I would like to share some news regarding the 2018 camp season. As I mentioned last year, there had been discussion of changing some dates as well as going to Camp Rokilio for training. Both of these things will be happening. The schedule will look something like this:
June 10, 2018 – All Directors report to camp
June 13, 2018 – All remaining staff report to camp
June 14-17, 2018 – All staff go down to Camp Rokilio for training
June 17, 2018 – All Staff return to Camp Hiawath...a
June 17 -23, 2018 – Setup camp for season with emphasis on setting up Cub Camp.
June 24-27, 2018 – Webelos Camp
June 27-30, 2008 – Cub Camp
July 1-3, 2018 – ?
July 4, 2018 – Off for Holiday
July 5-7, 2018 – 2nd Cub Camp or ?
July 8-14, 2018 – Week 1 Boy Scout Camp
July 15-21, 2018 – Week 2 Boy Scout Camp
July 22-28, 2018 – Week 3 Boy Scout Camp
July 28, 2018 - Takedown camp
July 29, 2018 – finish takedown, go home.
NOTE: This is the general plan, but there may be some adjustments. There is also nothing for sure regarding the July 4th week.
There is still plenty of room for your Troop at camp this summer. Check out this site for more details:
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)-an incredible opportunity for Scouts to develop their leadership skills, meet new people, and have a great time in the Hiawatha National Forest in Upper Michigan!
As you may or may not know, our Scout Camp Hiawatha is maintained solely by volunteers. Bay Lakes contributes financially, but does not provid...e a full time camp Ranger like their other camps. So it is up to us to keep it going. Thus the Camp Hiawatha Camp Committee was born. Made up of Scouting volunteers from across the U.P., the committee takes care of the camp facilities. I have enclosed a list of the accomplishments that the Camp Hiawatha Camp Committee performed for 2017.
As with any organization, we are always looking for more help, so if you yourself, other leaders or parents of Scouts has any kind of skill, consider putting more time into our Camp Hiawatha. Needed skills are for firewood splitters, amateur painters, carpenters, plumbers and grounds keepers. As you can see from the list, we can use almost any kind of labor available. If you would like more information on how to help with the upkeep of Camp or to get on the email list of project postings, please contact Bill Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-360-2128.
· Built new bike trail
· Prepared camp for 50 year anniversary camporee
· Facilitated construction of many Aldo Leopold benches
· Completed pavilion upgrade including lighting, screening, doors, tables and chairs
· Constructed storage cabinets for handicraft
· Poured cement pad in equipment yard
· Poured base for repeater antenna
· Had larger (1000 gallon) propane tank installed at Snowshoe Lodge
· Had septic tank pumped at Snowshoe Lodge
· Repaired roads with gravel and stone
· New underground power to OA building
· OA building completely rewired including new panel, receptacles, and lights
· Rewired family side men’s room with new lighting and switches
· Completed siding and exterior trim around fireplace on service building
· Completed interior trim on Wiggiwam
· Completed siding and insulating walls of Wiggiwam
· Window on cabin 3 fixed
· Refinished table in one of family cabins
· Family cabin 4 bottom sill replaced
· Replumbed 3 latrines (PVC out, PEX in)
· New water heater in health lodge
· Rewired bathroom of health lodge
· Repaired waterfront dock
· Manured and mulched the Dan Closner memorial apple orchard
· Cut a number of trees to open up Site 3
· Performed sunglassectomy from toilet in Snowshoe Lodge
· New washer and dryer installed in Wiggiwam
· Removed a number of other trees
· Cleared out Outpost #2 (formerly known as Kinnunen Cabin site)
· New smoke detectors installed in Wiggiwam and all cabins on the family side
· Hosted the horse group
· Hosted traditional NYLT
· Painted doors on all staff cabins
· Took snowblower off tractor and put bucket on
· Arranged for tractor repairs
· Took bucket off tractor and put snowblower on
· Took plow off truck
· Put plow on truck
· Brought chipper to camp and chipped tops, etc. from trees removed
· Split lots of firewood
· Distributed lots of firewood to sites, etc.
· Complied with new (more complicated) water testing requirements
· Septic tank pumped at Snowshoe Lodge
· Started up water systems
· Winterized water systems
· Arranged for biannual state fire inspection
· Installed fire rated access door to attic of shower house
· Purchased new shop vac for service building
· Waxed floor in leaders lounge
· Manured and mulched trees near Ranger House and around shower house
· Removed stump in Sites 3 and 6
· Burned pile of waste wood
· Mowed sites several times
· Continuous repairs on worn out mower
· Repaired dishwasher in Snowshoe Lodge
· Dragged road in timber harvest area
· Selective cleaning of Butler Building and #1 and #2 storage barns
· Facilitated Miron representatives on initial visit to CH
· Facilitated Kubota tractor loan for 2018 season
· Arranged and escorted state fire inspector visit
· Planned and organized 2 camp committee meetings
· Rededication ceremony held for Doc Jewell pavilion
· Attempted to coordinate possible new boat house with council and donor
· Assured at camp master was present for all visitor usage
· Liaison with camp neighbors
As you may or may not know, our Scout Camp Hiawatha is maintained solely by volunteers. Bay Lakes contributes financially, but does not provide a full time camp Ranger like their other camps. So it is up to us to keep it going. Thus the Camp Hiawatha Camp Committee was born. Made up of Scouting volunteers from across the U.P., the committee takes care of the camp facilities. I have enclosed a list of the accomplishments that the Camp Hiawatha Camp Commit...
I would like let everyone that is looking forward to coming to the Webelos/Cub camps know there has been a change in the dates. The Webelos camp will be June 24-27, 2018 and the Cubs will be from June 27-30, 2018. This change has been made to operate our camps along the same dates as the rest of the council. this will provide a better staff training opportunity as well as provide consistency between all Bay-Lakes camps. I am also trying to add a Cub camp July 5-7, 2018 if there is enough interest.
HELP NEEDED - Saturday, October 7 at Camp Hiawatha to help at Bobcat Trail - a fun day for new Cub Scouts to learn about Scouting with games, handicraft project...s, ecology, archery & more. Meals provided. Please contact Michele Curtis (http://bit.ly/2vx5nLT) if you are able to help out. Thank you!!
Busy Scouting weekend ahead!
OA Fall Conference at Camp Hiawatha. Last chance for elected Arrowmen to go through their Ordeal.
Popcorn Training 10am Eastern o...n Saturday at Bay College in Escanaba.
Sunday is Scout Day at the UP State Fair in Escanaba. Scouts in uniform get in free. We also have a Scout tent with activities and hope units will bring some for potential Scouts to try out.