Camping Operations Order:

Mission Jan 19-20    SURVIVAL TRIP to CAMP McKEE ,Kentucky      

On Jan 19,  we will depart from the church parking lot at 6:30 pm.  So show up about 6 pm. We will return on Sunday about 1 pm so have cell phones on then.

The troop is going camping on a winter campout to Camp McKee.  The boys will be staying in the Adirondacks, a structure that is heated by a fire and stays warm in the coldest of weather. All the scouts will stay in the Adirondacks on Friday night.  Saturday we will separate into two programs.  Any older scout, first class and up, can take the Wilderness Survival merit badge. This will teach scouts how to take care of themselves in the outdoors in an emergency situation.  Scouts that earned Wilderness Survival at summer camp are strongly encouraged to attend to practice these important skills.
All others will work on advancements and take a hike on the Pioneer Mountain trail, a trail around Camp McKee.
We will go over what to pack on Tuesday before the campout.  If you have questions email me or come to the meeting and ask.  We will make sure no scout freezes.  (again)

All scouts First Class and up are encouraged to take the Wilderness Survival merit badge.  Anyone who has Wilderness Survival can also participate as this will be totally different from summer camp.  All other scouts will be working on scout skills/advancement to get 1st Class rank and hiking the Pioneer Mountain Trail especially orienteering .

The cost is $25,  ... $10 to camp $15 for food & gas ....    plus any lunch money on Sunday at Dairy Queen.

Please bring money and permission slips to meeting on Tuesday.  

Since we depart on a Friday, eat dinner before arriving because we don't cook on Friday.

 

K Wharton <k4rw@hotmail.com> 

Bring your money & permission slip to scouts by day of trip.


Download Permission Slip here

MEDICAL FORM : MEDICAL FORM - Each scout must have a the part A filled, no need for the physical.

Maps Google map      trail map

Local Info:  http://www.campmckee.org/

Want to build your own survival shelter?   Or start a fire using 3 different methods?

Sign up for Wilderness Survival Merit Badge offered during the Adirondack outing.

 Survival MB Reqs

Why take Wilderness survival now?   Prerequisites before departure
Survival is never easy First Class scout
Practice 7 priorities of Survival Copy of Merit Badge book  
Will be warmed by heat from 3 campfires 7  priorities of Survival from memory
Experience loss of morale from cold Personal survival kit
Firsthand testaments to the will to survive. Proper cold weather clothes and gear
Wants to teach classmates how to survive

CLICK TO SEE COLD WEATHER GEAR PACKING LIST HERE  

and Suggested Packing List:

Camp Equipment

__Day Pack

__Boots

__Coat  

__Clothes (change of clothing  change of wool socks, change of liner socks, underwear, tee shirt, long sleeve shirt)

__Snacks (for the trip )

__Flash light / Head light

__Batteries

__ Water bottle  (filled with water)

__Backpack  (to carry all your clothes & equipment)

__Sleeping bag

__Sleeping mat / pad

__Personal Eating Utensils (plate, cup, spoon / fork – or mess kit)

__Hygiene Kit (Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer)

__Toilet Paper in a Ziplock bag

__Matches

__Compass

__Emergency kit (including a whistle, pocket knife, emergency blanket, etc)

__Scout Handbook

__Wet Weather Protection Gear (Rain Jacket and Pants- pants are optional)

__Personal First Aid Kit

 

 Carryon for the bus:

In a plastic bag – bring the clothes you will change into after travel (we will leave ALL uniform pieces – including Scout socks on the bus so we can travel home in clean uniforms).

 NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ALLOWED ON TRIP.   (gameboys, DVD players, phones)

NOTICE!!

All fuel (propane, white gas) must be checked in and held by an adult until it is needed. Only adult leaders should handle fuel.

Support:

Mr. Walker’s Cell – (859) 396-4272

Mr. Chase’s Cell – (859) 229-4239

Mr  Hoyt's cell  859-494-0761

Mr. Pack’s Cell– (859) 351-1753