Tuesday meeting 5 pm at Xeriscape Garden, Backpacking prep!

BSA Troop 287 —  October 10, 2015 — Leave a comment

For Tuesday’s Scout meeting we will meet at 5 pm at the Colorado Springs Utilities facility on Mesa Drive (2855 Mesa Drive).  We will get a tour of the Xeriscape garden beginning at 5 pm, and also receive a presentation on Water Wise conservation.  These presentations fulfill important Second Class rank requirements and will run until 6:30 pm.

Shakedown for this weekends backpacking trip:  At 6:30 pm, we will have a quick backpacking shakedown in the parking lot at the Colorado Springs Utilities facility.  Scouts should bring all their gear packed in their backpack so we can make sure they are good to go, and also bring their meal plan.  If you let me know of any items you need (backpack, sleeping bag, pad, etc.) we will find something for you to use.  The weather looks great!! This will be a fun introduction to backpacking for the younger Scouts, and older Scouts can hone backpacking skills.  See the previous post below for all the info on the trip!

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


Please e-mail me with any questions at jonu_1999@yahoo.com

BSA Troop 287


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