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Owasippe Leaders’ Packet


 If your troop was unable to attend a Leaders’ Meeting, or if you require extra copies of any paperwork, all of the forms that are included in the Leaders’ Packet can be found below.


  The Owasippe Leaders’ Manuals, completely rewritten for 2012 and updated in 2015, contain all of the information needed for a successful stay at camp.  Everything from where to park to comprehensive programming descriptions can be found in this document, specific to the section camp where your troop will be staying.  Have a question about summer?  The answer is likely in the manual. 2015 mauals should be available online shortly.



Owasippe 2015 Manual (Wolverine) Final Version


Owasippe 2015 Manual (Blackhawk)

2015 Blackhawk Program Entry


Camp Wolverine Master Schedule

Camp Blackhawk Master Schedule

Boy Scout Summer Camp Menu




 Payment Forms

2015 Site Deposit Form

  This form is the first step in the reservation process.

2015 Individual Deposit Form

  This form, complete with appropriate payment, is due March 15th, 2015 or at a Leaders’ Meeting.

2014 Final Payment Form

  This form, complete with appropriate payment, must be postmarked by May 31st, 2014 in order to avoid a late fee.

 Application for Campership  Aplicacion para Campership

  This form should be submitted by April 15, 2014.  Decisions will be made by May 15, 2014.  Only NEW SCOUT  applications may be submitted after June 30th.  When available funds are fully allocated, a waiting list will be maintained.


 Health Forms

 Annual Health and Medical Form

  Any person staying in camp for more than three nights must submit a medical form, and complete the medical re-check process.

  Medications in Camp

  This form details any medications that Scouts in your troop will be consuming during their stay at camp.  Please complete prior to your arrival at Owasippe.

 Youth Protection Forms

  Background Check Information

  Please read this important information with regards to the now-mandatory background check for any individual in camp over the age of 21.

  Illinois Background Check Form

  This is the background check form for Illinois residents.

  Indiana Background Check Form

  This is the background check form for Indiana residents.

  Michigan Background Check Form

  This is the background check form for Michigan residents.

  Early Release Form

  If a Scout will be leaving camp during the week for any reason, an Early Release form must be signed by a parent or guardian prior to the Scout leaving the property.

  Michigan Youth Protection Agreement

  All leaders must fill out and sign this form and bring it with them to camp.

 Program Forms

  Equine Program Waiver

  If anyone in your troop might participate in horse programming, this form must be printed, completed, and signed by a parent or guardian prior to attending any program whatsoever at the Diamond O Ranch.  If you are unsure if your Scouts will want to participate in the horse program, please have their parents complete the waiver just in case.  Be prepared!

  OA Induction Registration

  Complete this form if any camp attendees will be inducted into the Order of the Arrow at camp.

  Swim Classification Roster

  Use this form to help organize the swimming classifications for Scouts in your troop.


  Pre-Camp Planning Form

  This form includes equipment and dietary needs for your troop, and must be completed and sent to camp two weeks prior to your arrival at camp.

  Tour Plan

  All troops must complete this form and submit it upon arrival at camp.

  Scout Program Worksheet

  This is a great resource for Scouts when they are planning what merit badge classes they will take at camp.  Having each Scout complete this form will make the online sign-up process much easier for leaders!

  Long Term Camping Honor Award

  Looking to complete the Long-Term Camping Honor Award?  Here are the requirements.

  Camp Promo Flyer

  In order to complete the Long-Term Camping Award, your troop must host a camp promotion.  This flyer includes all the information needed to schedule a promo.

 Other Important Information

  Sons of Owasippe Information

  Complete this form and send it in with the appropriate payment to take advantage of this great deal!

  Information for Parents

  Information including Emergency phone numbers, how to send mail to Scouts at camp, and a checklist of what to bring to camp can be found in this document, perfect for copying and distributing at a parent informational meeting.

Boy Scout Summer Camp Menu


 Maps and Directions

  Owasippe Scout Reservation Map

  Camp Wolverine Map

  Camp Blackhawk Map

  Directions to Owasippe

  1218 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
  Telephone: (312) 421-8800 Fax: (312) 421-4725
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