1.0 OverviewAs part of the New Scout Training Program, the troop offers a campout geared specifically to the needs of scouts working on Tenderfoot. This campout meets requirements 1, 2, and 3 for Tenderfoot, and will introduce new scouts to Troop 45 outing procedures. It also offers opportunities to work on other requirements for Tenderfoot and Second Class.
There are also a number of events planned for older scouts who are working on first class, second class and even some merit badges.
In addition to advancement, the outing will include some activities just for fun.
2.1 DescriptionWe will meet at Storrs Pond Main Entrance on Saturday morning, and hike the half mile to our campsite at the end of the pond. We will make camp at our site, and engage in training and fun activities for the day. Sunday morning will be a quick pack and go.
2.2 Schedule of EventsSaturday, 17 May 08
1000 -- Meet at Storrs Pond Upper Parking Area. Check Gear
1015 -- Hike into our camping Area
1100 -- Setup Flag - Open the Camp - Setup tents
1200 -- Lunch
1300 -- Clean up Lunch - Trainers receive assignment
1330 -- Skills Begin
1630 -- Fun Activity 1800 -- Supper
1900 -- Cleanup / Get firewood for night
2000 -- Evening Campfire
2200 -- Lights out
Sunday, 18 May 08
0700 -- Breakfast
0900 -- Break Camp
1000 -- Orienteering
1200 -- Pick-up at Upper Parking Area.
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyThe hike in to camp is easy on wide trails, but be properly equipped and packed for a hiking approach. There will also be mild physical activity during the events.
Check the weather and dress appropriately. Class A uniform is required for travel and for flags; class B otherwise.
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.
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: 30 Apr 08
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 15 May 08
3.3 Costs$10 - For Scouts involved in the joint patrol cooking (see next item).
3.4 FoodWe are doing a mix of patrol cooking and individual cooking
3.5.1 Individual Equipment
Scouts should organize themselves into buddy groups of two or three each.
How to use the checklist -- Look at all items on the checklist. If you choose to not pack something, make sure you have a reason and not just that you forgot.
3.5.2 Patrol Equipment
3.5.3 Troop Equipment
3.6 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
Pick-up Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders