Kia Kima Scout Reservation
Summer Camp Programs
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List of Equipment needed for the new KKSR Dining Hall
following is a list of equipment needed in the kitchen of the new
dining hall now under construction at Kia Kima Scout in Hardy
Arkansas. New or used equipment, provided that it’s in reasonably
good working order. Opening day is May 1, 2015 but we are able to
store these items until then. Please contact Drew Armstrong if you are
able to identify a source for donations or reasonable purchases
901-327-4193 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1- REFRIGERATOR REACH-IN SIDE BY SIDE
2- STEAM KETTLE
3- DOUBLE OVEN
4- DROP-IN FRYER
6- OPEN BURNER RANGE
7- FULL HEIGHT PASS-THRU HEATED HOLDING CABINET
8- 5 WELL STEAM TABLE
9- STARTER STATION
10- DROP-IN COLD PAN
11- ICED TEA DISPENSER
12- COFFEE BREWER
13- ICE MAKER
14- MEAT SLICER
15- THREE COMPARTMENT SINK W/ DRAIN BDS
16- 30" X 72" WORKTABLE Stainless Steel
17- TWO COMPARTMENT SINK W/ DRAIN BD
18- 24" X 96" WORKTABLE Stainless Steel
19- 24" X 84" WORKTABLE Stainless Steel
20- WALL MOUNTED SHELF
21- DISH WASHER
22- HAND SINK
23- DISH RACKS
24- DEEP-WELL SERVICE SINK
The Aquatics area provides opportunities in the water for Scouts of all ages. The program includes swimming instruction and swimming merit badge for younger Scouts up to the challenging and demanding BSA Lifeguard program. many Scouts enjoy canoes, row boats, and sail boats. Free swim and free boating are open to everyone at scheduled times during the week.
The Handicrafts area is an excellent place to express your creativity and practice those art skills. Many of the badges in this area are excellent for younger Scouts. They include hands-on projects that the Scouts can take home at the end of the week. Generally a small fee is required to cover the cost of materials.
The Nature area features a variety of animals and displays for Scouts to observe. Scouts of all ages benefit from a wide range of merit badges peaking almost any natural interest.
The Sports area is a great opportunity to keep your Scouts active while at camp. Participants can choose between Golf, Personal Fitness, Athletics and Whitewater merit badges. This program is offered at both camps. Golf is an off-site program that meets each morning at the Camp Osage administration building. Scouts are then transported to a local golf course.
Life To Eagle
The Life to Eagle area offers older Scouts an opportunity to work on some of the more difficult, Eagle required merit badges. Scouts in the Life to Eagle Program will have an opportunity to choose from Citizenship in the World, Citizenship in the Nation and Communications merit badges. This program is now offered at both camps.
The Scoutcraft program is at the heart of Scouting. These Scout-skill-packed merit badges are sure to appeal to the outdoorsman. After developing skills during the week, Scouts in Camping and Wilderness Survival merit badges take an overnight trip Thursday night to utilize what they have learned.
The Shooting Sports Area is the place for the marksmen. Archery, Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting merit badges are all offered by certified instructors. All ranges are located under covered facilities. Our 5 stand shotgun range with accompanying wobble trap offers Scouts and leaders varying degrees of difficulty while shooting. For safety reasons, these sessions are limited in size and are recommended for older Scouts. Night shooting is available at these lighted ranges.
Scouts will dive into the amazing world of robotics. They will have the unique opportunity at the Kia Kima Technology Center to build, program and control a robot of their own! This will give them a jump start into this ever growing field of study and technology driven world.
Ozark Venture Base
Kia Kima offers 4 distinct High Adventure programs. These programs are offered for both Camp Osage and Camp Cherokee. They are COPE, Ozark Climbing School, Mountain Man, and Ozark Ultimate Trek (OUT).
Cope is an acronym for “Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience”. All Scouts who participate in this venue will definitely have a challenging experience. Kia Kima boasts a world class COPE facility that will offer your Scouts all the challenges and team building skills possible. Scouts will begin with low elements, which will give them a chance to build their teamwork skills. Once they meet this challenge, they will graduate to the high elements that will test their skills 40 feet off the ground!
Lake Ouchita Summer Trek (L.O.S.T.)
L.O.S.T. is a staple of our Ozark Venture Base. Are you ready for 5 days of adventure and paddling the waters of Arkansas in a single-person touring kayak? Lake Ouchita is dotted with islands, shoals, gravel bars and cliffs. Opportunities on this week-long wilderness adventure include snorkeling, GPS navigation, hiking, world-class fishing, exploring, lakeside camping, deep water soloing and much more! This program is perfect for Troops, Crews as well as individuals.
The Mountain Man
This program teaches Scouts and Leaders all about life in the 1800’s. This program is situated along the top of lofty Masera Mountain. Masera, as it’s commonly called, provides a spectacular view of the Ozark Mountains, the South Fork River, and Kia Kima. While on the mountain Scouts will participate in a myriad of activities that include Blacksmithing, tomahawk throwing, Black Powder Rifle Shooting, primitive cooking, sweat lodges, and much more!
OUT is an acronym for "Ozark Ultimate Trek", an extreme, high adventure program. OUT encompasses Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Caving, GPS navigation, Swiftwater Rescue and much more. Participants in this program camp separately from their units. Most of the activities included in the OUT Program will take place off the camp premises. Most of these locations are within one hour’s drive of camp. Mountain Biking and backpacking take place at the Syllamore Wilderness Area near Mountain View, Arkansas. Whitewater kayaking is held on the class II section of the Spring River. Rock Climbing is done off site in the Ravenden Springs Gorge in Ravenden Springs, Arkansas.
The Trailblazer Scout program covers all the basic Scouting Skills required to earn the First Class rank.
Search and Rescue Merit Badge (SAR)
Search and Rescue Merit badge is our newest high adventure program. Participants will spend each afternoon working with regional experts in the areas of single rope technology for vertical rescues, cave rescues, wilderness navigation, swift water rescue techniques and the Incident Command System.