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Harriman March 2014

Hi everyone,

Reminders about this weekend's backpacking/hiking/camping trip to Harriman:
  • Permission slip is at the website (ps.t577.org) or here. Permission slip is due at this Thursday's (March 20) meeting. 
  • We will be meeting at Newbridge Rd. School at 7am Saturday and returning by approximately 1pm Sunday
  • This is a backpacking trip. Scouts (and adults) must be able to carry their pack, including water and food and gear (tent).  
  • Troop will provide tents to scouts (3-in-a-tent; tents will be divided in 3 at the parking lot).
  • Scouts can "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 due to the weather: cup-o-soup, oatmeal, hot chocolate etc.  Freeze dried or dehydrated is fine too. Don't forget utensils to cook/eat and plates/cups/napkins. THESE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED!
  • Dress warmly and bring warm gear: it may get into the 20s at night.  UnderArmour is HIGHLY recommended.  15-degree (or warmer) sleeping bag and a winter hat and gloves
  • NO COTTON: Wear sock liners (if you have them) and hiking (wool) socks for the hike to the campsite.  Don't forget a change of clothes!
  • "Be Prepared" and don't forget things like
    • rain gear - it will rain!
    • flashlight 
    • scout knife (if you have totem chip)
    • rope
    • whistle, etc.
We will be reminding scouts about all these things at the troop meeting on Thursday.