Timeframe: 5:00—7:00 p.m. on Tue/Thu only
Cost & Registration Details:
- $30—pay at Trading Post and sign up for either Tuesday or Thursday.
- Dinner will be provided for participants during the Scuba Orientation at the Pool Pavilion
- A separate waiver must be filled out and signed by a parent for all youth under 18, in order to participate! This waiver can be found at http://isrsummercamp.org/scuba
- Group sizes will be limited to 16 participants — first come, first serve. Youth participants get first priority, but if spots are available, adult may participate as well.
Learn from certified PADI instructors and participate in the Discover Scuba program. Groups will beintroducedtoSCUBA diving,practicesnorkelingtechniques,andlearn about additional opportunities for underwater adventures. A great way to earn your Scuba BSA Activity Patch!
IMPORTANT – Waivers Required to Participate:
The 2015 Leader’s Guide is now available for download here.
We thank you for your patience! Any questions, please use the Contact Us form.
Congratulations to Anthony “Boone” Hensel, who has recently been promoted to the Northern Star Council, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In his new role, Anthony will serve as the Ranger at Stearns Scout Camp.
Please join us in wishing “Boone” a farewell on Tuesday, May 5 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Peoria Scout Service Center (614 NE Madison)
Anthony leaves us after being a part of the W. D. Boyce Council for over 7 years. He came to our Council from the Northern Lights Council, Camp Wilderness in Park Rapids, MN as their Summer Ranger. This promotion brings Anthony and his wife Darla much closer to family.
While being part of the W. D. Boyce Council team, “Boone” has made significant impact in several areas at Ingersoll Scout Reservation. His maintenance and mechanical skills, along with his deep customer service and ‘service before self’ has served the Camp and Council well. Another impact has been his unique mentoring to the ISR Summer Camp Staff. Along with the leadership he has provided to the Wilderness Engineers, OA Conclaves and Troop Service Projects, the appearance of Ingersoll Scout Reservation has changed for the better.
We wish “Boone” and Darla well, we thank them for their service, their commitment to Scouting and their devotion to ISR.
The W. D. Boyce Council Shooting Sports Committee received a grant from the NRA Foundation. The funds from the NRA were used to purchase 18 new Savage Mark I-FVT rifles from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. These rifles are purpose-built for youth shooting sports programs, and are ready for Scouts to use during summer camp.
Adults who would like to assist on the rifle range at camp can take the the NRA FIRST Steps Rifle course from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on May 9 at Ingersoll Scout Reservation. The course will provide an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to assist on the Rifle Range during summer camp programs. http://www.wdboyce.org/event/1711937 to sign up.
Instructions for using the online registration system were e-mailed to unit leaders. Take a look at how to get started here. Online merit badge registration goes live on April 15.
View the 2015 Merit Badge Schedule here. Unit Leaders may register Scouts for merit badges, beginning on April 15.
As we continue to develop and improve our First Year Camper program, we want to thank all those who have provided feedback on past advancement programs at Brownsea Island, the home for Scouts’ starting upon their trail to achieving the Eagle Scout Rank.
In 2015, the Ingersoll Trailblazer Program will serve as the First Year Camper program, with greater emphasis placed on introducing Scouts to the patrol method, visiting other program areas around Ingersoll, and having the opportunity to work on advancement requirements through fun activities.
The Trailblazer Program is designed as an all-morning activity for all first year Scouts. However, for Scouts who are second year campers (or older), there will also be two afternoon rank advancement opportunities offered – Second Class Workshop (2:00 daily) and First Class Workshop (3:00 daily). Each day, certain requirements will be offered for each of these 50 minute time blocks. Attendance is not required each day – Scouts may choose which days they wish work on rank advancement with Brownsea Island staff during these workshops sessions.
More details about the Ingersoll Trailblazer Program and Brownsea Island Workshops (including scheduled requirements to be completed) will be available in the next Leader’s Guide update, coming in early April.
Are you ready for camp? Spots are still available for summer camp 2015 – don’t miss out on an the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of camping at Ingersoll. Reserve your troop’s campsite today and get ready for an incredible summer camp experience! Call the Peoria Scout Service Center with any questions at 309-673-6136
2015 Camper Registration Fees:
- Regular Fees
- Youth Fee – $285.00
- Adult Fee – $154.00
- Early Bird Camper Registration Fees (must be paid by April 20th)
- Early Bird Youth Fee – $265.00
- Early Bird Adult Fee – $138.00
Current troop signups as of 3/25/15:
Are you over 18 and looking for a taste of the summer camp staff experience? Sign-up to be a part of the ISR Adult Volunteer program. We are looking for adults who are willing to serve in a variety of areas, such as assisting with merit badge sessions and skill instruction. Additionally, we are looking for Ridge Commissioners, who will be serving the needs of units in their campsites.
Volunteering as an adult member of camp staff is a unique and rewarding way to give back and provide a quality summer camp experience to our youth.
For questions, please contact Matt Garrison, Camp Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org