Goshen Scout Reservation
summer's trip is to Goshen Scout Reservation. Goshen is the National
Capital Area Council's primary camp and is located about 3.5 hours
southwest of Washington, DC in the Shenandoah Mountains in Central
Our plans and itinerary are going to
be similar to what we did last year on our trip to Camp Parsons, west
of Seattle, WA. The preliminary details and logistics are as follows:
will leave Austin on Thursday, June 24th and arrive at one of the 3
Washington area airports (Baltimore Washington International, Reagan
National or Washington Dulles) sometime that afternoon.
- We will spend from the 24th through the morning of the 27th in the DC area. The hotel where we will stay is the Governor's House in downtown DC.
- While in DC, we will tour many of the local attractions and historic landmarks.
the morning of the 27th (Sunday), we will board a bus provided by the
National Capital Area Council and head to Goshen. As noted before, it
is an approximate 3.5 hour ride.
- Troop 27 is confirmed at Camp Olmsted
within Goshen Scout Reservation for the week of June 27 through July
3rd. Camp Olmsted is equipped with a dining hall, so the boys will be
well fed during the week. During the week, they will be earning merit
badges, participating in camp activities and having a great time!
July 3rd, after the bus ride back to the DC area, we will make our way
back to the airport and take the return flight back to Austin. We will
probably arrive back sometime early to late evening on the 3rd.
BSA Personal Health and Medical Records:
Your BSA medical form must be up to date and signed by a physician to attend summer camp.
Class 1 and Class 2 Personal Health and Medical Record -For all scouts and adults under 40.
Class 3 Personal Health and Medial Record - For adults 40 and over.
Schindel has copies of the Camp Goshen Prescription Medication form.
This MUST be filled out and turned at Camp check-in (along with your
medical form) for all Scouts and Dads, regardless of whether you are
bringing prescription medication to Summer Camp. It is very detailed
and provides good instruction. Please pick up a copy at the April 25th
Goshen Medication Form - REQUIRED for all scouts and dads attending camp
Merit Badge Lists:
See the following Merit Badge schedule (*new * xls format) and merit badge prerequisites
to help you decide what merit badges you want to take. Merit Badge
scheduling is very similar to college course scheduling. Certain badges
are offered at specific times, with some of the more popular ones
offered 2 or 3 times. New Scouts, please talk with your Patrol Leaders
and or Adult Leaders for advice/counsel on your merit badge choices.
You won't sign up for them until we reach camp, but it is good to have
a plan and some alternate choices in order to meet your goals. If you
want to sign up for a Merit Badge that has prerequisites, you must have
a Blue Card started and the required numbers signed off by an approved
Merit Badge Counselor.
What to Pack:
Please mark everything that you want to return with your scout with their full name and the troop number.
Sending Mail to your Scout:
can be sent to your scout at Goshen Scout Reservation. It is
recommended that you send your mail early to make sure they receive it
while at camp. Mail should be addressed as:
Scout Name__________ Troop #27
Goshen Scout Reservation
340 Millard Burke Memorial Highway
Goshen, VA 24439
In case of Emergency:
case of an emergency, parents should call the main office at the Camp
Post to get a message to the troop. The numbers are (540) 997-5773 or