Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Camp Minsi Silver Turtle Award

The Silver Turtle is a new award unique to Camp Minsi. As a 5-year progressive award, the Silver Turtle gets more and more difficult at each stage. The Silver Turtle has been created to encourage Scouting spirit throughout camp while promoting the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouts must participate in certain program activities, learn of camp history, participate in service projects, and perform some extra fun activities.

The Silver Turtle tracking sheets will be distributed at the Sunday Night leaders' meeting. Since this is the first year of the Silver Turtle program, only level 1 is available. Scouts will be able to get their tracking sheets signed by staff members for certain requirements, but unit leaders will also be asked to sign for certain requirements pertaining to the Troop.

All scouts who complete level 1 of the Silver Turtle program will receive a special patch to wear on their uniforms. As each level of the Silver Turtle is earned, Scouts will earn special beads to add to the turtle's tail.

We hope to see many Scouts earning their Silver Turtle this year... and be sure to come back in 2011 to earn level 2.


Camp Minsi Silver Turtle Award
-Level I Requirements-

Scout Spirit: Complete all of the following:
_______ Display Scout Spirit throughout your week at summer camp
_______ Complete a conservation or service project with your Troop
_______ Perform a skit/song/cheer at the Friday night campfire
_______ Teach a Scout a new skill
_______ Earn a Merit Badge
_______ Have your Troop host a staff member in your campsite

Minsi Spirit: Answer all of the following:
• What year was Camp Minsi founded?
• What is the translation of Klampeecien Chuppecat?
• What Native American tribe inhabited Camp Minsi until 1784?

Program: Do five of the following:
_______ Shoot a bow and arrow at Archery
_______ Shoot a rifle at Shooting Sports
_______ Attend a cooking demo at Scoutcraft
_______ Take a boat out on the Lake
_______ Go swimming in the Lake
_______ Work on a project at Handicraft
_______ Go on an E-Con hike

Miscellaneous: Do five of the following:
_______ Enjoy a slushie at the Trading Post
_______ Waiter a meal
_______ Participate in the Troop Olympics on Tuesday evening
_______ Attend the OA Ceremony on Wednesday evening
_______ Give the Program Director a high five
_______ Attend Minsi Legends on Thursday night
_______ Go to Frigid Froggy at least one morning
_______ Participate in a flag ceremony in your site

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