CAMP BARTON 

SUMMER PROGRAM 2023

BADGES AT BARTON 2023

Join us at historic Camp Barton for our Weekend Merit Badge Academy and Specialty Programs in 2023!

BADGES AT BARTON is a unique camping experience which provides opportunities for merit badge achievement, rank advancement, & skill acquisition through a flexible, time efficient, & cost effective "Scout Customized Program". Programs include a mix of Weekend Merit Badge Academy offerings and a selection of Weekend-Long Specialty Programs.

CAMP BARTON is a historic Scout camp with time honored traditions led by experienced staff with over 7 decades of service to scouting.

What Is A Weekend Merit Badge Academy? 

It is an opportunity for merit badge advancement within in a condensed summer camp experience. Each weekend offers at minimum 10 hours of instruction. This, combined with pre & post requisite efforts by scouts, can lead to the completion of merit badges in a time and cost effective manner without compromising quality. Badges at Barton 2023 will offer a wide array of Core Badges, which are offered every weekend, and On-Demand Badges, which differ from weekend to weekend depending on demand and instructor availability. 

Scouts and Troops/Crews/Ships can utilize a merit badge academy to:

  • Supplement summer resident camp if their schedule is too full.

  • Complete partials obtained earlier in the summer at a resident camp. 

  • Venture into merit badges not commonly offered in a camp setting. 

  • Continue their summer scouting adventures. 

You can look at the detailed information on what was offered at Badges at Barton in 2022 to see the sort of things which will be planned for 2023. 

What is a Specialty Program?

Specialty Programs will focus on various aspects of Scouting. The Specialty Programs for 2023 will include:

  • Sidney Winter Trail - Advancement Program Leading to First Class Rank
  • Trail To Eagle - Eagle Advancement Trek and Preparatory Workshop
  • Woodsman - Outdoor Skills/Backwoods Engineering Program
  • Helmsman - High Adventure Sailing Program
  • Watersports- Waterskiing & Motor Boating Program (Includes Option for NYS Boater Safety Cert)
  • Jet Ski - Personal Watercraft (PWC) Program (Includes Option for NYS Boater Safety Cert)
  • "I Dig Camp Barton"- Advanced Archaeology Quest
  • Endeavor - Advanced Ecology & Natural Sciences Program 

What Does a Weekend Include? 

Each Weekend, aside from its own unique merit badge and specialty offerings, includes a full meal schedule, open program area time, specialized training sessions, in-camp service projects, formal retreat & colors, vespers service, campfires, and regional off-campus adventures.

When is Badges at Barton happening? 

  • Weekend Session 1 July 21st 23rd

  • Weekend Session 2 July 28th 30th

  • Weekend Session 3 August 4th 6th

  • Weekend Session 4 August 18th 20th

  • Weekend Session 5 August 25th 27th

How can I register a Scout or Unit for Badges at Barton?

A Scout can attend with a Troop / Ship / Crew or attend individually as a Provisional Camper. Provisional Campers attend camp without their unit, and are placed in a Provisional Troop under camp-provided leadership.

Registration for Badges at Barton 2023 will open February 15, 2023

  • Go to https://scoutingevent.com/368-badgesatbarton, the BlackPug registration system. 

  • Registration opens February 15, 2023.

  • Registration for each weekend closes on the Tuesday before the session. 

  • The system will be updated weekly as more badges are added to the weekend schedules.

Need help with the sign-up system ("BlackPug")? 

Download a Step-by-Step Instruction sheet on how to sign Scouts up for Badges at Barton
MSWord .docx format - Adobe PDF format 

What does Badges at Barton Cost? 

  • Standard Registration Fee - $70 Scouts /Adults 
    • Scouts who attend for a Saturday Only - $50 - No Additional Discounts Apply
  • Early Bird Registration Fee - $55 if paid before the Early Bird Deadline (May 13th)
  • Additional Fee for Specialty Programs: Some specialty programs have additional fees to cover program supplies and other costs:
    • Trail to Eagle - add $5
    • Woodsman - add $5
    • Helmsman - add $15
    • Watersports-Waterskiing & Motor Boating Program - add $75
    • Jet Ski - Personal Watercraft (PWC) Program - add $90
    • "I Dig Camp Barton"- Advanced Archaeology Quest - add $5
    • Endeavor - add $15

Discounts and Incentives: 

  • Multiple Session Discount (Merit Badge Academy): Scouts receive a $10 Discount for each additional weekend (after the first at full price)
  • Multiple Session Discount (Specialty Programs): Scouts who attend a weekend long Specialized Program receive a 2nd Standard Weekend for half the regular fee. Note: this does not apply to the Sidney Winter Trail Program
  • CIT Program: Standard Registration Fee for one session is waived for Scouts who apply & participate in the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program (Min. Age 14)
  • Leader Discounts: 
    • Unit Leadership: Registration Fee is waived for One Leader per Unit who registers 10 Scouts for 1 session, plus a discount of 50% off one adult fee for every 5 additional Scouts.
    • Volunteer Staff: Registration Fee is waived in any session for all Adult Leaders who register in full as Volunteer Staff in an agreed capacity.
    • Provisional Campers: Registration Fee is waived for Adult Leaders who volunteer as a Provisional Troop Leader during a separate weekend session or who agree to accept provisional campers into their troop for the weekend.

Baden-Powell Council Camp-to-Camp Program for 2023

Attending Summer Camp at Tuscarora Scout Reservation in 2023? Ask us about transportation from Camp to Camp so you can participate in both!! Drop off at one, pick up at the other!

  • End of Week 2/Start of Week 3 (July 21)
  • End of Week 3/Start of Week 4 (July 27)
  • End of Week 4 (August 4)

You can download a first flyer for Badges at Barton here (PDF). 

Details will be added to this page as they become available - check back often!


Are you interested in helping at Badges at Barton?

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR ALL STAFF POSITIONS INCLUDING; ADMINISTRATION, PROGRAM, AND SERVICES

You can volunteer for the full summer camp program, or for however many weekends you are available. 

Full Summer Camp Positions include: 

Camp Director / Business Manager
Kitchen & Food Services Director
Program Director
Health Officer
Waterfront Director & Lifeguards
Shooting Sports Director
Specialized Programs Coordinator
Provisional Scoutmasters

FULL SUMMER POSITIONS REQUIRE AN ON-SITE COMMITMENT DURING EACH SESSION AND ARE INCLUSIVE OF CAMP PREPARATORY & CAMP CLOSING RESPONSIBILITIES. COMPENSATION AVAILABLE IF NECESSARY - LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS, GOURMET FOOD, LAKEFRONT VIEWS, FREE PARKING, WATER SPORTS, LIVE MUSIC, FRIENDS FOR LIFE.

Download an application form here: 

Full Summer Camp
Paid Staff Application
"As Available" Volunteer
Staff Application
Scan this QR Code on your phone:

Or Download a form from this link.
Scan this QR Code on your phone:

Or Download a form from this link.

Fill out an application form and e-mail it to cbsaa1922@gmail.com 
instructions for the forms are downloadable here

If you're not already registered, use the following forms to register as a Merit Badge Counselor with Baden-Powell Council:   

E-mail the forms to cbsaa1922@gmail.com 
(note: you only need these if you're not already registered as a merit badge counselor)

Questions about Badges at Barton? Send an e-mail to cbsaa1922@gmail.com 


Badges at Barton is being hosted as a joint effort between the Baden-Powell Council and the Camp Barton Staff Alumni Association

- Copyright 2023 CBSAA and Baden-Powell Council