HMSR 2013 Summer Camp Information

This is a resource page for Boy Scout Summer Camp at the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, located in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.

On this page you will find various forms, links, and information that you will need if you are attending Boy Scout Summer Camp.

Current Weather Conditions at the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation: Hawk Mountain Weather Link

General Camp Information

Annual Health and Medical Forms

Troop 37 Camp Forms and Information

Merit Badge Forms and Information

Merit Badge Sign-up will begin at the Scout Meeting on Friday, May 31, 2013.

We would like to ask all the Scouts to fill out the Merit Badge Sign-Up Form below and print out the advance preparation worksheets, if the Merit Badge requires advance work.

Bring your Merit Badge Sign-Up Form filled out and the advance preparation worksheets to the May xxth Scout Meeting.

  • - All sheets need to have your name printed neatly on them.
  • - Advance preparation worksheets will need to be completed and turned in no later than June 24th to either Mr. Holland or Mr. Liu.

Scouts should come to camp having:

1st year campers
You will be signing up for Pathfinder Advancement program which is an important part of our camp program. It allows scouts the opportunity to advance through most requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks; as well as earn Indian Lore, Nature, and Mammal Study Merit Badges. It is our recommendation that all first year Scouts participate in the Pathfinder Program. The advancement opportunities and the exposure to all areas of the camp will help assure that these campers have a positive experience.

If you have any questions or problems, please see Mr Holland or Mr. Liu at a Scout Meeting.

  • Merit Badge Sign-up Form – This is the Sign-Up Form that will be turned in May 31st, 2013.
  • Merit Badge Schedule & Information – Please study this Schedule before filling out the Sign-Up Form.
  • Merit Badges Prerequisites – The following Merit Badges require advance preparation work to be done before camp in order to earn the merit badges at camp. You may download the Merit Badge workbook by clicking the Merit Badge name in the first column.

Troop 37 HMSR 2013 MB Schedule

– 10:00
– 11:00
– 12:00
2:00-3:00 3:00
– 4:00
4:00 – 5:00
Woodcarving Art Citizenship in the Nation American Heritage Archaeology Art
Bird Study Astronomy Fish & Wildlife Management Citizenship in the World Camping Woodcarving
Energy Basketry Fly Fishing Communications Computers Communications
Emergency Preparedness Camping Indian Lore Insect Study Environmental Science Electricity
Geocaching First Aid Search and Rescue Pioneering Space Exploration Personal Fitness
Environmental Science Communications Oceanography Wilderness Survival First Aid Emergency Preparedness
Fishing Computers Personal Fitness Fishing Forestry Geocaching
Photography Environmental Science Orienteering Pulp and Paper Fire Safety Geology
Leatherwork Fire Safety Pulp and Paper Soil & Water Conservation Leatherwork Indian Lore
Repitle & Amphibian Study Mammal Study Space Exploration Weather Nature Mammal Study
Citizenship in the Community Plant Science Basketry Basketry
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
Rifle Shooting
9:00 – 10:30
Shotgun Shooting
10:30 – 12:00
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
Rowing Cooking
12:00 – 2:00
Canoeing Sailing

HMSR 2013 MB Pre-Requisites

( Click Merit Badge Name to access Merit Badge Workbooks courtesy of U.S. Scouting Service Project @ )

Merit Badge Aquatics Area
Canoeing *Swimmer classification
*Bring clothes and shoes that cover toes and heel to get wet
*Recommended minimum age of 13
Lifesaving *Must bring long sleeve button-down shirt, long pants
*Must have passed *SWIMMING merit badge
*Second Class (7a through 7c) and First Class (9a and 9c)
*Recommended minimum age of 13
Kayaking *Swimmer classification
*Recommended minimum age of 13
*Bring clothes and shoes that cover toes and heel to get wet
Rowing *Swimmer classification
*Must be able to lift rowboat
*Bring clothes and shoes that cover toes and heel to get wet
*Recommended minimum age of 13
Small Boat Sailing *Swimmer classification
*Bring clothes and shoes that cover toes and heel to get wet
*Recommended minimum age of 13
Swimming *Swimmer classification
*CPR Instruction – not certification
*Must bring long sleeve shirt, long pants
*Second Class (7a through 7c) and First Class (9a and 9c)
BSA Lifeguard *CPR & First Aid Certification
(Bring current card/proof of certification)
*Swimming Merit Badge, Lifesaving Merit Badge, and Rowing Merit Badges suggested
*Minimum age of 15
*Must bring own equipment – mask, fins, snorkel
*Swimmer classification
*Swimmer classification
*Must attend practice every day
*Swimmer classification
Climbing Tower
Ecology and Conservation Area
Bird Study Must attend 6:00 AM observations according to merit badge schedule and counselor
*7 – Bring report of checklist of requirement
*8 – Bring proof of completion
Environmental Science *3e – Research prior to camp: Bring materials to camp
*4 – Bring report journals to fIrst day of class
Fish and Wildlife Management *5 – Bring written records or proof of projects to camp
Insect Study *4b – Bring Scrapbook
*7 – Bring proofof completion
*11 – Bring report
Mammal Study *Pen/Pencil and Notepad
Nature *4e – Catch and identify 2 species of Fish (show completion with note from SM)
Oceanography *Writing Ability
*Pen/Pencil and Notepad
Reptile & Amphibian Study *8 – Bring records to camp
Soil & Water Conservation *7 – Bring report of visit or proof of project (photo and
Weather *8 – Bring weather instrument and weeklong record to camp
Plant Science
Extreme Sports
Personal Fitness *1, 6, 7, 8, & 9
Sports Can be Taken by Appointment with the Extreme Sports Director
Handicraft Area
Art *4 Be prepared to discuss what you learned in your visit to an art musewn/gallery to be covered in class time
Basketry * $20 for merit badge kit
Leatherwork * $9.00 for merit badge kit
Pulp and Paper
Woodcarving *Must bring Totin’ Chip card
* $4.50 for merit badge supplies
*Recommended Scout be at least 13 years old
Order of the Arrow Village
Archaeology *4 – Complete research prior to camp: Bring research materials to camp
American Heritage *3c – Bring family history
*4c – Bring community history
Fishing *Bring fishing equipment
*9 -
Bring proof of completion to camp
Fire Safety *6a – Bring completed plan to camp
*9a – Bring proof ofcompletion
*11 – Bring proof of completion
Indian Lore *$14.00 for merit badge supplies
Fly Fishing *8
Each Scout must bring their own Fly Fishing Equipment
Outdoor Skills
Camping *5e, 8c, 8d, 9a, 9b, 9c – Bring proof of completion to camp
Cooking *Bring cook kit with utensils
*2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d – Bring pyramid and menus to camp
*7 – Bring proof of completion to camp
Emergency Preparedness *First Aid Merit Badge
*8c – Bring proof of completion of an emergency family kit (note from SM)
First Aid *Must bring proof of completed First Class first aid requirements
*Bring homemade personal first aid kit to camp
Geocaching *7 – Bring Proof of completion
*8 – Bring Proof of completion
*9 – Bring Proof of completion
Orienteering *Bring compass, pen/pencil, and notepad
*Camp orienteering map – $3.50
Pioneering *Bring proof of completed First Class Rope requirements
Search and Rescue *4, 5 – Bring certificate, 6a – Bring notes, 10 – Bring
Wilderness Survival *Bring materials for personal survival pack
*Requires Tuesday evening overnight outing
Merit Badges offered by Camp Chaplain
Citizenship in the Community *2,3,5,7,8
*Bring the Completed Pre-Reqs for Discussion with Fellow Scouts
*Not recommended for first year Scouts
Citizenship in the Nation *2,3,6,8
*Bring the Completed Pre-Reqs for Discussion with Fellow Scouts
recommended for first year Scouts
Citizenship in the World *3,4,7
*Bring the Completed Pre-Reqs for Discussion with Fellow Scouts
*Not recommended for first year Scouts
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Astronomy *Must attend nightly observations according to merit badge schedule and counselor
*6 – Bring sketch
*7b – Bring sketch
*8a or 8e
Communication *5 – Bring report from meeting
*8 – Bring proof of completion
Computers *7a
Electricity *$3.50 for merit badge kit
*2 – Bring inspection report to camp
Energy *1a – Bring article to camp with you
*4 – Bring report to camp
Photography *4
Welding *$4 for merit badge steel supply
*Long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed-toed shoe required
Space Exploration *$12.00 for merit badge supplies
Shooting Sports
Archery *Limited to 24 participants per session
Rifle Shooting *Experience with .22 caliber rifle
*Approximately $15.00 for ammunition/targets
*Suggested for older scouts
Limited to 35 Scouts
Shotgun Shooting *Strength to shoot 12 gauge shotgun
*Approximately $18.00 for ammunition/targets
*Limited to 15 participants

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