Pathfinder Leaders & Staff

The medical team is excited to be a part of another Union Camporee for our youth.  We look forward to being of service to you and your Pathfinders.  October 2021 is quickly approaching, and I am sure that you are diligently working to get everything ready for a successful experience.  Your medical team has a few requests and expectations to ensure that we can provide optimum service to you and your Pathfinders and to work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe.

Please read these guidelines  carefully and work with your individual Pathfinders and staff and share this information with them.  Please provide the appropriate instructions and education needed to make this Camporee as safe as possible.  The medical building will be staffed with teams of doctors, nurses, and paramedics/EMTs 24/7 on call on physical present.   The medical team will be on golf carts roaming the grounds throughout the day and until after the evening program and activities are completed and everyone is settled in for the night.

  • The local ambulance will be utilized for onsite emergency situations and will be dispatched from the medical building as needed.
  • The local Fire Department will be aware that the Union Camporee is in progress and will be dispatched from the medical building or security as needed.
  • A medical team or security on a golf carts may lead the way and clear the path for the ambulance or Fire Department in order to show them the location of the emergency in progress.  Please instruct every member of your club to move quickly out of the path of local emergency vehicles approaching being led by the camp’s security or medical golf cart.
  • Develop a system and process within your camping areas/clubs and with surrounding clubs to provide directions to your site.  Please be sure to have flashlights working and quickly available to direct us (medical team) at night should we need to respond.
  • Prior to arrival clubs MUST do a medical screening. See checklist. Camper/Staff COVID-19 Entry Health Screening form MUST ​be filled out and turned in at check in. Campers with a temperature of 100.3 will be asked to go home.
  • Please complete the medical form for each person (adults and Pathfinders).  Please bring two printed copies of the form with you.  One to keep at your camp site and the other to bring with you if you need to visit the medical tent.
  • Please come prepared for temperature and weather changes.  Please plan to drink enough water to stay hydrated, wash your hand frequently, and please remember to practice safe hygiene, and best practiced for CDC updates for coronavirus (Covid-19) in order to help keep a low risk of spreading germs.
  • Leaders a well-stocked 1st Aide kit is vital, therefore suggestions of supplies to stock your 1st Aide kit are listed below.

Camporee Pathfinder Club First Aid Kit

 Here is a list of some of the basic things every club should have on hand in their First Aid kit at the Camporee. Should an injury be serious or require more advanced care, Medical Staff are available to assist. Otherwise, the list below should see you through most minor injuries. Packaged in an airtight container (Ziploc, Rubbermaid, etc.)

  •  Ace wraps
  •  Aloe Vera gel
  •  Antacid
  •  Antibiotic ointment (Triple antibiotic, Neosporin, etc.)
  •  Anti-diarrhea medication
  •  Aspirin or Ibuprofen
  •  Band-aids of assorted sizes
  •  Eye wash solution
  •  Gauze bandages
  •  Gauze pads (4x4s)
  •  Laxative
  •  Moleskin
  •  Personal prescriptions
  • Scissors
  • Sunscreen
  • Tampons or pads
  • Tape (1″ cloth tape)
  • Tweezers

 Leaders of Clubs can help in assisting the medical team utilize and maintain best practice if you and your clubs are responsible for bringing some of the following basic supplies:

  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  • Band-Aids (various sizes)
  • Ice packs (ones that turn cold once cracked)
  • Epi pens
  • Diabetic medication/supplies
  • Asthma inhalers/other equipment needed

PLEASE ensure that if you have members of your club with special medical needs be sure that ALL of their medications and supplies are with them before coming to camp site.

Please make sure that you plan meals to ensure that the members of your club are getting enough fiber and drinking enough water to avoid dehydration and constipation.
Please remind your clubs to drink plenty of water, wash your hands frequently, use hand
sanitizer after using the Port-o-lets, before and after eating, frequent use of hand sanitizer between each activity, consistently cleaning of your eating areas, and practicing optimal hygiene and cleanliness when using the restrooms and showers. Please remind everyone to clean up after themselves in the showers and the restrooms.

Please direct all questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions to me at the following e-mail addresses:    or

 Thank you in advance for your leadership during “It’s My Time” Union Camporee experience.  The medical team will look forward in working with you during this camporee and providing spiritually driven medical care.


Patricia Maxwell RN, BSN

Coordinator for Medical Staff during 2021 Union Camporee

Union Camporee 

Safety First

News Updates and Questions 


First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. These guidelines are  to help answer questions from parents about if and how COVID-19 will affect your child. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that socializing and interacting with peers can be a healthy way for children to cope with stress and connect with others, particularly after spending quite a bit of time at home. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume camp while following CDC considerations to protect campers, families, and our community. 
The health and safety of our campers and staff remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are planning on taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible. We are:

  • Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises by [(cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, playground equipment, drinking fountains, and door handles, cleaning and disinfecting objects if they are shared (e.g., art supplies, sports equipment, toys, and games), cleaning and disinfecting transport vehicles, (e.g., buses or vans), and ensuring safe and correct use and storage of disinfectants].

  • Keeping campers in small groups of [according to CDC guidelines] and spacing them out [examples, by prioritizing outdoor activities, by seating one child per row and skipping rows, and putting tape on the floors or sidewalks and signs on the wall to indicate 6 feet]

  • Limiting the number of items that are shared or touched between campers and staff [examples, by providing individual supplies to each camper, keeping a camper’s belongings separated from others and in individually labeled containers, cubbies, or areas, and using disposable utensils and dishes and pre-packaged boxes or bags when food is provided]

  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices [examples, by teaching campers the importance of washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, monitoring campers to make sure they are washing their hands, providing campers with hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when they don’t have easy access to soap and water, encouraging children to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and posting signs about these healthy habits around the camp facility]

  • Requesting that staff and campers wear a cloth face covering or mask as feasible, and in times when physical distancing is difficult. As a reminder, cloth face coverings/mask should not be placed on children younger than 2 years of age or on anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.

  • If a child does get sick at camp, we have identified an area where they can rest, be watched after, and safely isolate from others. We will communicate with parents or caretakers directly and, if necessary, arrange for the child to be taken to a healthcare facility for care.

We ask that you help us protect the health of campers during this camporee. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days— including staff, campers, and families— should not come to camp. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.

If you have a specific question about this plan or COVID-19, please contact  or  for more information. You can also find more information about  COVID-19 at or on CDC’s website for youth and summer camps (

We look forward to seeing you.

Thank you and stay healthy, 

Patricia Maxwell RN, BSN

Coordinator for Medical Operations during 2021 Union Camporee