A monthly newsletter for families and leaders of Samoset Scouting - Where Camping is King!

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The Samoset Council is now officially supporting Scoutbook. All Units within the council who choose to use this unit management software may be reimbursed for their annual subscription. Submit this form with a copy of your receipt to the council service center for reimbursement.

Custom Camp T-shirts

Pre-order custom T-shirts online for everyone in your unit to wear at camp. Shirts cost $13.00 (additional charges for larger sizes) and can be customized with your unit number or other text. T-shirt orders will automatically be added to your unit camp bill.

Visit this page to place your order | But hurry! Order Deadline:  Friday May 5, 2016!

Tour Permits Terminated

A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA's Tour and Activity Plan (Tour Permits), resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017.  Learn More Here!

OA Adult Nominations

Each year, upon holding a troop election for youth candidates which results in at least one youth candidate being elected, the unit committee may recommend adult candidates to the lodge adult selection committee.  See the nomination form linked below for more details.

All nomination forms must be mailed or hand delivered directly to the Lodge Election Advisor by May 1, even if the youth election has not been held by that point.

Adult Nomination Form (PDF)

2018 Philmont Trip

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails.

More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch's wilderness.

Join the 2018 Samoset Philmont contingent for an adventure of a lifetime. You will not only get to hike one of the best trail systems in the Country, but you will get to meet Scouters from around the Council and have a blast at one of the BSA’s High Adventure Bases.  

Watch this video to learn more | Event Details

Anyone interested in participating in this trip can contact Scott Domino at 715.355.1450.

Volunteer Rangers & Commissioners

Adults are needed for the Volunteer Ranger and Commissioner Staff at camp this summer. Each program provides room and board for a week at camp and in return all we asks is that you help camp out with some projects throughout the week. 

  • Volunteer Ranger - Volunteers to work with the ranger staff on projects such as campsite maintenance, new construction, and building maintenance. 
  • Volunteer Commissioner - The commissioner’s role is to be a friend to every Scout and Scouter that attends camp. They will work with the commissioner staff to provide services to units throughout the week as well as other support roles such as campsite visits, program support, supply organization, and much more.

Anyone interested in helping in one of these roles can contact Samoset Camping at 715-365-3111 or email

Safety Moment

Safety Moments are exactly what the name implies: opportunities to prepare for an activity, review safety measures, and report incidents correctly. This month features using a safety moment in Scouting activities.  Watch this video to learn who, what, how and much more!

Visit this page to learn more (PDF)

Customer Feedback

We would like to hear from you!  Use the link below to tell us how we are doing or changes you would like to see made.

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