Goshen General Update #3

Hello Goshen Leaders!

It is time for your monthly update from the Goshen Scout Reservation!

Merit Badge Registration: March 30 at 12:00 pm

Merit Badge Registration for Camps Bowman, Marriott, and Olmsted will open on March 30th at 12:00 pm. Please be sure check out the Program & Prerequisites Guide for the latest prerequisites, class descriptions, age recommendations, and specialty class fees.

Scouts BSA Program and Prerequisites Guide (also available under “Forms and Downloads”): https://www.gotogoshen.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2023-Scouts-BSA-Program-Guide.pdf

Questions about Merit Badge Sign Ups? Check out the “How To: MB Sign Ups” Guide (also available under “Forms and Downloads”). https://www.gotogoshen.org/general/how-to-merit-badge-activity-sign-ups/

Scouts interested in participating in “Open Program” blocks do not need to register for these sections.

If your unit is opting to use the new “parent portal” feature for merit badge sign ups, please be sure to select the “allow parent portal class selection” check box under the “use parent portal” section of the registration contact section.

Unallocated Registration Credit

If you have unallocated credit attached to your registration account, please contact Sarah Moses with any questions.

Sarah Moses, Goshen Camping Specialist: sarah.moses@scouting.org

Webinar Recordings Available Online

Did you miss one of the NCAC Summer Camp Webinars this month? Here are links to the recordings and Power Point Slides!

2023 Menus Posted

Get ready for summer with a look at the food! Updated menus for Summer 2023 are now available, including the new Vegetarian Menu for the Dining Hall. Patrol Cooking and Heater Stack dining options will also have vegetarian options available for all meals, which will be similar if not identical to the Dining Hall Vegetarian Menu.

There are three places you can find the 2023 menus:

  1. On the Forms & Downloads page, under Information.
  2. On the Food & Menus page, under Information.
  3. In your camp’s Downloads section.If you or your campers have any dietary concerns, be sure to check out the Food & Menus page for information. Please be sure to indicate their dietary restrictions on their registration!

Early Bird – Closes April 14 (11:59 pm)

Early Bird registration will close on Friday, April 14 at 11:59 pm. Campers who are registered before this time will receive a discounted rate and exclusive Goshen Sumer 2023 Early Bird Hat!

Splitting Adults on Your Registration

If you have adults that are planning to split the week and are wondering how to register them, check out this post: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-splitting-adults/

How to Add More Campers to Your Registration

If you are ready to add campers to your registration, check out this post: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-how-to-add-more-campers/

Reminder: Medical Forms and NCAC Health Advisory

Don’t forget! – Everyone in camp must have completed Parts A & B of the BSA Medical Form with them upon arrival at Goshen. Any youth or adult camper staying for more than 72 hours and/or participating in camp activities must also have Part C and the NCAC Health Advisory.

BSA Medical Form and NCAC Health Advisory: https://www.gotogoshen.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/BSA-Medical-Form-with-NCAC-Health-Advisory.pdf

Upcoming Events at GSR
May 12 – 14: Volunteer Work Weekend: https://www.gotogoshen.org/events/volunteer-work-weekends/
May 26 – 29: Goshen Family Camp: https://www.gotogoshen.org/events/family-camp/

Yours in Scouting,

Elisabeth Warren| Goshen Scout Reservation Director