How is ArrowCorps2014 organized?
ArrowCorps2014 participants will be organized into a crews, led by a youth Crew Leader and adult Crew Adviser. During the week, crews will complete one or more projects in Mount Rainier National Park or the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Most crews will be based out of Camp Sheppard, to the northeast of Mt. Rainier, and shuttled daily to their project sites. One or more crews will be based in a frontcountry or backcountry spike camp for the week. The program will be overseen by a core group of youth and adults, and supported by a variety of support staff.
Can adults attend ArrowCorps2014?
ArrowCorps2014 is open to Scouts and Scouters of all ages. This is the best opportunity around for adults to participate in a high adventure experience. During the event, adults will serve in a variety of support and advisory roles, including crew advisers, drivers, cooks, and logistical staff. We are particularly looking for adults with unique skills and backgrounds such as photography, forestry, wilderness education, and wilderness medicine.
I’m not a member of the Order of the Arrow. Can I still participate?
Certainly! ArrowCorps2014 is open to all registered members of the BSA meeting criteria for participation in high adventure activities, including Boy Scouts and Venturers. Although many participants will be Arrowmen, this is not a requirement or prerequisite for participation.
I’m a Venturer. Anything I need to know about?
ArrowCorps2014 will feature one or more dedicated Venturing crews. While these crews will operate in the same way as other crews, they will be coed and operate under youth and adult leaders familiar with Venturing methods. Appropriate accommodations will be provided to meet BSA regulations.
Can I register with my unit?
Yes and no. ArrowCorps2014 is meant to be a high adventure opportunity for participants, and a chance for them to meet and work with new people. ArrowCorps2014 is not intended as a replacement for summer camp. While units may register as a group, and may travel together as a contingent, they will not necessarily be working together on the trail. During registration, however, participants can indicate people they would like to work with and we will take this into account in our crew assignments.
What forms do I need?
All participants must bring two copies of their BSA Health and Medical Record, Parts A, B, and C. They must be current, signed by a doctor, and include insurance information. Additionally, participants must complete the Chief Seattle Council Special Needs Form, which lets us know about any medical, health, or dietary restrictions you might have. Participants will receive these forms with their confirmation email after registering.
Do I need to be youth-protection trained to attend?
Yes! All participants 18 or older must have completed youth-protection training prior to event, and must present their certificate as proof. Venturers must complete Venturing-specific youth protection training.
What should I bring?
A packing list with specific items you should bring will be sent to you prior to the event. You will be responsible for bringing personal gear for the week, similar to summer camp.
Will food be provided?
All meals and snacks will be provided. There will also be an on-site trading post selling snacks and drinks as well as memorabilia.
Can ArrowCorps2014 fill up?
No! There is no upper limit to the number of participants we can accommodate.
What about the cost?
Where can I find more information about ArrowCorps2014?