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First Year Camp Out, April 18-19, 2015

What: First Year Camp Out
When: April 18-19, 2015
Campsite: Mafeking
Who: First Year Scouts and Troop Guides
Cost: $30
Dress code: Class A Uniform for the drive up and most activities.  Please also bring Class B uniform.


There is a first year camp out on Saturday April 18 through Sunday April 19 at the Boulder Creek Scout Reservation (BCSR).  BCSR is one of the easiest to get to campsites and a great site to learn camping skills.  First Year Scouts will work on Trail to First Class skills including cooking, campfire building, and safe knife and axe handling.

Question:    "Hey I am an adult, can I come along?"
Answer:        We are still trying to determine how many adults we will need to attend, to help drive the boys to BCSR.
                     Sign up if you are interested in attending, but the Scoutmasters have the final say over who and how many adults will attend.

Question:     "Hey I am a Star scout and want to work on my EDGE requirements, can I come?"
Answer:        We have a few spots available to help out, please sign up and send a note to Mr. Stanley and Mr. Kim indicating your interest and we will see how many scouts we can accommodate, and the first to ask us will be the first given the chance to attend.

Question:    "What do I pack for this trip?"
Answer:        We will review at the meeting what you should bring, but for reference the Troop 33 "Camping Checklist" is a great source.

Payment & Consent Form

Look for Mr. Valestra at troop meetings holding "First Year Camp Out" sign and hand him your check and form.
  1. Activity Consent form (attached below)
  2. Check for $30 made out to "BSA Troop 33" with "First Year Camp Out" and scout name on the memo line

NOTE:    Forms and checks must be turned in by April 7.



8:00am                  Meet @ LAUMC
8:30am                  Depart for BCSR
8:30-10am             Drive to BCSR
10:00-11:00am      Setup camp
11:00-12:00pm      Skills training and testing
12:00-1:00pm        Lunch
1:00-6:00pm          Skills training and testing
6:00-7:30pm          Dinner
8:00-10:00pm        Campfire
10:00pm                Lights Out


7:00am                  Wake Up
7:00-8:30am          Breakfast
8:30-10:30             Tear Down
10:30-11am           Thorns and Roses
11am-noon            Drive Home
Noon                      Arrive @ LAUMC

Food Shopping

The Patrols get to decide what is for Breakfast and shop for items as a patrol.

We will be asking parents of scouts attending to help with shopping of food for all.


What do I bring?
Look at this list for what to bring on all trips - Camping Checklist and The Ten Essentials
For this trip please also bring your scout book, so we can sign it off and you can read up on the various activities we are doing.

What will we be doing?

T1Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it
T5Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost.
T2Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.
S3bOn one of these campouts, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you pitched. Explain what factors you should consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent.
S2Discuss the principles of Leave No Trace.
S3gOn one campout, plan and cook one hot breakfast or lunch, selecting foods from the MyPlate food guide or the current USDA nutrition model. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
T3On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol’s meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain theimportance of eating together.
S3cDemonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.
S3dUse the tools listed in requirement 3c to prepare tinder, kindling,and fuel for a cooking fire.
S3eExplain when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire. At an approved outdoor location and at an approved time, and using the tinder, kindling, and fuel wood from requirement 3d, demonstrate how to build a fire; light the fire, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. After allowing the flames to burn safely for at least two minutes, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.E
S3fExplain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove or propane stove. Set up a lightweight stove or propane stove; light the stove, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. Describe the safety procedures for using these types of stoves.
T6Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
S4Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or troop activity. Explain to your leader what respect is due the flag of the United States.


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Apr 20, 2015, 2:29 PM
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Rick Valestra,
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Peter Stanley,
Apr 19, 2015, 8:26 PM
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