Timber Camp

Its time to head into the woods!  Timber Camp is an opportunity for Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout Youth to spend a weekend in the woods at beautiful Camp Sequoyah making progress towards earning the Forestry Merit Badge as well as make progress towards earning the Paul Bunyan Award.

Members of the Alabama Forestry Commission will lead most of the instructional time focusing on key requirements of the Forestry Merit Badge as well as discussing safe use, handling, and maintenance of the common tools used by registered foresters, the Alabama Forestry Commission, and Forest Rangers.  In partnership with Cain Creek Outdoors, participants will also receive instruction on first aid practices and will have the option to earn their CPR certification!

All participants will have the chance to fish beautiful Lake Cross in the late afternoon after the conservation project and on Sunday morning after the Scouts Own worship service.  There is a supply of fishing gear at camp if you don’t have your own gear or wish to simplify your packing and not bring your own.

Who can attend?

Timber Camp is open to all Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and Sea Scout Ships.  Both units from the Greater Alabama Council and out-of-council units are welcome to attend.  This event is open only to Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting youth and leaders only.  Timber Camp is available to the first fifty (50) Scouts who register.  

How much does it cost?

The base event fees for Timber Camp includes four meals, two cracker barrels, program supplies, insurance, and a patch.  The fees are:

          Youth: $40

          Adult: $20

What gear or equipment do I need to bring with me?

Participants must bring sturdy work gloves (it is advisable to break-in leather gloves before coming to camp), sturdy boots such as hiking or work boots, some type of pants such as jeans or dungarees, their pocket knife, and their Totin’ Chip, or proof of having earned it.  Participants are also encouraged to bring with them a copy of the Forestry Merit Badge pamphlet for reference purposes.

Participants are welcome to bring with them lopping shears, camp saws, properly sheathed axe or hatchet, or other tools that would be useful on the conservation project (project details TBD, but could include trail maintenance, shoreline clearing, or trail building).  For more details, see the Information guide for the event.

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