Troop 78 Summer Camp
Camp Squanto, Plymouth, MA
July 7-13, 2019

(This Information is plagiarized from the Mayflower Council Website)

This section still under construction

Parents Guide Merit Badge Schedule Dietary Acomodation Form Shooting Relewase Form Leaders Guide

Camp Squanto Map

Powerpoint Presentation



The purpose of good Scouting and Scout camping is to train boys in good character, vital citizenship, and personal fitness.
The objectives of the Camp Staff and of the camp program are to serve the needs of the troop and the boys.
In outdoor Scouting activities, simple skills of camp craft, woodcraft, aquatics, personal fitness, and living in a democratic society are at a premium.

    They are important because:
  1. Learning skills and advancing bring self-confidence.
  2. Solving immediate camping problems brings self-reliance.
  3. Vigorous outdoor exercise promotes personal fitness.
  4. Knowing what to do and doing it promote personal initiative.
  5. Making group decisions and implementing them develop cooperation.
  6. Facing certain hardships with buddies makes life-long friends.
  7. Experiencing nature develops outdoor appreciation and spiritual awareness.

Lord Baden-Powell wrote in 1919,”The objective of a camp is: (a) to meet the boy’s desire for the open air life of the Scouts and (b) to put him completely in the hands of the Scoutmaster for a definite period of individual training in character and in physical and moral development.”

The basis for this training and character development is the boy’s participation and acceptance of responsibility in his patrol. Baden-Powell emphasized this in 1936 when he wrote, “The patrol is the character school for the individual. To the patrol leader it gives practice in responsibility and in the qualities of leadership. To the Scouts it gives subordination of self to the interests of the whole, the elements of self-denial and self-control involved in the team spirit of cooperation and good comradeship.”

At Camp Squanto, we intend to reproduce and strengthen the processes by which a troop ideally operates when it is in its home community. We do not intend to replace the Scoutmaster, the Troop Leader’s Council, or the Leadership Corps but, rather, to work with them and through them in determining the needs of individual troops and of the Scouts in them.

Camp will be more than out-of-doors; it will bring an intense and vital training session for the troops that come and for the boys they bring. It is a vital part of the Scouting program and will endeavor to build Scouts and troops by supplying them with the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of Scouting, in an intensive and reinforcing way. This, in turn, assists the Scouts and troops to continue to determine their own program and effectively operate through their own leadership.

Rules for acceptance and participation in all sessions of this camp are the same for everyone, without regard to race, color, or national origin.


On Sunday, before check-in, Scoutmasters are responsible for:

  • A. Ensuring that each camper’s medical form is filled out completely and correctly.
    1. Is the form either typed or printed legibly in ink?
    2. Is the Scout’s personal information, (full name, troop number, emergency contact, etc.) complete and accurate?
    3. Is the physical examination component of the form (to be completed by the Scout’s physician) filled out completely and accurately or is a similar “standard” physical form attached from the doctor’s office?
      Has it been signed by the doctor? (Electronic signatures are accepted).
    4. Is the camper allergic to any foods or medications?
      If so, have they been listed in the appropriate place on the form (with reactions listed in parentheses)?
      EXAMPLE: “peanuts (anaphylaxis).”
    5. Is the camper taking any medications? If so, are they listed in the correct place on the form? Is the name of the medication, as well as its dosage (i.e. 25 mg), frequency (i.e. twice a day) listed correctly?
    6. Has the camper’s parent or guardian signed in the appropriate spot on the form?
    7. Has a copy of (both sides) of the camper’s health insurance card been attached to the form.
  • B. Ensuring that campers who take medication have their medications with them.
    1. Is the medication bottled correctly for distribution in camp?
      (See Health Lodge FAQ’s for details.)
    2. Does the information on the bottle match the information on the health form exactly?
    3. If there is a discrepancy, is there a new order from the doctor attached to the medical form to clarify the situation?

  • Pack / Locker
  • Sleeping bag / 2 sheets and blanket
  • Pillow
  • Full Class A summer uniform
  • Comfortable walking shoes / Sneakers (1 pair)
  • Extra clothing (shorts, pants, shirts, 3 sets)
  • Underwear (8 pair)
  • Socks (8 pair)
  • Cap / Hat
  • Jacket
  • Laundry bag
  • Swim trunks
  • Beach towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Rain gear
  • Bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth
  • Soap (1 bar)
  • Shampoo (1 bottle)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Brush / comb
  • Lip balm
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Sun block
  • Totin’ Chip card
  • Completed Medical Form – Scouts cannot be admitted to camp without a completed form signed by a Doctor and parent or guardian

  • Troop & American flags
  • Patrol flags
  • Scoutmaster Handbook
  • Scoutmaster Minutes
  • Leader’s Guide
  • Troop Record book
  • Troop advancement chart
  • Thumb tacks
  • Song book
  • Merit Badge forms
  • Merit Badge books
  • Pencils, paper, clipboard
  • Skit & stunt supplies
  • Ceremony equipment
  • Troop first aid kit
  • Small mirror for washstand
  • 100 ft. clothesline
  • Alarm clock
  • Sun block SPF 15 or better

  • Fishing gear
  • Camera
  • Baseball glove
  • Pocket knife
  • Canteen
  • Musical instrument
  • Bible or prayer book
  • White t-shirt (tie-dye)

  • For Advancement: Merit Badge books, handbook / field book, paper & pencil, MB partial sheets, MB projects (started or completed)
  • For Swimming & Lifesaving MB, BSA Guard: Long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, and a pair of old sneakers to be used in emergency swim requirements (will be getting wet). Old clothes suggested
  • For Handicraft Merit Badges: Money for required kits to be bought at Trading Post
  • For Fishing MB: Fishing gear and pole
  • For Snorkeling BSA: Mask, fins, snorkel
  • For Welding: Need leather boots long sleeve shirt and dungaree cotton pants
  • Be sure to check complete descriptions of Merit Badges for other needs.

  • Troop photos on Monday - $13.00
  • Leatherwork kits for those taking the merit badge - $6.00 - $8.00
  • Basketry kits for those taking the merit badge (Need 1 Sm & 1 Lg basket kit: $5.25 ea.) - $10.50
  • Woodcarving kits for those taking the merit badge - $2.00 - $5.00
  • Robotics kits for those taking the merit badge - $10.00 - $40.00
  • Electronics - $10.00


Troop 78 Meets at the
First United Methodist Church
25 Brook St.
Framingham, MA 01701

If you would like more information about Troop 78
please go to our Contact Page

Pack 78 is a unit of the Southern District of the Knox Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America
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