Spring 2012 Campout

posted Apr 23, 2012, 5:06 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated May 7, 2012, 7:06 AM ]
ALL PARENTS MUST COMPLETE THE "BSA Youth Protection Training" (YPT) if you want to attend this campout!  NO EXCEPTIONS. 
More information regarding this training can be found in the "Pack Training Compliance" to the left.
When
:  May 4th — 6th
Location: Longhorn Council Camp Tahuaya (camp info) (maps and directions)
We are in the Commanche Campsite (Click here for map):  
 
Cost: $10/person, (might vary based on additional activities)
Let your Den Leader know if you are coming. ASAP!

This is a Scout/Akela campout (one adult per boy, no siblings, unless you have no other alternatives)

SCOUTS PLEASE LEAVE ELECTRONICS AT HOME OR IN YOUR CAR.  All campouts are electronic free for all scouts.  Parents are encouraged to limit their use of electronics.

NO Fishing, BB Guns, or Archery will be allowed or included in the campout, due to closures, activity booked-up and other reasons.




WHAT TO BRING

YOU MUST BRING A MESS KIT (Plate, Bowl, Cup, Mug, Utensils, Napkins) for each member coming to the camp.  Please bring a mug for hot drinks and cups for cold drink.  No pack provided plates, bowls, utensils, etc..

Each Den must get together and plan the lunch meal (see right) and to prepare skits, songs or jokes for the campfire, and the pack will have a book of skits and songs for you to use.

Important Information
  1. Please pay your den leader BEFORE you arrive at camp. The cost is $10 per person. This includes campsite, food (3 meals), and kool-aid, but not sodas or coffee. If you want coffee quickly, though, you should think about bringing your own)
  2. If you are an adult, please give your den leader a copy of your Youth Protection Training certificate BEFORE you arrive at camp. The training is available for free on line at www.scouting.org and takes about 15 minutes to complete. You will need to create an account to take the training.  Click on the training tab, then the general tab.  One of the basic training courses is Youth Protection Training.
    Please bring along the Medical Release Form. (David Kerbow is tracking it down and will be sending it out.)
  3. While electronic devices are fun, the purpose of camping is to enjoy the outdoors. If your child must bring a handheld game system, or other electronic device, please leave it in the car for the duration of the campout. Unfortunately, the boys often like to be led by example…
  4. While there is an agenda and plan for the campout, it is possible that it will have to be amended to account for the situation on the ground. To reinforce “leave no trace”, please minimize the use of disposable anything.


Menu
Friday Dinner Fend for yourself.  No Den or Pack dinner.
Saturday Breakfast  Breakfast Tacos and Fruit
Webelos will be preparing breakfast and cleaning up — pack provided.
  Lunch NOT provided by the Pack, coordinated with Den.
  Dinner Walking Tacos (ie Frito Pie with taco meat and taco toppings:)
Bears will preparing dinner — pack provided.

Sunday Breakfast Oatmeal and fruit.
Wolves and Tigers will be preparing — pack provided.

Agenda

Friday Arrive after 4pm.
Gather at sites, setup tents and sleeping arrangements.
Saturday Flag Ceremony, raise the flags (colors).
Service Project (an age appropriate service project.  EVERYONE BRING WORK GLOVES -- scouts too! -- I suggest we do this between breakfast and lunch before it gets too hot.)
Den Time (get ready for campfire)
Saturday
Night
Retrieve the flags.
Campfire Ceremony
ALL DENS – NEED A SONG, SKIT, JOKE or all 3!

Free Time
— LIGHTS OUT —
Sunday Camp breakdown.
ALL SCOUT MEMBERS - Leave No Trace!

List of suggested items to bring

Clothing
  • Good walking shoes or boots
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Rain jacket (let’s be optimistic!)
  • Swim suit, if you plan to swim
  • Long pants (for hiking, running, walking)
  • Gloves (service project)

Personal
  • Toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Film or memory card
  • Extra batteries
  • Reusable mug
  • Bug spray
  • Sun screen
Miscellaneous
  • Folding camp chairs
  • Water bottle (yes, it’s on the list twice!)
  • Flashlight/headlamp (extra batteries)
  • Daypack/fanny pack
  • Whistle (to sound if lost or hurt)
  • Binoculars
  • Trash bags
  • Lantern
  • After dark entertainment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bedding/sleeping
  • Sleeping pads or cots
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Sheet
  • Pillow
  • Tent
  • Whittling Chip Card (Bears and older)
  • Fishing Pole (if you have proper permits to fish in the river)