What is a Super Trooper?
A Super Trooper is a Scout who comes to Camp Read without his or her home Unit.
They may be coming to Read for a week with their troop and then staying for an extra week. Or they may be attending Read a different week from their troop due to a scheduling conflict.
How are Super Trooper Units put together?
We place Super Troopers together in a Troop of other Super Troopers or tuck them into one of the fantastic troops (that we know well and trust).
A Super Trooper unit will be provided two experienced, trained adults to serve as Scoutmasters for the week. These adults work with the Scouts the same way Scoutmasters work with Scouts in other Troops and help to ensure that all Super Troopers get the most out of their stay in camp.
All Super Troopers camp at Camp Buckskin.
What will my Scout do in camp?
Super Troopers participate in the same activities as all the other Units.
All Scouts live in a campsite with the rest of the troop and eat with them in the dining hall. They sleep in a two-person canvas tent erected on a wooden platform. Cots and mattresses are provided.
They can choose from over 50 merit badges as well as many other exciting outdoor activities including:
- rock climbing
- zip lining into water
- horseback riding
- low and/or high ropes challenge courses.
First Year Campers
Scouts attending the Read Scout Reservation for the first time often enroll in our First Year Camper program. This program is designed to help new scouts learn and improve on basic scouting skills while getting to know camp and allowing time for merit badges in the afternoon.
Worried about safety?
Health and safety standards are evaluated and reviewed annually through a rigorous annual BSA accreditation process.
Every staff member and adult leader on the property has taken Youth Protection Training.
In addition to 50% of staff being trained in First Aid and CPR, we have multiple EMT’s on staff as well.