Tenderfoot Skills Camp
and Patrol Olympics -- 3-4 Jun 06

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1.0 Overview

As 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.

In addition to advancement, the outing will include some activities just for fun. This year tenderfoot skills camp is being combined with the "Patrol Olympics."

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We 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 Events

Saturday, 3 Jun
1100 - Assemble at Storrs Pond Main Entrance. Do not proceed to the campsite!
1115 - Hike in to the campsite.
1145 - Make camp.
1200 - Flags and Opening Ceremonies.
1215 - Lunch (by buddies).
1300 - Events.
1700 - Dinner and Cooking Contest (by Patrol).
1830 - Prep Campfire
1930 - Campfire and Trivia
2030 - Mr. Smith's Invasion Game ("Bunderful"(sic) Game)
2130 - Bed Prep
2200 - Lights out
Sunday, 4 Jun
0800 - Breakfast (by buddies).
0900 - Break Camp, pack up
0930 - Flags. Awards Ceremony. Police and Pickup
1000 - Hike out to Main Entrance
1045 - Arrive Main Entrance for pickup. Do not depart without checking out!

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

The 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 Requirements

Open to all scouts, scouters, and parents.

There are no skills prerequisites for this outing.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 10 May 06

3.1 Closing Date: 31 May 06

3.3 Costs

$3 for food expenses. Bring it to the troop meeting 31 May.

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform for travel and flags; Class B othewise.
  • There might be a canoe race. If you intend to swim or paddle, bring swimming clothes and water shoes.
  • Overnight gear as described in the Personal Equipment handout.
  • Pocket Knife (in your pack, not your pocket)

    Scouts should organize themselves into buddy groups of two or three each. These groups should plan their tentage and lunch and breakfast together. Plan to cook something at each meal. Easy menus can include cooked items like soup for lunch, instant oatmeal for breakfast, and good old ramen noodles and cheese for dinner. Do not bring canned goods or glass containers!

    You will need food for

  • Lunch on Saturday (with your buddy)
  • Breakfast Sunday (with your buddy)
  • Snacks

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • Patrol Flag.
  • Dinner for Saturday night.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Flag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Canoes (2 minimum or none at all, with paddles and PFDs)

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance

    Dropoff Time: 11:00 am, Saturday, 3 Jun 06

    Pickup Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance

    Pickup Time: 11:00 am, Sunday, 4 Jun 06

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Will
  • Nick

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Smith, SM
  • Mr. Simpson
  • Mr. Horvath
  • Your name here. Please contact Tim Smith if you can help out!

    Approved TPS 31 May 06


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