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Youth Volunteer Training

What does a Youth Volunteer do? Youth Volunteers help run program areas, they assist the Program Area Managers in setting up each day, running the sessions, helping cub scout with their games, crafts or whatever, and cleaning up the session area. Youth need to be in camp hour before the beginning of the day, either at 7:30 am or 2:00 PM, depending on whether you are working AM or PM session.

Service Hours: You will receive service hours for time spent helping at Daycamp. This means you are expected to WORK to EARN these hours, they are not a gift. Youth who are unwilling to perform their jobs will be asked to leave.

Daycamp Uniforms: Your Daycamp uniform this year is an orange daycamp t-shirt, you can pick this up tonight. It is to be worn everyday. One t-shirt is provided, you may purchase more for $10.00 each. Other T-shirt colors: Bright Green - Staff; Turquoise Blue - Adult Volunteers; Light Blue - cub campers, Yellow - siblings.

Program Areas: Areas you can choose to work in (however, if we need you somewhere else you will be assigned accordingly).

  • Daycamp Den Assistants: Travels with the dens and rotates to each session with them, assists the boys and the adult leaders as needed.
  • Sibling Camp: works with the younger children, crafts, games, etc.
  • Tiger Area: Assists the Tiger Manager with all Tiger Activities
  • Cubs Program Areas: Assists the Cub Program Managers and scouts with their events, crafts and games.
  • Webelos Program Areas: Assists the Webelos Program Managers and campers with their events, crafts and games.
  • Cubs or Webelos Woodcraft Area: Assist the Program Manager and campers with wood projects, Totems and Den Flags, knots and flags.
  • Aquatics: Assists the Program Manager and campers with kayaking, rafting and conoeing.
  • Archery: Assist on the Archery Range. Requires attendance at Archery Training on June 23, Sunday at O'Neill Park, from 1 to 5 PM.
  • Traffic & Safety: Assist Deputy Sheriff Thom Spratt in handling traffic at the beginning and end of each session (can work another area, also).
  • Quartermaster's Assistant: Help the camp Quartermaster in organizing supplies, getting them to the right session area and returning them to storage when the session is complete.

Merit Badges: Work on two Boy Scout Merit Badges will be offered at daycamp this year. Thom Spratt will be working on the Traffic and Safety Merit Badge, and Mike Oftedahl will be doing a portion of the Communications Merit Badg.

Meals: Daycamp provides a meal for youth volunteers. However, if you are picky - bring your own lunch/dinner, we don't want to hear complaints that you don't like your free lunch! Also, Troop 321 provides a Snack Bar, selling drinks, candy, chips, etc.

Injuries and Medications: All medications must be registered and left with the Camp Medic, they must be in their prescription containers. The only exceptions will be those who need to carry an inhaler with them, or who suffer from life threatening allergies and carry an epi-pen. Any injuries, even a scratch must be reported to the Camp Medic.

Radios: YOUTH VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY PERSONAL RADIOS OR WALKIE-TALKIES!! These interfere with the radios that Staff uses to communicate. They will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

Parking: If you are driving yourself there is a $2.00 per day charge for parking at O'Neill Park.

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6/11/2002