What will my Scout do in Camp?
Your Scout will have an active, challenging and educational week or more
at the Read Scout Reservation. Unless he is on a week-long trek, 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
Depending on his age, activities may include white water rafting,
caving, rock climbing, rappelling, 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 our 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 10:00 each evening and boys start
each day at 7:00 AM. In between, he will be having the time of his life in
a tremendous setting with a caring, qualified staff.
Due to the sheer volume of phone calls which come into our camping
office, often more than a hundred in an eight hour period, we ask that you
attempt to use alternative methods of answering your questions before
calling the Council Service Center. We cannot return every call in a
- www.wpcbsa.org - Our Web Site
has extensive information on it including this guide and more.
- Scoutmaster - Your troop’s Scoutmaster has the answer to many of
your questions or concerns. In many cases he or she has attended Read
in previous summers.
- E-mail - The e-mail address of the camping office at the Council
Service Center is campingwpcbsa.org.
The Director of Support Services’ e-mail address is shammondswpcbsa.org.
- Telephone - The Council Camping Department can be
reached at (914) 773-1135, extension 233. Steve Hammonds, Director of
Support Services, may be reached at (914) 773-1135 extension 225.
- Mail - Our address is Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA, 41 Saw Mill
River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532.
Further Information for Parents