What We Offer
The Theodore Roosevelt Council is proud to continue offering groundbreaking programs and opportunities to our youth. Below is a listing of the STEM Camps being offered, over the next few months. Plan ahead, be prepared, and REGISTER ASAP for a great opportunity to have fun and work on advancements. Please make sure to register online at Onteora.org/STEMCamps. Also, available on the registration page is a listing of any prerequisites (please review them beforehand). Lastly, always remember to get unit leader approval PRIOR to registering.
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, SCOUTS BSA CAMPS TAKE PLACE FROM 9AM-3PM (544 Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758)
How to Create an Account & Register
There is a strict no refund or transfer of credit policy for ALL STEM Camps & Merit Badge Workshops, in lieu of the extreme popularity of these programs and the overwhelming amount of special requests that are received.
Required Forms for Participation
Scouts BSA Scouts participating in either of the JULY 2019 Summer STEM Camps (Week 1 - July 8-12, 2019) will have the opportunity to earn FIRST AID, FORESTRY, and SIGNS, SIGNALS and CODES Merit Badges along with a STEM Nova Award (When registering please select ALL badges ! This camp also includes two local field trips (WESTBURY GARDENS FOR FORESTRY FIELD WORK AND SIGNS, SIGNALS and CODES SEMAPHORE EXCERSIZE), community partnerships, & individual projects!
Scouts BSA Scouts participating in either of the JULY 2019 Summer STEM Camps (Week 2 - July 15-19, 2019) will have the opportunity to earn EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, SEARCH AND RESCUE, AND ATHLETICS Merit Badges along with a STEM Nova Award (When registering please select ALL badges ! This camp also includes two local field trips (BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME AND MASSAPEQUA PRESERVE)!
Permission & Electronic Blue Cards
Scouts BSA Scouts should discuss which badge they are registering for with their unit leader prior to signing up. Everyone is required to come to the camps with prior permission for the badge that they are taking, from their Unit Leader (no physical blue card required).
ALL Blue Cards are required to be handled digitally. When you register your respective scout(s) for their merit badge sessions, you are confirming their electronic blue card has been approved by a unit leader, which is made available to you with real time updates, through your login, at Onteora.org.
All units earning advancement in camp must submit their advancements to their Council. Be sure to submit record of your scout's progress to your unit's advancement chair.
If a scout does not complete all of the requirements for a merit badge during the session, they will receive a “Partial Completion” and have their digital Blue Card returned indicating the requirements that were completed. Scouts can earn the badge by completing the requirements with a counselor at home, summer camp, etc. Scouts cannot “fail” Merit Badges; there are only different levels of completion. Note: Please check the most recent merit badge pamphlet for the most current information.
Please make sure to check for prerequisites listed below, when registering for badges. Prerequisites can be done prior to arrival. If not completed beforehand, Scouts will receive a partial.
PREREQUISITES MAY BE UPDATED. PLEASE CHECK BACK TO CONFIRM UPDATES.
Athletics: 2a (BSA Medical - required for the STEM Summer Camp), 3a & d - If these are not already in progress, your Scout can finish this portion over the 3 months following the STEM week and have the Blue Card signed off on by any Athletics merit badge counselor, including at Summer Camp.