Training for camp

Anyone signing up to be a Den Leader, Staff Member, All-Week Adult Volunteer or Youth Aide is required to attend one of the following training dates held prior to the start of camp. Training is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED due to the importance of covering volunteer expectations and duties, emergency procedures related to weather and overall Scout safety, health & welfare responsibilities regarding first aid, and ultimately the camp rules, expectations, and who/what/why/how/when and where.  Missing training is not an option for anyone expecting to be a successful role model for our Scouts.

Take a look below to see our available dates for training this year. Below that, you will find information on our volunteers and what is expected of them.

Station Leader Training
Adult Volunteer Training
  • All-Week Volunteers
  • Den Leaders
Youth Aide Volunteers

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 10:00am

Davidsonville Family Rec Center (DFRC) – Scout Hut
3727 Queen Anne Bridge Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035

Station Leader Training
Adult Volunteer Training
  • All-Week Volunteers
  • Den Leaders
Youth Aide Volunteers

Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 7:00pm

Baldwin Memorial UMC (School)
921 Generals Hwy, Millersville, MD 21108

Station Leader Training
Adult Volunteer Training
  • All-Week Volunteers
  • Den Leaders
Youth Aide Volunteers

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 7:00pm
(Round Table Training Event)

Riva Trace Baptist Church
475 Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035

Station Leader Training
Adult Volunteer Training
  • All-Week Volunteers
  • Den Leaders
Youth Aide Volunteers

Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 4:00pm

Davidsonville Family Rec Center (DFRC) – Scout Hut
3727 Queen Anne Bridge Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035

Den Leaders

All Den Leaders are required to attend a training session prior to arriving at Camp Tomahawk as well as having completed the BSA Youth Protection Training Course. A parent who is not currently a Den Leader, may still apply to be a Den Leader at Camp as long as they have taken these two required trainings.

Den Leader responsibilities include escorting their assigned Den to the different Program activities, supporting team building within the Den, encouraging individuals to do their best and to respect each other, and providing positive redirection/discipline (when necessary). In addition, the Den Leader is responsible for providing a cooler to contain their Den’s lunches. It is suggested that the Den Leader coordinate, within their Den, the responsibility of bringing ice to keep their cooler cold. Camp does not provide ice for individual Den coolers.

Single-Day & All-Week Adult Volunteers

All Adult Leaders are required to attend a training session prior to arriving at Camp Tomahawk as well as having completed the BSA Youth Protection Training Course. Adult Volunteer responsibilities include assisting at either a Den assignment or an activity station assignment determined by the Camp Director. This person will use the materials and information provided to assist in delivering a high-quality program. Please note that your assignment could possibly change for each day that you are at camp.

Camp Aides

All Camp Aides are required to attend a training session prior to arriving at Camp Tomahawk. Boy Scouts of any age and older siblings (both boys and girls) who are at least 11 years of age, are invited to volunteer as a Camp Aide. Service hours will be recorded and a letter providing proof of service will be given at the end of each Camp session. If an adult attends camp on Staff or as a Den Leader for the week, older siblings, between the ages of 11 and 14 years may also assist their parent as a Camp Aide.

Please note that in order for Camp Aids to work at the Archery or BB-gun ranges, you must be at least 14 years old and you must attend training prior to camp.

Staff Members

All Camp Staff Leaders are required to attend a training session prior to arriving at Camp Tomahawk as well as having completed the BSA Youth Protection Training Course. Any All-Week Adult Volunteer who is not currently a parent of Scout may still be a Staff Member as long as they have taken these two required training sessions. Anyone preferring to work as a Staff Member on the ranges (archery or BB-guns) will need additional training.

Staff responsibilities include preparing an initial and final inventory of the materials needed/utilized within their station, preparing for each period’s activity, promoting a positive and instructive atmosphere for the Scouts at their station and guiding/supervising the Camp Aides assigned to their station.

Pack Coordinators

The Pack Coordinator is not an on-location camp position, but is held by someone in your home-Pack. This person is responsible for all of the applications of anyone attending camp from your home-Pack. You will ensure that they are completely filled out and that all money due to the camp is turned in alongside the applications. You will serve as the primary point of contact between your Pack and the Camp Director. Training for this position should take about 1 hour. If you cannot attend this training session, please contact our Camp Director.

On-line Youth Protection

All Den Leaders, Staff Members and Adult Volunteers are REQUIRED to have a current & up-to-date Youth Protection Training status with BSA. A copy of your certification card needs to be submitted with your registration forms to be reviewed and kept on file with the Camp Administrative Staff.