SQUANTO MAIL & PHONE
Name of Scout
Troop # & Campsite
Camp Squanto, BSA
PO Box 931
S. Carver, MA 02366
Phone: (508) 224-2010
Fax: (508) 224-9444
Parents and friends are welcome on Sundays from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. You may tour camp, take
advantage of our Trading Post and family picnic area. All visitors are required to sign in at the Camp
Parents are welcome to visit on Wednesday evening for family night. Dinner is not available that
night, but picnic areas will be made available.
CAMP TELEPHONE & TECHNOLOGY
Our business phones may be used in emergencies to contact parents with the permission of your
troop scoutmaster. Cell phones are not allowed to be in the possession of campers while at Squanto.
The camp office is not equipped to allow for personal internet use by scouts or scouters. Please plan
accordingly and try to enjoy a technology free week.
Our community store, the Trading Post, is open most of the day except meals. You will find a wide
variety of items including T-shirts, patches, mugs, merit badge pamphlets, craft kits, candy, snacks
and soda. Please be sure your Scouts have appropriate spending money as to not feel left out.
Your troop will have its picture taken by the Camp Photographer on Monday of your week. Pictures
will be taken from 12 Noon to 2 PM. The cost per troop picture is $8.00.
It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that at least two registered adult leaders (they must be on
your charter’s roster), one of whom must be over 21 years of age, are present for all trips and outings,
which includes residential summer camp. This is the Leadership policy approved by the national
Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. Your cooperation and support is appreciated.
The leader fee schedule is as follows:
One free leader
Two free leaders
Three free leaders
Four free leaders
Five free leaders
Six free leaders
This schedule applies to unit leaders at least 18 years of age. The fee for all leaders beyond this
schedule is $100.00 per week. This helps to cover food and other costs.
Everyone at camp is served wholesome, well-balanced family/cafeteria style meals in the dining hall.
The dining hall and cafeteria system are explained at camp. Menus are approved by qualified
dietitians. Units provide waiters for all meals.
The services of our Medical Officer at the Health Lodge are on a 24-hour basis. ALL MEDICATION
IS ADMINISTERED FROM THE CAMP HEALTH OFFICER. ABSOLUTELY NO MEDICINE OF
ANY TYPE IS TO BE KEPT IN THE SITE WITHOUT PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND APPROVAL OF
THE CAMP HEALTH OFFICER. There is no injury too small to be reported and treated. Each Scout
and Adult is covered by insurance, but the insurance is valid only if the case is reported, treated, and
logged in the Health Lodge records.
The National Boy Scouts of America require that all scouts utilize the “buddy system.” This requires
that two or more campers stay together at all times, day and night, while at Camp Squanto.
In the event of an emergency, a siren will sound. Everyone will assemble on the Sports Field by
troop, leaders must then do a head count of their scouts. A STEADY BLAST IS USED AS OUR
EMERGENCY SIGNAL. To report an emergency, proceed to the Health Lodge and report your
emergency to the Medical Officer on duty.
A Scout is Reverent. Scout Vespers will be held weekly at 5:15 pm at the camp chapel on
Wednesday. The camp memorial services will be held on Thursdays in the Memorial area. At that
time we honor those Scouts, Scouters and volunteers who have passed away.
Each Scout should plan to have at least one complete summer uniform in camp. Uniforms are
encouraged to be worn for the morning and evening meals. Comfortable clothes and a bathing suit
should also be available for daily use during activities.
COLORS AND RETREAT
These ceremonies are conducted just before breakfast 7:45 AM and supper 5:45 PM. Be sure to
bring your troop flag in order that Scouts may participate. Troop flags are displayed daily at the
Parade Field. No other flags should be flown with your troops flags.
Each campsite has thousands of dollars worth of equipment in it. Troops are responsible for the care
and up keep of all equipment. Any damage to your site that you discover upon arrival should be
reported immediately to the Camp Commissioner. Units are financially responsible for any damage
caused by its members to camp property and equipment. Have your Scouts keep their sites and the
trails leading to it clean. (Assignments for clean-up will be made at the beginning of the week).
Taps is played each night at 10pm. Campers are expected to be in their sites and quiet at this time.
A scout that requires to leave the site for an emergency trip to the health lodge must be accompanied
by an adult or camp staff member.
The Camper shower house (for under 18 years old only) and Adult shower house (with separate male
and female units as well as handicapped access units) is available each day from 6:00 AM to 10:00
PM. We ask that troops provide supervision for their campers when they are utilizing the camper’s
shower house. You will also be asked to help us keep the shower house clean by participating in a
rotating schedule of cleaning the shower house.
Please remind parents and leaders that they cannot bring pets to visit or stay at Camp Squanto. This
is especially important on Sunday and Saturday because of the number of visitors we have in camp.
All vehicles must be kept in the main parking lot. Camp trucks will transport all unit gear to their sites,
when the entire unit is present. Anyone with special medical disabilities which may require a vehicle
for transport are required to notify the Camp Director in writing one week prior to arrival for approval;
a special pass will be issued as well as rules for compliance. If a troop has large equipment that they
wish to transport, they may do so on Sunday morning, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. There will be no
private vehicles allowed after 11:30 am Sunday.
Flammable liquids must be stored in our storage facility when not being used. Propane containers
which are not connected to a stove or lantern, must be in our storage facility. Liquid fuel containers
must be stored in our storage facility. All fueled devices, lanterns, stoves, etc. must be operated by
adults or under adult supervision.
RAINY DAY ACTIVIITES
Be prepared for the worst. Please make sure that your Scouts have adequate rain gear and warm
clothes. Encourage them to bring cards, checkers and other small games. Don’t hesitate to bring
your troop tarps.
Laundry services are available at laundromats outside of camp.
INITIATION OR HAZING
All Scouts have received proper initiation through the Scout induction ceremony. Hazing of any type
is not permitted at Camp Squanto or anywhere in Scouting.
STRICTLY PROHIBITED ITEMS
Alcohol, drugs, straight blade knives, and fireworks are against Massachusetts Law and are strictly
prohibited. Possession and/or use of any of these items will result in dismissal from camp. A report
may also be filed with the local police and fire officials.
Only camp-owned .22 caliber firearms and ammunition are permitted in camp. Privately owned
firearms and ammunition of any type are forbidden. They present unnecessary risks and our
firearms and ammunition will be provided free of charge. All personal Bows and Arrows must be
checked at the Camp Office upon arrival. Please make sure your name and unit number is clearly
Bikes are not allowed to ride on camp trails during summer camp. If they arrive with your troop they
will be held until you depart on Saturday.