This Saturday, June 28, 2014, the boys of Troop 287 will be doing a one-night prep campout to have some fun and get ready for summer camp. We’ll start at 1 p.m. at Wilson Church and stay the night up by the barn. Eat lunch beforehand. The boys will be working on several summer camp re-requisites along with earning their Fire N’ Chit and Tote N’ Chit. Friday night is hobo dinners. Boys will prepare their own hobo dinner at home and bring it with them to cook Saturday night. The boys will shop for and prepare Saturday night’s dessert and Sunday morning’s breakfast. We’ll be doing a 5-mile hike Sunday morning and should be done before noon. Cost is $6 per scout.
Scouts should bring sleeping bag, sleeping bad, a change of clothes, PJs, hygiene kit, personal eating utensils, poncho, good hiking shoes/boots, personal pocket knife (they’ll be learning how sharpen and care for them). Bring firewood, if you have some. The boys will be learning how to properly build, start, and extinguish fires in the metal fire bins.
For the hobo dinners, the boys need to be able to explain the basic food groups in their Scout Handbooks and include them in their meal. Here are some ideas for hobo dinners: