1.0 OverviewIn order to develop skills and gain experience for more adventurous winter outings, the troop plans to camp at our site at Storrs Pond in winter conditions. This campout will provide opportunities for developing basic scout skills for Tenderfoot through First Class as well as specialized winter techniques.
In addition to advancement, the outing will include some activities just for fun.
2.1 DescriptionWe will meet at the Middle School parking lot on Saturday morning, and from there, hike in to our campsite at the end of Storrs Pond. We will make camp at our site, making improvised and snow shelters as much as practical given the snow conditions. The main activity for the day will be a winter skills event similar to the Klondike Derby. Activities will include tracking, map and compass, and fire building. After dinner we will have a campfire at the leanto. Sunday morning will be a quick pack and go.
2.2 Schedule of Events
Saturday, 28 Jan
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyThe hike in to camp is easy on wide trails, but be properly equipped and packed for a winter hiking approach.
Check the weather and dress appropriately. Be prepared for the worst weather you can reasonably expect.
The campsite is an established site. Fires are permitted but we will be using this outing as an opportunity to learn to use backpacking stoves in winter conditions.
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all scouts, scouters, and parents.
There are no skills prerequisites for this outing.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 11 Jan 06
3.1 Roster Closing Date: 25 Jan 06
3.3 Costs$10 per scout for food. Payment due at the troop meeting 25 Jan.
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
3.4.2 Patrol Equipment
Each patrol will need food for
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDropoff Point: Middle School parking lot
Dropoff Time: 10:00 am, Saturday, 28 Jan 06
Pickup Point: Middle School parking lot
Pickup Time: 10:00 am, Sunday, 29 Jan 06
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved TPS 27Jan06