Normandy FAQ


Q: How does registration work for bungalows vs. camping?

A: Individuals can register for bungalows on a first come, first serve basis. For those who are camping or staying off-site, ONE registration should be completed with the total number of those attending for the entire unit. This helps us keep everything together with their unit and organized, considering this is such a large event.

 

Q: If my unit has to register a large number of individuals at one time, how can I pay for such a large sum?

A:  While some individuals may decide to pay the fees with their individual credit card and collect the money from families, we understand this may not always be possible. You can also register online and choose the “pay offline” option. You can send a check to our offices made out to the Transatlantic Council, BSA, make a wire transfer, or use your unit account funds. Wherever you decide to pay offline, please include a note detailing where the funds are from and where they should go (Troop XXX, Normandy Camporee).

 

Q: When will we receive details on how/where to check into the bungalows?

A: Unless we notify you of a change, you should proceed to the campground you pre-selected for you bungalow and everything will be waiting for you at check-in.

 

Q: What does the bungalow fee include?

A: It includes the cost of the bungalow, an event patch (not the Normandy historic Trail Patch), and the Messengers of Peace dinner tickets based on the size of the bungalow. If you’ve registered for a 4-person bungalow, you will receive 4 tickets.

 

Q: Do a Pack and Troop of the same unit have to pay for separate unit fees or can they pay one together?

A: Normally each unit registers separately. The cost with the wreath and streamers is $100. On Sunday, 2 unit members can place the wreath. There is another fee for $25 that does not come with a wreath. To save on cost, if 1 unit chose this option and the other chose the $25. Just note that only 2 people can place the wreath at the ceremony on Sunday.

 

Q: What is the cancellation policy? Will I be refunded if I cannot attend?

A: If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason and do not have someone to take your place, we can refund the balance paid to date minus a 10% service charge. Refunds requested after April 1st will be handled after the event.

 

Q: We’ve already registered for two nights but would like to add an extra night, how do we do that?

A: If you would like to add an additional night, the cost is $50 per person, per night and depends on the size of your bungalow. I.e. a 4 person bungalow would be $200 for each extra night. Please pay here www.tac-bsa.kintera.org/securepay and in the memo write the name of the person who previously registered a bungalow and the purpose of payment.

 

Q: Can I upgrade my bungalow?

A: This depends on the number of bungalows at each campsite and how many are reserved for each size. Upgrades cannot be guaranteed but please e-mail program@tac-bsa.org and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Q: For the bungalow registrations, when should I expect payments to be debited from my account? Can I choose to pay in full at any point?

A: Every 3 months from time of registration but no later than 1 week before the event. If you would like us to pay your reservation in full, send an e-mail to program@tac-bsa.org authorizing us to complete the payment process and we will run the remaining balance.

 

Q: What do I need to bring if I’m staying in the bungalows?

A: For the bungalows you will need to bring sheets, pillow cases (not blankets), towels but everything else is furnished (cooking utensils for the number of people in the bungalow), blankets. The beds are twin size and full size. (140 cm).

 

Q: I registered for a particular campsite, am I guaranteed that location?

A: There are a limited number of bungalows and we will do our best to place you in the campsite that you mark in the registration. We also try to keep units together as much as possible. However, if we do have too many requests for one campsite over the other we will need to re-assign campsites based on the registration date. We will let you know if there are any changes as the event approaches. 

 

Q: I am staying off-site but will be attending the dinner only, do I still need to pay the registration fee?

A: Yes, there is a lower fee for off-site registrants but if you would like to attend any of the events at the Normandy Camporee you will need to pay the fee.

 

Q: What does the camping fee include?

A: The $70 camping fee includes a place at the campsite, an event patch, a wristband during events, security and administrative costs associated with the event.

 

Q: What is the Normandy Historic trail patch and how do the scouts earn it?

A: The Normandy Historic Trail used to be a trail throughout Normandy to Mont St-Michel that you could walk and experience the history of the area. The trail has changed over the years due to narrow roads being unsafe and soil erosion in parts of the coast. If the scouts are present at the Normandy Camporee and take some time to visit some historic sites in the area, they can purchase the patch.

 

Q: Are dogs allowed at the Normandy Camporee?

A: Dogs are allowed in the Bungalows but they must stay on a leash. Since camping space is not easily separated, dogs are not allowed in tents. Dogs are allowed in all other areas as permitted by the local signs and regulations.

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