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Trail-to-First Class Campout - January 28-29, 2017

What: Trail-to-First Class Campout
When: January 28-29, 2017
Where: Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Who: Troop 33 First Year Program Scouts and any Scouts still needing to complete requirements for First Class
Cost: $30.00
SIC: James Pampeyan
SMIC:  Tom Poppitz
Activity Coordinator:  Jon Meyer


This year has proved a challenge for the Firsties regarding the number of camping trips, in part due to this year's new BSA requirements.  Recognizing that we don't have enough overnight camping trips planned for any of our scouts to achieve First Class status before finishing our Firsties term, we're adding some now.  Please reserve it on your calendar. 


Arrive Saturday morning, lunch, optional 5 mile hike, tailored tasks for others, dinner, camping, breakfast, return before lunch Sunday.
Possible Activities to be covered at the campout:

S1c.Select a location for your patrol site and recommend it to your patrol leader, senior patrol leader, or troop guide. Explain what factors you should consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent. 265-6

S2e.plan and cook one hot breakfast or lunch 290-308

S3b.*take a 5-mile hike 343-5


Explain each of the principles of Tread Lightly! and tell how you practiced them on a campout or outing. This outing must be different from the ones used for Tenderfoot requirement 1c and Second Class requirement 1b. 233-4


Demonstrate the procedures to follow in the safe handling and storage of fresh meats, dairy products, eggs, vegetables, and other perishable food products. Show how to properly dispose of camp garbage, cans, plastic containers, and other rubbish. 300-1, 306-9

F2e. On one campout, serve as cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or building a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in First Class requirement 2a. Supervise the cleanup.


Lead patrol in preparing Breakfast
Lead patrol in cooking Lunch
Lead patrol in cooking Dinner


Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together. 373-6


Use lashings to make a useful camp gadget or structure.371-8


On a Scouting or family outing, take note of the trash and garbage you produce. Before your next similar outing, decide how you can reduce, recycle, or repurpose what you take on that outing, and then put those plans into action. Compare your results.

And Much more....


Scout Deposit Payment ($30 + $1.20 fee)


Peter Stanley,
Jan 19, 2017, 2:48 PM
Peter Stanley,
Jan 19, 2017, 2:50 PM
Peter Stanley,
Jan 27, 2017, 11:55 PM