Time for us to get back out side!!!
Get Ready for the next campout! We were going to go to Farish, but there are no sites available so we are going to Spruce Grove Campground in Terryall. This is a car camping Trip, but there are some great hikes and other activities. I camped at this one a few times and its awesome. If you are from Pack 6 and are going to Farish then please do not sign up for this one too. We’ll miss ya but you will have a blast at the Pack 6 Final Camp out!
We will retire some American Flags on this Campout.
This campout will be from May 19th – May 21st. We will meet at the church at 530pm on Friday and try to be back at the Church before 11am on Sunday.
Here is the link to the camp site to check it out: https://rootsrated.com/colorado-springs-co/backpacking-camping/spruce-grove-campground
The cost of this trip will be $15 per scout.
We need at least two adults to sign up for this trip, it would be better if we had three. I am training for an Ironman so I would like two adults so I can go for an early morning run and ride (I know….I’m selfish but hey….its an Ironman)
Please follow this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-terryall
We will need two scouts to sign up to purchase and cook food to earn their First Class Cooking Requirements. There is a spot on Sign Up Genius for that.
Also, I know this is last minute I would like all scouts to pay and turn in their permission slips at tomorrow’s meeting. The permission slip is on the right side of the page under “Downloads” or you can get it at this link: http://www.bsatroop287.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/BSA_ParentPermissionForm.pdf
Here is a packing list. You do not have to bring these items tomorrow’s meeting:
THE SCOUT OUTDOOR ESSENTIALS
They’re called “essentials” for a reason. Every packing list starts with these 10 items.
1. A pocketknife or multitool
2. A first-aid kit. Make Sure its small for backpacking
3. One extra shirt, extra pair of underwear and two extra pairs of socks
4. A jacket that is warm and can also act as rain gear ( a poncho works for rain too)
5. A flashlight, but preferably a headlamp Bring extra batteries, too.
6. Trail snacks is good for maintaining your energy. Bring more than you think you’ll need in case you get stuck (or lost) in the woods.
7. 2 Liters of Water in 1 Liter size Nalgene bottles. Camelbak
8. Matches and/or a fire starter ( lighter)
9. Sun protection might include sunblock, sunglasses, lip balm and a wide-brimmed hat.
10. Broken in Boots
11. Sleeping Pad
12. Sleeping Bag rated to at least 20 degrees (Sometimes a 30 degree will work)
13. Back pack that fits properly
14. Bring a small Day Pack for hikes
Here are some hygiene items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:
- Dental floss
- Waterless hand cleaner
- Toilet paper
- Trowel for digging cathole latrines
COOKING AND EATING
Here are some cooking and eating items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:
- Canteen Cup or some type of portable mess kit
- Cup or insulated mug
- Water treatment system
- Backpacking stove with fuel
Here are some extras you may want to pack, depending on the outing:
- Pen or pencil
- Nylon cord
- Insect repellent
- Repair kit
- Hiking stick or trekking poles