Camping Operations Order:

Mission :  Sat  JULY  14th  day TRIP     CAVE TRIP to Climax Cave in Berea ,KY  (day trip)

We will be  caving inside Climax Cave.   (see caving packing list below)

Only a day trip and it is WEATHER dependent.  Too much rain, we will cancel. (hello Thailand)

We will have lunch in the cave , so bring a bag lunch.


We will depart at 8am  Sat morning from the church, and return about 3:00 pm.

We have some helmets but try to bring your own: either construction hard hat, or styrofoam cycling helmet.

If time allows, a stop at DQ for dessert.  (bring $ for this) 


Cost:   $0.00     

Download Troop Permission Slip   here

Maps Google map of Climax Church near Berea

Cave Map

                                            Suggested Packing List:  

Cave Equipment

__CLASS B UNIFORM  (we will wear travelling ,To-AND-From the cave)

__Cave Clothes (We will change upon arrival: some kind of sweat wicking clothing or wool shirt/sweater, wool socks, so you dont get cold when wet)

__Trash bags (for putting wet clothes into after the cave)

__Day Pack  (for the hike)

___non cave Clothes (change of clothing AFTER caving, change of wool socks, change of liner socks, underwear, tee shirt, long sleeve shirt)


__Knee Pads

__Boots  (good hiking boots for caving)

__Sneakers (for NON caving activity)

__LUNCH..Snacks (for the trip & cave)

__Flash light / Head light + 3 sources of light


__ Water bottle  (filled with water)

__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

__Extra money for Dairy Queen

 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    (gameboys, DVD players, phones)

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.



Mr. Chase’s Cell – (859) 229-4239

Mr  Hoyt's cell  859-494-0761

Mr. Pack’s Cell– (859) 351-1753

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