Troop 129

2020 Summer Camp at Skymont

Skymont Scout Reservation
3344 Cabbage Patch Rd, Altamont, TN 37301
May 31 – June 6

We will be going to Skymont in Tennessee and are slotted for the week of 5/31 – 6/6. That’s a little earlier than usual, so please make of note of it when making your summer plans. The registration deadline is also earlier than usual this year, so we need Scouts signed up and a $50 deposit paid by Tuesday, February 11th.

Sign Up

Skymont Programs and Activities

Skymont has a lot to offer Scouts, including a Polaris Program that is specifically designed for new Scouts. Details on the camp and the programs offered can be found in the 2020 Leader’s Guide. The cost of camp will be $300 minus tree lot credits. We should know the actual cost to Scouts soon.

Please note that some programs, adventures and merit badges require an additional fee.

Program Highlights:

  • *Polaris Program – first year camper program to focus on requirements to assist in ranking up through Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. This includes working on, possibly earning, First Aid, Swimming & Handicraft merit badges, as well as Totin’ Chit and Firem’n Chip.  $15 fee for Handicraft kit.
  • *Project C.O.P.E. – half-day program gives older Scouts the flexibility to ear merit badges and have a high adventure experience. Scouts must be at least 13 years old.  $50 fee per participant.
  • *ATV Adventure – half-day program for scouts that are at least 14 years old and physically able to handle a 200cc ATV.  $70 fee per participant.
  • *Plateau Plunge – multi-sport, week-long, off-site high adventure program, includes ropes course, climbing wall, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and horseback riding. Scouts must be at least 13 years old and physically fit.  Will have the ability to work on Horseback Riding, Cycling and Whitewater merit badges.  $145 fee per participant.
  • *Whitewater Challenge – week-long, off-site high adventure program designed to take older scouts in a variety of water crafts down 4 different whitewater rivers. Scouts must be at least 13 years old and physically fit. Will have the ability to work on parts of Whitewater merit badge. $145 fee per participant.
  • *Cowboy Action Shooting Program (NEW this year!) – offers fun and safe introduction to cowboy action shooting with pistols, rifles and shotguns. Scouts must be at least 14 years old OR 13 and completed 8th grade. $20 fee per participant.

Merit Badge Choices

After your Scout is signed up, have them start thinking about what merit badges they’d like to work on at camp. Merit badge choices will need to be made no later than Tuesday, March 3rd.

Scouts need to pick a first choice and second choice for each time slot, since classes are limited in size. The more popular classes (primarily Eagle Scout merit badges) fill up fast and are not necessarily offered during each time slot.

Skymont Merit Badge Class Schedule

Make Your Merit Badge Selections

Swim Test & More

Closer to the summer, we’ll schedule swim tests and collect medical forms, waivers, etc.

All informational documents and forms needed for summer camp will be available on the Resources page of our website.