1.0 Overview

Each February the troop spends an afternoon at the Thompson's farm in Woodstock, VT, just having fun in the snow. There are often opportunites to work on new scout skills, but mostly the emphasis is just on having a good time.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

The outing is held at the Thompson's farm in Woodstock, VT. Activities are mostly informal, with sledding, skiing, snowball fights, exploring the hill, and the traditional game of King of the Mountain. Mr. Thompson has a nifty little cabin with a wood stove for warming up and cooking lunch. There's a small field, lots of woods, a creek, and a steep mountainside to explore. Mr. Thompson provides hot dogs to cook on the woodstove. Except for the cabin, we are outside for the entire outing. There is about a 200 yard walk from the parking area to the cabin.

1000 Meet at Old Hospital Parking Lot. Organize transport and travel to the farm.
1530 Pickup at the farm

2.2 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This is an easy outing, but be prepared for the weather. Current forecast is for sleet! If the weather makes travel dangerous, we will cancel by 0900 Sunday.

2.3 Special Requirements

Open to all scouts, scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 10 Jan 2001

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 21 Feb 2001

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Water and snacks.
  • Adequate clothing for the weather!
  • Snow toys
  • Class A uniform for travel.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • As planned by patrols.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • 3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: old hospital parking lot.

    Drop-off Time: 0945 Sun 25 Feb

    Pick-up Point: Thompson Farm

    Pick-up Time: 1530

    Drivers We will do final coordination of transportation at the OHP on Sunday morning. Please volunteer to drive.
    Directions: Take I-89 north into VT to exit 1. Turn left onto US4 West. Go through Quechee and past the yellow light at antique alley. Look for Rt 12 south at the (second) yellow light. Turn left on Rt 12 south. The Thompson's is the first house on the left.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

    SMIC: Mr. Brown
    Mr. Thompson

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    Approved YJB 24Feb01