Nunnemacher Cabin -- 7-9 Mar 08

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1.0 Overview

Troop 45 Scouts will hold a Winter Fun event at Nunnemacher Cabin located at the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, NH. The Troop has reserved the cabin from Noon on Friday 7 March through Noon on Sunday 9 March. Activities during the weekend can include downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice axe training, and TLT.

Troop Leadership Training (TLT, formerly known as JLT) will be held from Saturday evening into Sunday morning.

Saturday is Boy Scout Day at the Skiway! Due to a special arrangement by Daniel Webster Council, all active Boy Scouts can ski for for $10 on Saturday.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

Nunnemacher Cabin is located between Papoose and Lyme Drop ski trails on the Holt ledge side of the Skiway. Our meeting place for dropoff and pickup will be at the ski lodge. Those who can arrive before 3:45 pm Friday can ride the last lift run of the day up Holts Ledge. If you cannot arrive before 4 pm, you will have to backpack your gear up to the cabin. Once we arrive at the cabin we will organize duty rosters for cooking, cleanup, water supply, fire tending, etc.

2.2 Schedule of Events

General schedule will be as follows:

Friday 7 Mar
1600 -- Last chance to ride the lift to Holts; ski to the cabin. 1800 -- Duty roster organization, dinner and cleanup.
1930 -- Possible night hike to Trapper John Shelter.
2200 -- Lights out and all quiet.

Saturday 6 Mar
0630 -- Reveille
0700 -- Prepare and eat breakfast, cleanup dishes and cabin area.
0830 -- Flag ceremony. Organize and begin the day's activities.
1600 -- Roll call at the cabin; everyone should be back from activities. First departure time.
1600 -- Ice axe class. 1700 -- Dinner and cleanup.
1830 -- Troop Leadership Training.

Sunday 7 Mar
0630 -- Reveille
0700 -- Prepare and eat breakfast, cleanup dishes and cabin area. Pack up all gear; be prepared to depart.
0900 -- Roll call at the cabin; closing flag ceremony.
0930 -- Depart for the lodge.
1000 -- Pickup by parents. Check out with a Scoutmaster before departing! Those who wish to stay for Sunday afternoon are free to stay and continue skiing and snowboarding if they have parental permission and supervision. (Regular price lift ticket required.)

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This activity will be conducted at the Dartmouth Skiway, a modern ski area. Nummemacher Cabin is rustic, but safe and comfortable. There is no electricity at the cabin, but it is equipped with wood heat and a gas stove. Sleeping accommodations include thin mattresses and lots of floor space.

There is currently a winter storm warning in effect for Friday afternoon into Saturday. We'll get some rain and sleet!

  • Check the weather and dress appropriately. Drink lots of water.
  • Activities will be moderated so everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • All activities start and end at the cabin.
  • Alpine skiing will be conducted on the slopes of the Dartmouth skiway. Skiers will obey all skiway rules and comply with the Skiers Responsibility Code (This web site also has some humorous tips for preparing for the ski season.)

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all Boy Scouts, scouters, and parents. A permission slip is required for each scout participating. See 3.2.1 below.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 13 Feb 08

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 6 Mar 08

3.2.1 Permission Form

Each participating Scout must have a signed permission form. The form has been distributed by email. Please return your form to Mr. Smith.

3.3 Costs

  • $15.00 per person for use of the cabin and for food.
  • $10.00 for a lift ticket for Saturday.
  • Cost of any equipment rental if required and snacks in the lodge if desired.

    3.4 Equipment

    3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class B uniform.
  • Ski or snowboard equipment.
  • Backpack, warm sleeping bag, fleece, shells top and bottom, gloves, hat, goggles.
  • Lunch, more water
  • Helmet is Required for ski activity.
  • Extra pair of shoes and clothes. This is to clean up after a day in the snow.
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes.
  • Cup, cook pot and spoon for eating.
  • Headlamp, flashlight, lantern. There are no electric lights in the cabin.
  • Compass.

    Do not bring any electronic entertainment equipment.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps of Dartmouth Skiway and vicinity
  • Tools
  • Food: Fri Dinner; Sat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (TLT only); Sun Breakfast (TLT only)


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    • Saturday
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    • Sunday
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    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Dartmouth Skiway Lodge
    Drop-off Time: As soon as possible after school.
    Pick-up Point: Dartmouth Skiway Lodge
    Pick-up Time: 1600 Sat for those not doing ice axe training; 1700 for those doing ice axe training. 1000 Sun for those doing TLT.

    Directions: NH 10 north to Lyme. Bear right just past the green, following signs to Dartmouth Skiway.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • David

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Smith
  • Your name here.
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    Approved TPS 5Mar08

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