Tenderfoot Skills Camp -- 17-18 May 08

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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.

There are also a number of events planned for older scouts who are working on first class, second class and even some merit badges.

In addition to advancement, the outing will include some activities just for fun.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at Storrs Pond Main Entrance on Saturday morning, 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, 17 May 08
1000 -- Meet at Storrs Pond Upper Parking Area. Check Gear
1015 -- Hike into our camping Area
1100 -- Setup Flag - Open the Camp - Setup tents
1200 -- Lunch
1300 -- Clean up Lunch - Trainers receive assignment
1330 -- Skills Begin
1630 -- Fun Activity 1800 -- Supper
1900 -- Cleanup / Get firewood for night
2000 -- Evening Campfire
2200 -- Lights out
Sunday, 18 May 08
0700 -- Breakfast
0900 -- Break Camp
1000 -- Orienteering
1200 -- Pick-up at Upper Parking Area.

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. There will also be mild physical activity during the events.

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 will be using this outing as an opportunity to learn to use backpacking stoves.

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: 30 Apr 08

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 15 May 08

3.3 Costs

$10 - For Scouts involved in the joint patrol cooking (see next item).

3.4 Food

We are doing a mix of patrol cooking and individual cooking
  • Patrol Cooking For new scouts and scouts working on their cooking requirements for First and Second Class. All three meals are covered by the $10. Expect a good meal, a chance to cook, and (of course) a chance to clean up. You should still bring your own plate, cup and flatware.
  • Individual Cooking Some scouts will be doing, individual cooking. This is more like what you do while backpacking in small groups. These scouts are responsible for bring their food, stoves, etc. .

    3.5 Equipment

    3.5.1 Individual Equipment

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

    Scouts should organize themselves into buddy groups of two or three each.

    How to use the checklist -- Look at all items on the checklist. If you choose to not pack something, make sure you have a reason and not just that you forgot.

  • Of Special Note: Make sure you wear your Uniform. Bring water bottles full (at least 2 liters). Bring your handbook.

    3.5.2 Patrol Equipment

  • Patrol Flag.

    3.5.3 Troop Equipment

  • Flag
  • First Aid Kit

    3.6 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
    Drop-off Time:
    Pick-up Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
    Pick-up Time:

    Driving Directions:

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Connor
  • Ari
  • James H.

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Smith
  • Ned Dwyer
  • Frank Roberts

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