As part of the New Scout Training Program, the troop offers a campout geared specifically to the needs of our newest Scouts. Although a simple campout at Storrs Pond, it will include the elements of more ambitious outings, including a hiking approach and the use of backpacking techniques. There will be numerous opportunities to learn basic outdoor skills, but also activities just for fun.
This campout will help meet requirements a number of Tenderfoot requirements, and will introduce new scouts to Troop 45 outing procedures. It also offers opportunities to work on other requirements for Second Class and Totten Chip.
We will meet at Storrs Pond Main Entrance on Saturday at noon, 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
May 30, 2014
1200 — Meet at Storrs Pond main entrance parking area. check gear
1220 — Hike into our camping area
1250 — Arrive and setup for lunch
1300 — Make lunch
1400 — Identify poisonous species, safe hiking, EDGE method
1500 — Sign off on requirements that new scouts are prepared for
1520 — Color guard, patrol spirit, buddy system
1550 — Fire and knife safety, begin dinner prep
1700 — Dinner
1800 — Setup tents
1830 — Daylight manhunt
1930 — Campfire – requirement 7
2030 — Nighttime manhunt
2130 — Bed prep
2200 — Lights out
May 31, 2014
0700 — Awake
0730 — Breakfast
0815 — Break camp, patrol campsite and finish lagging requirements
0930 — Depart camp.
1000– Pick-up at Main Entrance 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 physical activity during the events.
Be prepared for the forecast weather. This is a 100% uniformed event. Class A uniform is required for travel and for flags; class B otherwise.
The campsite is an established site.
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: 1 May 15
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 27 May 15
$10 for patrol food per person.
Although this outing is intended as training for wilderness travel, we will nevertheless be cooking by patrol.
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)
Bring at least 2 liters of water per person. There is no potable water at the campsite. (But there is water not too far away.)
Boy Scout Handbook.
Personal cooking gear (cup and spoon), or whatever is needed for the planned menu.
We will into buddy groups of two or three each. Each buddy group should share a tent.
3.5.2 Patrol Equipment
Patrol cooking equipment
3.5.3 Troop Equipment
First aid kit
Gear for Totten Chip
3.6 Transportation Plan
Drop-off Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
Drop-off Time:1200 Saturday
Pick-up Point: Storrs Pond Main Entrance
Pick-up Time: 1000 Sunday
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
SMIC: Mr. Perron
Approved DLM 27May15