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APEX – SUMMER | WEEK 6

SCUBA ADVENTURE
Week Six:  July 30 – August 5, 2017 | $900 in DWC, $925 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts who have earned First Class Rank or higher and all co-ed Venturers

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Participants in this program can become certified as a (Jr.) Open Water Diver through PADI, earn the Scuba Diving MB and participate in all other aquatic opportunities across both camps at Griswold Scout Reservation.  Cost includes mask, fins, and snorkel to keep!  The option to earn BSA Lifeguard is available for those aged 15+.  This program requires a more stringent medical form and a mandatory pre-camp meeting with all participants.  This is an advanced adventure where you can complete advancement and experience both camps at Griswold Scout Reservation in new and unique ways!  Participants check-into Hidden Valley on Sunday and will spend most of their week there until journeying off-site to dive in nearby Lake Winnipesaukee.  Check-out is from Hidden Valley on Saturday morning at the end of this week you won’t soon forget!  This program requires passing the BSA Swimmer’s Test and an eager and positive attitude.  Open to individuals, buddy pairs, Patrols, Troops, and Crews!


APPRENTICE ADVENTURE
Week Six:  July 30 – August 5, 2017 | $450 in DWC, $475 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts who have earned First Class Rank or higher and all co-ed Venturers

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If manual labor and work in the trades sounds exciting, this is the week for you!  Work alongside our Reservation Rangers and earn some Scouting advancement at the same time!  Learn from members of the dedicated GSR Property Committee and others from related fields.  Painting MB, American Labors MB, Woodwork MB, Home Repairs MB and Plumbing MB will be the framework we aim to achieve!  Other badges, depending on work ethic and experience of the participants, might be possible, as well.  This is an advanced adventure where you can complete advancement and experience both camps at Griswold Scout Reservation in new and unique ways!  While the BSA Guide to Safe Scouting will be followed, participants will be around power tools and chemicals even if they do not directly use them.  Participants check-into Hidden Valley on Sunday and will spend the first half of the week there.  The second half of the week, participants will shift camps to also experience the best of Camp Bell!  Check-out is from Hidden Valley on Saturday morning at the end of this week you won’t soon forget!  Open to individuals, buddy pairs, Patrols, Troops, and Crews!


STEM ADVENTURE
Week Six: July 30 – August 5, 2017 |  $700 in DWC, $725 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts who have earned the First Class Rank or higher and all co-ed Venturers

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In addition to choosing any three STEM Area Merit Badges (e.g.: Robotics, Welding, Space Exploration, Radio, and Electricity), participants will also experience Electronics MB as part of this program!  We’ll take some time to explore the various NOVA awards as well as meet some adults from several STEM occupations.  Participants will get to keep their own VEX Robot at the end of the week!  This is an advanced adventure where you can complete advancement and experience both camps at Griswold Scout Reservation in new and unique ways!  Participants check-into Hidden Valley on Sunday and will spend most of their week there.  At various times throughout the week, they will shift camps to experience some of the best which Camp Bell has to offer!  Check-out is from Hidden Valley on Saturday morning at the end of this week you won’t soon forget!  Open to individuals, buddy pairs, Patrols, Troops, and Crews!


SCOUTING NEW ENGLAND
Week Six-and-a-half and all of Week Seven: August 3 – 12, 2017 | $950
Open to any registered Scouts and all co-ed Venturers

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Are you someone who wants to experience Colonial New England and the grandeur of New Hampshire?  This one-of-a-kind adventure starts with a trip to Boston, MA for a Duck Boat Tour and a hike on the Freedom Trail (where we earn the BSA Freedom Trail Historic Award).  We next visit the Birthplace of American Liberty (site of the Battle of Lexington) before heading north to work on Scouting Heritage Merit Badge at the Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum at Camp Carpenter, home of Cub World “Where Scouting Begins.”  We next tour the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast with a walking tour of Portsmouth, splash around at the Water Country amusement theme park before heading for a week of unmatched Scouting programs at New England’s largest Scout Reservation: Griswold Scout Reservation, “The Land Made for Scouting” (home of Hidden Valley & Camp Bell).  The best of programs on both sides of the Reservation will be included in the week.  Our experience concludes with a lunch visit to Kellerhaus homemade Ice Cream & Candies overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee as we travel north to experience the Hartmann Model Railroad Museum in North Conway before ascending the tallest mountain in New England (and third tallest in the eastern United States): Mt Washington by way of the first-ever Cog Railway.  Weather and Railroading Merit Badges will be included after a stop through the Mt Washington Weather Observatory.  You will never find an adventure which contains as much as this one!  Experience the best of Scouting in New England!