RRG Campout 

MISSION:   Sat Apr 18-19-20, 2020   RED RIVER GORGE , Whittleton Arch hike


Part 1, backpackers will meet at the church on friday eve, and DEPART at 6 pm.

We will meet at the church on Saturday morn, and DEPART at 730 ama group will head to the RRG on friday and backpack, hike, and sleep on ROUGH TRAIL near Gray's Arch..

Part 2, the next group will head out Saturday to our regular campsite on Tunnel Ridge Road.

 meet at the church on Saturday morn, and DEPART at 730 am.  So show  up at 7:00 am  to pack gear.

We are camping in the primitive lot along Tunnel Ridge Rd , either ARCHAIC or FT ANCIENT   

and will hike along Whittleton Arch to Natural Bridge .   

After Natural Bridge, we will walk to Miguels Pizza.  Bring at least $5 for a slice. They are BIG slices!

Bring at least 1/2 GALLON JUG OF WATER (or large camelback) .  Hiking makes you very thirsty

This is Kentucky, the weather may be COLD and it may be HOT so bring appropriate clothing for both.


MAPS:      Campsite Info       GPS to our secret site


    LIVE WEATHER   ,     WEATHER FORCAST ,  Torrent  Web site 


Reasons to Go:

  • It is a 2nd Class Rank req. 3b   - 5 mile hike.

  • Camping Merit badge req.  REQUIREMENT 9a

  • Many Rank reqs.: Tfoot: 1a,b,c    2nd: 1a,b,c

  • Backpacking Merit Badge

  • Pizza  Miguels   

On saturday, we stop at  Miguels Pizza, so bring extra $5-10 for this. 1 or 2 slices is all you need, they are big.


On Sunday, please return to church to pick up scouts around 2-3 pm.  I will broadcast the arrival time via REMIND  phone app.

Campout cost  $15
$5 for Miguels
$5 for DQ  


Download TROOP Permission Slip 

MEDICAL FORM :   MEDICAL FORM AB ,   no need for the doctor physical, C


10 essentials for hiking:
1     First aid kit
2     Filled water bottle
3     Flashlight
4     Trail food
5     Sunscreen
6     Whistle
7     Compass
8     Rain gear
9     Pocket knife
10     Matches or fire starters.



Suggested Packing List:

  Camp Equipment  

__ 1 Complete Scout Uniform CLASS A (Mandatory) uniform shirt, olive pants, red 73 neckerchief

Troop 73 always travels in full uniform, to and from the destination.

__ 1 GALLON JUG OF WATER.  (Hiking makes you thirsty)

__ Scout Handbook

__ Water bottle  (filled with water)

__Tent  (the troop has some if you don't own one)


__Under Armor type wicking shirt (for the hike)

__Clothes (change of clothing  change of socks, change of liner socks, underwear, shirt)

__Jacket (if it gets cold)

__Flash light / Head light


__Backpack  (to carry all your clothes & equipment)

__Sleeping bag

__Sleeping mat / pad

__Mess Kit - Personal Eating Utensils (plate, cup, spoon / fork or mess kit)

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

__Toilet Paper in a Ziplock bag


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

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


__Personal First Aid Kit


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

Sheath, butterfly, and survival type knives, etc. are not allowed on
the reservation. IF brought, the Scoutmaster should hold them until the Scout returns home. 

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

 Miguel's Pizza closed December 1st Feb  24th

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