SURVIVAL TRIP to CAMP McKEE ,Kentucky
On Fri night, Mar 13, we will depart from the
church parking lot at 6:00 pm. So show up about
5:30 pm. We will return on Sunday about 1 pm so have cell phones on
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
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
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.
Bring your money & permission slip to scouts by day of trip.
MEDICAL FORM : MEDICAL
FORM - Each scout must have a the part A filled, no need
for the physical.
Google map trail
Want to build your own survival shelter?
start a fire using 3 different methods?
Sign up for Wilderness Survival Merit Badge offered during the
take Wilderness survival now?
|Survival is never easy
||First Class scout
|Practice 7 priorities of
||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
COLD WEATHER GEAR PACKING LIST HERE
__Clothes (change of
clothing change of wool socks, change of liner socks, underwear,
tee shirt, long sleeve shirt)
__Snacks (for the
__Flash light / Head
Water bottle (filled
(to carry all your clothes & equipment)
__Sleeping mat / pad
Utensils (plate, cup, spoon / fork – or mess kit)
(Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer)
__Toilet Paper in a
(including a whistle, pocket knife, emergency blanket, etc)
Protection Gear (Rain Jacket and Pants- pants are optional)
__Personal First Aid
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).
DEVICES ALLOWED ON TRIP. (gameboys, DVD players, phones)
All fuel (propane, white gas) must be checked in and held by an adult
until it is needed. Only adult leaders should handle fuel.
Mr. Chase’s Cell – (859) 229-4239
Mr. Pack’s Cell– (859) 351-1753