The State of New Hampshire requires, and therefore the Daniel Webster Council requires, immunization against diphtheria, mumps, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, rubeola, and tetanus for all its youth members, unless the youth member has a medical exemption signed by a physician, or a notarized religious exemption signed by a parent or legal guardian.
For vaccinations not required by law, the Daniel Webster Council respects the right of all people, including its members, guests and staff, to make their own decisions regarding their health care. This includes the decision whether to be vaccinated, in general or against a particular disease, regardless of whether that choice is based upon science, religion, ethics, or medical necessity.
The Daniel Webster Council also acknowledges a responsibility for the safety of its members, guests and staff. Under conditions where the risk of non-vaccinated individuals contracting or spreading disease is more significant than baseline conditions, the Council reserves the right to limit or deny participation in scouting activities to individuals who are not vaccinated when it determines that such limitations are in the best interest of the overall health and safety of our members, guests and staff.
The exemption form can be found here: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-451.pdf
The Daniel Webster Council is implementing a new swimsuit policy.
Beginning in 2022, all swimmers at Griswold Scout Reservation (Hidden Valley and Camp Bell) should bring a swim shirt to camp and are strongly encouraged to wear it while participating in water activities. The policy will apply to Scouts, non-Scouts, staff, and other adults. Many campers already wear swim shirts while in the water and the practice is becoming more prevalent.
As a convenience, we will have GSR branded swim shirts available for purchase at the Trading Post.
We are adopting and implementing this policy for two reasons:
1. Swim shirts offer protection from harmful sun. Scouts often need assistance with applying sunscreen. SSA’s Youth Protection policies preclude Scouts, staff Scouters, and other adults from helping with this important safety protocol.
2. The new policy is fair to all Scouts and does not single out any group or individual.
Our goal, as always, is to provide a Scouting experience that is safe and fun for all. We are looking forward to a great year of summer camp!
Yours in Scouting,
Vice President Daniel Webster Council Camping
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Afternoon Program Registration Is Live!
The team at GSR is very excited to announce that afternoon unit/patrol activity registration is live! No more painful scheduling at pre-camp meetings! This is through the same system as all other program registrations (https://www.k-scout.com/GSR_Login.aspx).
SPLs will insert their unit’s/patrol’s top choices for program, the final schedule will be crafted by our program directors and shared at the pre-camp meeting and adjustments can be made accordingly!
We would like to ask all units to submit their afternoon program choices by June 17th, 2022. For units joining us during Week 1, we would like to ask units to send their choices prior to their pre-camp meeting if possible. If not, bring them to the pre-camp meeting and we will work with you!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, merit badge selections are due June 7th, 2022.
This is a reminder that a couple of key deadlines were May 31st, 2022. The deadline for final registration has passed, however, assistance is still being provided during the upcoming week. That being said, the program sign-up deadline is being moved to Tuesday, June 7th, 2022.
Please get your picks ASAP so our program directors can plan accordingly and get things prepared for everyone’s respected pre-camp meeting.
The sign-ups are being done through a new online system. The link to the system as well as an access code and email for the login was sent to the email of the leader who registered through DoubleKnot. Some may have gone to spam so it’s key to check that. If you are missing it, please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For units going to Camp Bell weeks 2-5 you need to put down a patrol name to select the programs. Units going to Camp Bell these weeks can also submit their program picks (top 5 and 5 backups in order 1-10) to email@example.com
If you need to add, subtract, or register in general; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin that process. We will accommodate all that we can, however, it will be based on availability.
We can’t wait to have you all at camp this summer!