Falls Lake Weekender

Destination: Falls Lake State Park (park details, map to park, topographic map, weather forecast)
Departing: There is no coordinated departure. All Scouts to meet at the Falls Lake Park Entrance no later than 6pm, Friday, May 20th, 2005
Returning: Parents to meet Scouts for lunch and afternoon activities at noon on Sunday, May 22nd, 2005. The exact campsite at which to meet will be chosen on Friday, as sites are first-come, first-served.
Activities: Patrol cooking, rope work, first aid, orienteering, and (weather permitting) boating and swimming
Cost: $15 per person

Special Announcement

Parents, you are invited to lunch with your Scout and the whole Troop on Sunday, May 22nd beginning at noon. After the meal, we will discuss our plans for Summer Camp, including transporation to and from Camp Durant, family night date and activities, emergency contact, etc. At least one family member for each Scout should attend this activity!

Pre-Trip Checklist

In preparation for this trip, please follow this checklist:

  1. Confirm your attendance with the Scoutmasters
  2. Complete, with your parent or guardian, an emergency medical treatment form, if you have not completed one or if your current one is more than one year old
  3. Have your parent or guardian sign the permission slip
  4. No later than 16-May-2005, turn in your emergency medical treatment form (if applicable), signed permission slip, and the activity fee
  5. Pack your gear for a two-night car camping trip, including food.
    • You do not need to pack your backpack; instead, a duffle bag lined with a garbage bag will work perfectly.
    • The Troop will provide each patrol with enough tents; each member (or the Patrol as a whole) must pack everything else.
    • The activities this weekend will absolutely require you to bring compass, practice ropes, mess kit, first aid kit, and swimming trunks.
    • Remember you will need to have a Patrol-wide meal plan in place for 6 meals (Dinner Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday; Breakfast and Lunch Sunday). Lunch Sunday will be for the Patrol and the Patrol's families. Ensure that your meal plan covers food for all attending members of the Patrol's families.

    Check the library for helpful planning information!