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Program Schedule

Daily Program Schedule
7:50 a.m. Morning Flag Ceremony (Parade Grounds)  
8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 a.m. - Noon Merit Badge Sessions
12:15 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 p.m. SPL Meeting (Dining Hall Pavilion/Amphitheater)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Open Programming (Various Areas)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Merit Badge Sessions
6:05 p.m. Evening Flag (Parade Grounds)
6:15 p.m. Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Open Programming (Various Areas)
10:00 p.m. Taps (Lights Out)

Evening Programming
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Troop Photos available in Dining Hall parking lot
5:30 p.m. Leader’s Meeting (Amphitheater)
6:05 p.m. Flag retreat at the flagpole. Host and waiter to the Dining Hall.
6:15 p.m. Supper
7:00 p.m. Merit Badge Fair for those who need to make changes or additions. Staff will be available for program planning.
8:30 p.m. Camp wide opening camp show.
Following the camp show is Taps. Leaders should ensure that all Scouts are in their campsite for the remainder of the night.
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Open programming opportunities for both leaders and adults. A mix of areas and activities will be open and running, ensuring Scouts have something to do!
9:00 p.m. Order of the Arrow Ice Cream Social, where anyone in the OA can come up to the Dining Hall and enjoy ice cream and fellowship with other Arrowmen who are at camp.
7:30 p.m. Overnight adventures for the Scouts. From our Phillips Explorers Program, to our FYC and Outdoor Skills areas hosting overnights, there are plenty of things to do that evening for Scouts.
9:00 p.m. We offer an OA Brotherhood ceremony for anyone in the Otyokwa Lodge on Wednesday nights. We will have more specifics on times to meet and learn the appropriate information during the camp week, so stay tuned!
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Camp-wide games happen Thursday night and it's one of the highlights of the week. From soccer, to ultimate Frisbee, to games designed by some of the Scouts in Game Design merit badge, this is one of the most active nights of camp. Bring your tennis shoes and get ready to play!
8:45 p.m. The SPL Campfire takes place at 9 p.m. in the Amphitheater. Troops can volunteer to put on skits for the whole camp and a great time is had by all!
7:30 p.m. We offer an Awards Show on Friday night to recognize the accomplishments, special opportunities, and achievements of Scouts throughout the week. We also take time to recognize each troop that came up and spent the week here at Camp Phillips.
8:00 p.m. A Scout is reverent. At 8:00 p.m. we take the time to recognize our duty to God by holding a chapel service in our beautiful chapel overlooking Mitchell Lake. Spend some time reflecting on the beauty around us here at Camp Phillips.
8:30 p.m. Our Order of the Arrow ceremony is top notch and begins with a torch-lit paddle across Mitchell Lake. From there we proceed to the Call-Out Bowl to witness those individuals who are being called out for the Order of the Arrow.

Afternoon Open Program
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday we have open programming. During this time, most program areas will be open for either open participation, such as open swim at Round Lake and open shoot at the rifle or archery range, or structured activities such as an Edible Glacier and the Poker Shoot. Scouts are free to choose their own activities and can come and go throughout this time. This allows the Scouts to be able to participate in as many things as they would like.

The Camp Phillips Experience
The Camp Phillips Experience is an opportunity offered to every Scout and leader attending camp. All you have to do is experience everything Camp Phillips has to offer! In your guidebook you will find your Experience Passport, which you need to take to each area and get stamped as you participate in a variety of things. You can choose to participate in whatever you want at each area, whether it's a merit badge, open time activity, or overnight campout. At the end of the week, those individuals who have their passport complete will be recognized at the Awards Show. A special award is given to Scouts and Scouters who complete this unique experience at Camp Phillips.

Merit Badge Prerequisites
These are requirements that Scouts will need to complete prior to arriving to camp if the Scout would like to complete the Merit Badge while at camp. Statistics show that youth who complete the prerequisites prior to arrival at camp are more likely to complete the Merit Badge (see pages 32-33 of Leader's Guide).