5 Rivers Council Camping Newsletter

Volume 1 Number 2 - March 2017

Cub-O-Ree at Camp Gorton May 13th - 14th

The Council Activities Committee combined with the Camp Staff at Camp Gorton this summer will be hosting a Cub Scout Activity Event at Camp Gorton. This is one of two events this year with the fall event at Camp Brulé.

May 14th – 15th

We invite both Cub Scouts and parents to come to Camp Gorton for a Day of program, adventure, outstanding meals, and a campfire Saturday evening. Cub Scouts and Adults will be able to participate in a basic day at resident camp in May. Cub Scouts and parents are encouraged to camp in tents. Camp Staff members will be running the activities.

Cost of the Event

The cost per person is $18. The fee includes program, food for the weekend, and a patch for each participant in the weekend.


Cub Scouts and Parents will be able to participate in a variety of activities at camp. Fishing, crafts, gaga ball, archery, BB guns are just some of the activities we will be providing for Cub Scouts and parents. There will be a campfire on Saturday evening hosted by the members of the Camp Gorton camp staff. The event will close on Sunday morning at 11:00 am.

Pre – Mow Beaver Days Set at Both Brulé and Gorton

The Camping Committee is encouraging Scouts, Parents, and family members to come provide service to both of our council camps. Both camps will be in need of completing many projects following the winter months.

April 8 @Camp Gorton

Camp Gorton’s Pre – Mow Beaver Weekend will be on Saturday April 8th from 9:00 am–4:00 pm. Please bring for a pot luck lunch, or if you have special dietary needs, you can bring your own meal. The hours will go towards the Super Beaver Program, which is being brought back this spring to Camp Gorton.

April 29 @Camp Brulé

Camp Brulé‘s Pre–Mow Eager Beaver Service Day will be on Saturday April 29th from 9:00 am–4:00 pm. Like mentioned before, please bring food for a pot luck lunch or people can bring their own lunch. The hours logged will go towards the Camp Brulé Eager Beaver Program which is being revived this year.

Please bring as many people as possible. We will have projects for different ages and skill sets to accomplish at both of our council camps!

We want to know your opinion on High Adventure

High Adventure Resource Survey

The High Adventure Committee is developing a list of Adult Leaders who have been able to plan or attend one or more of the BSA’s national high adventure bases. The purpose of this is to develop a resource list for future unit or council contingents to the high adventure bases. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey: http://tinyurl.com/frcrhasurvey

High Adventure Camp Survey

The High Adventure Camp would like to know your Venturing Scouts interest in programs offered at the High Adventure Camp this summer. Please encourage your scouts to fill out his link: http://tinyurl.com/frchasurvey

Five Rivers Council Day Camp - Bug Hunters wanted!

Day camp this year will have a theme of Bug Hunters. The six day camps offered throughout the council will enhance your Cub Scouts summer time program this summer. To get more information about Day camp check out the Day Camp page on the council website here: http://tinyurl.com/frcdaycamp

2017 Raft Regatta

Friday, May 12th, 5:30pm to Sunday, May 14th, 10:30am

Mossy Bank Park Road

Bath, NY

The Annual Raft Regatta will again take place May 12th - 14th at Mossy Bank Park in Bath, NY hosted by Thunderbird and Williamson Road Districts. This year's theme will be Pirates and will allow your Scouts to compete in the Raft Regatta or the Admiral's Cup. Registration for the event is due by April 8th or an adult leader from your troop will have to walk to the plank and patches will be issued after the event.

For the Event Packet click here: http://tinyurl.com/17raftregatta

May 19th - 21st - Soaring to New Heights Camporee

Friday, May 19th, 6pm to Sunday, May 21st, 10am

415 Airport Road

Towanda, PA

The Spring Camporee at Bradford County Airport will host another camporee in our council this spring. Here Scouts will have the opportunity to get a partial in Aviation and Weather merit badges. This event is open for Boy Scouts or Venturing Scouts.

For the event packet click here: http://tinyurl.com/17aniwcamporee

Are your Scouts & Adults BSA Medical Form Up to Date?

Each year all Scouts and Adult Leaders are required to have an up to date physical form completed by physician. This is done in order to ensure each Scout and Adult Leader are ready to participate in the variety of activities. In order to ensure you have this, please make sure you educate parents to make their physician’s appointment far in advance. It is much easier to bring the physical form to camp than to try to fax or email it to camp.

Also please make sure they have parts A, B, and C completed as well as all required signatures on them. To get the most current and up to date physical form, see the link below: http://tinyurl.com/olwfkku

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Upcoming Events

April 8 Pre – Mow Service Day at Camp Gorton

April 29 Pre–Mow Service Day at Camp Brulé

May 5 – 6 OA Induction Weekend at Camp Brulé

May 13 – 14 Cub – O – Ree Weekend at Camp Gorton

May 12 – 14 Raft Regatta at Mossy Bank

May 19 – 21 Spring Camporee at Bradford County Airport

June 2 - 4 OA NE-3A Conclave at Camp Babcock Hovey

June 16 - 18 OA Induction Weekend at Camp Gorton

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