(b) We will return to the usual Tedeschi's parking lot Sunday afternoon around 230- 3pm. Scouts will call when we are 15-20 minutes away.
(c) Scouts should plan to bring a few dollars for lunch on the way home.
(d) All Scouts should know their food plans, as part of the last Troop meeting was dedicated to working out menus and procurement responsibilities. That includes Saturday Lunch, Sat Dinner, Sunday breakfast. Scouts are on their own for additional snacks.
(e) Please be prepared to come with snow boots & hiking shoes. When we get there we'll determine which to wear based on snow/mud conditions, and we'll leave the others in the cars.
(f) All Scouts should bring at least two Nalgene bottles of full of drinking water.
(g) Scouts should bring extra socks. There will be wet conditions and we'll want to be prepared.
(h) Scouts with compasses should bring them, as they are one of the ten essentials anyway. There will be maps at the trail head and we anticipate the Scouts leading the hike.
(i) All Scouts attending this trip must have completed medical forms A & B anytime in the past year, they're attached. This mostly applies to our newest Scouts. We can collect them Saturday morning.
(j) Attached is a suggested backpacking list. Items marked 'Troop' are supplied by the Troop. In terms of clothing, Scouts should bring an extra pair of pants and dress in layers.
(k) The Weather forecast for the weekend looks splendid; but don't let that fool you. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and be sure to have rain gear.
(l) We suggest everyone have a garbage bag to keep their backpacks dry in the event it does rain, and any sleeping bags that are tied to the outside of the backpack should also be bagged in a trash bag to stay clean and dry.
(m) Did we mention extra socks ?