Troop 216 has secured the week of July 12th – 18th to attend summer camp at *S
bar F Scout Ranch* <stlbsa.org/s-bar-f-scout-ranch/>, *Camp Famous
Eagle*. Please completely review the Leaders Manual
for full details. (Note: This is the 2019 manual, but 2020 should be
*Early bird registration fee* – $300/scout (if paid in full by April 8,
*Regular registration fee* – $320/scout
(Adult fees will be divided among attendees; the troop receives 1-3 100%
adult discounts for certain numbers of scouts registered.)
*Additional costs:* Meals to and from camp, possible merit badge fees and
Trading Post spending money.
*Camperships* (financial assistance) are available from S bar F (May 1,
2020 application deadline – see page 18 in the Leaders Manual), the Council
and from Troop 216. Please contact Steve Kupsky, Diane Gill or Martina
Bishopp, before you register, to discuss further.
*PAYMENT AND MERIT BADGE SELECTION*
This year, parents can register their scouts online. The Parent Portal
allows you to enter the scout’s information (such as name, address, dietary
requirements, etc.), pay the registration fee, and select merit
badges. The 2020
Merit Badge Catalog
lists the available badges, times and descriptions.
*Please contact Martina Bishopp at an upcoming Troop meeting or email her
at **firstname.lastname@example.org* <email@example.com>* for an individual User
ID and Password to log into the Parent Portal. Each scout or parent will
have their own unique ID.*
– When you go to register in the Parent Portal, first add the scout’s
information in the “Update Information” area, next go to “Pay Now” and
complete your payment, then you can go back into “Update Information” to
select merit badges.
– Merit badges can be registered after payment of 50% of the summer camp
fee. But don’t forget to pay the remainder before April 8 to get the early
– *Once entered, merit badge selections will be reviewed by a Troop
Leader with notification made if any changes are recommended.*
– *Note*: Online payment is available as a debit from your bank account
or by credit card. If you need to pay another way or use a scout account,
please contact Ms. Bishopp. Once your payment is processed, you will be
able to go in and select merit badges online.
– *Summer camp refunds are given only under extenuating circumstances
including severe medical emergency. A refund request must be submitted for
consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> by 8/30. The
refund amount is 75% after 6/1.*
*MEDICAL FORMS* (see attached form) are *due by **June 29* to Mrs. Gill or
Ms. Bishopp for participating SCOUTS & ADULTS! Part C requires your
physician to complete it, so be sure to schedule an appointment for the
A permission slip will be made available in June for completion and
submission prior to departure.