Winter Thunder

Winter Thunder 2020

Citta is proud to offer a cure for winter vacation cabin fever with Winter Thunder!

A unique winter activity hosted by the CSR Summer Camp Staff and invited guest presenters. Winter Thunder will be done as day events. It will run like the Adventure Days we held this past summer!! Most merit badges will be 3 hours in duration either in the morning or the afternoon. Some may require all day both periods!!

Winter Thunder offers the most fun that we can cram into winter day!!

Winter Thunder will run on:

Monday, December 28, 8:45 to 4:15

Tuesday, December 29, 8:45 to 4:15 (Special evening session)

Wednesday, December 30, 8:45 – 4:15

Thursday, December 31, 8:45 to Noon (for the morning session only)

Daily Schedule:

              8:45 a.m.  to 9:00 a.m.             Arrival, Check-in, and Welcome

              9:00 a.m.  to Noon                   Morning Session  

              Noon to 1:00 p.m.                    Lunch     (Scouts, BSA must bring your lunch with you)

             1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.               Afternoon Session  

             4:15 p.m.                                  Closing and Departure


Cost:     $30 per session

Payment Options:

Check- Please make checks payable to Jersey Shore Council at 1518 Ridgeway Rd. Toms River, NJ 08755.  Payments should be received at Jersey Shore Council two weeks before the reservation date and will be entered into your account on the website.

Credit/Debit Cards- Effective January 1, 2019, all credit or debit card purchases of $20.00 or greater will be charged a 5% transaction fee.

Cash- Cash is accepted at our council offices in Galloway (500 East Fairway Lane Galloway, NJ 08205) or Toms River (1518 Ridgeway Rd. Toms River, NJ 08755).  Your payment will be entered into your account on the website.

Transportation:   Parents/ guardians provide transportation to and from camp.  

Coronavirus Precautions:

  • All Scouts and adults must wear a mask or face covering on arrival.
  • Mask/ Face-covering requirements vary by program. 
  • No one with a temperature above 100.4 will be admitted to camp.
  • Lunch will be held indoors. 

BSA Health Form:       Parts A (Parent Consent and Release) and Part B (Health History) required. 

Acknowledgement of Risk Form:   All participants parents or guardians must fill out an Acknowledge of Risk form once.  The form tells you what we at camp are doing to deal with COVID 19 but there still remains a possibility that someone could get the coronavirus while at camp. You can bring the completed form with you or you will be asked to fill it out when you arrive.

Merit Badges:  Prerquisite requirements are in bold next to the merit badge

Morning Merit Badge Sessions

Monday, Dec 28

Tuesday, Dec 29

Wednesday, Dec 30

Thursday, Dec 31

Public Speaking

Rifle 1

American Heritage  1,3c,4

Oceanography    8

Photography   camera

Indian Lore/ Art

Forestry  bring Notebook

Textile/ Collections

Cit in the Nation   2,3,8

Disability Awareness  

2 and 4a or 4b


Music     3 bring instrument





Public Health     5a or 5b, 7a or 7b, 8

 Welding 1




















Afternoon Merit Badge Sessions

Monday, Dec 28

Tuesday, Dec 29

Wednesday, Dec 30

Thursday, Dec 31


Rifle 2



First Aid    1,5b

Search and Rescue

Wilderness Survival   5, 8


Orienteering        7

Space Exploration

Pulp and Paper


Mammals   3, 4

Game design

Weather       9


American Culture     1


Railroading    2a, 3b, 8a



Welding 2














Tuesday evening Merit Badge Session is 5 pm to 8 pm.  The merit badge is Astronomy

  1. Face-Covering What to bring:Merit Badges Offered:   All merit badges will be instructed by the Citta Scout Reservation staff.  You will select merit badges by program cohort. Read the schedule before registering for merit badges.
  2. Some merit badges have pre-requisites that must be completed prior to taking the badge.
  3. Some merit badges require purchase of program supplies.   A fee will be charged at registration and supplies will be provided.
  • BSA Health Form - see below
  • Acknowledge of Risk Form - see below
  • Lunch
  • Medication – if prescription required administration during camp program hours.
  • Any prerequisite materials for selected merit badges
  • Scout Spirit and enthusiasm
  • Note on Scout Uniform – Scouts are not required to wear official Class A Scout uniform.   Scouts are encouraged to wear a Class B (or “Scouting appropriate” shirt if possible).
  • Raingear – as appropriate for conditions

Feel free to contact Bill Zinky at or Kevin Bishop at  or if you have any questions.



File Name Description
BSA Medical Form Parts A, B1 & B2 Download
COVID at risk form COVID 19 at Risk form Download