Rotary Scout Reservation

leaders’ resource guide



Leaders’ Resource Page

Welcome to the Leaders’ Resource Page.  Here you will find all of the information necessary to help you successfully plan and carry out your troop’s trip to Rotary Scout Reservation.  If you do not see something that you are looking for, please contact Camp Director Brian Murray at

Annual Health and Medical Record

BSA has released the newest update to the BSA Health and Medical Record.  Please distribute the new form to all camp participants, including adult leaders who will be staying at camp.  This form is mandatory for camp participants and must be completed by a licensed health care provider. 

To learn what you need to know about the new Health Form, and to download your copy today, please visit our Health & Safety Information page.

Council Camperships Available

Camperships to attend Summer Camp at RSR are available to Scouts in Twin Rivers Council units who have demonstrated financial need.  Camperships may be used to cover a portion of the Scout’s fee to attend camp, frequently in conjunction with other fundraising opportunities.  To apply for a Twin Rivers Council Campership, please submit the following application to the Council Service Center by April 1st.

Download the Council Campership form here: 2016 Campership Application.pdf

Food Services At RSR

Rotary Scout Reservation is pleased to partner with Sodexo to provide nutritious, high quality meals that are perfect for an active Scout.  Our highly trained, professional cooks bring with them years of experience in catering and college food services.  Campers will enjoy a hot and cold buffet at every meal in the dining hall, including fresh fruit and yogurt at breakfast and a full salad bar at every lunch and dinner.

Accommodations can be made for those with special dietary needs.  Please notify the Camp Director or Head Cook as far in advance as possible when such needs exist. 

RSR also encourages units to participate in patrol cooking, with food provided by the camp. 

Please visit our Dining Services page for information on the RSR Dining Hall, patrol cooking and visitor meals.

Also, please visit our Family Night BBQ page for information on our Wednesday night feast.

Camp Cell Phone Policy

While the camp does not officially prohibit the use of cell phones by Scouts, we do support and encourage Troops to adopt such a policy while at Summer Camp.  The use of cell phones and other electronic equipment can distract a Scout from the numerous outdoor program opportunities available to him at camp. 

The use of cell phones by Scouts may also encourage homesickness and allows a Scout to circumvent the responsible unit and camp leadership when upset.  The Camp Staff is trained in how to support the troop leadership when dealing with cases of homesickness, but can do so only when informed before a parent arrives to take the boy home.  The camp phone is always available for any Scout who wishes to call home (with the approval of his Scoutmaster), and many Scoutmasters are happy to allow Scouts to use their personal cell phones when needed to contact home.   

Camper Release Form

If a Scout needs to leave camp at any point during the week, such as for a baseball game or doctor’s appointment, it is important that the troop and camp leadership be made aware of his departure and any plans for his return.  This is especially true if someone other than the Scout’s parents will be picking him up.  If a parent plans to remove a Scout from camp, he or she must complete a Camper Release Form, which the unit leader in camp must sign, and submit the form at the Camp Office when signing the Scout out.  It is best to do this ahead of time, in case the Scoutmaster is unavailable to sign the form when the parent arrives.

Positive ID will be required of anyone removing a Scout from camp.

Download the Camper Release Form here: Camper Release Form.pdf

The Rotary Scout Reservation Camp Planning Guide is now available for download.  The Camp Planning Guide features information for parents and unit leaders regarding campsite registration, camp policies and guidelines, and health and safety procedures.

Download the Camp Planning Guide here: Camp Planning Guide.pdf

For the latest information on camp fees, campsite availability, please visit our Registration page.

Camp Planning Guide Available

Twin Rivers Council, BSA

Merit Badge Prerequisites

The merit badge program at RSR is specifically designed to reflect the outdoor experience of camp.  As a result, nearly all merit badges offered may be completed entirely at camp.  In some cases, however, a requirement may be more easily or necessarily completed at home.  In such cases the Scout is asked to bring evidence of completion for review by his merit badge counselor.  The list of merit badges that contain prerequisites in 2015 is coming soon.

Summer Camp Program Schedule is Here!

The 2015 Summer Camp Program Schedule is here!  Highlights include:

  1. BSA Stand Up Paddleboarding Award: RSR is excited to be able to offer this great new program opportunity for older Scouts, age 13 and above.  Cruise the lake in style aboard a new stand up paddleboard and earn the BSA SUP Award!

  2. Outdoor Cooking: Last year’s national revision to the Cooking Merit Badge included many new changes that are not possible to complete in a summer camp environment.  After experimenting with the changes last year, we have decided to remove Cooking Merit Badge from the schedule, but replaced it with Outdoor Cooking, a hands-on (& tasty) introduction into a variety of camp cooking methods.

  3. Extended classes for First Aid and Fishing merit badges to allow for more hands-on practice. 

  4. A second session of BSA Snorkeling Award.

Download your copy of the 2015 Summer Camp Program Schedule today.  Registration for sessions will take place upon arrival in camp on Sunday afternoon.  Please remember that we do not close program sessions except in rare cases when dictated by equipment limitations or safety guidelines.