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APEX – SUMMER | WEEK 8

AQUATIC ADVENTURE
Week Eight: August 13 – 19, 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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If your Scouts / Venturers cannot get enough of being in the water, this is the week for them!  Participants must pass the BSA Swimmers Test to qualify.  Participants will have the opportunity to complete (or re-experience the skills from) all Aquatics Merit Badges: Swimming, Kayaking, Rowing, Canoeing, Small-Boat Sailing, Motorboating, and Lifesaving.  Other Aquatic opportunities like Mile Swim, Polar Bear Swim, Aquatic Craze and Water Skiing and Tubing will also be part of the fun!  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!  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!


BARNYARD ADVENTURE
Week Eight: August 13 – 19, 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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Start the week completing Farm Mechanics and Animal Science Merit Badges at Hidden Valley and then transition to experience life on the Camp Bell Farm!  Spend each day sampling a different aspect of Farm Life!  Enjoy learning about and caring for our ten horses, beef cows, baby goat, pigs, dozens of chickens, ducks, and more!  Gardening, Insect Study and Horsemanship Merit Badges and plenty of other rodeo games will keep you busy amidst your very full week of fun and learning!  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!  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!


CLIMBING ADVENTURE
Week Eight:  August 13 – 19, 2017 | $425 in DWC, $450 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts aged 13+ or higher and all co-ed Venturers

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Do you love to climb?  This aggressive week features bouldering, Low COPE & High COPE elements, indoor rock climbing and tackling some daunting 60’ back-country natural rock faces!  Climbing Merit Badge (or equivalent skills) will be part of what you can take from your experiences at this APEX!  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 their week there.  The second half of their week, they will shift camps to 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!  This program requires use of arm and leg strength in a variety of climbing settings.  Personal climbing gear/attire/footwear is allowed at the discretion of the instructors.  Open to individuals, buddy pairs, Patrols, Troops, and Crews!


SHARPSHOOTER ADVENTURE
Week Eight:  August 13 – 19, 2017 | $450 in DWC, $475 Out-of-Council
Open to Boy Scouts who are aged 14+ or older and all co-ed Venturers

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Recurve and compound bows… Target & Field archery as well as Sporting Arrows… .22 Rifle and .22 Pistol… .50 caliber Black Powder Musket… Tomahawk Throwing… 12 gauge Trap Shooting and almost a dozen Sporting Clays stations scattered throughout the woods!  Experience all shooting ranges across Griswold Scout Reservation!  Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting and Archery Merit Badges (or completion of those partials) and more!  Plus, exhibition firearms, as well!  Participants check-into Hidden Valley on Sunday and will spend the first half of their week there.  The second half of their week, they will shift camps to 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!  There are no additional ammunition costs as they are already built into the overall fee.  Participants are not allowed to bring personal firearms or bows or ammunition of any kind per National BSA policies.  Open to individuals, buddy pairs, Patrols, Troops, and Crews!