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16-18 Mar, Lewis Farm

6-8 Apr, Shiloh

27-29 Apr, District Camporee

4-6 May, Mammoth Cave

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James Moore
Assistant Scoutmaster:
Rick Di Silvio
Nicholas Di Silvio
Gerald Foster
Mike Hessock
Drew Holmes
Terry Molloy
Michael Moore
Reginald Randolph
Adam Riley
Phil Ryan
Andrew White
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Phyllis Riley
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Kathleen Michaelis
Committee Members:
Steve Arnett
Ellen Di Silvio
Jamye Gilliard
Joseph Kittok
Shannon Kittok
Scott Krumwiede
Wendy Lane-Borland
Lori Moore
Phyllis Riley
Jen Ryan
Gayla Stewart
Lydia Vinson

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Boxwell Info
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Boxwell 2018


Where:                 Boxwell Scout Reservation, Lebanon, TN

When:                  June 10-16

Cost:                      $265 with $30 deposit by Mar19th

                                $295 after Mar 19th

                                $70 each additional adult


Key Dates:

March TBD:         On-line registration begins.

March 19th:         Deadline to turn in early-bird registration fee.

May 21st:              Deadline to turn in medical forms and unpaid fees.

May 28th:             On-line registration closes.

June 15th:             Family Night.


Registration:  On line registration for classes will begin when the website is opened. The troop will perform the registration function. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. See other information in this memorandum for recommendations for classes based on age/years at camp. Scouts may turn in class selection lists at any time; however, registration will not occur until a partial camp payment is received. Second year and older scout merit badge class selection should be complete by this time to take advantage of class opportunities.

Fees:  First year scouts pay the early bird rate ($265) regardless of registration date. All other scouts must pay a minimum $30 deposit by March 19th to be eligible for the discounted rate. Camperships (requests for financial assistance; see Campership paragraph) are available through Council and those requests need to be submitted on-line (https://www.mtcbsa.org/campership) by March 23rd . The troop has camp cards available for scouts to sell. All ‘profit’ from camp card sales get deposited in to individual scout accounts so this is an excellent opportunity to defray some of the camp expense.

Any unpaid fees, medical forms and dietary restrictions are due by May 21st. The troop must pay for camp in full, turn in medical forms, review the class roster for irregularities and changes at the 10-day out meeting. Any scout lacking full payment will be dropped from the roster at this point (and forfeits any paid deposit) unless prior coordination is made with the Scoutmaster.

Medical Forms:  BSA medical forms must be completed on all camp participants (parts A, B, C). Forms are available at the troop or Council website (the form number is 680-001). These forms require renewal every year. Submit a copy of the family medical insurance card with the medical form (military can use the Tricare card or military ID). Ensure that the section for shots includes dates and not just a checkmark (attaching a copy of the shot record is acceptable). If a scout lacks medical insurance, a note signed by a parent stating such must accompany the medical form.

Medicine:   Scouts taking prescription medication must have that medicine secured by the Scoutmaster or Health Officer. Parents need to notify the Scoutmaster and turn in any medication prior to departing for camp. Ensure the medicine container has the scout’s name and dosage instructions. If there is a need for medical supervision in administering medication a Medication card is required. See Scoutmaster.

Other Information:

Meals:  Camp attendees will receive three meals daily beginning with supper on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday. Each meal is balanced and in adequate quantity for a healthy diet. Any scout with special dietary requirements needs to inform the Scoutmaster by May 21st so appropriate provisions can be made.

Trading Post:  There is a trading post available where scouts may purchase handicraft supplies, Boxwell t-shirts, stamps, merit badge books and snacks. Most items needed for merit badges offered at camp are available as well; however, merit badges with program fees have all those materials included in the cost.

Camperships:  Council offers Camperships for scouts who would normally not be able to attend camp due to financial reasons. Campership amounts will be granted based on the financial need of the applicant. Additionally, Council recognizes that scouts requesting a Campership should pay a portion of their fee. Campership requests are confidential between the family and the Scoutmaster. Applications (can be found at the Middle Tennessee Council website under forms) need to be turned in by the early bird date listed on page 1 so they can reach Council by the deadline. Camp cards (mentioned earlier) can be used to off-set some of the expense of going to camp regardless of a campership need or not.

Contact Information:

There is a telephone available for emergencies (615 444-7072). This same telephone is used as a fax as well. No pay phones are available and the troop policies regarding electronic devices are in effect. The Scoutmaster will have his cell phone if there is an urgent need. Mailing address is:

Scout Name

Troop 525

Boxwell Reservation

Camp Stahlman

1284 Creighton Lane

Lebanon, TN 37087

Family Night:  Families are invited for Family Night, which is Friday, June 15th. Plan to arrive any time after 4:30 pm. Dinner is available around 5 pm ($7.00/person) by purchasing tickets at the Cripple Crab. Notify the Scoutmaster of the number planning to attend so that the proper arrangement can be made. After dinner, there will be a closing campfire.

What to bring to camp:

Medical Form (turned in to troop)

Scout Uniform

T-shirts (scout appropriate)

Extra shorts

Socks and underwear

Close-toed shoes & shower shoes

Poncho or rain gear

Swim trunks w/extra towel

Sleeping bag or blanket & sheets

Fishing gear (optional)

Scout Handbook

Pen & paper

Toilet kit (toothbrush, towel, soap, etc)

Spending money


Flashlight w/fresh batteries


Footlocker (less than 14” tall) with lock

Water bottle


Insect repellent

Mosquito net (optional)

Review troop policies for items not to bring to camp.  No electronic devices, to include cell phones.

The following is a list of merit badges offered at Boxwell with a recommendation by the camp staff of when a scout should be able to master the tasks required of the merit badge. This list is for planning only. Class offerings and schedule conflicts may preclude a scout from being able to sign up for all the merit badges he wants. Before the merit badge schedule is submitted, however, the Scoutmaster, or assistant, will sit with each scout and resolve conflicts with the schedule. It would be a good idea to have primary and alternate selections. Depending on the merit badges selected and the course requirements, a scout could earn as many as five merit badges. Dollar amounts listed are program fees and are in addition to the camp fee. Although merit badge books may be purchased at Boxwell, it would be a good idea to purchase books before departing for camp. Any merit badge work prior to camp is subject to approval by the counselor at camp.

First Year Scout

Second Year Scout

Third Year Scout


First Year Plus

First & Second Year Plus


American Heritage & Culture

Archery ($17)

Basketry ($17)


Automotive Maintenance ($5)

First Aid

Athletics & Sports


Fish & Wildlife Mgt




Cooking ($20)


Game Design

Emergency Preparedness



Environmental Science

Motor boating ($24)

Indian Lore



Insect Study



Leatherwork ($11)


Rifle Shooting ($18)

Leatherwork/Woodcarving ($17)



Mammal Study


Shotgun Shooting ($21)


Personal Fitness

Small Boat Sailing

Soil & Water Conservation

Reptile & Amphib Study

Traffic Safety

Space Exploration ($12)


Water Sports ($24)



Wilderness Survival

Woodcarving ($6)







The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program is available for second year scouts and older. Council has partnered with Lipscomb University to offer Animation, Chemistry, Drafting, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering, Nuclear Science, and Robotics. Each STEM merit badge has a $10 program fee.

COPE, Advanced COPE and BSA Lifeguard are programs available for older scouts. Boxwell also offers scouts the opportunity to complete the Mile Swim (practice 1100 daily with swim for record on Friday).

Additional program options include the Boxwell Triathlon (mile run, three-mile bike ride, 50-yard swim). You will need helmet, running shoes and running shorts to participate.

Information regarding Boxwell and the program offerings can be found at https://www.mtcbsa.org/boyscoutsummecamp by clicking on “Leaders’ Guide” to download the Summer Camp Leaders’ Guide.

The table on the next page of this document lists the program offerings and their scheduled times. The number in the box indicates class size. Please note age restrictions.


Boxwell Class Schedule:

Other scouting recreational opportunities are:

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