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Troop 2 Family Camp

Camp Whitsett, May 25 - 27, 2024

This year's Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp will be at Camp Whitsett Forest Route. 22S82, Kernville CA 93238. Camp phone #: (760) 376-6469.

Link to directions: Santa Monica to Camp Whitsett on Google Maps:

Camp Whitsett is about 4 hours drive from Santa Monica located NE of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of 5000ft. Last year the temperatures were in the 80’s during the daytime and in the mid 50’s overnight. Remember to bring suitable clothing.

At the Camp there is a large commercial kitchen for meal preparation, a covered dining pavilion, chapel, and parade ground. Although we will not be using the lake this year -Repair work is underway to clear debris that collected from previous years heavy rain and snow– we will be making use of the Camps archery range.


The cost for the weekend includes the camp and facilities rental, meals as scheduled, and all activities. The cost this year:

  • $100 Adults & Guests

  • $60 Scouts & Siblings (under 18)


New BSA rules require that adult attendees complete Youth Protection Training. Use the link below and create an account if you don’t already have one.


From the portal, click Menu then Home from the menu list, the My Training button displays on the right of the page click this. The page displays ‘to take Youth Protection training’. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit  to by MAY 15th. 


Please ensure that you arrive in Time for the first event on Saturday, it is recommended that you leave on Saturday at 8am to allow enough time for the journey. Families are responsible for their own meals until Saturday evening meal.

At check-in families will be grouped and assigned jobs and timeslots to help with food preparation, cooking and clean-up.


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM             Arrive at camp, (look for T2 signs as you approach camp) Check in at the welcome table in the parking lot, then set up camp.

1:30 PM                                  First line up for the scouts

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM                Activity 1 ‘WHEEL OF MISSED FORTUNE’ Assemble at the archery range 1.50 pm for safety training and start of our Game Show. Scouts, Adults and siblings may participate.

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM                Scouts prepare for Flag ceremony

5:45 PM                                  Flag ceremony at the parade ground. Scouts in uniform.

6:00 PM                                  Dinner for all except scouts who are preparing food in their patrols.

8:00 PM                                  Campfire, skits and songs performed by the scouts with a campfire story by Mr. Matise.

10:00 PM                                Taps, lights out.


7:00 AM                                  Reveille

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM                Scouts prepare and eat breakfast as patrols. Families eat at dining pavillion

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM           Stations for Scouts – Hike for parents and siblings trail of 100PM Giants. It is advised to carpool to reach the trail (8 mile drive) a $12 parking fee will be required. Refer to Map tab – points of interest.**

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM              Lunch at the dining pavilion for all.

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM                Family race - a relay race of fun challenges

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM                Scouts prepare for flag ceremony

5:45 PM                                  Flag ceremony at the parade ground. Scouts in uniform

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM                Dinner at the dining pavilion

8:00 PM                                  Campfire, more skits and more songs performed by the scouts. Scout auction to bid on boxes of prizes using earned ‘ScoutBucks’.

10:00 PM                                Taps, lights out.



7:00 AM                                  Reveille

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM                 Tent take down and pack up.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM                Breakfast for all in the dining pavilion.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM            Camp sweep

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM            Memorial Day flag ceremony and chapel. Scouts in uniform.

12:15 PM                                Say goodbye and have a safe trip home.

**         Trail of 100 Giants trail description

The trail is expected to open towards the end of May, the forest service expects the trail to be before our arrival.

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