We understand that the BSA policy requiring annual physicals causes hardship to some families who are not able to afford an annual physical prior to camp each year. It is traditionally held in early May. We are currently in the process of securing enough pro bono doctors to staff the event. If we're able to find volunteers, we will post the date and times just as soon as they are available. Stay tuned to the website for further information.
Many Point has been using SCMS (Summer Camp Management System) since 2007 to track campsite reservations, and it has grown year after year. For 2017 and beyond, We are asking that all units move to using this system for submitting information, instead of the past method that was considered “paper” first.
Here are the things SCMS will do for your unit:
The number one reason is to provide a smoother check in upon arrival to Many Point, and ease the stress of the first day. Under our paper first model, units would submit rosters and program requests upon arrival to camp and would not receive schedules until Monday morning. Now that we’re submitting through SCMS, upon arrival to your campsite you’ll get a draft copy of your schedule. You’ll then be able to review with your commissioner and start planning your week earlier. The other reason is to lessen the paperwork your unit needs to keep track of to prepare for camp. We’ll be able to store your requests in our program and minimize the number of units that need create and/or re-create these documents upon arrival to camp.
For Many Point, the early scheduling allows us to provide better program to your Scouts. We’ll be ahead of the game in planning our staffing as we’ll know what’s coming before each unit arrives to camp. We’ll also continue to provide outstanding service, as one of our traditions is to provide strong guest service. This means we’ll remain flexible, and accommodate any schedule, program, or merit badge change request that we can.
Thank you for being a Many Point leader and adapting to this new method.
If you need help, resources are here to help. First, check out the SCMS User Manual.
Camp staff interview day for new staff only will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Northern Star Council, 393 Marshall Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Scouts at Many Point had a great experience this summer. As we're reviewing our summer and tabulating your feedback, we're busy making big plans for Many Point in 2017. If you haven't made a reservation yet, visit www.ManyPoint.org/reservations to sign up.
Highlights of the summer include the popularity of our new programs. Once Scouts got a taste of Five Stand Shotgun Outpost, it was the highlight of their week. Older Scout Cot Surfing was a hit - with a favorite overnight being staying at Frontier.
If you have more feedback you'd like to provide Many Point, feel free to visit www.ManyPoint.org/feedback. We're constantly seeking to improve, and any suggestions you can provide are appreciated.
Thank you -
Many Point Scout Camp
Our newest program, Five Stand Shotgun Outpost has generated a lot of interest, inquiries, and buzz. Sign ups are going fast - make sure to check out our informational flyer to see what all the excitement is about.
Quick hits include:
Reserve your spot now at www.ManyPoint.org/reservations.
We understand that the BSA policy requiring annual physicals causes hardship to some families who are not able to afford an annual physical for their son or daughter each year before camp. It is important for you to know that we are committed to providing greater opportunities for youth to attend camp and not additional roadblocks to prevent it.
To that end, we have worked out a special opportunity for youth to receive a free camp physical.
Dr.'s Christopher Tashjian & Tim Johnson, camp doctors for Many Point Scout Camp, suggested this option and have taken on great efforts to be able to provide this opportunity.
May 7, 2016
St Paul Service Center (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Golden Valley Service Center (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
In efforts to keep the group size manageable for the volunteer physicians, we are restricting the eligibility to only participants who are of need and are attending a Boy Scout Resident program this coming summer.
No registration is necessary. However, the physicals will be done in your order of arrival (similar to an Urgent Care situation). When you arrive, you’ll sign in and then wait for your name to be called. Please do not arrive earlier than the stated time.
How can I help?
Dr. Tashjian has a group of volunteer physicians to conduct the physicals but we are in need of more assistance. If you have a doctor or other practitioner of the healing arts in your unit/community who might be willing to assist please contact them and email Evan Yingst (Eyingst@nsbsa.org) so we can put him or her in touch with Dr. Tashjian. Additional help would be greatly appreciated.
We especially need help from people who are able to take blood pressure and measure height/weight.
What should each youth bring?
Each youth should bring a copy of the annual physical form with them to be filled out by the physicians. These forms are available on both the Many Point and Tomahawk websites.
Who is conducting the physicals?
Dr. Tashjian has put together a group of licensed physicians to complete the physical examinations.
What do I pay?
There is no fee but please remember to have participating youth members thank the crew of doctors for volunteering their time and efforts.
How are often are physicals required?
Every 12 months for participants going to camp that lasts longer than 72 hours.
Do we need physicals for Family Camp?
No; however we do ask all participants to fill out health histories.
St Paul Scout Office
393 Marshall Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
Minneapolis Scout Office
5300 Glenwood Ave
Golden Valley MN 55422