Camp Awards Programs
BLUE HERON CAMPER AWARD:
This local council award was started in 1993. Scouts and adults whose unit earns it for the first time wear the Blue Heron Patch. The second year of participation earns them a white arrowhead pin; the third year they earn a yellow arrowhead pin; and the fourth year they earn the black arrowhead pin. The last pin to earn is the red arrow- head pin. Troops who have earned the Blue Heron Award for 5 years are presented a plaque at the closing campfire. Patches & Pins available for purchase from the Trading Post at Camp. Troop leadership is responsible for maintaining records and submitting paperwork to the Camp Director to earn the award each year.
Form available at Camp Administration office.
1. Unit must accumulate 125 points in their campsite inspection.
2. Unit must participate in the following camp-wide events:
A. Little Turtle Cup
B. Gateway Competition
4. Unit must attend the Camp Vespers service
5. Unit must complete a camp service project as decided by the camp OA Representative
6. Unit must carry out a camp cleaning project as specified by the Camp Director. This may include cleaning of camp shower house, restrooms, trash pick-up, or dining hall.
7. Unit or patrol of the unit must teach and lead a song or skit at a camp wide gathering.
8. Troop Senior Patrol Leader must attend all SPL meetings.
9. Unit or patrols of the unit must participate in three of the following:
A. OA Event
B. Trail Hike
C. Polar Bear Swim
D. Flying Squirrel
E. Other Open Program __________________
The commissioner award may be earned by accumulating a total of 125 points for the week. The camp commissioner staff will inspect every campsite Monday through Friday. The camp commissioner staff is the final authority on all commissioner awards. The Commissioner Award is one of the required items for the Blue Heron Camper Award.
Each troop is encouraged to participate in the camp gateway competition. The gateway will be scored on the following: correct knots & lashings, Scout participation (non-adult), originality, and creativity. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants including first through third place. The camp commissioner staff is responsible for judging gateways. The gateway competition is one of the required items for the Blue Heron Camper Award. Please note that gateways MUST not block the camp service road through any campsite. A camp service road runs through or into every campsite. Please locate your gateways to the sides of these roads.
AWSR HIGH ADVENTURE PATCH:
The AWSR High Adventure patch is a recognition award for participants who have completed all parts of the camp high adventure program. The patch is a five piece set consisting of a center and four strips to go around the outside. Scouts are eligible to purchase the patch after completing each section. Sections include the Climbing Tower, Project C.O.P.E., Mountain boarding, and the Flying Squirrel.