Camping Operations Order:

Mission :  Sat Aug 3rd     CAVE TRIP to Climax Cave in Berea ,KY  (day trip)

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

If no one wants to camp, we will convert to only a day trip.

We will sleep in the cave and eat backpack style meals.  (freeze dried or boil water w backpack stove)

Bring sack lunch and backpack dinner.  We may do breakfast out with the surface dwellers.

We will depart 7:30 am  Sat morning , so arrive about 7:00 am.  Return early Sun morning.

Cost:   $10     

Download Troop Permission Slip   here

Maps Google map,    

                                            Suggested Packing List:  

Cave Equipment

__Day Pack  (for the hike)

__Cave Clothes (some kind of sweat wik clothing or wool shirt/sweater, wool socks, so you dont get cold when wet)


__Knee Pads

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

__Boots  (good hiking boots for caving)

__Sneakers (for non caving activity)

__Snacks (for the trip & cave)

__Flash light / Head light – 3 sources of light


__ Water bottle  (filled with water)

Camp Equipment  


__ Backpack meals.  (we will NOT do patrol cooking)

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

__Sleeping mat / pad  we have no soft rocks to sleep on.

__Backpack  (to carry all your clothes & equipment)

__Sleeping bag

__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)

__Scout Handbook

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

__Personal First Aid Kit

__Extra money for Dairy Queen & local gift shop

 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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