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.


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:
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.