Course Outline

2017 Voyageur Training Itinerary

BSA National Camping School

Rotary Scout Reservation

June 16-23, 2017

*The Course Dates and Information are Current as of April 1, 2017

*Please plan to arrive Thursday evening June 15 or by 8 am on June 16. The program will begin at 9am or earlier on June 16.

Download a copy of this year’s schedule here.

Friday

Time: Event: Location:
9:00 – 12:00 Registration TBD
Assignment of individual student teaching topics
Medical Form Review
Swim Check
Canoe Check
Student Photo
12:30 Lunch
1:15 – 3:15 Opening Session TBD
Welcome and Expectations, “The Solitary Voyageur”
Name Game
Full Value Contract
Staff modeling (leadership, teaching, organization. presentation styles)
Evaluation Methods
Journaling Expectations
3:30 – 9:00 Round Robin Skills Development Sessions
Map and Compass
Trip Planning and V.O.D. Books
The Teaching EDGE
Cooking Skills
Stove Safety
NYS D.E.C. Discussion with Forest Ranger – Focusing on Search and Rescue
6:00 – 6:45 Dinner
6:45 – 7:00 Break
7:00 – 9:00 Voyageur Interviews

 

Saturday

Time: Event: Location:
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Gather at Waterfront Dressed for Paddling
8:30 -11:25 Water Instruction
Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat
PFD and paddle selection
Canoe: parts and dry land handling
Canoe care and handling & basic strokes
Canoe rescues (large group demo if inclement weather)
11:25-12:00 Candidate Individual Development Time
12:15 Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 Map and Compass Instruction / Interpersonal Skills Development Sessions
3:30 –3:40 Break
3:40 –5:40 Maximizing The Adventure
5:50 Flag Retreat Parade Field
6:00 Dinner
7:15 – 8:00 LNT Presentation
8:20 Opening Campfire Campfire Ring
10:00 Cracker Barrel
(Voyageur Troop is Service Patrol)

 

Sunday

Time: Event: Location:
7:30-8:15 Breakfast
8:15 Religious Services / Scout’s Own / Personal Time
8:30-9:45 Managing Risks
Getting Everyone Involved
Emergency Action Principles
Scene Safety for Self, Victim, Group
Urgent First-Aid
Resources/Reporting
10:00 – 10:50 Know the Rules
Keeping your treks in line with the regulatory agencies:
NYS D.E.C. Land Use Regulations
BSA Camp and Safety Regulations
NYS Dept. of Health Children’s Camp Regulations
11:00 – 11:45 Initiative Games
12:25 – 1:45 Lunch/Pictures
2:00 – 3:50 Interpersonal Skills / Map and Compass Sessions (Groups Switch)
4:15 – 5:15 Pack Shakedown/Fitting/Gear Check
5:45 – 7:00 Flag Retreat/Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 Trek Preparation
Issuing Equipment and Planning
Filling out a Trek Itinerary
Food Distribution
10:05 Lights Out

 

Monday

Time: Event: Location:
5:00 – 5:30 Wake-Up and Leave For Museum
7:45 – 8:30 Breakfast Lake Durant
9:00 – 12:00 Natural & Cultural History of the Adirondack Park at ADK Museum Adk Museum
1:30 – 2:00 History of Low’s Lake / Lunch Sabattis SR
2:00 Launch Treks Sabattis SR

 

Tuesday & Wednesday

Practicum Activities
Off-Campus
Briefing & Debriefing
Cooking
Dry Land Navigation
Leave No Trace Ethics
Lost Camper Procedures
Leadership Skills
Paddling Instruction
Nutrition & Rest
Soft Skill Practice
Safe Swim Defense
Safety Afloat
Time Management
Trek Behavior
Trek Management
Food / Shelter / Clothing
Rainy Day Activities

 

Thursday

Time: Event: Location:
Breakfast Off-Campus
Round Robin Off-Campus
10:00 Return To Camp Rotary
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch En-Route
1:30 – 2:30 Unpack/Shower/Clean & Return Gear
During this time Students Must Devise a Contribution for Evening Campfire
2:30 – 3:30 Journal Embellishment
3:30 – 4:45 Trek Evaluation
4:45 – 5:30 Individual Time
6:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Student Evaluations
8:30 Closing Campfire
10:00 Cracker Barrel

 

Friday

Time: Event: Location:
7:30 Breakfast
9:00 NCS Graduation
10:15 – 11:15 Staying Connected / Course Slideshow

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