Backpack Camp – October 6-8

Our monthly campout for October is our yearly backpacking treks. Backpacking is a fun and enjoyable experience that anyone can do, even if you have never backpacked before! We will be going over important information and tips about backpacking in the weeks leading up to camp. Our youth and adult leaders are here to help everyone best prepare for camp so that they will have a successful, safe, and fun trip! We really encourage as many of our Scouts as possible to join us for backpacking, as it’s a great way to learn some important skills and prepare for future high adventure opportunities.

Sign-ups are available on TroopWebHost. For this camp, we split up into two different crews based on age:

Our Beginner Crew (6th & 7th graders) will be meeting on Saturday morning, October 7th, and going to Mohican State Park to participate in our traditional Mohican Trek. This is a great opportunity for our younger Scouts to have a positive and fun backpacking experience. Please read the information in the following link for additional information on Mohican Trek, why we structure it the way we do, and the importance of encouraging your Scout to participate:

Mohican Trek – Mile 1

Our Advanced Crew (8th-12th graders) will be leaving on Friday, October 6th, and also traveling to Mohican State Park for their backpacking trek.

For our Advanced Crew participants, if you are not able to join us on Friday due to other commitments, but would still like to participate in camp, you can sign up to hike with the Beginner Crew, or meet up with the Advanced Crew. Just make sure to note that in the comment field.

Remember, Scouts are responsible for bringing their own food for the weekend. If a Scout needs to borrow a backpack, or other gear, we will have that available as well. We will be sharing more details about camp over the next couple of weeks, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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