1.)Scouts should arrive tonight fully packed and ready to go, as we are hoping to load the truck tonight, saving time on Friday. I have attached the standard backpacking list of what to bring and we will review everything tonight to ensure that everyone has what they will need and remove anything that they don’t need.
2.)Parents should see me tonight to confirm that all paperwork is in order…we are only at around 80% complete, so it is important that we get all the proper signatures, etc.
3.)We will be distributing Troop gear and food tonight, so please return any Troop gear that you might still have at home.
4.)The Scouts should show up at the Church on Friday at 7:30 AM, as we will be leaving promptly at 8:00 AM, with no delays, since we need to be at the trailhead by 12:00 PM. Scouts should have already eaten breakfast and be in their Class “A” uniform, without neckerchiefs. Everyone should have a bagged lunch for Friday’s Lunch.
5.)All Scouts should have their Class “B” T-Shirt, Troop 42 Fleece jacket and Class “A” uniform with neckerchief and slide for the weekend. They will be wearing the Class “A” in the parade on Sunday, and should have a good pair of shorts or pants to go with the shirt. (No gym shorts/pants etc.) It would be great if they all looked sharp for this event. Additionally, Scout should not bring or wear any camouflage clothing to this event. (Per the military’s request)
6.)In addition to the listed equipment that the Scouts should have in their packs, please add either a pack cover and/or large plastic garbage bag for protecting the packs from the rain, which is presently predicted on our hike into camp.
7.)Scouts should have some spending money for the trading post and for lunch on the ride home on Sunday.
8.)Did I mention a good pair of hiking boots, Scouts should not be wearing sneakers, as they will only get wet and dirty.