Eagle Flight at Camp Babcock-Hovey

Spend the week of July 29nd - Auust 4th, 2018 . . .

at Camp Babcock-Hovey working towards your Eagle Scout Rank!

Eagle Flight Week is for Scouts serious about progressing along their Trail-to-Eagle. Eagle Flight is not a typical BSA summer camp program. You will be engaged in merit badge and other programs all week. Over 50 adult volunteers with extensive merit badge and Scouting experience are available with camp staff to support the Scouts that attend. Each evening you will participate in programs that include an inspirational movie or talk, an ice cream social, a night hike, shooting sports or Scouting jeopardy. There will be some down time, but not much – did we say Eagle Flight was for serious Scouts? You will be very busy and have an excessive amount of fun!

Participants must be at least 14 years old and First Class by the first day of Eagle Flight Week. (Note: The program begins in February for Scouts preparing for their 90-day required Eagle Scout Merit Badges.)

Prerequisites Meetings 
Eagle Flight Week actually begins with monthly meetings in Rochester starting in February. In subsequent monthly meetings Scouts meet their assigned Troop Scoutmaster, select all merit badges and continue to meet their merit badge counselors. You cannot achieve the rank of Eagle with partials and this program helps you finish those as well. We ask that all the badge prerequisites be completed before arriving at camp with the appropriate evidence and the badge is completed while at camp. If not, it can be completed after camp. Eagle Flight staff are available any time and not just at camp.

During the week at camp, Scouts are divided into troops. A SPL, ASPL and patrol leaders are elected for each troop. They will run the troop during the week, along with adult leadership from experienced Eagle Scouts and Scouters.

Eagle Flight Week offers all required Eagle merit badges, as well as dozens of other choices. You may work on as many as time permits. Each Scout will completely fill each day with merit badge classes.

Once you decide which badges to take, obtain a current copy of each merit badge book. Be sure you read the merit badge requirements and complete any pre-camp prerequisites. Pre-camp prerequisites are available for download from the link on listed below under the Forms header at that link. You’ll need to bring evidence of completing all pre-camp prerequisites (a note from your Scoutmaster, hard copies, reports, and etc.)

If, for any reason, you don’t complete all the requirements for a badge during your week at camp, you will receive a partial for that badge.

Arrangements can be made for additional merit badges not listed in the camp program guide. If you have an interest in a specific badge and we have the counselor and/or resources available, we will work with you to try to meet your interest. Please talk to the program director prior to your arrival at camp.

Registration for Eagle Flight is a quick two-step process. Registration information is collected and paid for online. Additional information is required by the camp on a paper form. This form should be completed with the appropriate parent / guardian signature and the unit leader recommendation, then sent to the Scout Service Center. Both steps in the process must be completed in order to be considered registered. Initial deposits for Eagle Flight are accepted online. Additional payments can be made online or by making a payment with the Scout Service Center Customer Service Desk.

Note: All individuals over the age of 18 attending summer camp must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and have a valid Youth Protection Training certificate. For more information on this National Council mandate please visit: Camp Youth Protection and Registration Requirement

Regular registration fee of $450 for the program if paid by April 11, 2018.  Late registration is $475 for payments made in full after April 11.

A $25 rebate will be provided to a family who's Scout attends a session of camp at a Seneca Waterways Council camp during the same year as their Eagle Flight attendance. Families must request the rebate using an online request form by August 15, 2018.

How to Register -- Two step process as explained above in Registration 
Online - Use the Register Today button below
Paper - 

You must register and place a deposit online through the council website at the register link below AND send in the paper form as it contains additional information that is not recorded online. A $100 deposit is required at the time of registration online.

Additional payments can be made online through your online account at this council website or through the Scout Service Center.  Payments made at the Scout Service Center will be credited to your online account within five days.

Eagle Flight Online Registration Step-by-Step Guide (PDF) - One page guide to help you walk through online registration with ease, step by step, to register your scout for Eagle Flight.

For more information about Eagle Flight and pre-camp prerequisites:   Eagle Flight Information Website

File Name Description
An Online Registration Guide Simple step by step guide for participants to help them with their online registration in Tentaroo. After you complete this online registration step, please be sure to fill out and submit the application and each of the forms listed below. Download
FORM: Pre-Camp Swim Check Record Individuals can participate in pre-camp swim checks or arrange for swim checks with a qualified WSI instructor. The Instructor must follow the BSA testing procedure AND a copy of the individuals WSI certification must be attached in order for the camp to consider the swim check valid. The state of New York has guidelines on who can and can not classify swimmers and the certification is necessary to ensure that the guidelines are followed. Download
TROOPS' BROCHURE: Eagle Flight 2017 Eagle Flight Brochure to hand out at Troop meetings, to send electronically to your Troop e-list or add to your Troop website. (PDF) Download
TROOPS' INFORMATION: What is Eagle Flight? A HELPFUL one page summary PDF explaining what Eagle Flight is all about that answers many questions or concerns a parent or leader might have, especially if this is their first time knowing about Eagle Flight. HELPFUL tool for Troop meetings. Download