1.0 OverviewAs part of the New Scout Training Program, the troop offers a campout geared specifically to the needs of our newest Scouts. Although a simple campout at Storrs Pond, it will include the elements of more ambitious outings, including a hiking approach and the use of backpacking techniques. There will be numerous opportunities to learn basic outdoor skills, but also activities just for fun.
This campout will help meet requirements 1, 2, 4c, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 for Tenderfoot, and will introduce new scouts to Troop 45 outing procedures. It also offers opportunities to work on other requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and Totten Chip (older scout)..
2.1 DescriptionWe will meet at Storrs Pond Main Entrance on Saturday at noon, 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, 1 Jun 13
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 physical activity during the events.
Be prepared for the forecast weather. This is a 100% uniformed event. Class A uniform is required for travel and for flags; class B otherwise.
The campsite is an established site.
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: 1 May 13
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 29 May 13
3.3 Costs$10 for patrol food per person.
3.4 FoodAlthough this outing is intended as training for wilderness travel, we will nevertheless be cooking by patrol.
3.5.1 Individual Equipment
We will into buddy groups of two or three each. Each buddy group should share a tent.
3.5.2 Patrol Equipment
3.5.3 Troop Equipment
3.6 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
Drop-off Time:1200 Saturday
Pick-up Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
Pick-up Time: 0930 Sunday
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved DLM 28May13