Release of Minors Prior to End of Camp
To a Parent or Legal Guardian
If a parent/legal guardian needs to pick up their child during his week at camp, they and the Scout must go in person to sign-out at the Camp Office using the camp Sign-in/Sign-out sheet and by completing the form “Verification of Camper Leaving Goose Pond Scout Reservation: Release to Legal Parent or Guardian.” The Camp Administration has the right to ask for documentation to prove the identity of the person picking up the minor.
To Persons Other Than the Legal Parent or Guardian
- If a person other than a legal parent or guardian arrives to pick-up a camper, verification and identification of this individual is required.
- For any minor to leave camp with a person other than a legal parent or guardian, an authorization form must be completed in advance and be on file in the Camp Office. The form “Authorization to Release Minors to Persons Other than the Legal Parent or Guardian” must be completed by the parent, unit leader, and filed with the Camp Office upon arrival. Only persons listed on this form may take a minor out of camp. An additional “release” section is included on the BSA medical form.
- The authorized adult and camper must come together in person to the Camp
Office. There the adult will then sign-out the camper using the camp Sign-in/Sign-out sheet and by completing the form “Verification of Camper Leaving Goose Pond Scout Reservation: Release to Persons other than the Legal Parent or Guardian” with the clerk.
- The Camp administration has the right to ask for documentation to prove the identity of the person picking up the minor.
- Verification forms will be kept in the Camp Office. Leaders will be instructed on this procedure to ensure the safety of our youth.
- A separate verification form must be filed each time a Scout leaves camp.
A blank form “Authorization to Release Minors to Persons Other than the Legal Parent or Guardian” for reproduction is located in the supplement kit. Please distribute copies as necessary and hand in completed forms at registration. If you have any questions about these policies, please contact the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Service Center, 570-207-1227.
All Individuals Are Identified
All campers, leaders, staff and visitors are identified at all times while in camp by a distinctive badge or wristband. This identification is presented at the time of check-in at the Camp Office or Medical Re-check and must be on and visible at all times throughout the duration of the camp stay. All visitors and rotating leaders must report to the Administration Building to sign-in and sign-out. Anyone in camp who is not properly identified should be reported immediately to the Camp Office or any staff member. This process is explained to all leaders and campers upon arrival. A service fee may be charged for replacement identification that is lost or destroyed. Please help us to keep everyone at Goose Pond safe by wearing your identification!
Musical instruments are considered optional gear as well and are permitted for use with the music merit badge and personal recreation. The scout is solely responsible for his instrument. The troop leadership in no way will be responsible for any musical instrument.
Please do not bring personal snacks. The camp has a trading post, which is reasonably priced. If you allow your scout to have snacks, you can give him cash or a gift card. The scout service center sells refillable gift cards. Scouts are not allowed any snacks in or around their tents. Scouts will not go hungry. We will have critters, including skunks that will be walking through camp at night. It is imperative that scouts keep food out of and away from their tents. Scouts should also keep their dining areas free of food scraps.
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