Summer Camp @ Lost Pines

Post date: Feb 28, 2014 3:27:13 AM

The Troop will be participating in the Lost Pine Boy Scout Summer Camp! June 15th - 21st, 2014.

The following is information condensed from the LPSR leader handbook.

If you wish more details you can click on the following link for the whole 50 pages.

Eagle Quest – First Year Camper Program

The following info is primarily for new scouts and the parents of new scouts.

Lost Pine’s Eagle Quest program is acclaimed throughout Scouting as a best choice for your first year Scouts attending Lost Pines. In addition to rank advancement Scouts have the opportunity to earn requirements in First Aid, Swimming, and handicrafts while enrolled in Eagle Quest. Scouts will spend all six periods of the day and Friday morning with their Eagle Quest counselor. Daily the Eagle Quest Patrols will circulate to open areas in the camp at about 4:15 in afternoon to see other opportunities at camp. Below is a list of the things that will be completed by your Scouts in Eagle Quest!

Camp Telephone & Address

There is a phone located at camp for emergency use. The camp phone number is 512-303-0768 (local call from Austin). Parents should use this number only in case of emergency. We discourage the use of cell phones by Scouts at camp. Incoming mail will be delivered to the troop mailbox in the administration building. It usually arrives before 3:00 pm. We encourage families to write to Scouts while at camp. To insure that letters, cards and care packages arrive in time, parents may want to send them at the very beginning of the week; by Tuesday at the latest. Please do not request a signature for any mail sent as it is likely these items cannot be delivered. Mailing Address:

Scout's Name — Troop #

Lost Pines Scout Reservation

785 FM 1441

Bastrop, TX 78602

Outgoing mail should be deposited in the mailbox in front of the administration building by 10:00 am. Stamps, postcards, and envelopes are available at the camp Trading Post.

Spending the night & Friday Night Planning

If you plan on coming out to summer camp and spend the night you will need to take the Youth Protection Training Certification (YPT CARD) (CLASSROOM FACILITATED REQUIRED). Contact XXX if you would like to visit during the day/ night or both. No youth are allowed unless registered for summer camp, except for Friday dinner and campfire.

Each Friday night at 6:00 pm, parents and family members are encouraged to take part in a Family Dinner and Campfire. Cost for the dinner will be $8 for adults and $5 for children under 11. The Scoutmaster needs to tell the Camp Commissioner staff how many will be attending the dinner by Wednesday. Please have guests pay in advance at the A-Building. If you plan on coming out Friday night you need to call Friday night coodinator and let them know by Wednesday morning how many are attending. (An email will come out soon to announce the coordinator and phone number).

Uniforms and Shoes

The complete, official Scout field uniform is to be worn properly by Scouts and adult leaders at flag retreat and dinner. NOT PERMITTED are caps and T-shirts, etc., with words or pictures not representing the best spirit of the Scout Oath and Law. For safety reasons, closed toe shoes are to be worn at any time (except in your tent, at the pool, or in the shower). A boy with a cut foot is an unhappy camper! Also, a shirt must be worn at all times except during aquatic program time.

Individual Scout Equipment

If you will pack the scouts clothes and other items in a plastic tote, with an attached lid, it is much easier than trying to put them in a pack. You also may want to put underwear and socks in zip-lock bags. He will also need a dirty clothes bag. Please put the scouts name on the tote.

    • Signed Medical Report Form

    • Scout Uniform and Belt

    • Socks and Scout Socks (7 or 8 pair)

    • Shorts and Scout Shorts

    • 2 - 3 T-shirts (no tank tops)

    • Shoes (closed toe) or Hiking Boots

    • Water shoes (Aqua socks, etc.) for lake swimming at the Waterfront

    • Cap or Hat for sun protection

    • Underwear

    • Pajamas or sleeping clothes

    • Sleeping Bag or 2 blankets & sheet

    • Pillow

    • Cot (optional)

    • Personal First Aid Kit

    • Poncho or Rain jacket

    • Towels & washcloth

    • Soap and Shampoo

    • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

    • Comb, Brush, & Mirror

    • Flashlight & Extra Batteries

    • Pocket Knife

    • Insect Repellent (non-aerosol)

    • Swim Suit (no cut-offs)

    • Sun Screen

    • Boy Scout Handbook

    • Water Bottle or Canteen & Cup

    • Spiral Notebooks

    • Pen or Pencils

    • Completed Merit Badge Work

    • Spending Money


    • Writing Material

    • Backpack

    • Fishing Rod & Tackle

    • Camera & Film

    • Bible or Prayer Book

    • Work Gloves

    • Dirty Clothes Bag

    • Mosquito Netting

    • Watch

Don’t Bring:

  • Personal electronic items such as

    • Radios

    • CD players

    • Tape players

    • TV’s

    • Electronic games

    • Cell phones

  • Fireworks

  • Sheath or hunting knives

  • Bicycles

  • Pets

  • Hammocks

  • Personal firearms & ammunition

  • Jewelry or other expensive items

  • Personal bows & arrows