From the Nassau Charger, Volume 40 No. 1,  February/March 2003

Now There's a Four Letter Word
That You Can Shout at Your
Cub Scouts


Every Pack should schedule their Cub World Promotion for February or March. Contact Dee Bauman at 747-1249 or Jack Dillon at 759-5585 to arrange for a visit to your Pack meeting by a member of the Cub World promotion team.

Plan now to attend Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Family Camp or the Shelter Rock District Cub-Parent Weekend! Read all about it in the council camp brochure. It is being mailed to every Cub in January. Remember that there WILL be a day-camp bus running along Northern Boulevard this year. Stops will be in Port Washington/ Manhasset, Glen Cove, and Oyster Bay.


The Cub Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America is, as you know, a Family Program and this summer CUB WORLD 2003 program provides every Cub Scout family with four affordable camping experiences.

FIRST, our long running Cub-Parent Weekends, where a parent and Cub Scout have a great opportunity to experience the great outdoors with other members of your den and pack. The weekend fee is $45.00 per person and includes four meals in a dining hall, tee shirt, patch, and craft project, archery, bathing, nature, campfire, and several district activities. A second parent can attend for only $30.00. It starts on Friday evening and runs through Sunday morning. Shelter Rock District, July 11-13; Pequott District, August 1-3 and 8-10; Rough Rider District, July 18-20 and July 25-27; and Iroquois District, June 27-29;

Our SECOND Cub World program this summer is DAY CAMP, which will operate for six weeks, Monday through Friday, starting Monday, July 7th and ending on Friday, August 15th. Bus transportation from centrally located stops in Nassau County is provided as part of the day camp fee, which is only $200 for the first week and $190 for additional weeks.

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP staff on each bus provide program to and from camp, so day camp starts long before arrival at Schiff Scout Reservation. Day campers receive a light breakfast on arrival, lunch and a snack before departing camp at 4:00 PM. Each day's program includes swimming and a full day of other activities. Activities offered during the week include field sports, archery, nature, fishing, BB gun (requires parental approval), miniature golf, campfires and a weekly special event. This year's day camp theme is Dinosaurs & Me in 2003 and promises to be a great event.

The THIRD program is WEBELOS RESIDENT CAMP, which will be held Tuesday, July 8th through Friday July 11th. It is opened to boys entering the fourth and fifth grades in the fall of 2003. Fees are $210 (if paid by May 30, 2003) or $220 if paid after June 1st. If a parent volunteers to stay the week, their son goes free.

Each day's program includes swimming and a full day of other activities. Activities offered during the week include field sports, archery, nature, fishing, BB gun (requires parental approval), several campfires. Scout will stay in 10' x 12' wall tents on platforms with 2 cots.

The FOURTH summer program is "FAMILY CAMPING" in the Hendrickson Family Camp at Schiff Scout Reservation. Here is an opportunity for the whole family, including siblings, to enjoy a few days (or more) of outdoor living without the hassle of crowded public or private campgrounds. Use our family camp for base of operations and tour the twin forks, visit the vineyards, cruise the Peconic, spend the day at the aquatic park, visit the outlets, golf or visit the Montauk lighthouse. Of course there will be an opportunity to hike around Schiff Scout Reservation and fish in Deep Pond. And the archery and BB gun ranges, as well as the waterfront will be available for use by family campers on weekdays.

The family camp fee is only $5.00 per night for adults and $3.00 per night for Cub Scout age and older children. Bring your camper, trailer, RV or rent one of our 10' x 12' wall tents on a platform equipped with camp cots for only $5.00 per night. To secure a Family Camping Reservation Form, call the camping service at (516) 797-7600 x 108.

As you can see, CUB WORLD at Schiff Scout Reservation should be in your summer plans. For additional information and an application contact Terry at the council service center (516) 797-7600 x108.


Planning for two great weekends in the Rough Rider tradition is well on its way. The dates for our Cub/Parent Weekends are July 18-20 and July 25-27 at Schiff Scout Reservation.

The fee includes all meals, crafts, patch, and a tee shirt. The benefit is a million dollars worth of fun and adventure. This district activity is a unique opportunity for a Cub Scout to experience camping, fun and advancement. There is plenty of opportunity for dens and packs to participate. Come along and bring a friend. Secure your "Passport" now, because there are only 400 available per weekend.

Cub/parent weekends can be used as part of the Summertime Pack Award if more than 50% of the pack participates.


Now in its sixth year, family camping will be offered at the Hendrickson Family Camp at Schiff Scout Reservation. The camping season starts Friday, July I Ith and runs through Friday, August 15th.

The whole family can come out for a day, two days, a weekend, or a full week! You can use your own tents, use our camp wall tents for a small fee, or use your pop-up trailer or RV. There is a dump station available for your convenience.

The whole family can come out just to relax and get back to nature or as a starting point for the diverse sights and places to go on Long Island. We have numerous brochures to help you plan a memorable experience! The camp will also have swimming, archery, and BB gun shooting available Monday through Friday. The camp has showers and toilet facilities available for your use.

The family camping fee is $8.00 per night for adults, $5.00 per night for children of Cub Scout age or older. A limited number of 10'X12' wall tents on platforms with 3 cots are available at $8.00 per night for those new to family camping. A reservation form is available for downloading from the council's home web page or by calling Terry at the council camping service: 516-797-7600 x 108.

The whole family can enjoy this and more, just by having ONE member of the family registered with the Boy Scouts of America. You can be registered in a pack, troop, and crew or as an adult Scouter, it doesn't matter. So come on out to camp and have a lot of fun! For further information, please call Terry at the council service center (516) 797-7600 x 108.


It takes a lot to put the day camp in order for our campers. Once again the call goes out to every Scouter in the council to assist in the preparation of Schiff Scout Reservation for the thousands of Cub Scouts, parents, and leaders attending one of the Cub World summer programs.

On June, 7th we will have our annual Beaver Day at Camp Schiff to get the camp ready for all the Cub Scouts who are ready to go camping. Come out at 9:00 AM and help us with tents, dining hall, painting, and other details. At the end of the afternoon, join us for a steak cook out. Put together an adult team from your, pack, troop, crew, or district committee, etc. and come help.


Welcome to the Onteora Corner. As I am writing this letter, there is less than six months before the gates swing open on what is shaping up to be a phenomenal summer. The dream of Onteora being re-opened for the full summer complete with a fully operational dining hall is now a reality. The Long House is more than 80% complete and the camp is over 95% booked. The next and current piece to the puzzle is to find, hire, and train the best possible staff to accommodate the needs of your scouts and fill the camp with scouting spirit. We have already identified and hired several of the administrative members of the team and have received a bunch of applications from Scouts and Scouters applying for program and support positions as both volunteers and full time staff. There is no doubt in my mind that the 2003 season at OSR will be one that every camper won't soon forget. We are busy reviewing your camp evaluations and are carefully preparing a fun and exciting program for all who attend Onteora.

Over the next few months, we will be sending out information on fees, meetings and other happenings that you should be aware of. In this edition of the Charger you will find a fee schedule and a sheet encouraging you to sign up for a camp promotion. Keep in mind that even if your unit has already reserved a campsite for the summer you should still schedule a promotion to help you increase your attendance within your unit. The promotion is geared toward getting as many of your Scouts to attend Onteora as possible.

As a scout in Nassau County Council, I couldn't wait until the summer so I could return to summer camp. Now, as a professional member of the Theodore Roosevelt Council, I can't 'wait until the summer so I can return to summer, camp. I can't think of a more magical place to be!

See you all along the trails...

Marc J Ryan
Camp Director
Onteora 2003...

... the way Scouting is meant to be!



By April 15th, 2003

$25.00 (non refundable but transferable) per scout deposit with tentative camp roster per week

By May 31st, 2003

Balance of fee per scout is $190.00. Totaling $215.00 per scout/ per week. (Each scout paid by 5/31 will receive a special limited edition gift)

After May 31st, 2003.

Fee for each scout rises to $225.00/ per week


2 Leaders attend free in units with 5 or more scouts.


1 Leader attends free for each additional 10 scouts (see below)

5-10 scouts                         2 free leaders
11-20 scouts                       3 free leaders
21-30 scouts                       4 free leaders
31-40 scouts                       5 free leaders etc...

Additional leaders are $85.00 per week.


There will be a $15.00 (non-incremental) discount for:

Scouts attending any amount of additional weeks starting with their second week.

For a family who has more than one Scout attending camp.