This summer, Camp Josepho is making it easier than ever to get your Cub Scout to and from the Camp for our exciting Video Game and Entertainment-themed Day Camps. The shuttle is available for $50 per week or $120 for 3 weeks from any of the four convenient pickup locations below. Click on each location below to see times and exact location details. See you there!
Make sure you tune in this Monday, March 4th at 8PM to watch the new National Geographic reality series in which adults who never reached the rank of Eagle test their mettle against young Eagle Scouts on top of their game. In the show, contestants compete in challenges drawn from Merit Badges and outdoor Boy Scout skills to see if the adults can match the skills and traits required to be an Eagle Scout. Therefore, producers of the show had to find a location to host the show for activities such as Whitewater rafting, rappelling, wilderness navigation and canoe jousting (admittedly a new addition to the Boy Scout skill set). Our own Camp Whitsett, which rests in the heights of the Sequoia National Monument near Lake Ida and the mighty Kern River, was chosen for its traditional Mountain Camp ambiance as well as the rugged terrain that could challenge even the most practiced outdoorsman.
Campers at Whitsett this summer will get to see if they are tough enough for Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout by taking on the Tough Enough Challenge. In order to earn the Tough Enough patch, campers will have to complete several challenges from Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout. These events will pair skills tested on the show such as Climbing, Shooting, natural navigation, obstacle courses, and pioneering. Make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to interact with the show in the very same location where it was filmed!
During our annual Arborist Weekend at Camp Josepho March 15-17, we will be offering the Forestry merit badge to any Scouts who want to come, camp, and participate. Food and lodging is covered in the $45.00 registration cost. Come learn about the science and art of arboriculture from real environmental professionals, and earn the merit badge while doing so! Register here!
Camp Josepho is gearing up for this summer’s Movie Camps. We will offer three weeks of the Cinematography Merit Badge Cluster, in which Scouts can earn the Cinematography Merit Badge and Communications Merit Badge while learning the basics of film making and animation. Also, our Webelos Movie Camp will be in its third year, and we will be offering more exciting program and weeks of camp than ever before. Check out the promotional video that the staff and some local scouts filmed to explain movie camp, and show it to as many people as you can!
Wood Badge is the most advanced training course available to Adult Leaders in the Scouting program. Lord Baden Powell himself developed and taught the first Wood Badge course in 1919 with the idea that Scout Leaders should learn the aims and methods of Scouting by applying them. To this day, Wood badge is taught by splitting leaders into Patrols to integrate them n the method while learning the practical outdoor skills that will help you lead your troop. Our Wood Badge will be taught at Camp Josepho over the course of two weeks (participants just attend both). Join us September 27th-29th and October 11th-13th. Cost is $250 before July 1st, $295 after.
The Youth of today should be the leaders of…TODAY!
National Youth Leadership Training is the highest level of training that Scouts can reach as youth in the organization. Our NYLT program is a six-day course that that teaches youth leaders what to be, know, and do in order to lead troops effectively. Youth will apply leadership skills in the patrol setting at Camp Josepho in a fun and exhilarating way to challenge their perceptions of leadership and role modeling.
Camp Josepho is typically home to Webelos and Cub Scouts during the summer, but this year Boy Scouts will also be invited for two brand-new “Merit Badge Clusters” this summer. The clusters are 5-day mini-summer camps that allow scouts to earn an engaging mix of merit badges in a shorter, local camp setting. Each cluster offers 3-4 merit badges at local Camp Josepho, which is less than 30 minutes from Hollywood in the Santa Monica Mountains. In the Cinematography Experience, Scouts can earn the Cinematography Merit Badge and the Eagle-required Communication Merit Badge while they work with working film directors to create their own short film. The Animation and Game Design Merit Badge Cluster brings in professional animators and game designers from Magic the Gathering and EA Sports to teach campers how to create their own electronic, role-playing, table-top, and board games. Campers will learn the different methods of animation, from hand-drawn to computer generated, and get hands-on experience with industry professionals in these growing fields. Cost of the program is $210 per scout and $150 for adults, and if you register before April 1st you will receive a $15 discount on each participant fee! See dates and registration at www.campjosepho.org/boy-scout-programs/.
Have you wanted to be able to lead your pack or troop on more shooting activities or outings? Do you like coaching Cub, Scouts, Boy Scouts, or even adult leaders in shooting sports? Then these training opportunities at Josepho should grab your attention!
Cub Scout Archery Rangemaster Class will be held at Camp Josepho on March 9th 2013 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. The class will include the BSA shooting Sports Manual and a certificate of completion at the end of the class. The class is restricted to 25 students and all students must RSVP me at Jim.firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 20th, 2013 in order to attend. Cost is $25, or $40 for both Archery and BB Gun.
Cub Scout BB gun Rangemaster Class will be held at Camp Josepho on March 9th 2013 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The class will include the BSA shooting Sports Manual and a certificate of completion at the end of the class. The class is restricted to 25 students and all students must RSVP me at Jim.email@example.com by Feb. 20th, 2013 in order to attend. Cost is $25 individually, or $40 for both Archery and BB Gun Rangemaster classes.
The National Rifle Association’s “Range Safety Officer” Class will be held at Camp Josepho on March 10th 2013 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This class will include the NRA’s RSO Manual and a certificate of completion at the end of the class. The class is restricted to 25 students and all students must RSVP at Jim.firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 20th, 2013 in order to attend. Class is $40.
Coming up October 19th-21st, Camp Josepho will host the first Cub Parent weekend of the Fall! This event is a great opportunity for parents to spent some one-on-one time with their sons in a camp environment. Join us for exciting activities such as BB guns, Archery, campfires, games, hikes and more! More details here.