Troop 45 Annual Program Plan
|Month||Troop Focus||New Scouts||Exp. Scouts||Venture||Key Events|
|MAR||Citizenship||1C Cleanup||Envi Sci||.||PN/CoH
|APR||Prep for New Scouts||.||PersFit||.||Citizenship Outing
|MAY||Concentrated push for TF||.||Instruction||.||Greenup, Muster Day
Skills Camp, Swim Skills
|.||Ind Day, Canoe Trip
Rock Climbing, 5-Mi OH
|AUG||Hiking and Backpacking||2C||Cooking||.||Summer Adventure|
|OCT||Wilderness Survival||2C by CoH||.||.||PN/CoH, SFF
Fall Campo, Fall Ordeal
|NOV||First Aid and CPR||First Aid||First Aid
|JAN||Winter Backcountry Travel||1C||FamLife
Annual Prgm Plng Conf
|FEB||Skiing and Snowboarding||1C||Commo||.||Ski Trip
Fun in the Snow Day
Adopted by the Annual Program Planning Conference 21Jan00. Approved YJB.
JLT is our formal introductory Junior Leader Training Course. We will follow the academic
portion with the Webelos Hike (a Webelos requirement).
APR MAY JUN JUL
APR.......The Citizenship Outing is a road trip like the Concord Road Trip, or the Battleship Cove Outing.
MAY.......Tenderfoot Skills Camp is a campout held at Storrs Pond for the purpose of New Scout indoctrination and Tenderfoot skills development. This campout may also include a Wide Game. If the water is too cold for swimming, the New Scout water rescue skills portion will be held indoors.
JUN.......The Canoe Seminar is taught at Storrs Pond. It may be an overnight weekend or several weekday afternoons followed by a weekend day. The purpose is to teach basic canoeing skills to permit participation in troop canoe trips. We can also do some makeup on new scout water rescue skills. The Canoeing Merit Badge test may also be administered.
JUL....... The Five-Mile Overnight Hike is a moderately challenging outing intended to develop backpacking and land navigation skills. Typically it is held at Black Mountain and involves some rock climbing, map and compass navigation, and off-trail navigation.
Summer Camp has been to HVSR in the past, but we are planning to go to Camp Bell starting in
AUG SEP OCT
AUG..... The Summer Adventure is a major troop expedition or trek. On even-numbered years we mount an independent expedition such as the Tetons Expedition of 1998 or the Rainier Expedition of 2000. On odd-numbered years we go to a BSA adventure facility such as Mead Base or Philmont.
SEP....... The Androscoggin River trip is a whitewater canoe trip on the Androscoggin River in northern New Hampshire. It is the only reliable whitewater this late in the season. This trip is for experienced scouts with appropriate canoeing credentials.
OCT....... The Multi-Day Trip is a challenging three or four day backpacking trip.
SFF is Scouting for Food, the BSA National Good Turn. It is held on two consecutive Saturday
mornings--the last weekend in October and the first in November.
NOV DEC JAN FEB
NOV....... This month is devoted exclusively to developing our First Aid skills. Basic first aid, First Aid Merit Badge, and CPR requirements will all be offered in the troop meetings throughout the month. The Survival Hike is an exercise in off-trail navigation, lost procedures, night travel, and short-term survival techniques, usually held on Moose Mountain.
DEC....... The Winter Shakedown is an easy winter trip intended to orient the inexperienced to the rigors of winter camping, and to allow the experienced to improve their skills. Typically this outing has been held in the Dana Nature Preserve.
JAN....... The Backcountry Ski/Snowshoe Hike is a winter backcountry trip on skis or snowshoes. Past trips have been to Moose Mt and Mt Moosilauke. Typically, this has been a day trip, but it could be an overnight.
FEB....... Fun in the Snow Day is simply a day of fun and frolic in the snow at the Thompson Farm. Activities include sledding, skiing, snow cave building, ice axe practice, cooking, and (of course) the traditional game of King of the Mountain. We follow up with an overnight campout in the snow caves.
Troop 45 Outing Repertoire
. Battleship Cove
. Boston Harbor
. Winslow Ledges
. Black Mountain
. Garfield Ridge
. Mt Lafayette
. Mt Washington
. Mt Jefferson
. Snow Climbing Training at the Ski Jump
. Snow Climbing Training at the Skiway
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
. Okemo Mountain
. Dartmouth Skiway
. Storrs Hill Telemark Seminar
. Moose Mt
. Mt. Moosilauke
. Mascoma Lake Circuit
. Canoe Seminar at Storrs Pond
. Connecticut River: Sumner Falls to Cornish
. Connecticut River: Orford to Wilder Dam
. Androscoggin River
. Moose Mt.
. Lambert Ridge
. Velvet Rocks
. Black Mountain
. Moose Mt.
. Mallets Bay
. Mascoma Lake (Dartmouth Yacht Club)
. Storrs Pond Skills Camp
. Fun in the Snow at the Thompson Farm