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. It also serves as a fun-filled, low-key overnight for the scouts. There will be an orienteering exercise on Sunday morning for scouts who need to complete the orienteering requirement for First Class.
Note: This year we will have all Webelosand this will be an ovenight for them as well. The Webelos parents will attend.
On 25 April, we will go to the Troop camping area at Storrs Pond and Area 5 where we will introduce Webelos to Troop 45 through an afternoon of orienteering and manhunt. We will meet at the Upper Parking Lot of Storrs Pond and hike to Area 5 for orienteering, then we will hike to the Boy Scout Area for manhunt. After the activities we will hike to the camping area. The Webelos and scouts will have separate patrol meals.
2.2 Schedule of Events
Saturday 25 April 2014
1300 - Meet at the upper parking lot
1310 - Hike to Area 5
1340 - Activites
1600 - Transfer to Boy Scout Area
1630 - Daytime Manhunt
1800 - Patrol meal preparation and camp setup
1830 - Dinner (chile or other 1-pot patrol meal - either over fire, or we can bring in a car-camping gas stove)
1900 - Cleanup
1930 - Campfire program and games
2130 - Lights out, fire out
0700 - Breakfast
0830 - Sunday Service
0815 - Break camp and sweep area
0915 - Depart for parking lot
1000 - Pickup
2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty
The weather forecast is for chance of showers with temperatures in the 50s during the day, and 30s at night. This activities are not overly strenuous, however we may encounter some mud and water on the trail. Water resistent hiking boots and raingear are advised.
2.4 Special Requirements
None. This outing is open to everyone. Parents of Webelos Scouts are also welcome to participate.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 2 Apr 2014
3.2 Roster Closing Date:23 Apr 2014
No costs for Webelos.
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
A compass if you have one.
All particpants should carry a day pack with light hiking equipment including a water bottle, extra dry socks, raingear.. Class A or B uniform is appropriate. Hiking boots are advised. For the overnight will in addition to the above, need to bring a backpack with overnight equipment and clothing to be comfortable for a night outside in the 30s. Please refer to the Personal Equipment Li st in the library on this website as the basis for your packing.
3.4.2 Patrol Equipment
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Storrs Pond main entrance (where they take your money in the summer)
Drop-off Time: 1300 25 Apr 14
Pickup Point: Storrs Pond main entrance
Pickup Time - Scouts: 1000 26 Apr 14
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved 23 Apr 14 DLM