Boy Scout Troop 41 Putnam Valley, NY 

Putnam Valley, NY

Summer Camp  July 2018

Why Boy Scout Summer Camp?

At summer camp, the boys come closer to the natural world and to one another. They explore trails and sharpen skills together. In the outdoors, Scouts learn to understand and respect the environment we all share, and develop an active concern for the health of the planet and a desire to help keep it healthy. They share triumphs and troubles, and learn important values as a group?values like patience and respect for others? points of view, and doing their fair share and helping others in need?life skills that are part of the personal growth we want for every Boy Scout.

Boy Scouts are challenged by real problems that sometimes don?t have easy solutions?problems as important as getting their patrols fed and sheltered, and keeping them warm and safe. But through problem solving, they grow, mature, and bond with one another.

Remember, Scouting is camping, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, reading a map and compass, practicing first aid, and many other challenges. Boy Scout camp is Scouting and outdoor adventure at their best!

All year long, the Scouts in our troop have been involved in activities to prepare themselves for the week long experience that is Boy Scout camp. Beyond the sheer fun of the adventure, attending camp has many advantages.

Capture the adventure of a week long camping experience with Troop 41.

Remember, Scouting helps boys grow into good young men through a vigorous program of outdoor activities and the leadership of outstanding Scoutmasters.

What Summer Camp does Troop 41 go to?

Troop 41 has been going to the Curtis S READ Scout Reservation for many years and is assigned to go during 

Week #3: July 2018   Camp  Waubeeka @ Read
The cost for the week is $420 until June 1st then it goes up to $440.

Merit Badge Registration begins on 2019.  Must submit $50 check deposit to sign up for badges.

Visit:   for times and merit badges currently available.

Council has available "camp scholarships" (see application below)

Note: While it shows a camp scholarship deadline of June 1st, it has been our experience to get the applications in early.   Let Mr.Uchetel know if you have any questions about the scholarships.

Once your summer camp fee is paid, you can register for your scouts merit badges by letting Mr. Uchetel know the scheduled times and names of each badge wanted. He will then register online for the scout.  If a Merit Badge class is full, he will let you know so another class can be picked. Merit Badge Classes fill up QUICKLY.  Sometimes within the first week of registration opening.  So start planning early!

Camp Read is one of America's premier Scout Camps, and is located in Brant Lake, New York: 30 minutes north of the village of Lake George in the six million acre Adirondack State Park.

1,000 picturesque acres boasts camps that offer all three styles of Scout camping ? Dining Hall, Patrol Cooking and Treks.
READ offers the finest program available for our youth through flexibility and dedication.
Our three (3) Camps (located on the READ Reservation)
Camp Buckskin is their dining hall facility surrounded by 19 campsites.   
Camp Waubeeka features a traditional patrol cooking experience with 6 campsites.
Summit Base offers week-long treks and in-camp high adventure experiences.

Troop 41 goes to Camp Waubeeka

  • Camp Waubeeka is the finest patrol cooking camp in the Northeast.
  • Waubeeka presents the traditional Scout camp that has additional benefits for troops and patrols.
  • Offers a wide variety of traditional advancement programs and the benefits of the Summit high adventure activities.
  • A week at Waubeeka is a true adventure for our Scouts.

Your son will have an active, challenging and educational week. He will be living in a two person canvas tent erected on a wooden platform. Cots and mattresses are provided. He will be in a campsite with the rest of his troop.

Depending on his age, activities may include white water rafting, caving, rock climbing, repelling, a slide for life over water, horse back riding, low and/or high ropes challenge course and water skiing. In addition, he will be working on Scouting advancement. Boys attending the Read Scout Reservation for the first time often enroll in the Dan Beard instruction. These are sessions designed to help new scouts learn and work toward earning their Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class badges. Read also offers over thirty merit badges that are sure to challenge Scouts of any experience level.

He will also sleep. Lights out is at 10 p.m. each evening and boys start each day at 7 a.m. In between, he will be having the time of his life in a tremendous setting with a caring, qualified staff.

All Scouts must give to me a completed medical form (link below) by July 1st.  (Can be dropped off at doctors office to be filled out OR brought along to Annual checkup to be filled out)

National BSA has a new medical form on line (link below)


No other medical forms will be accepted (they all need to be typed out on line and printed) in order to clearly read the information.

There is a new First year Camper Program. The Rank Advancement Program is being upgraded with the First Year Camper Program. The program will immerse new Scouts in the Scouting program and the Read Scout Reservation. Scouts attend sessions Monday through Friday in the morning and in the afternoon. Instruction includes rank requirements, activities in different program areas, and Mammal Study merit badge.

More information can be found at

My son is new to Scouting is there an alternative to a week long sleep away camp? 

Yes, our Westchester Putnam Council offers a Boy Scout Day Camp at Durland Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley.

While we encourage all of our new scouts to attend Camp READ with us as a Troop. If your son just crossed over from Webelos to Boy Scouts or are you new to Boy Scouts all together you may be looking for an adventurous week long camp, closer to home.

The Boy Scout Day Camp at Durland is a great local alternative to a resident camp like READ for boys who may be just entering Boy Scouts and want the experience of a resident camp but remain local.

Boys will have the opportunity to advance in rank and merit badges, while having adventures such as swimming, canoeing, hiking and climbing. The camp's goal is to start off your career in Scouting the right way, with a focus on adventure and advancement, all outside in the 1,400 acre Durland Scout Reservation.  All of this happens from 8:00 a.m.? 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

Durland Camp Dates & Merit Badges
Click here for the form and more information about Durland Day Camp.

If you have any questions please call:

Mr. Uchetel
Troop 41 Putnam Valley

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Camp Scholarship Application
Read Summer Camp Medication Permission Form (fillable pdf)
Waubeeka Map

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