Summer 2021 - Knights of the Bushkill

'Knights of the Bushkill' written below a medieval crest
November 03, 2021 Steve Mach

The summer of 2021 was a great way to put the OUTING back into Scouting at Resica Falls after our 2020 Virtual Camp. With a theme of “Knights of the Bushkill,” this summer took us back to a nobler time filled with wonder, mystery, knights, and dragons. New life was breathed into many of our traditional summer camp programs, including the Monday evening games, the Scavenger Hunt, and Lunch Clubs, and we were able to introduce our Quest Board to add new adventures to the week in camp.

While COVID-19 might have caused some modifications to our typical summer operation, the fun, adventure, and lasting memories of a Resica Falls camping experience were stronger than ever!

Merit Badge Stats:

  • # of Merit Badges
    • Partial: 1,080
    • Complete: 5,494
    • Total: 6,574
  • Merit Badge Completion Rate: 83.6%
  • Top 10 Merit Badges
    • Swimming
    • First Aid
    • Nature
    • Astronomy
    • Personal Fitness
    • Citizenship in the World
    • Cooking
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Environmental Science
    • Camping

Staff Member of the Year: Tristan Hunter

Camp Improvements Made in 2021:

  • Five campsites – Cheyenne, Chinook, Chippewa, North Wind, and Running Fox – received new tents and platforms
  • The showerhouse facilities at the pool were expanded to include 7 more individual showers and bathrooms
  • Both the Navajo and Two Feathers latrines were rebuilt from the ground up
  • Resica Falls launched it’s newest program, SEEK, focused on developing the next generation of camp staff