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Cole Summer Camp

The links below pertain to 2014 Cole Canoe Base Summer Camp week.  Links to the left are from 2012, and are no longer valid.
Please submit the number of copies by their deadline.

Printable Information Sheet

Youth Registration: 1 copy

Adult Registration: 1 copy

2014 Medical Forms:  Parts A, B, C : 2 copies

State of MI DHS Clearance: 2 copies

2014 Important Dates

  • Feb 3: Registration ($150 min)

    Mar 3: Merit Badge Signup Begins

    Mar 17: Ham Fundraiser Begins

  • May 9: Final Payment
  • TBD: Sunnyside Dinner Fundraiser

    July 7: Health / Medical / Registry Forms

    July TBD: Pre-Camp Logistics Meeting

    July 19/20: Depart for Cole

General Information

Buckhorn Campsite has been reserved, and Troop 63 is looking forward to having a great week up north.  Cost for 2014 is $285 per Scout and $125 per adult, and includes food, t-shirt, patch, and some program supplies.  Important dates are listed above.  All Scouts and adults attending Cole Canoe Base must submit two (2) copies of the BSA Medical Form parts A,B,C (available for download via the link above) signed by their physician.  Physicals for ALL participants must be within 12 months of camp.  Adults are required to have Youth Protection Training and register with the State of Michigan Central Registry.

Youth Leadership (PLC)

Leadership will be determined at a meeting that will occur in late March or early April.

Merit Badge Prerequisites

Merit Badge information will be available soon.

All scouts will meet with Scoutmaster Holmes to review their schedule before their classes are submitted to camp.

An announcement and email will be made once the camp class schedule is available.

Packing List

  • Mesh (Produce/Nylon) Sack to hang-dry mess kit
  • Class A shirt with patches properly displayed
  • Hanger for Class A shirt
  • ~5 t-shirts
  • ~3 pair Shorts
  • ~2 pair long pants
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Hiking Boots
  • Personal Toiletry Kit
    • Towel
    • Washcloth
    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Brush / Comb
    • Deodorant (non-aerosol)
  • ~6 pair Underwear
  • ~8 pair Socks
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweatpants
  • Warm Jacket
  • Cap with Brim
  • Rain Gear
  • Swimsuit
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Insect Repellent (non-aerosol)
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
  • Daypack
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Notebook and multiple Pens / Mechanical Pencils
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Merit Badge Prerequisite Paperwork
  • Money for Program Area Materials
  • Optional

  • TENT  (You may sleep in your own tent, Cole does NOT provide platforms)
  • Watch
  • Flip-flops / Open-toe Sandals, which may worn at the showers and in/near your tent ONLY
  • Spending Money
  • Sunglasses
  • Compass
  • Pocket Knife – blade must be < 3″, must possess Totin’ Chip
  • Contraband – Do NOT Bring

  • Cell Phones / Two-way Radios
  • Energy Drinks
  • Tobacco / Drinking Alcohol / Illegal Drugs
  • Firearms / Imitation Guns / Ammunition
  • Fireworks / Sparklers / Smoke Bombs
  • Aerosol Sprays
  • Flammable Liquids, including lighters
  • Knives with blades > 3″
  • Laser Pointers
  • Electronics – iPods, Handheld games and similar

All Scouts taking the Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badges must bring an extra change of clothing, including a button-down shirt, pair of blue jeans and old tennis shoes.


Please contact ASM Dan Urbane with any questions.