Freez-O-Ree Update

Sean Warner —  March 12, 2017 — Leave a comment


The Freez-O-Ree on the Air Force Academy is next weekend. The final day for me to sign up the troop is tomorrow.  So far, no adult leaders have signed up for the event.  I cannot make this campout unfortunately. Without adults we cannot do the trip and I will have to cancel the outing.

Here is the link to sign up:

If we get at least two adult leaders then on Tuesday we will prep for the campout. We will go through the packing list, determine who will cook meals, and determine a meal plan. Mrs. Cucarro will also bring camp cards which is a great way to earn money to support your scouting activities!

Here is the packing list:


[ ]-long underwear
[ ]-uniform shirt, long sleeve
[ ]-warm shirt (wool, or heavy non-cotton)
[ ]-mid-weight inner layer (sweater, polar fleece top, wool Scout jacket [ ]-snow pants or wool “Scout type” pants
[ ]-winter weight jacket (hoods are good)
[ ]-inner sock (polypro, thin poly socks)
[ ]-outer sock (wool, smart wool)
[ ]-lightweight inner glove
[ ]-outer winter cold mittens/ gloves
[ ]-warm hat (wool, polar fleece, fur)
[ ]-ski mask full face covering
[ ]-winter boots (Bunny boots or Sorel type)

Personal Packing List:

[ ]-pocketknife
[ ]-first aid kit
[ ]-raingear/windbreaker/snowsuit
[ ]-water bottle
[ ]-flashlight with extra batteries(in pocket)
[ ]-sun protection (sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses)
[ ]-bag to hold gear (backpack)
[ ]-2 pairs of extra gloves (extra thin inner glove + extra outer glove or mitten)
[ ]-extra stocking hat
[ ]-extra pair of long underwear
[ ]-2 extra pairs of wool socks, one for each day of campout
[ ]-complete change of clothes
[ ]-toilet kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, partial roll of TP, stored in ziplock bag)
[ ]-sleep kit (sweatshirt and pants, knit cap, loose socks all stored in ziplock bags) [ ]-personal mess kit and eating utensils
[ ]-watch
[ ]-BSA handbook
[ ]-cold weather sleeping bag
[ ]-extra warm-up sleep gear (wool blanket, extra outer sleeping bag, etc)
[ ]-6’ x 8’ reflective ground cloth to go under sleeping bag
[ ]-closed cell foam pad (2 cheap ones work great!)

Freez-O-Ree 2017

Troop/Patrol Kit for Saturday Activities: (Checked-in with sled at the opening flag ceremony)

[ ]-Map of the area (provided at check in) and compass
[ ]-50’ of 550 cord, 25’ of rope, and five 6’ lengths of rope
[ ]-Three 4’ (or longer), 1-inch (or wider) diameter poles
[ ]-Flint and Steel, waterproof matches in a sealed case, other fire starting objects, tinder and kindling [ ]-Pocket Knife and/or Multi-Tool
[ ]-First Aid Kit including splinting material
[ ]-Tarps and shelter-building supplies
[ ]-Snack food (trail mix, granola, etc)
[ ]-Two liters of water per person
[ ]-Extra clothes (a few layers for each person / a blanket or sleeping bag)
[ ]-Snow shovel (to make winter shelter/a few per Patrol is sufficient)
[ ]-Scout Handbook

Sean Warner


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