Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
The Scout Weekend starts at 6:30pm on Friday, September 20, 2013 and goes thru 11:00am on Sunday, 22 September, 2013.
Registration forms are available on the Flying Circus Website (http://www.flyingcircusairshow.com/scouts/scout-wknd-reg.doc), the registration form should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registration forms must be received by midnight Saturday, September 01, 2013.
The cost for attending the Scout Weekend is $5 per scout. There is no charge for Adult Leaders.
The registration fee helps to cover the cost for the merit badge materials, and a patch for each registered scout.
The registration fees will be collected at check-in, payment can be either cash, or check (made out to the “Flying Circus”).
Sign-up sheets will be available at check-in.
Campsites will be assigned at check-in, please do not set up camp in any area other than the site assigned to your Troop. “Squatters” will be required to pack-up and move to another location.
Please NO ARRIVALS BEFORE 6:30 pm! However, If you do arrive early, please move all of your vehicles to the parking lot near the pavilion and wait until the staff arrives and you are assigned a camp site.
No, it is not included. This is due to the fact that many Troops need to leave before the 2:30 Airshow time in order to return home before too late in the day. So, the cost for attending the airshow is an additional charge. An FCA staff member will be around on Sunday morning to collect the airshow fees from the Troops that wish to remain for the Airshow
Units and individuals that wish to remain for the Sunday Airshow are invited to do so. The scout rates will apply to all uniformed scouts & leaders. Parents and non-scout siblings will pay the regular rate (http://www.flyingcircusairshow.com/prices.html). Uniforms can be either Class-A (full uniform), or Class-B (Pack or Troop t-shirt, etc.) depending on you unit’s policy. Current admission pricing information, along with the scout discounted rates are listed on the Flying Circus Website (http://www.flyingcircusairshow.com/prices.html)
BSA requires that each Troop complete and submit a "Flying Permit Application" to Council (NCAC). Along with the Flying Permit, the Troop must submit a "Activity Consent Form" for each scout that will take a flight, this form must be signed by both parents. These forms are available on the Scout Weekend section of the Flying Circus web site:(http://www.flyingcircusairshow.com/scoutweekend.html)
Aircraft rides will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. Check current ride costs at: http://www.flyingcircusairshow.com/rides.html
In order to complete the merit badges the scout must have the following requirements completed prior to the Scout Weekend.
*** NOTE: Please check the scout weekend schedule for a list of the MB’s planned for this year
None (All requirements will be covered during the Merit Badge sessions)
1. Satisfy your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
3c. Demonstrate proper technique in performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.
While we would like to offer additional MB’s, the Flying Circus does not have a staff of MB counselors (other than for Aviation). So, in order to offer additional MB’s we have to recruit volunteers to come in and present/teach the merit badges. As you might expect, it is difficult to get volunteers to commit their time, this is why I ask each unit to provide assistance if they can.
Only one vehicle is permitted in the camp site at a time. This is for the purpose of loading/unloading only. All vehicles are to be moved from the campsite after loading/unloading. Troop trailers are permitted in the campsite, but must be disconnected from the tow vehicle. No vehicles are allowed to remain in the campsite. EXCEPTION: If you have a “Special Needs” individual that requires a vehicle, please let us know at check-in.
We have accommodated groups of 600 scouts without getting crowded.
Yes, there are several water spigots: Near the ticket booth, behind the Snack Bar, the Curtis Hanger, and the Restrooms. We do ask that your unit bring an initial supply of water, and then re-supply from the spigot as needed
YES we now have restrooms!, but no showers yet. We are looking into adding shower facilities in the future.
Yes, please ensure that all food is disposed of properly. Please do not dig “grease pits” for disposal. Troops are expected to pack out all their trash!
As is true in most troop camp outs, cleanup (including dish washing) is to be handled at the camp site. Please DO NOT wash your dishes at the water spigots, or in our restrooms.
Camp fires are permitted, but they MUST BE in either the existing permanent fire rings, or in a raised (at least 4” ABOVE GROUND LEVEL) platform such as a patio fire pit. No other “in-ground” or “on-the-ground” fires are permitted. Fires must be attended at all times, and must be constantly supervised by an adult or a Scout with the "Fire'em" Chit (or Girl Scout equivalent). Campers violating this policy will be asked to leave the property.
Any deadfall laying in the woods, or cut-wood near the fire rings may be used for the campfires. Units are responsible for cleaning out the ashes from the fire pit before breaking camp – please contact the scouting coordinator, or see one of the FCA staff for instructions on how to dispose of the COLD ashes.
During dry periods, Fauquier County may impose burn restrictions (http://www.dof.virginia.gov/fire/burn-bans.htm), during those periods open fires may be restricted or prohibited.
Most of the MB's will require attendance at all sessions. There will be a “make-up” session available Saturday evening or Sunday Morning for those who miss part of an Aviation MB session to take a plane ride. MB “partials” will be given for those who do not complete all require sessions (or make-up sessions).