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Leaders’ Resource Guide

Welcome to the Leaders’ Resource Guide.  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 campdirector@rsrbsa.org.

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: TRC Campership Application 2014.pdf

Food Services At RSR

Rotary Scout Reservation is pleased to partner with Sodexho 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 may be found here: Merit Badge Prerequisites 2014.pdf

Summer Camp Dates 2014

The 2013 season is off to a great start and we are already looking forward to 2014.  The dates for Summer Camp 2014 have been announced as follows.


Week 1    July 6 - 12, 2014

Week 2    July 13 - 19, 2014

Week 3    July 20 - 26, 2014

Week 4    July 27 - August 2, 2014

Week 5    August 3 - August 9, 2014

Week 6    August 10 - 16, 2014


Register your troop for Summer Camp 2014 today!  Please download the 2014 RSR Summer Camp Reservation Form.  Forms and payments should be mailed to the Twin Rivers Council (253 Washington Avenue, Ext., Albany, NY 12205) or call (518) 869-6436.


Remember that units that register for camp by November 1, 2013 are eligible for the TRC Loyalty Program and will receive 2013 camp pricing in 2014!  Register your troop today.


Visit our Registration Page to view the latest site availability chart.

2014 Summer Camp Program Schedule

The 2014 Summer Camp Program Schedule is available now!  Download your copy today:

  1. 2014 Merit Badge Schedule and Recommendations.pdf