Napowan Adventure Base

Troop 10 Goes to Napowan

Welcome to Cherokee

Important Dates
2015 Scout sign-up form
2015 Adult sign-up form

Napowan Flyer 2015 - PLEASE READ


Health Forms
Medication information
Frequently Asked Questions

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Each summer Troop 10 goes to Camp Napowan (view surrounding area with Google Maps) for 2 weeks from mid-June until late-June/early-July. We have an excellent campsite (Cherokee) next to Lake Napowan and near the trading post (see Napowan map). Scouts may attended the first, second or both weeks. Napowan is a fun experience for the boys and provides a means to earn a variety of merit badges from the over 40 offered at camp, some difficult to get outside of camp. Attending Camp Napowan is highly recommended for the first 2 to 3 years of Troop participation. Counselor positions may be available for older scouts.

Parents, consider spending a few days (or the whole 2 weeks!) at Camp Napowan helping the boys and participating in some of the fun activities. All adults attending Camp Napowan must be trained and registered Adult Leaders:

  • #1 Register with BSA - contact Mrs. Joerin for details.
  • #2 Complete BUMC "Safe Sanctuaries" program - contact Mrs. Joerin for details.
  • #3 Complete BSA "Youth Protection Training"; may be taken online for your convenience.

Note that any Scout new to Troop 10 (or who hasn't been on an overnight campout) must attend an overnight campout (last opportunities are in April or May) with their parent prior to attending Napowan.

Important dates for 2015 Summer camp:  
 
January/February Registration forms distributed. 
Scout sign-up form.
Adult sign-up form.
March 18th Troop PLC meeting Early discount: Registration form and $295 per week fee due (check payable to Troop 10). If attending both weeks the second week fee is $220.
Until June 3rd Regular price: Registration form and $335 per week fee due (check payable to Troop 10).
Incoming Webelos: Registration form and $295 per week fee due (check payable to Troop 10). Click here for First Year Program Flyer
April 29th Napowan organizational meeting (during the regular Troop meeting) for ALL parents and scouts attending Camp Napowan this summer. We will be covering suggested gear, what a typical day is like, and more.
May 6th Last day to pay for Transition Weekend (Wisconsin Dells, around $60).
June 3rd Last day for Adult signup and late registration fee payment.
Two copies of Medical form due for Scouts and participating adults.
June 10th 7:30 PM at BUMC Week 1 shake-down (mandatory) -- Pack according to the recommended packing list.  Packs will be CLOSELY inspected and loaded into the trailer to be taken to Napowan. Expect to SHOW the SM each item required for camp. All bags should be fully packed for camp and ready to load onto our trailer that night. A day pack should be set aside for carrying items needed for camp on Sunday -- e.g., scout shirt, handbook, swim suit (if not worn), towel, money, etc.
June 14th Week 1 leaves for Napowan. Scouts should wear their swim suit under their uniform since we take the swim-check required for aquatic/boating activities as soon as we arrive at camp. Drivers will stop en route for lunch and must arrive at camp by 12:30. No one can check-in until everyone arrives at camp!
June 14-20 Week 1 @ Napowan.   Scoutmaster - TBD

June 17th 7:30 PM at BUMC--> Week 2 shake-down (mandatory) -- Pack according to the recommended packing list.  Packs will be CLOSELY inspected and loaded into a vehicle to be taken to Napowan. Expect to SHOW the SM each item required for camp. All bags should be fully packed for camp and ready to load that night. A day pack should be set aside for carrying items needed for camp on Sunday -- e.g., scout shirt, handbook, swim suit (if not worn), towel, money, etc.
June 21nd Week 2 leaves for Napowan. Scouts should wear their swim suit under their uniform since we take the swim-check required for aquatic/boating activities as soon as we arrive at camp. Drivers will stop en route for lunch and must arrive at camp by 12:30. No one can check-in until everyone arrives at camp!
June 21-27 Week 2 @ Napowan.   Scoutmaster - TBD

Note that the registration/payments dates are set by the Council and we cannot make any exceptions!

Merit Badge Pre-work

The merit badges that will be offered this year at Camp Napowan are listed on the Napowan.org website.
Some of the merit badges have pre-work that must be completed BEFORE attending Napowan and brought to camp for review by the merit badge counselor. You can find the prework for Summer Camp on the Napowan website.

Health Forms

Health forms are required for everyone (boys and adults) participating in activities or staying overnight. The proper form depends on your circumstances as described below:

All Scouts
2 copies-- Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A and B.

Adult staying less than 72 hours
2 copies-- Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A and B.

Scouts AND Adult staying more than 72 hours
2 copies each-- Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A, B, and C.

It is also important that the Camp Director and the Medical Officer be aware of any conditions which might require attention or pose problems while at camp.

Medication Information

Wisconsin State law requires the camp to store and administer all medications with the exception of those necessary for immediate relief (i.e., inhalers and epi-pens.) Any medication brought to camp MUST be in the original bottle with legible prescribing directions. NO EXCEPTIONS.

When the Troop leaves for Napowan, all medications must be given to the Scoutmaster for transport, except for those necessary for immediate relief. Upon arrival at Napowan, Scouts requiring medication and their medicines will be taken to the camp's health lodge where the medicines will be stored and procedures explained to the Scouts.

Napowan T-Shirts

Camp Napowan T-Shirts with Custom Troop 10 Sleeve
custom Troop 10 t-shirt
These 100% cotton t-shirts are $13.00 each (2XL is add’l). The t-shirt has a customized Troop 10 on the sleeve. Orders are due by Wednesday, April 22. T-shirts will be distributed at camp. See this order form.

For more information contact:

  • Lisa Joerin: Registration/T-Shirts   lisa at joerin.com
  • Claudia Mondragon: Registration/Health Forms   cpmondragon at gmail.com
  • Dave Snodgrass: Merit Badges   dsnodgrass2 at gmail.com