Campout at Storrs Pond -- 4-5 Nov 06

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1.0 Overview

This is a "just for fun" campout at our campsite at Storrs Pond. We'll set up some fun activities for the day on Saturday, camp at the site, and pack out on Sunday Morning. This campout can be used to meet several requirements for Tenderfoot through First Class.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at the Richmond School Teachers' Parking lot Saturday morning, and hike the half mile to our campsite at the end of the pond. We will make camp at our site, and then conduct a series of games and other fun learning activities including
  • Capture the Flag
  • Fire Building
  • Shelter Building
  • Medical Emergency
  • Bridge Building
  • Kangaroo Hunt
  • Manhunt
  • British-American Bulldog

    We'll have a troop campfire in the evening. Sunday morning will be a quick pack and go.

    2.2 Schedule of Events

    Saturday, 4 Nov
    0900 - Assemble at the Richmond School Parking Lot. Do not proceed to the campsite!
    0915 - Hike in to the campsite.
    0930 - Arrive and make camp.
    1000 - Flags.
    1015 - Games!
    1200 - Lunch
    1300 - More games!
    1600 - Rest and Relax time.
    1700 - Supper.
    1800 - Prep Campfire
    1830 - Campfire.
    2100 - Bed Prep.
    2130 - Lights out.
    Sunday, 6 Jun
    0800 - Breakfast.
    0900 - Break Camp, pack up.
    0915 - Flags. Police and Pickup
    0930 - Hike out to Main Entrance
    1000 - Arrive Storrs Pond 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 can use 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: 25 Oct 06

    3.1 Closing Date: 4 Nov 06

    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.

    Scouts should organize themselves into buddy groups of two or three each. These groups should plan their tentage and meals together. Do not bring glass containers!

    You will need food for

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

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    Game equipment as assigned.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Flag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Activity Equipment

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Richmond School Teachers' Parking Lot

    Dropoff Time: 9:00 am, Saturday 4 Nov 06

    Pickup Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance (Camp Fiddlehead Parking Lot)

    Pickup Time: 10:00 am, Sunday, 5 Nov 06

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Matt

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Tim Smith, SM
  • Ron Geason

    Approval Pending

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