1.)The Troop will be heading to West Point on Friday, May 1st at 8:00 AM…..meaning we are leaving the parking lot at 8:00 AM, since we need to be at West Point by 12:00 PM, so please try and be at the Church by 7:30 AM. Scouts should be in their Class “A” uniform and should have already eaten breakfast. They should also bring a bagged lunch that we will be eating prior to our hike over Bull Hill. Everyone should have some cash on hand for the lunch on the trip home as well as the trading post at the Camporee.
2.)The cost of the West Point trip which includes Troop registration and food while camping will be $40.00/per person. Please try and bring your payments in over the next couple of weeks.
3.)All Scouts and Scouters attending West Point MUST have on file the West Point waiver (see attached), the BSA Permission Form (see attached) and Parts “A” and “B” of the BSA Medical Form (see attached again). Please turn this paperwork in as soon as possible, as you cannot attend this event without the paperwork. We will NOT be collecting paperwork on Friday, May 1st…so please turn it in at Monday Night’s meeting.
4.)The Troop will supply all food for Friday Night’s Dinner, Saturday’s Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Sunday’s Breakfast.
5.)Scouts MUST have their Class “A” uniform with neckerchief for Sunday’s parade as well as their Class “B” shirts for the remainder of the weekend. In addition they should bring along some ‘gym” clothing for the Cadet led physical work out early Saturday morning.
6.)Over the next couple of weeks we will be reviewing all the details for attending this event, all Scouts attending should plan to be at these meetings. Everyone (Adults included attending the Camporee) must be at the Monday, April 27th and Wednesday, April 29th “shakedown meetings, as we will be making all final arrangements, including food distribution.
7.)Reminder that this trip is considered a backpacking trip with everything being carried in and out from the Camporee.
8.)Nearly 7,000 Scouts and Scouters are expected to attend this event, and it is completely organized and run by the Cadets at West Point with the expectation that the Troops will utilize BSA policies in letting the Scouts run their Program. (Adults are simply chauffeurs and there for the Health & Safety of the Scouts), therefore Scouts should remember to utilize and enforce the buddy system at all times and understand all the details as previously planned by the Troop. The Troops SPL and ASPL are expected to make sure the Troop is organized and ready for this event and aware of the overall schedule of events.