2016 Summer Camp

Where: Camp Friedlander

URL for Good Information:


Where: Good Shepherd Sunday
When: Sunday, July 24, 5:30 A.M. Departing at 6:00 AM


Where: Good Shepherd Church
When: Saturday, July 30, Early Afternoon

Other Information:

Cost per scout – $320
Cost per adult – $50

Summer Camp Permission Slip – 2016

Mailing Information
The camp address is:

(Camper’s Name), Troop 75
Camp Friedlander
581 Ibold Rd
Loveland, OH

Merit Badge Schedule and Signup
Merit Badges sessions are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Download the schedule here.

Sign up was completed in March.

Additional Information
WE STILL NEED DRIVERS TO GET SCOUTS TO/FROM CAMP. Contact Brian Nagle at briannagle27@gmail.com if you can help. Required drivers will be reimbursed for gas with receipt. You don’t need to drive both ways to be of help.

Emergency Contacts
In case of emergency and you need to get in touch with one of the adult leaders at camp:

    Mike Marcotte – (713) 834-2961
    Brian Nagle – (815) 715-0017

Medical Forms / Waivers:

For Summer Camp, the following forms need to be completed and submitted before we depart for summer camp.

MEDICAL FORMS Every Scout, adult, and visitor staying overnight is required to submit an official “BSA Annual Health and Medical Record” with parts A, B, and C completed upon arrival to camp. A completed form includes a copy of the participant’s medical insurance card. This form requires an annual update by a certified and licensed healthcare provider. This form must be updated and signed within 12 months of the date you will leave camp. Only submit copies of medical forms; do not submit originals. Do not mail medical forms to the council office; bring them to camp. An electronic and editable copy of the form can be downloaded from the Camp Friedlander website at www.danbeard.org/camp. Roll over “Boy Scout Camp” and then click on “Forms”.

Snorkeling / Scuba Waiver:

For boys registered for the Scuba or Snorkeling activities – the following forms need to be turned in prior to the departure:

Scuba medical form and waiver (both are required):


We will be meeting at Good Shepherd at 5:30AM on Sunday 7/24. We are planning for a 6 AM departure. Please eat breakfast before we depart Good Shepherd and we will stopping for lunch on the way. Please have lunch money with you … separate from your camp stash. Also, remember to save some cash for the lunch stop on the way home.

Early Departure (if required)

Hopefully, this option won’t be necessary – but in the event that a scout plans to leave camp early, the following form will need to be filled out and submitted to Brian Nagle prior to departure.


Food / Dietary Restrictions:

The camp will accommodate dietary restricitions for boys or adults. If any special provisions for food is required at camp, the following form can be submitted to Brian Nagle or Julia Ballent no later than July 1, 2016.


It will be difficult for you to complete your MB at summer camp with out the completion of prerequisites prior to camp. Make sure you do these as soon as possible.

You can download the Prerequisites from http://www.danbeard.org/pubs/2016_Merit_Badge_Pre_Requisites.pdf here.

There will be a banker box with us at camp. We will collect money on Sunday before we leave the parking lot. Please put any money for MB’s in an envelope with your name, Troop 75, Mb’s and cost. Please use a separate envelope for your camp money addressed with your name, troop 75, and CAMP MONEY. Some things to include in your budget: Don’t forget to include money for other daily treats and other goodies at the trading post.

Other costs will be listed here later as determined

Please place all meds in a Ziploc baggie WITH a copy of the medication sheet from the health form. ALL meds will be given to Jennifer Cassidy before we leave. Please keep all inhalers and EPI pens accessible with the scout. Jennifer Cassidy will want to quickly review with you and your parent, so don’t just hand her your baggie and leave. Meds at this camp will be stored in a locked container at our campsite and administered by Jennifer Cassidy.

Packing List


  • Completed “BSA Annual Health and Medical Record” signed by parent or guardian and physician, (Parts A, B & C) with a copy of the participants medical insurance card
  • Scout uniforms which include shorts or pants and short-sleeve shirt. The field uniform (Class-A) is required for the evening meal
  • Several Scout t-shirts (or Scouting appropriate shirts)
  • The activity uniform (Class-B) is the preferred daytime attire
  • At least seven pairs of socks (some Scout socks for use with summer uniform)
  • Neckerchief (an option of troop uniform requirements)
  • Towels (2) and washcloth
  • At least six changes of underwear
  • Swimming trunks
  • Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
  • Poncho or raincoat – A MUST
  • Extra pair of shoes (for wet weather) – A MUST
  • Duffel bag or foot locker
  • Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and comb
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Notepaper, pencil or pen
  • Mosquito repellent – roll-on or cream only – n
  • aerosol cans
  • Canteen or water bottle


  • Camera and film (does anyone still use film?)
  • Compass
  • Pocket knife with Totin’ Chip card
  • Fishing pole and tackle (Do not bring live bait – camp will have available for purchase)
  • Backpack and backpacking tent (if needed for specific merit badge requirements)
  • Personal cooking utensils (if needed for specific merit badge requirements)
  • Hiking boots (if needed for specific merit badge requirements)
  • Money for the trading post and merit badge supplies


  • Sheath knives
  • Firearms, including archery equipment
  • Fireworks

From the front page announcement on Summer Camp 2016

Summer Camp is almost one week away – This email will be an important reference for any family with a boy attending camp. Sorry for the length, but hopefully it will cover the required details.


DEPARTURE: Good Shepard Lutheran Church at 5:30am on Sunday, June 24. We will leave promptly at 6:00 am, so please be there at 5:30am so that we can get the trailer packed and boys into seat belts.

RETURN: We will return to the Church at approximately 1-2pm on Saturday July 30. Boys will call for pick up approximately 30 minutes before we arrive back at the church.

Note: Scouts are expected to stay the duration of camp, unless they have prior notification to Brian Nagle or Mike Marcotte, and an Early Departure Form is submitted. Additionally, Scouts are expected to be transported to / from camp by the troop, unless pre-arranged.

Reference Information:

  • Troop 75 Summer Camp Web Site : Includes several of the references – http://www.napervilletroop75.org/?page_id=3394
  • Camp Friedlander Web Site and Camp Guide (Attached):

  • Camp Friedlander Social Media Links (attached document)
  • There is a Camp Friedlander App available – Search Camp Friedlander in the App Store
  • Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Camp Friedlander Code of Conduct (see page 25 of the Camp Guide, but Mr. Marcotte and I will review this information at the start of camp with the boys. Note: Troop 75 electronics policy will be in effect for the duration of camp.

Be Prepared (including Money) – This is the Scout Motto – and if followed it will make camp more enjoyable for all. Please use the Camp Equipment List on the Troop 75 Web Site. Please ensure there is appropriate Rain Gear, Water Bottle, and non-aerosol Insect Repellent. Also, shoes must be closed-toe – Open-Toed Shoes are not permitted to be worn around camp.

What To Bring To Camp

Note: Camp Friedlander uses traditional canvas tents with cots and floorboards. It is common practice that boys will want mosquito nets inside these tents – typically available at Target, Walmart, or Farm and Fleet. Some boys will elect to sleep in nylon tents provided by the troop – but if a mosquito net is desired, then please plan appropriately.

Mr. Tsouchlos will be collecting envelopes for spending money during the week on Sunday Morning. An envelope with a Scout’s Name and amount is recommended – please be sure to include money if there are supplemental supplies (e.g. arrow kits, etc) required (and identified in the pre-requisite emails). A separate envelope is recommended for the Going Home Lunch – which will be at a convenient fast-food restaurant.

Merit Badges:

Camp Friedlander will require Blue Cards for each merit badge. The troop will be providing these blue cards (thanks to Julia Ballent and her tired writing hand). Pre-requisites will be reviewed and signed off by Mr. Marcotte on Sunday evening, so please bring appropriate proof of completion to camp. The final and official Merit Badge register is attached.

Additionally, there may be an opportunity to take some craft based merit badges at camp in the evenings. We will learn more at camp, but Leatherworking, Basketry, and Indian Lore may be examples that are available.

Additional Forms may be required – *** NEW Open Climbing Waiver Required ***

  • Medical Forms – I am still missing some forms – You know who you are – please get your forms submitted
  • Snorkeling Forms – I still need a lot of these forms – if I don’t get them, then your boy won’t be able to participate in the Snorkeling process.
  • *** NEW*** Climbing Wall – There is a Climbing Wall for FUN – any boys wanting to participate on the climbing wall, needs to have a waiver submitted. Please bring these signed forms to the Sunday drop-off and hand them into Mr. Tsouchlos or Brian Nagle.
  • Early Release Forms: So far, I only have one scout indicating that they are leaving early (Friday Night).

Additional Opportunity for Fun – Camp Friedlander runs some theme days during the week. I anticipate that the counselors will embrace these themes, and the camp encourages the boys and parents to participate. Here are the themes for each day:

  • American Monday Wear your best patriotic gear
  • Tube Sock Tuesday Wear your brightest and wildest tube socks
  • Wacky Hat Wednesday Wear the crazy things you have for your head
  • Superhero Thursday Dress like your favorite superhero, or create your own
  • Family Friday Nothing special to wear, just enjoy time with family members if you can

Please be respectful and remove non-Scouting headgear and costume components during flag ceremonies.

Key Emergency Point of Contact:

In case of emergency and you need to get in touch with one of the adult leaders at camp:

Mike Marcotte – (713) 834-2961
Brian Nagle – (815) 715-0017