1.0 OverviewEach year the troop offers an outing to help the Second-Year Webelos Den satisfy the Arrow of Light requirement for participation in an outdoor Boy Scout activity. This outing is a hike to the Velvet Rocks shelter that will introduce the Webelos Scouts to the troop and help them earn the Arrow of Light. This activity is a model Scout outing, employing youth leadership, the patrol method, instruction on basic outing procedures, and lots of fun.
2.1 DescriptionWe will meet at the Community Center to get organized, and then hike north on the AT to the Velvet Rocks Shelter where we will conduct some fun team-building activities including the all-important snack. (Map).
Before starting on the hike, we will assemble to generate a roster, introduce ourselves, and do a quick review of key points of safe hiking, including
Once on the trail we will conduct several other team building and skill development activities including
2.2 Schedule of EventsSunday, 3 April
1300 -- Meet at Community Center. Introductions and procedures.
1330 -- Start north on trail.
1430 -- Arrive at Velvet Rocks Shelter. Snack and program.
1515 -- Start south on trail.
1615 -- Arrive at Community Center. Debrief.
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyThe AT over Velvet Rocks is relatively easy but steep in a few places. There will probably be several inches of snow and there is ice in some spots. Expect more snow on the hilltops than there is in town. Please check the weather before departure and Be Prepared.
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all Webelos Scouts, Scouts, Scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 18Mar11
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 3Apr11
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
Useful Optional Items
3.4.2 Patrol Equipment
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point:Community Center Parking Lot
Drop-off Time: 1:00pm Sunday 3Apr11
Pickup Point: Community Center Parking Lot
Pickup Time: 4:15 pm Same Day
Note: Please do not leave until you have checked out with the Scoutmaster.
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved YJB 30Mar11