check-in process.

    Insurance

    Medical insurance is provided for all registered Cub Scouts and registered leaders. Adults who are not registered Cub Scout Leaders and siblings of Cub Scouts need to be covered by family accident insurance.

    What to Bring to Camp

    Please remember to have all items packed in easily carried bags, as the parking is not located near camp sites. Expect to have all of your gear loaded into the camp truck and moved to a spot closer to the camp site, as you make the scenic hike into camp. Bring only what you need and can easily move.

    _____ Signed Health and Medical Record #34605

    _____ Signed permission slips

    PERSONAL _____Personal Tents _____Day Pack _____Sleeping Bag _____Jacket _____Raincoat or poncho _____Foam pad _____Full Uniform _____T-shirts, several _____Sweater _____Pants _____Under-shorts

    _____Several pairs socks _____Pajamas _____Light Shoes _____Hat _____Large Towel _____Chapstick _____Water bottle _____Handbook _____Pocket knife _____Flashlight

    _____Personal first aid kit _____Washcloth _____Toothbrush _____Toothpaste _____Soap _____Pillow _____Insect repellent _____Spending money _____Lawn chair

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    Accreditation

    The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council's camps are nationally accredited. The camp annually undergoes a rigid inspection based on the National Camping Standards of the Boy Scouts of America.

    Policies

    The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council will follow certain policies and requirements that have been developed by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America These policies and requirements will insure that the camp is a safe haven for your child, your family, and your pack.

    1. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on camp property. 2. Smoke Free Policy all buildings or facilities are designated as nonsmoking

    facilities. Smoking is not allowed outside entry and exit doors of any building or in activity areas. The designated smoking area is located behind the main lodge.

    3. The Boy Scouts of America will not tolerate any form of child abuse in any formemotional, physical, sexual, or neglect. Parents should be confident that camp is a safe haven for their children.

    4. Hazing is not permitted in any form. 5. Boys may have other boys as tent mates. 6. Only the parents of a child may sleep in the same tent with the child. Adults

    will be camping in the same campsite as their children. 7. No pets are allowed in camp. 8. Personal firearms and archery items are not allowed on camp property.

    What to expect upon arrival at camp

    You and your family arrive at camp on Friday any time between 5:00PM and 9:00PM. Upon arrival, you will check in with the Camp Director and turn in all medical forms. You will be given a campsite number. If your car is parked in the upper lot, you may carry your gear to your campsite. If your car is in one of the lower lots, a camp truck will take your gear to your campsite while you walk to the site.

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    Program at Camp

    The camp offers many activity areas: crafts, wood shop, first aid, Scout skillswhich includes knife safety, proper uniform, and how to handle an American flag properly. We also offer bb gun and archery ranges. Camp check in is Friday night between 5:00Pm and 9:00PM. While no program or meals are provided that night, you may decide to have a campfire with smores and check out the night sky. Saturday kicks off with a flag ceremony at 7:45AM and breakfast at 8:00AM. Program starts at 9:00AM on Saturday and ends at 2:00PM on Sunday, with the exception of Memorial Day weekend, which has an extended schedule.

    Advancements at Camp

    All program areas and activities are developed from the Cub Scout and Webelos advancement handbooks. Although there is no formal sign offs on various requirements, parents should review their sons handbooks to see what requirements they can sign. Projects, games, nature hikes may fall under Achi