Storrs Pond Webelos Orientation

1.0 Overview

Each year, Troop 45 conducts one outing in which 2nd year Webelos are invited to participate. This outing serves as a way for the Webelos to become acquainted with Troop 45 and it allows them to complete one of the requirements for the Arrow of Light Award.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

On 6 April, we will go to the Troop camping area at Storrs Pond where we will introduce some of the basic Scout skills and enjoy a dutch oven meal. Scout skills introduced will include safe hiking, fire building and dutch oven cooking. After lunch we will have a game of capture the flag.

We will meet at the main entrance to Storrs Pond and hike around the pond to the Troop camp site where most activities will take place.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday 6 April 2002
1000 -- Meet at the main entrance parking lot at Storrs Pond
1015-1100 -- Hike to Troop site
1100-1130 -- Firebuilding
1130-1230 -- Prepare and eat lunch
1230-1245 -- Cleanup
1245-1315 -- Game
1315-1400 -- Hike back to parking lot
1400 -- Pickup

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

The weather forecast is for partly sunny skies with temperatures in the 40s. This is an easy hike however we may encounter some mud and water on the trail. Water resistent hiking boots are advised.

2.4 Special Requirements

None. This outing is open to everyone. Parents of Webelos Scouts are welcome to participate.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 27 Mar 2002

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 4 Apr 2002

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

Particpants should carry a day pack with light hiking equipment including a water bottle, extra dry socks, and a fleece or windbreaker. Class A or B uniform is appropriate. Hiking boots are advised.

3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra matches
  • Dutch oven
  • Food

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Storrs Pond main entrance (where they take your money in the summer)
    Drop-off Time: 1000 6 Apr 02
    Pickup Point: Storrs Pond main entrance
    Pickup Time: 1400 6 Apr 02

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Hoge
  • Mr. Scavone

    Approved 3 Apr 02 GCH

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