2020 Camp Buck Toms Leader’s Guide
ORDER OF THE ARROW TROOP BOATING AND SWIMMING
Pellissippi Lodge #230 is an integral part of
Camp Buck Toms. Most of the members of the
Camp Staff are also Lodge members. The OA will
host a variety of activities throughout your week.
OA CRACKER BARREL/FUN NIGHT
Held on Thursday evenings, this event will allow for
all OA brothers to once again join in fellowship.
Activities may include a movie, games, and snacks.
Other Order of the Arrow events will be added
towards the beginning of the summer. You will be
notified when you arrive at camp of any additional
Cook in Campsite Night
Wednesday night, eat in your campsite
and then hang out with the troop, drop by
the Trading Post for souvenirs, or attend
Vespers at the Chapel. Troops should
bring spices, plastic ware, and additional
pots and pans as needed. More
information will be emailed closer to camp
SCOUT LEADER/SCOUT RIFLE SHOOT
Wednesday evening, 1 Leader and 1 Scout
from each troop are welcomed to the rifle range,
where they will have their chance to shoot their
best score and be recognized at Friday night’s
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, units will have
the opportunity to
have open boating and
swimming at the Waterfront. Qualified
supervision from each participating unit is required,
and the necessary CBT specific Safety Afloat and
Safe Swim Defense trainings will be offered
Monday evening by the Aquatics staff. 1 adult for
every 10 Scouts from your troop.
Tuesday night, come to the Handicraft Lodge and
make a belt! Cost is $15 for the leather belt blank.
Tools and our knowledgeable staff will be available
to customize and decorate your own belt! The staff
can also help you add your initials to a belt you
already have, and Camp Buck Toms brands
are available to mark your belt, hat, or moccasins!
Interfaith Scout Vespers services will be led at the J.
Nelson McAbee Chapel on Sunday. Units may also
own chapel services if they wish;
contact the Program Director or Camp Chaplain
at camp to make arrangements. Vespers is a short
fellowship service held on Sunday evening. Vespers is
held at the Chapel and everyone is encouraged to
attend. Members of the CBT staff will conduct vespers,
with assistance of visiting clergy. Scouts and units may
volunteer to assist with vespers during the week. Scouts
who are working on their religious awards are especially
encouraged to do so.
Scouts will have two chances to see the view of
Watts Bar Lake from our Campfire Circle. Sunday
evening, units will assemble at the Camp
for our opening ceremony (and some
entertainment from the staff!). Friday night, units
will again assemble at the Circle for our Closing
Campfire, where meritorious actions throughout
the week will be recognized, and Scouts will have
the opportunity to perform some approved skits
and songs themselves!