General Camp Resolute Information
Camp Resolute Mail & Telephone
Name of Scout
Troop # & Campsite
75 Hudson Road
Bolton, MA 01740
Parents and friends are welcome during check-in on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. You may tour camp and take advantage of our Trading Post and family picnic areas.
All visitors are required to sign in at the Camp Administration Building. All visitors will receive a "visitor badge" that must be worn while in camp.
We invite you to join us at 6:30 p.m. on Friday for our chicken barbecue. You may purchase your tickets from the camp trading post on Sunday. All parents and family members are encouraged to attend. Your Scout will be glad to see you and share his experiences with you. Tickets cost $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old and under 4 years old are free.
Camp Telephone & Technology
Our business phones may be used in emergencies to contact parents with the permission of your troop Scoutmaster. Cell phones should not be in the possession of campers while at Camp Resolute. The camp office is not equipped to allow for personal internet use by Scouts. Please plan accordingly and try to enjoy a technology free week.
Our community store, the Trading Post, is open most of the day except during meals. You will find a wide variety of items including T-shirts, patches, mugs, merit badge pamphlets, craft kits, candy, ice cream, slush, snacks and soda. Please be sure your son has appropriate spending money as to not feel left out.
A photo of your Scout’s troop is a great souvenir of camp! These color 8” x 10” troop photos will be taken on Sunday before retreat. Please see your Unit Leader for ordering details. Photos cost $10.00.
It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that at least two registered adult leaders, one of whom must be over 21 years of age, are present for all trips and outings, which includes residential summer camp. This is the Leadership policy approved by the national Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. Your cooperation and support is appreciated.
Everyone at camp is served wholesome, well-balanced family/cafeteria style meals in the dining hall. The dining hall and cafeteria system are explained at camp. Menus are approved by qualified dietitians. Units provide waiters for all meals.
The services of our Health Officer at the Health Lodge are on a 24-hour basis. ALL MEDICATION IS ADMINISTERED BY THE CAMP HEALTH OFFICER. ABSOLUTELY NO MEDICINE OF ANY TYPE IS TO BE KEPT IN THE SITE WITHOUT PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND APPROVAL OF THE CAMP HEALTH OFFICER. There is no injury too small to be reported and treated. Each Scout and Adult is covered by accident and sickness insurance, but the insurance is valid only if the case is reported, treated, and logged in the Health Lodge records.
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The National Boy Scouts of America require that all scouts utilize the “buddy system.” This requires that two or more campers stay together at all times, day and night, while at Camp Resolute.
In the event of an emergency, an air-raid siren will sound. Everyone will assemble on the Parade Field by troop, leaders must then do a head count of their Scouts. To report an emergency, proceed to the Administration Building and report your emergency to the Medical Officer on duty.
A Scout is Reverent. Scout Vespers will be held weekly at 6:45 pm at the camp chapel on Tuesday. We also provide a chapel for quiet reflection.
Each Scout should plan to have at least one complete summer uniform in camp. Uniforms are encouraged to be worn for the evening meal. Comfortable clothes and a bathing suit should also be available for daily use during activities.
Morning colors will be held after breakfast at 8:40am. In the evening we will gather Sunday at 5:45pm and Monday-Thursday at 5:15pm for a formal flag lowering ceremony. The Camp Resolute Formal Parade and Retreat Ceremony will be held Sunday and at 7:15 p.m. on Friday at the Parade Field. On parade nights troops are encouraged to bring their troop and American flags. Please help us to make the parade something of which to be proud by encouraging your Scouts to participate in full Class A uniform.
Each campsite has thousands of dollars worth of equipment in it. Troops are responsible for the care and up keep of all equipment. Any damage to your site that you discover upon arrival should be reported immediately to the Camp Commissioner. Units are financially responsible for any damage caused by its members to camp property and equipment. Have your Scouts keep their sites and the trails leading to it clean. (Assignments for clean-up will be made at the beginning of the week).
Taps is played each night at 10pm. Campers are expected to be in their sites and quiet at this time. A Scout that is required to leave the site for an emergency trip to the health lodge must be accompanied by an adult leader or camp staff member.
The Camper shower houses (for under 18 years old only) and Adult shower house (with separate male and female units as well as handicapped access units) is available each day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. We ask that troops provide supervision for their campers when they are utilizing the camper’s shower house. You will also be asked to help us keep the shower houses clean by participating in a rotating schedule of cleaning the shower houses.
Please remind parents and leaders that they cannot bring pets to visit or stay at Camp Resolute. This is especially important on Sunday and Friday because of the number of visitors we have in camp.
All vehicles must be kept in the main parking lot. Anyone with special medical disabilities which may require a vehicle for transport are required to notify the Camp Director in writing one week prior to arrival for approval; a special pass will be issued as well as rules for compliance. If a troop has large equipment that they wish to transport, they may do so on Sunday morning, from 6:00 am to 10:30 am. There will be no private vehicles allowed after 10:30 am Sunday.
Flammable liquids must be stored in our storage facility when not being used. Propane containers which are not connected to a stove or lantern, must be in our storage facility. Liquid fuel containers must be stored in our storage facility. All fueled devices, lanterns, stoves, etc. must be operated by adults or under adult supervision.
Rainy Day Activities
Be prepared for the worst. Please make sure that your Scouts have adequate rain gear and warm clothes. Encourage them to bring cards, checkers and other small games. Don’t hesitate to bring your troop tarps.
Laundry services are available at laundromats outside of camp.
Initiation & Hazing
Initiations and hazing of any type are not permitted at Camp Resolute or anywhere in Scouting.
Strictly Prohibited Items
Alcohol, drugs, straight blade knives, and fireworks are against Massachusetts Law and are strictly prohibited. Possession and/or use of any of these items will result in dismissal from camp. A report may also be filed with the local police and fire officials.
Only camp-owned .22 caliber firearms and ammunition are permitted in camp. Privately owned firearms and ammunition of any type are forbidden. They present unnecessary risks and our firearms and ammunition will be provided free of charge. In addition, personal bows and arrows are not permitted in camp.
Bikes are not allowed to ride on camp trails during summer camp. If they arrive with your troop they will be held until you depart on Friday.