Nunnemacher Cabin Weekend 8-9 Mar 2014

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1.0 Overview

Troop 45 Scouts will hold a Winter outing at the Nunnemacher Cabin located at the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, NH. Scouts and adults can choose to ski or snowboard at the skiway, or snowshoe/hike on the AT between the road and Holts ledge.  Due to the variety of options, skiers and snowboarders can pair up or form small groups to learn from each other and stick together during the afternoon.  We will meet in the lodge mid-afternoon and before the lift closes to head to the cabin.  The evening meal and breakfast will be done as a patrol. Evening activities can include scout games, stargazing, hiking and patrol activities.

Note 1: Our ability to get to the cabin using the lift and skiing to the cabin be may limited by the snow conditions.  All participants should be prepared to hike up to the cabin if needed.  Those who want to hike to the cabin (via the AT) instead of skiing down to it from the top of the lift, certainly have that option.

Note 2: There aren't any discount tickets available for scouts this year.  Scouts and adults will need to purchase their individual tickets to ski. Ticket prices are posted on the Skiway website.

Note 3: This scouting event begins at 1200 on Saturday and ends at 1000 on Sunday. With parents permission, scout may arrive early to ski in the morning, and also ski on Sunday.  Please let the scoutmaster know in advance if this is the case.

Note 4: There is no use of the cabin prior to the entire troop convening in the cabin later in the afternoon. Scouts may not be in the cabin without adults.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

Nunnemacher Cabin is located between Papoose and Lyme Drop ski trails on the Holt ledge side of the Skiway. Our meeting place for dropoff and pickup will be at the ski lodge.

2.2 Schedule of Events

General schedule will be as follows:

Saturday, 8 Mar

1200 -- Meet at the ski lodge. Review the plan and organize into groups based on activities
1400 -- Meet at the lodge for a headcount and hot chocolate
1545 -- Meet near the lift for Holts to take the lift and ski with gear (if conditions permit) or hike to the cabin.
1645 -- All should have arrived at the cabin, setup and prepare duty roster
1715 -- Opening ceremony
1730 -- Prepare dinner, eat, cleanup
1930 -- Evening activity
2200 -- Lights out and all quiet.

Sunday 9 Mar

0700 -- Reveille
0730 -- Prepare and eat breakfast, cleanup dishes and cabin area. Pack up all gear; be prepared to depart.
0900 -- Roll call at the cabin; closing flag ceremony and Sunday Service
0930 -- Depart for the lodge.
1000 -- Pickup by parents. Check out with a Scoutmaster before departing!

Those who wish to stay for Sunday afternoon are free to stay and continue skiing and snowboarding if they have parental permission and supervision. (Regular price lift ticket required.)

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This activity will be conducted at the Dartmouth Skiway, a modern ski area. Nummemacher Cabin is rustic, but safe and comfortable. There is no electricity at the cabin, but it is equipped with wood heat and a gas stove. Sleeping accommodations include thin mattresses and lots of floor space.

Check the weather and dress appropriately. Drink lots of water. Activities will be moderated so everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. Depending on snow conditions Alpine skiing will be conducted on the slopes of the Dartmouth skiway. Skiers will obey all skiway rules and comply with the Skiers Responsibility Code (This web site also has some humorous tips for preparing for the ski season.)

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all Boy Scouts, scouters, and parents. A permission slip and current health form (parts A and B only required for this outing) on file with the troop is required for each scout participating. See 3.2.1 below.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 12 Feb 13

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 5 Mar 13

3.2.1 Permission Form

Each participating Scout must have a signed permission form. The form has been distributed by email. Please return your form to Mr. Mendelsohn no later than March 5.

3.2.2 Health Form

Each participating Scout must have a current (within the past 12 months) health form on file with the troop. The form has been distributed by email. Please return your form to Mr. Mendelsohn no later than March 5.

3.3 Costs

$20.00 per person for use of the cabin and for food.

$25-40 for half day lift ticket for Saturday (price based on age).
Ticket available at 12:20pm for 12:30 ski

Cost of any equipment rental if required and snacks in the lodge if desired.

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class B uniform.
  • Ski, snowboard or snowshoe equipment and clothing
  • Backpack, warm sleeping bag, fleece, shells top and bottom, gloves,
    hat, goggles.
  • Lunch, more water
  • Helmet is Required for ski activity.
  • Extra pair of shoes and clothes. This is to clean up after a day in the snow.
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes.
  • Cup, cook pot and spoon for eating.
  • Headlamp, flashlight, lantern. There are no electric lights in the cabin.
  • Compass.

Do not bring any electronic entertainment equipment.

  • 3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    None

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps of Dartmouth Skiway and vicinity
  • Food: Sat Dinner and Sun Breakfast will be procured/prepared using the patrol method.

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Dartmouth Skiway Lodge
    Drop-off Time: 1130 on Saturday.
    Pick-up Point: Dartmouth Skiway Lodge
    Pick-up Time: 1000 Sunday

    Directions: NH 10 north to Lyme. Bear right just past the green,
    following signs to Dartmouth Skiway.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Nick
  • Clayton - Grubmaster
  • Adult owner: Mr. Mendelsohn

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Mendelsohn
  • Mr. O'Toole
  • Mr. Perron

    Approved DLM 19Feb14


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