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Goshen Scout Reservation 2020 Leader Update #1

Hello Goshen Leaders!

Phil Barbash here. It is once again my pleasure to be serving as your director of operations for another summer. For those of you that are new, welcome! I check in periodically with some updates for Goshen that everyone should know. Here are a few to get us started:

  1. Since you are receiving this because you are signed up as the registration contact for your unit, please do read through this entire page: This has many helpful details that will limit the number of questions you may have along the way.
  2. All of the updates that I send out will be posted here: in case you lose the email.
  3. We are already approaching the deadline – February 1st – to get campership requests in for camp. Please see here: if you have youth that need a bit of extra financial assistance getting to camp.
  4. Another date to be aware of for those attending Scouts BSA Camps – Merit Badge Sign Ups will open on March 16th. Program schedules will be available by the end of January.
  5. We are still looking for staff for this coming summer. Please pass along this link: if you know of anyone that’s free for the summer and may be interested.

Until next time, happy scouting and stay warm!


2020 Registration Opens October 15

2020 summer registration opening has been moved to October 15, 2019, as the 2020 budget is still being reviewed and discussed.

Be Camp Staff in 2020!

Want the coolest summer job? Got a favorite Merit Badge or Cub Scout Adventure? You could teach it!

We’re seeking motivated and enthusiastic people who enjoy the outdoors to be part of the Goshen 2020 Summer Staff.

Check out the Goshen Staff page to get more information and apply.

Labor Day Family Camp

The schedule for Labor Day Family Camp is now available in the downloads section of the Family Camp page. Check out the fun things we have going on and join us this Labor Day Weekend for fun for all ages!

Post-Summer Contact Info

The Goshen Team is currently transitioning from our summer offices at Goshen to our year-round offices at Council HQ. We’ll be answering emails periodically and will be back up and running after August 19th.

Our summer phone numbers are now inactive for the season. Email is now the best way to get in touch with your camp’s Camp Director and, during the office transition, the Reservation level admin team.

We had a great summer and we look forward to seeing everyone next summer!

Phone Numbers

New summer phone numbers are now active!

Updated Contact Information

The Goshen Team is currently transitioning from our year-round offices at Council HQ to our summer offices at Goshen Scout Reservation. We will be updating the website with the camps’ summer office numbers once we have them set up.

Goshen Leader Update #7

Hello Goshen Leaders!

A couple of quick updates for all of you:

  1. We are quickly approaching the refund date for Goshen. Please remember that all refund requests must be sent via email to Sarah.Moses@Scouting.Org on or before June 14th, 2019. After that date, no refunds will be granted. We are somewhat strict about this due to the magnitude of these requests on a large scale so please make every effort to get your requests in on time. For a refresher on the refund policy, please visit here:
  2. For those attending Scouts BSA camps, please note that we are no longer providing “blue cards” for merit badges. If your unit is one that generally does utilize these, please note that they can be printed online in your reports before and after attending camp. Please also note that local councils/national BSA do not require these cards as proof for youth rank advancement. We will provide a printed grid that shows each scout’s name and what requirements were completed for which badges, which is also a report that can be run at any time using your registration portal.
  3. All adults and youth attending camp must have the BSA medical form in hand when they arrive. It is listed here on our website: This listing also has our added health advisory form attached.
  4. Please note that ALL adults who are coming to camp and staying for 72 hours or more must be registered with the BSA and have taken youth protection training. Each camp will be offering an in-person ypt training on Wednesday afternoon of each week for those adults who show up to camp without the training completed.

As always, all previous update emails are listed here: and please let myself or Sarah know if you have any questions!


Goshen Leader Update #6

Hello All,

I will keep this nice and brief! We have yet another payment deadline approaching this Friday. Please make sure you don’t miss out on another savings opportunity! After 11:59PM this Friday, the 17th, prices will jump up to $455/youth and $305/adult. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GET THOSE FEES IN BEFOREHAND!! Please let us know if you have any questions.