Goshen

Information for Goshen Registration

Camp Days: July 15 - July 21, 2018

What is Goshen?

  • Goshen is a Scout Reservation designed for camping, swimming, hiking, and a host of special activities.
  • Goshen has six different Scout and Cub Scout camps on 4000+ acres built around Lake Merriwether in southwest Virginia, about 200 miles (3 and 1/2 hours) from Washington, DC.
  • The Goshen Scout Reservation is owned and operated by the National Capital Area Council and is visited by thousands of scouts each year.
  • Traditionally, Pack1169 has attended the Goshen Reservation’s best camp: Camp PMI.
  • Your scout is eligible if he is a rising Webelo 1 or rising Web2/Arrow of Light (i.e., started the year as a Bear or Webelo 1).
  • Camp staff are cheerful, enthusiastic young adults and older teenagers, many of whom attended Goshen when they were Scouts.
  • Check out the Pack 1169 photos from a previous year's trip,
  • Webpage for PMI-specific information (scroll down to view last year’s schedule and FAQ, and expect updates as Summer approaches):

Details:

  • Parents sleep separately from their Scouts.
  • Scouts typically pair up in platform tents.
  • Parents often accompany their Scouts on daily activities, joining in the fun

Activities:

Each Scout, depending on his age, size, and interest, can participate in any of the following areas:

  • Aquatics
  • Kayaking
  • Shooting Sports
  • Conservation
  • Scout Crafts
  • Handicrafts, and more....

Paperwork:

ALL Campers (Scouts and Parents) need to have a signed, documented physical exam within 12 months of the camp start date

  • There are NO exceptions

Visit link to the medical form your physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner must sign

Fees:

(handled through the Goshen Coordinator)

  • The Goshen Scout fee is $360 (if paid by April 13, 2018)
    • $400 by May 20, 2017
    • $440 if paid at Camp
  • The Goshen Adult fee is $225 (if paid by April 13, 2018)
    • $265 by May 20, 2017
    • $305 if paid at Camp
  • Pack Supplies (covers pack-supplied food, camp-supplies, and partial support for Camp-Counselors and Den Chiefs)
    • $45 per person
  • Camp T-shirt
    • Price: $13-$20 per person (depending on volume)
  • For financial aid information, contact the Pack1169 Goshen coordinator

Eligibility:

  • Rising Webelos 1 or rising Web2/Arrow of Light
    • That is, entered school year as Bear or Webelos 1 Scouts
  • Parents are not required to attend, but are encouraged to do so
    • Particularly for 1st year Scout attendees
    • Email den leaders if you plan to attend or are undecided and need more time or information