Announcement: New Session Names

In light of recent changes to our certification events, they have been renamed so as to be less confusing.

  • Counselor Orientation used to be called Session I, and has not changed save for the name.

  • Registration used to be called Session II, and has changed.  No cadets need attend, only counselors who will register attendees and pay for them.  **Note** Registrations can also be sent in through the mail, so this can be entirely optional.

  • Skills Certification used to be called Session III.  Although this session takes place at the GVRC Campground, it no longer features an overnight campout, but rather a full Saturday of practicing cooking skills and setting up an ICC structure.

All events are open to all cadets and counselors from Grand Valley (GV) or Rush Creek (RC).  Other councils may participate, please contact Paul De Windt if you have interest.

Event Dates

Counselor Orientation

  • Thursday, Jan 9, 2020, Grand Valley Lee St CRC, 7-8pm

  • Thursday, Feb 13, 2020, Rush Creek Fairway CRC, 7-8pm

  • Friday, Apr 24, 2020, GVRC Campground, 8-9pm


Skills Certification

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020, GVRC Campground

Quick Facts

  1. ** Important ** Cadets must have their Axemanship, Firebuilding and Knots & Lashing badges completed before Skills Certification; this Camp Cooking worksheet will be filled out at the event while they are cooking.

  2. Counselor Orientation is required for Counselors and Jr. Counselors, but not for Cadets

  3. A Camporee Certification Course Handbook will be provided as part of registration, and the back cover (click here for example) must be filled out with merit badge dates before Skills Certification

  4. Registration for Skills Certification is required, along with a $15 fee to cover food.  Print off and fill in the below registration forms, then turn in to the committee by mail or at the Registration event.

Skills Certification Schedule


  • 6pm to 8pm Check In​



  • 6:00am Check In​

  • 6:30am Morning Watch

  • 7:00am Breakfast: prepare, devotions, eat, cleanup

  • 8:30am Structure Building and Teardown

  • 11:30 Lunch: prepare, devotions, eat, cleanup

  • 1:15 Awards Ceremony

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