Tenderfoot Skills Camp

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 particular skills camp was held as a makeup for a Scout who was unable to participate in the event in May. Because this outing was planned and organized on a fast-track schedule; this is a combination "plan" and "report"

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We met at Storrs Pond Area 5 on Friday evening, and hiked the half mile to our campsite at the end of the pond. We made camp, had a flag ceremony, prepared dinner, and had a campfire. Saturday morning we prepared breakfast, broke camp and came home.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Friday 20 September
1800 - Assemble at Storrs Pond Main Entrance. Do not proceed to the campsite!
1815 - Hike in to the campsite.
1845 - Flags and Make camp.
1930 - Dinner
2030 - Campfire (and baked potatoes in the coals)
2130 - Bed Prep
2200 - Lights out
Saturday, 19 May
0700 - Breakfast
0800 - Break Camp, pack up
0830 - Flags. Police and Pickup
0840 - Hike out to Area 1
0900 - Ready for departure. Stayed a while to watch a swimming merit badge test in cold water!

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.

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 recommend using this outing as an opportunity to learn to use a stove.

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: 18 Sep 02

3.1 Closing Date: 19 Sep 02

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform for travel and flags; Class B othewise.
  • Overnight gear as described in the Personal Equipment handout.
  • Food and tentage by buddy groups.
  • Pocket Knife (in your pack, not your pocket)

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Canoes (with paddles and PFDs) for swimming MB

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Storrs Pond Area 5

    Dropoff Time: 1800 Fri 20 Sep 02

    Pickup Point: Storrs Pond Area 1.

    Pickup Time: 0930 Sat 21 Sep 02

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    4.2 Adult Leaders

    SMIC: Gregg Hoge, SM
    Mr. Balch
    Yorke Brown, ASM

    4.3 Participants

    Scouts (4)
    Adults (3)

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