Calling all Scouts…Stanley Canyon Backpacking Trip – Oct 17-18!

BSA Troop 287 —  October 2, 2015 — Leave a comment

Boy Scout Ready for Summer Camp

Ready for some backpacking?!!  Troop 287 is heading up Stanley Canyon (accessed from the USAF Academy) from 17-18 Oct (Sat/Sun).  Meet at the church on Saturday, 17 Oct, at 7:30 am, and we’ll return late Sunday afternoon.

Eat a hearty breakfast prior to showing up.  Scouts will be responsible for planning/purchasing/packing/preparing their own individual backpacking meals with the Troop Jetboil backpacking stoves.  Scouts need to plan 2 trail lunches (Sat/Sun), a hot meal Saturday night, a hot breakfast Sunday morning, and 2 trail snacks.

Here is a link to a file with ideas on what to pack for meals and for camping gear.

Importantly, scouts will need a sleeping bag rated to at least 20 F!   Scouts should bring all gear packed in their backpack to the meeting on Tuesday, 13 October, for a shakedown so we make sure everybody has the required items for a successful trip.

This will be a great trip for both seasoned scouts and our newest scouts.  Don’t miss the fun!

If you have any questions or need some gear (backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.) please let me know as we have access to some of these items (

BSA Troop 287


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