Don’t be this guy! At Tuesday’s meeting we’ll have a shakeout for this weekend’s Stanley Canyon Backpacking Trip! This trip is designed for new scouts to test out their gear and learn the basics of backpacking and wilderness camping. Please bring all the gear you expect to take on the campout to the meeting, packed in your backpack. We will identify any extra gear or gear shortfalls and make sure we take care of everything prior to Friday; new Scouts need a pen and paper so they can take notes to help them prepare. We need all the older experienced Scouts to attend, whether you’re going on the backpacking trip or not, to help the younger Scouts sort through their equipment. We need your experience and tutelage!
Also, Scouts should bring a meal plan for Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner, and Sunday breakfast, as well as snacks. Each Scout is responsible for his own meals and must bring everything on Friday when we depart (as well as full hydration bladders and/or water bottles!). Food should be packaged by meal; individual marked gallon size ziplock bags (e.g. “Fred Saturday Lunch”) work great for separating items into meals. Remember, we’ll be hanging bear bags so we need all the “smellables” (food, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) separated out so we can quickly grab everyone’s smellables for the bags.
Expect to meet at WUMC late Friday afternoon/evening, and return on Sunday at about 11 am – 12 pm. We’ll finalize times and transportation details at Tuesday’s meeting. See you tomorrow!