Summer Camp 2022

JULY 6-17, 2022 | camp buffalo bill





CLICK HERE TO SELECT MERIT BADGES (form is at bottom of page)




Camp Buffalo Bill recently published a summer newsletter.  Click HERE to view and learn more about all the fun activities and merit badges we will experience.


Registration for Summer Camp is now CLOSED, and our roster is set!  If you are still interested in attending but are not on the roster, please send us an email and we will add you to a waitlist.  We will let you know if/when a spot opens up, at which time you will be responsible for making your payments current per the schedule below.  The following are NEXT STEPS for you and/or your scout to complete as soon as possible. 


BSA SWIM TEST:  Click HERE to sign up for the troop's annual swim test on May 14, 2022 beginning at 12:30 pm at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.  Passing the swim test is required if you plan to participate in any water based activity or merit badge at summer camp.


BSA ANNUAL HEALTH and MEDICAL RECORDS: We are currently compiling a list of each participant's expiration dates.  We will be reaching out to you individually with status and requests for updated forms.  If you know you need to renew Part C (pre-participation physical), please schedule an appointment with your physician and get this done ASAP!  More information may be found below.


YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING (YPT):  We are currently compiling a list of each adult's expiration date for this required training.  We will reach out to you individually with status and requests for renewed training certificates.  If you know yours will expire prior to Summer Camp, please complete the online training by visiting  If you need help with this, click HERE for a "how-to" guide.  



For registered campers, the final payment deadline is Saturday, 5/28.


Several parts of our trip have to be pre-paid so it is important that you do not miss any payments as outlined in the payment schedule below.  You can pay any amount, up to the full remaining balance, but please do not miss the deadlines for the minimum payments.  Please don't make us have to chase you down!



Payment Schedule


Due Date

Amount (Summer Camp Scouts)

Amount (Summer Camp Adults)

Amount (YHAO Adults and Scouts)






1st Payment





2nd Payment





3rd Payment










The final payment amounts indicated above may be less based on final budget. Refunds will be provided for any overpayments. 

Please review individual sections below for important, updated information.


We are looking forward to a fun and exciting adventure in Wyoming. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or need anything as you prepare for Summer Camp.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellison
Troop 1299 Summer Camp Coordinators



Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost (YHAO)

When completing Part C (pre-participation physical) of your Annual Health and Medical Record, you will also need to have your physician review and acknowledge Part D (High-Adventure Risk Advisory to Health-Care Providers and Parents).  Please use the form for Philmont, available by clicking HERE (see last two pages). 


Click HERE for Climbing Gear Checklist.
Click HERE for Yellowstone Lake Kayaking Checklist.


Leader's Guide

Click HERE to download the 2022 Leader's Guide which contains all things you might like to know about our time at Camp Buffalo Bill (07/10-07-16). The guide includes useful information for topics like:

  • Fishing requirements
  • Merit badges
  • Swimming requirements
  • Packing list
  • Much more!



We will travel via charter bus to/from Yellowstone. The bus can accommodate a fixed number of passengers. Additional passenger vehicle(s) will accommodate adults. Attendees should anticipate overnight sleeping on the bus/vehicle(s) on the way to/from Summer Camp. It will be a unique and comfortable way to travel to Summer Camp! Click HERE for additional charter bus pics.



Troop 1299 is booked for week 4 at Camp Buffalo Bill (07/10-07/16). We will depart Allen on Wednesday, 07/06, arrive and camp at Grant Village Campground on the shore of Yellowstone Lake on Thursday, 07/07 where we will spend the next few days visiting several exciting venues prior to arriving at Camp Buffalo Bill on Sunday for the start of Summer Camp. We will return to Allen on Sunday, 07/17. Click HERE for a day-to-day bus itinerary including travel stops to/from Yellowstone (subject to change).


BSA Annual Health and Medical Record

It is not too early to make sure your annual health and medical record is complete and current. This includes Part C (pre-participation physical) for ALL participants. In addition, the "High Adventure Risk Advisory to Health-Care Providers and Parents" (Part D) is required for YHAO participants. Use the Philmont link for this section. Click HERE for access to the most current forms.


Swimming Test

Swim checks must be completed prior to arrival at Camp Buffalo Bill. A swim classification record (Beginner, Swimmer, or Non-Swimmer) is required for all scouts planning to attend a merit badge offered at the Waterfront (canoeing, kayaking, rowing, or other aquatics activity). Camp Buffalo Bill DOES NOT offer swim checks. Click HERE to sign up for the troop's annual swim test on May 14, 2022 beginning at 12:30 pm at Dan Rodenbaugh Natatorium.


General Information

The scouts in Troop 1299 have elected to attend Camp Buffalo Bill for Summer Camp in 2022.  Camp Buffalo Bill lies eight miles east of Yellowstone National Park in the Shoshone National Forest and has provided a quality summer camp experience for youth since 1949.


There is a program for scouts at all levels.  New Scouts can earn the outdoor requirements for First Class in the Eagle Claw Program.  Older Scouts can advance on the Eagle trail by participating in an extensive merit badge program.

Scouts who are looking for a real challenge and are at least 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade can participate in backpacking, climbing and rappelling, or whitewater rafting through the Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost.


When not in merit badge classes, scouts can participate in camp wide games, open program area time, go on a hike, fish in a stocked pond, or many other available activities.


Space will be limited.  To find out more about Summer Camp with our Troop during 2022, please contact our Summer Camp Coordinator via email or at our next Troop Meeting.


Additional Information

Camp Buffalo Bill Website
Yellowstone National Park
Online Registration and Payment Form


Upcoming Events

Weekly troop meetings are held on Monday evenings (7pm) at Suncreek United Methodist Church (Allen). If you would like to learn more or schedule a visit, contact Terri Piorkowski (CC) or Nick Sasso (SM).