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APEX – SUMMER | WEEK 7

EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE 7
Week Seven: August 6 – 12, 2017 | $425 in DWC, $450 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts who have earned First Class Rank or higher and all co-ed Venturers

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Are you a compassionate person?  Do you love to serve and work with other people?  During this particular experience, you will meet some of the most extraordinary people on earth!  In collaboration with our friends at the Easter Seals of NH Camp Sno-Mo, participants will not only earn the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge, but will basically serve as a Counselor-In-Training to Sno-Mo providing mentorship and camaraderie with Sno-Mo campers with mental and physical needs during their week at GSR! Participants can earn 30 community service hours through this program.  Various guest presenters will challenge participants to understand various disabilities up close and personally as part of this event.  Become a better ‘servant-leader’ through your ‘duty to others.’  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.  Toward the end 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!


RELATIONAL ADVENTURE 7
Week Seven: August 6 – 12, 2017 |  $425 in DWC, $450 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts who have earned First Class Rank or higher and all co-ed Venturers

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Are you someone willing to explore the personal, community and environmental aspects which lead to being recognized by the worldwide Scouting movement as you work to become a ‘Messenger of Peace?’  Are you a Chaplain Aide or someone interested in learning more about the Religious Emblems programs which are available?  Are you open to ways you can better tend your faith, respect the beliefs of others, understand other cultures, serve the local GSR community with an off-site, community service trip by DWC Bus, and help transform society through the tenets found in Venturing’s TRUST award?  Join this APEX to become the ‘best version of yourself’ and earn American Cultures MB! 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 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!  As mentioned above, there will also be one day of community service off-site in nearby Laconia with supervision and transport provided by DWC Staff.  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!


OUTDOOR ETHICS ADVENTURE
Week Seven:  August 6 – 12, 2017 | $450 in DWC, $475 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts aged 14+ or older and all co-ed Venturers

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In partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, participants will receive the internationally known Leave No Trace Trainer qualification – only 32,000 people in the world have achieved such – which enables them to train Leave No Trace Awareness courses for the rest of their lives.  Additionally, participants will receive the BSA Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award and partial credit toward the BSA Outdoor Ethics Action Award.  Merit Badges available for completion will include Weather, Forestry and Wilderness Survival in tandem with the Venturing Ranger Elective featuring a two-night minimalist outpost.  Learn to live responsibly in the outdoors!  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 begin their backcountry traverse from there while on their way to also experience the best of Camp Bell later in the week!  Check-out is from Hidden Valley on Saturday morning at the end of this week you won’t soon forget!  This program requires hiking and carrying one’s own gear and water.  Refer to the Adventure Packing List in the promotional materials.  Open to individuals, buddy pairs, Patrols, Troops, and Crews!


RESPONDER ADVENTURE
Week Seven: August 6 – 12, 2017 | $450 in DWC, $475 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts who have earned the First Class Rank or higher and all co-ed Explorers and Venturers

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Boy Scouts, Explorers, and Venturers, alike, are challenged to work toward the BSA Emergency Preparedness Award while also navigating their way through the following Merit Badges (or equivalent skills/activities): Emergency Preparedness, Crime Prevention, Search & Rescue, Fire Safety and Fingerprinting.  All participants will receive Wilderness First Aid Training from SOLO® (an internationally recognized certification valid for two years) as well as American Heart Association CPR and First Aid certifications.  Professionals from the emergency response fields will be on-hand throughout the week to answer questions and demonstrate use of equipment and skills from their trade.  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 time there.  Throughout the week, we 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, Posts,  and Crews!