Tenderfoot Skills Camp

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.

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 Area 1 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. The campfire will include a dutch oven dessert. Sunday morning will be a quick pack and go.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday, 19 May
1000 - Assemble at Storrs Pond Area 1. Do not proceed to the campsite!
1015 - Hike in to the campsite.
1045 - Make camp.
1115 - Flags.
1130 - Activity TBD
1200 - Lunch
1230 - Activity TBD (probably a wide game).
1700 - Dinner
1830 - Prep Campfire
1930 - Campfire (and dutch oven dessert!)
2030 - Night Activity TBD (probably a night orientation hike)
2130 - Bed Prep
2200 - Lights out
Sunday, 20 May
0700 - Breakfast
0800 - Break Camp, pack up
0830 - Flags. Police and Pickup
0845 - Hike out to Area 1
0915 - Arrive Area 1 for pickup. Do not depart without checking out!

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.

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 recommend using this outing as an opportunity to learn to use a stove.

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: 2 May 01

3.1 Closing Date: 16 May 01

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

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

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Dutch oven
  • First Aid Kit
  • Canoes (with paddles and PFDs)

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Storrs Pond Area 1

    Dropoff Time: 10:00 am, Saturday, 19 May 01

    Pickup Point: Storrs Pond Area 1.

    Pickup Time: 9:15 am, Sunday, 20 May 01

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

    SMIC: Yorke Brown, SM
    Gregg Hoge, ASM
    Jeff Postupack, ASM
    Bill Scavone, ASM

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