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Goshen Scout Reservation Leader Update-04-13-2021

Hello Goshen leaders!

Phil Barbash here, with a couple of quick updates:

  1. The early bird payment deadline is this Friday, the 16th at 11:59PM. At midnight, the price will switch over to $440/youth and $265/adults. Please make every effort to get your youth and adults signed up!
  2. For Camps Bowman, Marriott, and Olmsted: Merit badge registration will open at 9AM on Friday morning the 16th. It is first come first served, but please do not fret too much if you have to waitlist youth for certain heavier traffic badges. There is going to be wiggle room for us to adjust our staffing and open up additional sections of merit badges as needed. Please do register those youth for the waitlist if they desire to take that badge, and remember that youth must register with at least one merit badge buddy. Multiple members of the same cohort developing similar schedules is preferable.
  3. Please continue to reference our pandemic protocols here as they continue to evolve here: www.gotogoshen.org/coronavirus. The latest updates centered around the use of cohorts, merit badge buddy requirements, and pre-screening procedures – a mandatory 14 day symptom screening before arrival at camp OR a negative PCR test within 7 days prior to your arrival at camp.
  4. If you have adults splitting the week (one coming down the first half, one coming down the second half), you can get details about how to register them here: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-splitting-adults/.

If you ever need to reference any of my previous emails, they are here:  https://www.gotogoshen.org/information/latest-news/ . Please let us know if we can help!

-Phil

Let’s Get Camping Webinar Series: Scouts BSA Camping Options

April 1, 2021: Scouts BSA Camping Options

Missed the webinar? You can view a recording of it below.

In this webinar, we go over the different summer camps available for both Troops and for individual scouts (aka provisional scouts) at the various places in NCAC – from Thurmont, MD to Haymarket, VA to Goshen, VA. We go over how camping and program are going to work at the Virginia camps, given the Governor’s order concerning COVID-19 protocols.

Download the slides from the webinar here: Scouts BSA Camping Options slides [PPTX]

Get more information on the various Scouts BSA Summer Camps:

Stay up to date on the camp COVID protocols:

Find the whole series of Let’s Get Camping Webinar recordings on our playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5x999ziTZaU6Kr1lqS6tbNqgYTzjcBRf

Goshen Scout Reservation Leader Update – 04/01/2021

Hello Goshen leaders!

Phil Barbash here, with Goshen Scout Reservation. A couple of updates for this summer:

  1. We have the last installment in our series of webinars tonight at 6PM EST. This was the webinar on Scouts BSA camp that was originally postponed. We will run through some of the changes as it relates to pandemic protocols, and also highlight some of the programs going on in our camps this summer. You can register here: https://ncacbsa-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K297JI5zTrOSqIcHr9mpVw?fbclid=IwAR0Q1ZHhDgVTU_Z0Whn6_Sq3wh3FYRQx93ZPr0WPCPCrL6jP617c2Ckn03Y
  2. If you missed our previous webinars on Cub Scout and High Adventure camps, you can watch recordings and download slides both on our website and on the Scouter’s Digest. Cub Scouts here: https://weownadventure.com/lets-get-camping-webinar-series-cub-scouts-go-to-camp/ and High Adventure here: https://weownadventure.com/lets-get-camping-webinar-series-high-adventure-at-summer-camp/
  3. Our early bird payment deadline is right around the corner! Please ensure that you sign up all of your youth by 11:59PM on April 16th to avoid the added $40 fee.
  4. If you are wondering how to sign up your campers, be sure to check out our blog post: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-how-to-add-more-campers/
  5. Need information on how to register adults splitting the week? We have a blog post for that, too: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-splitting-adults/
  6. Merit badge registration will go live on April 16th at 9am. Schedules are available online for each individual camp at www.gotogoshen.org. Tune into the webinar tomorrow to get details on how program is going to work and some basics about sign ups.
  7. You can also continue to find updated information about our pandemic protocols here: www.gotogoshen.org/coronavirus
  8. Lastly, we do still have funds available for camperships. Applications can be found here: www.gotogoshen.org/camperships

Its getting close to camp. I can taste it! Take care and please do reach out with any questions.

-Phil

Let’s Get Camping Webinar Series: High Adventure at Summer Camp

March 25, 2021: High Adventure at Summer Camp Webinar

Missed the webinar? You can view a recording of it below.

In this webinar, we give units planning for Summer 2021 and future summers an overview of Lenhok’sin High Adventure, as well as the National High Adventure bases and our Council-sponsored trips there. In addition the overview, we also talk a little about the different COVID-19 protocols at the different camps.

Download the slides from the webinar here: High Adventure at Summer Camp slides [PPTX]

Get more information on the various high adventure opportunities:

You can find the whole series of Let’s Get Camping Webinar recordings on our playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5x999ziTZaU6Kr1lqS6tbNqgYTzjcBRf

The remaining upcoming webinar will be on Scouts BSA Camping Options on April 1 at 6pm EST. Register in advance at https://ncacbsa-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K297JI5zTrOSqIcHr9mpVw

Let’s Get Camping Webinar Series: Cub Scouts Go To Camp

March 18, 2021: Cub Scouts Go To Camp Webinar

Missed the webinar? You can view a recording of it below.

You can also download the slides from the webinar here: Cub Scouts Go To Camp slides [PPTX]

Looking for the latest information on Summer Camp 2021 and COVID-19 protocols?

You can find the whole series of Let’s Get Camping Webinar recordings on our playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5x999ziTZaU6Kr1lqS6tbNqgYTzjcBRf.

Upcoming webinars in the series include High Adventure at Summer Camp on March 25 and Scouts BSA Camping Options on April 1. All webinars begin at 6pm EST. Register in advance at https://ncacbsa-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K297JI5zTrOSqIcHr9mpVw.

Goshen Leader Update 03/11/21

Phil Barbash here, checking in with a couple of updates:

  1. The webinar scheduled for tonight 03/11 on Scouts BSA summer camp is POSTPONED TO APRIL 1 AT 6PM. We are going to reevaluate the governor’s mandate on the use of cohorts at summer camp, as we develop our plans for merit badge registration. Please be mindful that the webinars on Cub camping and High Adventure will continue on the dates/times as planned.
  2. We will also be postponing the beginning of merit badge registration to April 16th at 9AM. At that time, we will open our merit badge registration with whatever adjustments need to be made to ensure compliance with the governor’s order.
  3. We have past the deadline for camperships, but please do continue to apply as you have requests. We will aim to fill all requests that come in as funds are available.
  4. If you missed our first webinar on Camping and COVID, you can find the recording and slides here: www.gotogoshen.org/general/lets-get-camping-webinar-series-camping-covid/.

We appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we navigate the challenges of getting camp back open while slowly pulling out of the pandemic. Please let us know if you have any questions.

-Phil

Goshen Leader Update 03/01/21

Hello Goshen Leaders!

Phil Barbash here with an update on all of the excitement and fun we have planned for you this summer!

  1. Per Governor Northam’s latest announcement, we WILL BE OPERATING this summer! This was exciting news for us as we push forward. It comes at a good time as deposit mode ended today. You can now add more campers – youth and adult – to your unit’s registration.
  2. We have a series of summer camp webinars scheduled for every Thursday in March at 6PM. This week’s topic: Camping and COVID. Details are here: weownadventure.com/upcoming-webinar-series-summer-camp-2021/.
  3. The campership deadline is today, March 1. If you have additional youth that come in after the fact and are looking for some extra assistance to get to summer camp, please continue to apply online, and we will allot as we have funding for. Application is here: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/#camperships.
  4. Merit Badge and Activity Signs ups for the Scouts BSA Camps will open on March 18th at 9AM.
  5. We are still looking for awesome and eligible staff members to help us out this summer. If you know of anyone looking for employment, please have them apply here: www.gotogoshen.org/information/goshen-staff/.

As always, if you are looking for past and future announcements, they are located here: https://www.gotogoshen.org/information/latest-news/

-Phil