Summer Camp

  • Troop 430 typically attends Summer Camp at Camp Woodruff in Blairsville, Georgia, usually in the second session which is around the second week of June.
  • Details about the upcoming year's Summer Camp can be found in Scoutbook, under "My Dashboard" and "Forums."
  • Click here for the Camp Woodruff Website
  • Woodruff's suggested Camping Checklist:
  • Parents are Needed: to provide adult supervision throughout the week, parents are asked to take 1-2 day shifts during summer camp. All registered Troop leaders, including "Uniformed" Leaders, Committee Members, are required to be Youth Protection Training (YPT). Non-registered adults going on outings for 72 hours or more (such as summer camp) must take the new YPT (the 72 hours are cumulative, not consecutive).

Woodruff Scout Reservation Summer Camp

At Woodruff Scout Reservation, Scouts of all ages and experience can enjoy an outstanding summer camp program. From the first-year camper program, Mountain Man, to our Merit Badge program, through the challenging High Adventure programs, Scouts of all ages experience fun and adventure while maximizing their advancement opportunities.

Mountaineer for 1st Year Scouts

Mountaineer is a two-hour program held every morning all week. There are two sessions every day. The remainder of the day, Scouts can work on merit badges that may interest them, or participate in troop activity periods. Scouts are instructed in the following skill areas: wood tools, meal preparation and cooking, pioneering, knots, orienteering, nature, first aid, and outdoor citizenship. In addition, scouts can participate in a five- mile hike, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.

Merit Badge Program

At camp, the staff is committed to delivering quality merit badge sessions where Scouts complete the requirements as stated. Our goal is that Scouts have fun and learn at the same time. We offer numerous merit badge and certification programs.

Extreme Sport Activities for Older Scouts

Woodruff offers three (3) great programs designed for older scouts: The Ultimate Zone, The Whitewater Challenge and Woodruff XTREME. Participants must be at least 13, and have graduated the 8th grade, prior to arriving at camp. The focus of these programs is high adventure. Scouts may have opportunities to cover certain merit badge requirements as they participate in these programs but it is up to them to request confirmation of requirements (i.e. blue card). Participants in the Whitewater Challenge program must already have the swimming merit badge to participate and will have the opportunity to complete the Whitewater Merit Badge and the Kayaking-BSA Award. Some of these programs may require waivers, all part health forms, and additional fees.

Provisional Campers

If you are unable to attend summer camp with Troop 430, but would still like to go to summer camp, or if you would like to attend a second week of summer camp, you can do that as a Provisional Camper. There is no reason for you to miss out on all the fun just because your troop isn’t going to summer camp, or because other summer plans mean you won’t be able to go to camp with your troop. You may even want to do an additional week of camp, just because you had such a great time. Scouts who wish to go to camp can attend as part of the Woodruff Provisional Camper Program. The Provisional program offers the traditional summer camp program as well as Ultimate Zone, Woodruff XTREME, Whitewater Challenge and other older Scout programs.