PROVISIONAL SUMMER CAMP
WHAT IS PROVISIONAL?
• Provisional camp is an opportunity for an individual Scout to experience a full week of summer camp WITHOUT having to come with their Troop. This is a perfect option for Scouts that want to attend a second week at a discounted rate!
HOW DOES PROVISIONAL WORK?
• Scouts are placed with a trusted “Host Troop” for the week. They get to meet new people and make new friends.
IS THIS THE SAME CAMP EXPERIENCE?
• Scouts will work on merit badges and rank advancements that are offered during the regular summer season or participate in any of the older-boy programs.
WHAT IF A SCOUT ALREADY ATTENDED A CAMP?
• Provisional camping is also a chance for a Scout to experience a second week of camping…whether to finish merit badges or just enjoy the fun and adventure of the outdoor program.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO ATTEND?
• The first step is to talk to your parents about it and see what they say. You can register at www.campmerz.org.
CAN OTHER SCOUTS, FROM MY TROOP, ATTEND CAMP WITH ME?
• Sure! Just make sure they are attending camp the same week you are and have gone through the steps explained above. To make sure you are in the same campsite you all have to list your troop number on the application.
WHAT MERIT BADGES CAN I TAKE?
• Any badge on the list that you qualify for. Please note that there are prerequisites for some badges. Merit badge cards should be obtained from your Scoutmaster before you come to camp.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. What DO I DO?
• Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to all of your questions.
Provisional camping allows Scouts to participate in Camp Merz program when their troop isn’t at camp. This program is perfect for Scouts who can’t attend with their unit or for Scouts that wish to come to camp again.