May Campout – Fort Carson – Climbing – 15-17 May 2015

Sean Warner —  April 30, 2015 — Leave a comment

Troop 287,

Our next camp out is but a few weeks away. We will be spending two nights at Camp Falcon on Fort Carson.  It will be a great camp out for our first year and older scouts alike.  Its good for the first year scouts because they will be able to work on some skills prior to Summer Camp and also ween themselves from their parents a little 🙂  On Saturday morning, we will tackle the Apline/Climbing/Repel Tower for three hours. This is great prep for the older boys doing the climbing merit badge at summer camp….however, all scout can climb if they choose. This weekend is also an excellent opportunity for scouts to complete rank advancements prior to the next COH.

On Saturday, Pack 6 Cubscouts will join us and we will have a Camp Fire Ceremony with Skits and retire some US flags.  Please make your final decision whether your scout would like to attend the camp out prior to the next meeting on May 5th.

I’m going, but I still need one more adult to make this trip happen. Please let me know as soon as you can.

Costs per scout: $5 Fort Carson Fee,  $10 For Food, and $15 Alpine Tower Fee = $30 per scout or $15 if they do not want to climb.

Time line:

15 May:

– 5pm: Meet at Wilson Methodist Church ( Scouts should bring their dinner and Make sure you have the T287 permission slip, and the Outdoor Rec Liability Form Filled out)

– 530pm: Depart Church and head to Fort Carson.

– 630pm: Set up Camp

16 May:

– 630am: Wake Up/Breakfast

– 9am-12pm: Alpine/Climbing/Repel Tower

– 12-130pm: Lunch

– 3pm: Pack 6 Arrives

– 5pm: Dinner

– 7pm: Camp Fire Ceremony with Pack 6 – Skits

17 May:

– 7am: Breakfast

– 930am: Depart Fort Carson

– 1030am: Parents Pick up Scouts (Campout Complete)


Packing List:

  • sleeping bag, rated 20 degrees or better/lower
  • sleeping pad
  • pillow
  • pajamas
  • Scout Handbook
  • Pen
  • Small notebook that fits in pocket
  • pocket knife
  • metal or sturdy plastic plate
  • metal or sturdy plastic spoon and fork
  • metal or study plastic drinking cup
  • Rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hiking boots or closed-toe hiking shoes (no flip flops, sandals, or
  • Durable shorts
  • Durable pants
  • Durable, warm socks (and maybe an extra pair)
  • Scout Class A shirt (for evening ceremony)
  • Scout Class B shirt (and maybe an extra shirt)
  • Hoodie
  • Personal hygiene (toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitation wipes, deodorant)
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand kerchief
  • small, personal flashlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)
  • Small Roll of duct tape (for repairs)
  • Dryer lint (to practice fire starting)
  • Nalgene/Water Bottle

Use a permanent marker or tape to identify their belongings.
Pack in a backpack or large bag or plastic container bin.
Scout can consult his Scout Handbook for anything we might have committed on this list.

Please Call or Email if you have any questions:



Sean Warner


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