Each campout has a Campmaster. This job is taken on by an adult volunteer (Scouter). The job of the Campmaster is to ensure that the campout runs smoothly. This does not mean that the Campmaster has to do all the work. He or she should:
- Contact our Troop Web Host contact to schedule the event and sign up form. Provide the following:
- A complete summary of the campout agenda and activities.
- Name and location/venue of the event.
- Event Dates and start/end times
- Estimated cost per person (besides meals and mileage)
- Sign-up start date and sign-up deadline date (normally the Monday before the event.)
- If there are any opportunities for completing merit badge requirements, work with the PLC to get Scouts qualified. (i.e. bicycling)
- Reserve a campground and make sure that proper paperwork is completed, fees are paid and latrines are arranged.
- Complete a tour permit if required.
- Schedule departure and arrival times and communicate details to parents and scouts.
- Get permission forms from parents.
- Make sure there are enough seat belts for adults and youth.
- Schedule a time to pack the trailer with the SPL and Quartermaster
- Provide directions to drivers.
- Get adult volunteers to:
- Grub (shop and cook for the adult patrol).
- Pull the troop trailer.
- Make sure health forms are in order and distribute meds to scouts.
Thank you for volunteering your time to be a campmaster.