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Tomahawk 2019 - MOHAWK RULES

Saturday, July 13 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
We are in the Mohawk Campsite in the Sioux Campground

Cost (approx.) Any scout signing up after May 28th will be charged an additional $10 by camp Tomahawk
Adult Sign-Up Deadline is June 4th. This is for adults spending the week as well as a single night.

    First year scouts: $385 (additional cost covers brownsea fees, snack bin and cinch bag)
    Non-first year scouts: $370
    Scouts participating in a Older scout Program: additional $25 - $75
    See Older scout programs for more information 

    Scout cost includes camp fee, meals, transportation, t-shirt and most merit badge supplies.
    Scout Bucks may be applied towards the cost of the camp. 
    Some of the merit badges have an additional cost, these costs if any are provided in the merit badge section.
    Adults: $150 for 5 or more days price includes a Tomahawk Troop t-shirt,  
                $30 a day for a 1 to 4 day stay, 3 or more days include a Tomahawk Troop t-shirt. Less than 3 days add $10 to your total if would like a t-shirt

    NEW BSA POLICY- Any adult spending more than 71 hours at camp must be a REGISTERED ADULT LEADER
    If you are not a Registered Adult with the BSA and want to come to camp you will need to turn in your completed BSA application by June 4th.
    All registered adults attending camp MUST complete the current BSA youth protection training and have it verified prior to attending camp.
    You will not be allowed to be at camp more than 2 nights during the week if this is not complete, NO EXCEPTIONS.

!!! Camp Tomahawk Payment Policy, FULL payment is due no later than Tuesday, May 28th !!!

Merit Badges

First year scouts will be doing the Basketry and Leatherworking merit badges during the brownsea program. (no additional sign-up is required) Non-First year scouts: You can select up to five merit badges to do while at Tomahawk. You are encouraged to select at least two merit badges to work on while at camp. If you are not interested in the base merit badges offered, consider one of the older scout programs these programs include additional merit badges.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Merit Badges.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Older Scout Programs.

Departure Time

We will be departing from Otter Lake Elementary School. Please arrive in Class A uniform with all gear by 8:27 am for check-in. We will be stopping for lunch on the way up to Tomahawk, so please bring a lunch or money for a fast food restaurant.

Return Time

Scouts and gear will be brought back to  Otter Lake Elementary School around 1:00pm on Saturday, July 20.

Health Forms

Everyone attending camp will need to have a medical form completed prior to arrival. The required health form is attached below.

Wisconsin law requires the health form and physical. Scouts who do not have them will not be permitted to stay at camp.

Emergency Contact

If you will not be home during the week your scout is at camp, please provide us with a number at which you can be reached, or with an alternate contact in case of emergency.

Family Night

Wednesday July 17th is Family Night.  We will be preparing dinner in camp.  Visitors are welcome!  If you want to attend Wednesday night's family dinner, please sign up online so we can plan food quantities accordingly. This years Family Night theme is "Hawaiian Luau".  The cost is $8 per person - 4 and under are free. Dinner will be at 6pm, with campfire and skits to follow.

Pets are not permitted at scout camps.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Family Night Dinner

Personal Gear

Scouts should pack for a week long trip (see attached Tomahawk packing list). Scouts will need to provide their own dish, bowl, cup and eating utensils. The troop (and camp) will provide the necessary cooking equipment. Several scouts use "Action Packers" or similar sealed tubs to hold their gear. It keeps their gear dry even during monsoon rain. This is a suggestion, not a requirement.

Do not pack any food in with the personal gear. See "Snack Bins" below.

Electronic Equipment

Personal radios, tape/CD players are allowed and MUST be used with headphones. Scouts are not permitted to bring video games, cell phones, two-way radios or other electronic gear. Aside from the disruptive effect they have on the campsite, they rarely survive the camping experience.


Some of the merit badges require materials that scouts will need to purchase at the trading post. The merit badge form gives estimates of how much is required. The trading post also sells candy bars, pop, SLUSHIES, miscellaneous equipment and BSA/Tomahawk logo clothing. Any money brought is the responsibility of the scout; the adult leaders will not hold it for safekeeping. Listed below are some of the items offered with pricing.

Candy and Snacks $1-2, Soda and Sports Drinks $2, Ice Cream $1-3

Flashlights $5-25, Batteries $1-5, Bug Spray / Sunscreen $4-7, Camping Equipment $2-50

Camp hats $10-15, Camp Shirts $10-20, Camp Mugs $5-20, Camp Sweatshirts $30-50, Camp Jackets $50-80

Tent Signs

Scouts are required to make a sign for their tent. The signs must have the scout’s first name and at least the first letter of their last name. The letters can be painted, carved or engraved on the material. The only requirements are that the signs be durable, legible and the letters at least two inches high. The sign can be on a stake, or hang from the tent’s center pole. Note: cardboard doesn’t hold up very well in a camping environment unless it is covered with some sort of clear plastic.

Tent Assignments

Patrols will camp together. As much as possible, scouts will be permitted to choose their tent mate within their patrol. To minimize confusion when we arrive, tent assignments will be finalized at the last troop meeting before we depart for camp. Youth sharing tents must be no more than two years apart in age.

Snack Bins

Scouts are permitted to bring a small snack bin with pop and snacks.  Snack bins will be available for purchase at a scout meeting.  We want all snack bins to be the same, so they stack easily in the troop trailer.  See Camping Coordinator for details.   The snack bins and any other food item will NOT be permitted in tents and will be stored in the troop trailer at night. No food of any type should be packed in with your scout’s personal gear. Tomahawk comes fully equipped with raccoons, mice, porcupines and bears.


There is a telephone available at the main admin building located several miles from the troop campsite. It is for emergency use only. In case of an Emergency you can call the camp staff at (715) 354-3841. The caller should be prepared to leave the individual's name, unit number and campsite. Due to the distance to our campsite and activity schedule it may take several hours for a message to reach the intended participant.


We encourage you to write to your scout while he is at camp. Please do not make your scout homesick by telling him how much you miss him or how much fun you are having without him. Address your letters to:

Scout’s Name

Troop 494 Mohawk

Tomahawk Scout Reservation

N1910 Scout Road

Birchwood, WI 54817


Typically, it can take three days for a letter or package mailed from the Twin Cities to reach Tomahawk. If you want to have mail waiting for your scout, drop a letter in the mail on Thursday July 11th. Do not mail anything after Tuesday July 16th because it will most likely arrive after we have departed. You’re welcome to send pre-addressed, stamped envelopes and paper for your scout to mail letters home.


First year scouts will be attending the Brownsea program. Brownsea is a class held each morning that covers many of the requirements for advancement. In addition to Brownsea, the first year scouts will be signed up for Woodcarving and Leatherworking merit badges. This set of classes and badges provides a full and valuable workload for the scouts.

Other Notes

Attached files include a map to Tomahawk, map of the Sioux campsite, the required BSA health form, packing list and the Tomahawk Leaders Guide with a Sioux Camp Companion.

If you are interested in signing up for Tomahawk, please sign up Today, if you have any questions send an e-mail to Troop 494 at

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