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Get ready for our annual winter camping trip, which will be held this year at Durland Reservation on February 7-8.  This will be an exciting winter backpacking trip, with an opportunity to explore Durland Reservation in the winter.

  • Patrol Leaders need to complete rosters and submit at the Troop Meeting (Board of Review) today.
  • Patrol Leaders need to make sure that their patrol will have enough food, stoves, and other equipment for their patrol.
  • Assistant Patrol Leaders should work with their Patrol Leaders to make sure this is done.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mr. Carley – Scoutmaster

Full details are in the flyer.

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The OKPIK trip is confirmed for the weekend of January 16-18, and we have room for a few more scouts.  Scouts must be 12 or older.

  • We will leave Bronxville Friday afternoon right after school
  • Friday evening we start at 8pm in the base lodge with some winter camping talks, demonstrations, equipment checks, and planning.
  • Saturday morning will start with a big breakfast in the lodge. We will then head out to our outpost with an experienced OKPIK guides.
  • Saturday afternoon will be spent building snow shelters, and either cross country skiing, or snowshoeing.
  • On Sunday, we will return to the lodge for lunch, and depart around noon.
  • We will be home by Sunday evening.

The Camp provides:

  • Trained OKPIK guides to accompany your crew.
  • Hundreds of acres at and around Camp Hinds in Raymond, Maine
  • Cold weather first aid and camping training
  • Equipment sleds, skies, snowshoes, and other cold weather camping gear
  • Supplemental cold weather clothing and sleeping systems.
  • Emergency Radio communication
  • OKPIK Maine participant patches
  • Shower facilities in our heated lodge
  • Trading Post
  • Crew leader packet with detailed information about the program.

More details are at: http://www.pinetreebsa.org/campingprogram/boyscout/okpik.html
Cost is $100 per person.  Please bring checks to the first Troop meeting in January, made out to Troop 5.

This is a great opportunity for interested scouts to gain true winter camping experience.

Please contact Scoutmaster Carley if you want to participate.

Scouts and parents,

Attached below is the handout for the upcoming (November 22-23) Orienteering trip.

  • All Scouts who are participating should get signed waivers and make sure their Patrol Leaders know if they are attending (or if they are not) by November 14.
  • Patrol Leaders need to complete rosters and submit at the Troop Meeting (Board of Review) on November 17.
  • Patrol Leaders need to make sure that their patrol will have enough food, stoves, and other equipment for their patrol.
  • Assistant Patrol Leaders should work with their Patrol Leaders to make sure this is done.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mr. Carley – Scoutmaster

The flyer is here: nov-22-23-orienteering

The waiver is here: waiver-of-liability

Scouts and parents,

Attached below is the handout for this coming weekend’s (October 18-19) Mountain Man trip.

  • All Scouts who are participating should make sure their Patrol Leaders know by Tuesday of this week.
  • Patrol Leaders need to let Matthew Muir, Senior Patrol Leader, who is coming from their patrol, by Wednesday of this week.
  • Patrol Leaders need to make sure that their patrol will have enough backpacking stoves, water filters, and first aid kits for the patrol.
  • Assistant Patrol Leaders should work with their Patrol Leaders to make sure this is done.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mr. Carley – Scoutmaster

The handout is here:  Mountain Man in the Catskills