Boy Scout Troop 505

Boy Scouts of America
Three Fires Council, Thunderbird District

Summer Camp 2017 is Coming

Summer camp fun! Swimming, boating, advancement, bonfires and more await Troop 505 Scouts again this year as we head south of Bloomington, Indiana, for the shores of Lake Monroe. YOU won't want to miss this year's big summer event.

Troop 505 is scheduled for July 2 to July 8, 2017 at Camp Ransburg in  Bloomington, Indiana. 

Please arrive at the PNC Bank parking lot on July 2 by 5:30 AM sharp!!!!

Lyndee Macaskill – Summer Camp Coordinator, for  Summer Camp this year

Will Buhlig is the is the Scoutmaster for Summer Camp this year


Letter to Parents & Scouts

2017 Camp Registration  (PDF)  
What to Bring
Summer Camp Checklist (PDF)
2017 Activity Schedule (PDF)
How to use mosquito netting
 Sample First Year Schedule (PDF)
Ransburg Leaders Guide  (PDF)
Ransburg Data Sheet (PDF)
 Ransburg Map  (PDF)
Ransburg Promotional Video

Parents and Scouts,

We’ll be meeting bright and early on Sunday, July 2 at 5:30 AM in the  PNC Bank parking lot to begin a great week of camping at the Ransburg Scout Reservation. This note is to provide you with a number of important reminders about the week, along with some updates that may be a surprise to even the most experienced Ransburg veteran.

Conduct. Summer camp is an opportunity to live the ideals of the Scout Law. To help make it a great experience for all participants, I’d like parents to remind their scouts that they are expected to be well behaved throughout the week. Inappropriate conduct, such as name calling, bullying, verbal abuse, and violent behavior, is not acceptable and will result in disciplinary action and a call to the scout’s parents. Repeated or severe misconduct will result in dismissal of the scout from the camp, with the scout’s parents being required to travel to Ransburg to take the scout home. 

Health. Current and complete medical forms, including the Part C Health Exam, must be on file for every scout and leader attending Ransburg. 

 If your scout takes any prescription or over-the-counter medications, either regularly or occasionally, please provide the medications in their original containers in a labeled zip lock bag with WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS for dispensing (dose, frequency, time of day, daily/as needed use.) These medications and instructions will be collected before departure from Naperville.

Mail. Scouts love getting letters and packages. Allow at least three days for delivery. You can send mail to your scout at the following address:

Scout’s Name
Terrace Hills – Naperville Troop 505
Ransburg Scout Reservation
7599 E. Waldrip Creek Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Allow at least 3 days for delivery time
(You can mail letters the week before and write the day you want them delivered on the back)

Emergency Contacts. The Emergency Contact for this outing is Lyndee Macaskill (331-330-1630) & Will Buhlig 630-542-5147 . The emergency phone number for the Ransburg Scout Reservation is 812-837-9423. Cell reception at camp is spotty, but my cell number is 

Departure Details. 

  • We’ll meet at 5:30 AM in the PNC Bank parking lot. Scouts must wear their 
    Class A uniforms (without neckerchief) while traveling to and from camp.

  •  We will collect zip lock bags with medications and instructions. 

  •  We  will collect spending money envelopes.

  •  We need to load the gear into the trailer. Keep your day pack with you.

  •  We’ll do Roll Call and drivers will get directions.

  • Group Picture!

  • Go to vehicles and lunch money will be distributed to drivers. Depart at 6:00 AM.

  • We’ll meet for lunch at the MacDonald’s at I-465 and Hwy 37.

    If you’re running late and it’s nearing departure time, call Dan Bukowski (630-205-6036).


  • Sheath knives or knives with blades longer than 3 inches

  • Radios, stereos, i-Pods, video games, ANY electronic gear

  • Cell phones, pagers, Palm Pilots

  • Firecrackers, candles, matches, lighters

  • Foods or snacks - they attract undesirable animals to the campsite


Check out the photos from  summer camp.

Pioneering Projects for the week




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