PARENT INFORMATION


 

PARENT INFORMATION

LOCATION – The Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation is located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, just off Route 183. From the south take Interstate 78 to Route 183 north. Cross over the Blue Mountain. At the base of the mountain, turn left just past the Blue Ridge Inn onto Blue Mountain Road, follow the signs into camp.

ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE ENTRANCE TO  THE CAMP.

MEDICAL FORM – ALL Scouts and Leaders must have an Annual Physical, Allergy and Dietary forms in order to take part in activities at camp. Forms will be given to the Scoutmaster prior to camp. Upon arrival at camp, all persons will be given a health screening by our health officer. The Troop maintains the original and turns in a copy upon arrival.

EMERGENCIES – If an emergency arises and you need immediate contact with your son, call the camp office

(570) 754-7552. Someone is in the Administration Building from 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM. After hours phone number (9:30 PM – 7:00 AM) is the Health Lodge (570) 754-7892.

HEALTH LODGE – The camp operates a Health Lodge for first aid of minor injuries, not medical treatment. In the event of a serious injury, the parent would be contacted before the Scout would be transported to a local clinic or hospital. All accidents must be reported to the Health Lodge to ensure insurance coverage. The Health Lodge phone number is (570) 754-7892.

VISITORS – Visitors are welcome at Camp Meade. Time, however, is short while your son is at camp so visits should be kept at a minimum. ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK-IN AT THE ADMINISTATRATION BUILDING BEFORE GOING TO A CAMPSITE. No pets are allowed in camp at any time.

MEALS – Occasionally, a visitor plans on being in camp over a mealtime. If arrangements are made one day in advance, the visitor may eat with the Troop. Meal cost: Breakfast -$4.00 / Lunch -$6.00 / Dinner -$8.00. Meals are paid for in advance at the Administration Building.

LEAVING CAMP – Before a Scout or Leader can leave camp, we ask that you sign-out at the Administration Building. This will enable us to know the whereabouts of all persons in camp in case of an emergency. We have the right to request verification of anyone picking up a Scout other than legal guardian or parent.

UNIFORMS – Scouts and Leaders are requested to wear the Scout Uniform while in camp. For those with a limited number of uniforms, the emphasis should be on retreat ceremonies, evening meals, and campfires.

REFUNDS –For refund policy, please see the 2016 Leader Guidebook or on our website hmc-bsa.org.

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