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Onteora Scout Reservation

Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, the 1400-acre and 2000-foot altitude, Onteora Scout Reservation (or OSR) is affectionately referred to by those who have experienced the camp as "Land in the Sky."  Upon arrival at OSR, you will be met with a traditional greeting of "Welcome Home." 

Boy Scouts of different rank and age will have a wide variety of programs to choose from.  While OSR is rooted in tradition, its programs are developed with the needs of today's scouts and leaders in mind.  

The Theodore Roosevelt Council's priority is to provide a top notch resident camping experience at OSR supported by a well trained staff committed to exceptional customer service, great food, a variety of program and well maintained facilities.

Troop 71 will be attending Onteora Scout Reservation (OSR): July 18-24, 2021 (Sunday to Saturday)

As Scouting emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, OSR must take steps to ensure everyone's safety in accordance with the requirements and recommendations of various health organizations in order to run its in-person camp.  To some extent, these measures will naturally alter certain aspects of the camping experience from prior years (for example, masks are required and campers must tent alone), but some of these rules may change as we near the summer.  For more information on these measures, click the 2021 PowerPoint link here or below. 

Nonetheless, a great time will be had by all because a bad day camping is still better than a good day at school (or work)! 

  • Our campsite is called Flathead.  Unlike prior years, Scouts will tent alone, so are asked to bring their own tent in the event the campsite does not have enough. (This rule could change.)  All personal gear can be kept in the larger tents and we will work out the tenting arrangements together.  As soon as it's available, more information on this year's theme and the 2021 Program Guide with details about the various programs, events and activities at camp will be published. 
  • Cost: $475 if paid by 5/12/21; $505 if paid after 5/15/20. (This year, the Troop is covering additional charges it normally includes.)  It's very important to pay fees on time because merit badge classes will be smaller this year, so will fill up faster.  When the online system goes live in May, we can register only paid Scouts.  Some programs like Paintball and ATV as well as certain merit badges require additional fees, which should be included with payment.  Adults are free, but must complete Youth Protection Training online by June 1st. 
  • Scouts must select their merit badges long before so we can register them.  The merit badge schedule is below.  Scouts should complete the registration form themselves. If they have questions about badges, please contact ASM Simone.
  • NOTE: Scouts are expected to stay the entire week of camping unless they have received clearance ahead of time to leave early for exceptional circumstances.
  • Scouts and leaders attending camp must supply BSA health/medical forms Parts A, B & C PLUS - if applicable - a letter indicating any prescription medication the Scout will take at camp.  Start at our Quick Tips page before submitting any health forms.
  • SUMMER CAMP FINAL PLANNING MEETING: 6/29/21 at 7:30, Plandome Village Hall 
    DEADLINES (earlier is appreciated):
The above forms can be provided to Troop Chair Katsoulis or ASM Simone at a Troop meeting.  Please see click here to find the OSR refund policy.

*If you previously provided Forms A & B, only form C will be needed.  MAKE M.D. APPOINTMENTS/GET PART C FORM TO M.D. NOW.  Issues concerning late medical forms may have to be addressed directly with Theodore Roosevelt Council.  

(First year Scouts will be registered in the Dan Beard Program for new Scouts and are strongly encouraged to take the Swimming MB, along with one or two other age appropriate badges such as woodwork, woodcarving, etc.)

OSR Program Guide (TBR)