Boy Scout Programs 

Camp Marshall is excited to launch our new partnership with the Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America. Our Boy Scout Horsemanship programs are offered for all levels of Scouts. 

 

Our horse programs are able to be run year-round thanks to our indoor riding arena. Our programming is based on the experiential learning model, and provides hands-on experiences with all of our activities. The 4-H principles of head, heart, hands & health are synonymous with Scout traditions of empowerment, values, compassion, and citizenship.

 

Your troops' visit should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Every participant will be required to complete a waiver prior to attending their scheduled program. Forms can be brought to camp on the day of program. There is a 10 child minimum for our programs. 

All programs run 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

 

We would be happy to combine programs for Bear and Wolf Packs.

 

If you don't see an opening on the date you're looking for, please let us know and we will try to accomodate you as best we can!

 

You can also contact us via email at CampMarshallPrograms@gmail.com

 

All participants must bring a signed release form with them on the day of their program. Please click the button below to view and print the form. 

 

Tiger Program                        

Program Duration: 2.5 Hours                              

Cost Per Participant: $20.00

  • Barn Safety and being safe around horses

  • Barn Tour – Identifying different breeds - what they do

  • Grooming and why it is important, different types of brushes

  • Practice what you have learned

  • Tack up for a short ride

  • Snack time and question & answer session

 

 

Bear Program

Program Duration: 2.5 Hours                              

Cost Per Participant: $20.00

 

  • Barn Safety and being safe around horses

  • Barn Tour – Identifying different breeds, colors, face and leg marketing’s

  • Grooming and why it is important, different types of brushes

  • Practice what you have learned

  • Learn about the different tack used on horse - English versus Western

  • Tack up for a short ride

  • Snack time and question & answer session

 

Boy Scout Merit Badge Program 

Program Duration: 4 Sessions (12 hours)                              

Cost Per Participant: $125.00

Once a month for 4 Months

** Minimum of 5 Scouts Required to Run This Program **

 

Session One: Safety

  • At the barn and around horses.

  • Learn how to read a horse's attitude.

  • How to safely handle a horse.

  • Fire Safety and Prevention in and around a barn

  • Learn to safely tie a safety knot

  • How to lead a horse safely

 

Session Two: All about Horses

  • Learn the parts of the horse

  • Visits our horses at the barn and learn the breeds of horses

  • Pick 4 and explain what that breed is known for

  • Learn about horse feeds, the amount of feed needed for different breeds, ages and activity level

  • What is colic? Discuss 4 other health issues that can affect horses.  

  • What is confirmation and why is it important

  • What is the difference between lameness and unsoundness

  • Explain the importance of hoof care and why a horse may need to wear shoes.

 

Session Three: Grooming

  • Why grooming is so important

  • Different types of grooming equipment and what they are used for

  • Learn to groom,  pick the horses hooves

  • How to care for a horse after a ride

  • Learn the parts of the saddle and Bridle. Be able to name 10 parts.

  • How to care for this equipment and the safety of it

  • Learn how to properly saddle and bridle a horse

  • Learn how to safely mount and dismount

 

Session Four:  Riding Lesson (followed by evaluation of the following requirements)

  • Walk in straight line for 60 feet

  • Walk horse in a half circle no more than 16 feet in diameter

  • Trot horse in straight line for 60 feet

  • Trot horse in a half circle no more than 30 feet in radius

  • Halt Straight

  • Back up straight four paces

  • Halt and safely dismount

     

Wolf Program

Program Duration: 2.5 Hours                              

Cost Per Participant: $20.00

 

  • Barn Safety and being safe around horses

  • Barn Tour – Identifying different breeds, colors, face and leg marketing’s

  • Grooming and why it is important, different types of brushes

  • Practice what you have learned

  • Parts of the horse - Post a note pony

  • Tack up for a short ride

  • Snack time and question & answer session

Webelo Program

Program Duration: 2.5 Hours                              

Cost Per Participant: $20.00

 

  • Barn Safety and being safe around horses

  • Barn Tour – Meet our horses

  • How to care for a horse – What do they need?      What do they eat?  

  • Learn about different horse feeds

  • Grooming – Brushes – why is it important

  • Tack English and Western – Do you know the difference?

  • Put your new skills and knowledge into action by helping to groom and tack up.

  • Hop up on and take a short ride.

  • Snack time and question & answer session

9:00 to 1:00 

Off Season

Office Hours 

Mon - Fri

Sat & Sun by appointment

Address : 92 McCormick Road Spencer, MA 01562

Phone: ( 508) 885-4891    Fax: (508) 885-0119

     General Email: Campmarshall4h@gmail.com

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