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Camp Bullowa Camping Trip

posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:45 AM by Shawn O'Hea

Hi everybody,

Due to scheduling conflicts the troop will not be able to camp at Constitution Island on April 12/13.   Instead, we will go to Camp Bullowa in Stony Point, NY.   Also, since we were not able to camp at Harriman last weekend, we will treat the Bullowa trip as a backpacking trip.  Any scout who paid their $5 for Harriman does not have to pay for Bullowa.

The new permission slip is at the website (ps.t577.org) or here and is due at next week's meeting on April 10.  More info:

  • This is a backpacking trip. Scouts must be able to carry their pack, including water and food and gear (tent).
  • The troop will provide tents to scouts (3-scouts-in-a-tent; tents will be divided at the parking lot).
  • Scouts should "team up" to share gear such as portable stoves and cooking utensils.  Plan for this at the troop meeting on Thursday. Quartermaster can provide a limited number of troop stoves and coffee pots (for boiling water).
  • Scouts are responsible for their own food: bag lunch for Saturday, and Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast
  • "Warm food" is recommended: cup-o-soup, oatmeal, hot chocolate etc.  Freeze dried or dehydrated is fine too, or as otherwise decided by the patrols. Don't forget utensils and plates/cups/napkins. THESE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED!
  • Dress warmly and bring warm gear: it may get into the 30s at night.  UnderArmour is recommended.  15-degree (or warmer) sleeping bag and a winter hat and gloves
  • NO COTTON.  Don't forget a change of clothes!
  • "Be Prepared" and don't forget things like
    • rain gear
    • flashlight
    • scout knife (if you have totem chip)
    • rope
    • first aid kit, etc.

We will be reminding scouts about all these things at the troop meeting on Thursday.   


ALSO, don't forget about:

Sign up for the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (Camporee) May 2-4 and
Webelos Woods May 16-18!

Soup Kitchen Community Service this Sunday April 6. 

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