Provisional Camper Program
Provisional camping allows Scouts to participate in OSR’s 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.
How do I register to attend? The first step is to talk to your parents about it and see what they say. Your completed application and the full fee must be mailed together. Make sure you check the week you wish to attend. Checks should be made out to WCC, BSA and mailed to the Doylestown address on the application.
Can other Scouts from my troop attend camp with me? Sure! Just make sure they are attending camp the same week you are. We will make every effort to house Scouts from the same troop together. If you gather 4 or more scouts and 2-3 leaders, sign up as a troop rather than provisional.
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. Please click the Merit Badge Registration Instructions (2023 link not added yet) to learn how to sign up for Merit Badges.
Where will I be staying in camp? You will be staying with a troop that is attending camp that week. During the week you will be a member of that troop and under the care and direction of their adult leaders. If other Scouts from your troop are attending camp provisionally we will make every effort to place you all in the same campsite. These site assignments are made sometimes within days of your arrival at camp based on the overall camp attendance. We will do our best to let you know which troop in advance.
When do we depart from camp? Your week of camp will end Saturday at 10 am. Your parents should plan to pick you up at this time.
How do I get my merit badge cards back? Merit badge cards should be acquired from and signed by your Scoutmaster before you come to camp. It is important to talk to your Scoutmaster about the badges you want to take; they must be approved. At the end of the week, our staff will give your merit badge cards to the Scoutmaster of the troop you are staying with. It will be your responsibility to make sure you get your cards back from that person.