Scout Camps

Future Camps

Far East Council (which runs BSA scouting in Asia) is organizing 4 camps during 2019. There is a spring camp in Okinawa, Japan, two June camps (one just outside of Tokyo and one in Korea) and then the flagship event which is the "high adventure camp" that will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from July 28th to August 4th. Troop 10 will be focusing on sending a group of scouts and parents to the Chiang Mai camp. The cost of the camp is USD 600 per person which includes food but not flights. Troops from all over Asia participate. During the summer of 2018, the Mongolia camp had about 170 scouts and 80 adults. The camp is a 7-night camp. We camp as troops in tents (adults typically either bring their own tent or borrow one from the troop) but the food is catered. During the camp, most scouts will be able to earn 4 -6 merit badges. In addition, there are daily sessions of "Trail To First Class" which help scouts getting rank advancements signed off if they are not yet First Class. There will also be some cultural activities, a visit to an elephant rehabilitation center (with an opportunity to ride an elephant) as well as an adventure day where scouts can choose between a jungle trek, mountain biking or rock climbing. Traditionally, dads or moms have accompanied Troop 10 scouts but we MAY allow scouts to go unaccompanied depending upon their rank and level of maturity. This has not been decided yet. A lot will depend on how many adults go. If you (mom or dad) or your son are interested, please let Benny Ortega or Lars Sorensen know. Registration/down payment will probably start in February but the sooner that we are able to gauge numbers, the better. This summer Troop 10 and Troop 7 (the SAS Troop) went as a joint troop and that is the most likely outcome for Chiang Mai as well.