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SkillsFest 2017 - Daytime Only


SkillsFest 2017 - Daytime Only
Date
Registration Begins
1/1/2017
Last Day To Register
7/28/2017
Age Requirement
Birthdate must be between 7/31/1997 and 7/30/2007
Location
Camp Minsi, 106 Camp Minsi Road
Pocono Summit, PA 18346, US
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Overnight Participant

Minsi Trails Council is proud to introduce SkillsFest, an exciting NEW summer camp experience for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers. This specialty week provides in-depth and hands-on experiences to help participants explore careers, trade skills, scientific fields, and technology – all while having fun in a great camp environment.

During the week participants will have opportunities to work towards earning a variety of BSA skill awards and advancements – including merit badges, STEM/NOVA awards, the William T. Hornaday Award, and much more! Experts and knowledgeable professionals in each field of study will help guide participants as they explore a variety of careers and subjects.

Participants attending individually (or with a buddy) will join a fully-staffed provisional unit for the week, living and learning within a specific sub-camp alongside youth with shared interests.
 


SkillsFest Downloads:

SkillsFest Flyer |  Merit Badge Opportunities | Weekly Schedule 


 

SELECT YOUR FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...

Naturalist:

Become an environmental scientist, making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world and complex ecosystems of the Poconos. In addition to working on a variety of nature-focused merit badges, Scouts will also be able to work towards earning the William T. Hornaday Award. Scouts will get an opportunity to explore of Camp Minsi’s forest, streams and bogs; build Leave-No-Trace awareness; and participate in meaningful conservation projects.

Responder:

The motto of Boy Scouts has always been “Be Prepared.” Participants in this sub-camp will meet with real life emergency responders, law enforcement officers, and others who work to keep us and our communities safe. In addition to earning various merit badges (including Search & Rescue, Crime Prevention, Fire Safety, and Medicine), participants will also earn the BSA Emergency Preparedness and Crime Prevention Awards along with completing American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certifications.

Engineer:

Explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics! Hands-on experience and an engineering mindset are valuable skills for many jobs. Explore a variety of trades and sciences including: chemistry, space exploration, engineering, welding, electronics, and auto mechanics. Participants will complete meaningful hands-on experiments, investigations, and projects. Scouts in this sub-camp will also be able work towards earning various BSA STEM/NOVA Awards throughout the week.

Journeyman:

Can't pick just one field? Be a "renaissance man" and try them all! Scouts in the Journeyman sub-camp will be able float between the other three sub-camps selecting from the different merit badge opportunities and programs offered each day. 

 


Cost: $400.00   ($25 dollars due at registration)

Remaining balance is due on July 1, 2017.

All payments to be mail by check or Credit Card call into the Scout Service Center.  No online payments avialable at this time. 

Mail To: 
Minsi Trails Council
PO Box 20624
Lehigh Valley PA 18002

A Annual BSA Medical Form (Parts A, B, and C) will be need upon you arrival at camp.  Click here to download. 


Contact E-mail
Cost
$350.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
To learn more about the Minsi Trails Council cancellation and or refund policy visit: minsitrails.org/resources Cancellation and Refund Policy

MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)
Monday, January 16th- Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MINSI TRAILS SCOUT SHOP

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770
Fax: (610) 266-7798

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 6:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 2:00pm (Sat.)