This overnight program is designed to introduce Scouts the various skills required in Search and Rescue. A series of stations will teach the skills required to complete the merit badge. The program will culminate with a search and rescue drill allowing Scouts to demonstrate the skills learned. The 2019 Search and Rescue Weekend will be held July 6–7.
The goal of the week is to prepare participants to develop and complete a significant conservation project towards earning the Hornaday Badge. Participants will work with Ecology/Conservation camp staff and professionals to complete simple conservation projects at camp. Scouts will learn project development and planning skills, create a plan to lead and carry out significant conservation work, team building and training skills, and understand what is required to complete Hornaday awards. Participants will be guided through necessary procedures and work needing to be done outside the week at camp in order to complete the Hornaday Badge. Participants will be matched with Conservation Advisors to help plan and carry out the project. Merit badge activities may include Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Soil and Water Conservation, Forestry, and others from the required merit badge list. Minimum Rank: First Class
The Trail to Eagle (T2E) Program is designed for the Scout who has set his goal on reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. It is a unique camping and advancement opportunity to work on Eagle required badges. Guidance on how to select, plan and complete your Eagle Service Project will be featured during the week. All Scouts are placed in a “Trail to Eagle” troop with an experienced staff member as the T2E Scoutmaster. The T2E Camp is open to all Scouts 12 years and up who have earned the First Class rank.
This is not a typical week of camp. It is a special week where Scouts will concentrate on all shooting sports: Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, and Archery Merit Badges; Muzzleloaders; and Tomahawks. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a series of NRA Marksmanship Awards. Scouts age 13+ who have completed the eighth grade will also participate in the BSA Pistol Shooting Program.
Scouts spend an entire week at camp devoted to becoming PADI certified scuba divers. Scouts who complete all requirements throughout the week will also earn the Scuba Diving Merit Badge. There is no age requirement; however Scouts under the age of 16 are only eligible to earn a PADI Junior Diver certification. Scouts who are already certified divers can expand their diving experience by earning additional certifications such as: Digital Underwater Photographer, Underwater Naturalist, and Advanced Open Water Diver.
Camp Workcoeman is located in the hills of northwest Connecticut in scenic New Hartford and Barkhamsted. The camp consists of approximately 427 acres on the shore of beautiful West Hill Pond, possibly the cleanest in Connecticut.
Established in 1924, it is one of the oldest continuously operated Scout camps in the country. For 95 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.