Sunday, October 26, 2008

Appalachian Trail Campout October 18-19, 2008

Appalachian Trail Hike-Camp-Hike October 18-19, 2008
We had fun on this campout. It was pretty cold during the morning and night. There was a hornet's nest in our campsite. It was the size of a soccer ball. Jacob and Hari found a bullfrog in the creek behind the campsite. There were some geeks shoving some weird gadget in a cup of creek water and complaining that some blue light should be blinking. There was also a pool of baby newts. We camped at the Maupin Shelter and hiked the Mau-Har trail and went eight miles on it. We took a circular route down the Appalachian trail and returned to the Maupin Shelter.  It was very rocky. 
The hike was  nice. There were lots of fall colors in the woods. We stopped at a scenic overlook with a view of the valley. The sun shone on a patch of yellow trees in the valley center and the trees glowed. 
Overall, this was a great campout. 

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Brady Saunders Campout- September 19th-21st, by Boy Scout Troop 735

The Brady Saunders campout was excellent.  After getting there on Friday night, we pitched the tents and slept. In the morning, we cooked bacon, eggs, and macaroni. Mr. Griffith took us on a hike. We saw many different kinds of mushrooms and fungi.  We also found evidence of beavers, such as sharp stumps with toothmarks. There was a squirrel's nest in the crook of a tree. After coming back from the hike, Hari, Michael, Ben, Mr. Gigante, and Mr. McKelvey finished half of the orienteering course, then went down to the lake. Hari passed the BSA swimmer test, then they all demonstrated some water rescues.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Warm Weather Camping Checklist

40-60 Degree Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Pillow (optional)
Flashlight and Extra Batteries
Water Bottle or Canteen
Pocket Knife or Multi-Purpose Knife
Mess Kit (plate, bowl, cup, fork, knife and spoon)
Light Jacket (Cool at Night)
Waterproof Rain Gear
Sweater or Sweatshirt (Optional)
Two pair of pants (one is extra)
One pair of water resistant pants
Activity Shirt (Class "B")
Hiking Boots
Tennis shoes

Troop Hat
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Comb or Brush
First Aid Kit
Insect Repellent
Sun Screen Lotion
Tote'n'Chip Card (Don't need to bring on campout)
Fire'm'Chit Card (Don't need to bring on campout)
Day or Fanny Pack
Camera (optional)
Watch (optional)
Folding Chair (optional)
Scout Handbook (required)
Merit Badge Books / Cards (as required)
Notebook and Pen and/or Pencil (as required)

Some of the things on the list are optional.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Winter Camp Checklist

Scout Equipment
  • Scout Shirt
  • Scout Pants
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Boy Scout Merit Badger Books (if needed)
  • Pocket knife- if you have your Tote N' Chip
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight with extra batteries


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Old Blanket (optional)
  • Pillow(optional)
  • Ground Pad or Cloth
  • Stuff bag for sleeping bag (optional)

  • Underwear
  • Socks (light)
  • Sock (Heavy-Wool)
  • T-shirts
  • Long, thermal underwear
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • warm sweater
  • warm coat or jacket
  • hat
  • gloves or mittens
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Bathing suit (optional)

Other Items
  • Back pack, duffel bag for summer camp.
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Wash Cloth
  • Towel
  • Mess Kit

Optional Gear
  • Compass
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money

Please remember to put your clothes in a ziplock bag, this will insure that none of your clothes will get wet for any reason!