Tenderfoot Skills Camp -- 5-6 Jun 04

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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.

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

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday, 5 Jun
1100 - Assemble at Storrs Pond Main Entrance. Do not proceed to the campsite!
1115 - Hike in to the campsite.
1145 - Make camp.
1200 - Flags.
1215 - Lunch
1300 - Activities and Tenderfoot training.
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, 6 Jun
0800 - Breakfast
0900 - Break Camp, pack up
0930 - Flags. Police and Pickup
1000 - Hike out to Main Entrance
1045 - Arrive Main Entrance 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 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: 12 May 04

3.1 Closing Date: 2 Jun 04

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform for travel and flags; Class B othewise.
  • If you intend to swim or paddle, bring swimming clothes and water shoes.
  • 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. These groups should plan their tentage and meals together. Plan to cook something at each meal. Easy menus can include cooked items like soup for lunch, instant oatmeal for breakfast, and good old ramen noodles and cheese for dinner. Do not bring canned goods or glass containers!

    You will need food for

  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Dinner Saturday night
  • Breakfast Sunday
  • Snacks

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Dutch oven
  • Dessert Ingredients
  • Flag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Canoes (2 minimum or none at all, with paddles and PFDs)

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance

    Dropoff Time: 11:00 am, Saturday, 5 Jun 04

    Pickup Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance

    Pickup Time: 11:00 am, Sunday, 6 Jun 04

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Jason

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Tim Smith, SM
  • Yorke Brown

    Approved TPS 2Jun04

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