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Troop 77 - New Scout Welcome Weekend at Inks Lake State Park

When: Friday, 2/18/2000 through Monday, 2/21/2000
Where: Inks Lake State Park, near Burnet, Texas (512-793-2223).  We have two "water only" campsites reserved.
Purpose:

The purpose of this campout is to:

  1. Have Scouting fun.
  2. Get acquainted.
  3. Work on advancement requirements for Tenderfoot.
  4. Work on advancement requirements for Second and First Class according to need and opportunity.
Cost: $10 per person to cover use of park and campsite only.  (Bring your own food.)
Equipment: You will need gear for COLD weather.  Remember our Griffith League Ranch campout!  The weather could even be wet and cold. So: "Be Prepared."

Use the checklists in the Boy Scout Handbook:

Page 204 for cold weather clothing
Page 224 for your personal overnight gear
Page 226 for Patrol gear

Letís dress warmly and stay dry.
Letís sleep warmly and stay dry.

Food: For Friday supper, eat before departure at home or Burger King, or bring your own sack lunch.  Bring your own food for the entire weekend. The Patrol / Buddy system will be used for Scouts.  Parents are on their own.

Saturdayís menu for Scouts - In order to satisfy Tenderfoot requirements, the Patrol Leader and Asst. Patrol Leader will demonstrate and the other Scouts will prepare their own meals as follows:

Breakfast - Breakfast tacos
Lunch - Sandwiches / crackers
Supper - Hot dogs, etc.

Sunday & Monday - Patrol / Buddy System cooking.  If you want to satisfy the cooking requirements for Second and First Class, plan your meals and duties accordingly.

Daily Schedules:

Friday, February 18
Before
departure
Dress and gear check (Tenderfoot Requirement (TR) #1, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)
5:45 p.m. Meet at JRS Exxon convenience store, Hwy 1431 & Lohman Ford Rd.
6:00 p.m. Depart.  Route: Hwy 1431 west to Marble Falls, north on Hwy 281, west on Park Road 4 to Inks Lake State Park.
7:30 p.m. Arrive and set up camp.

Saturday, February 19

7:00 a.m. Reveille. Stow gear for day (TR #2, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)
7:15 a.m.

Begin breakfast preparations

Patrol cook and cleanup (TR #3, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Flag drill and raising (TR #6, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)
9:00 a.m.

Safe hiking (TR #5, Patrol Leader)

Buddy system (TR #9, Asst. Patrol Leader)

10:00 a.m. Physical fitness (TR #10a, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)
11:30 a.m.

Begin preparations for lunch

Patrol cook and clean up (TR #3, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)

12:00 noon Lunch and noon break
1:00 p.m.

Whip and fuse rope (TR #4a, Asst. Patrol Leader)

Knots (TR #4b, Patrol Leader)

Knot game (Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)

2:00 p.m.

Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan (TR #7, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)

Patrol Yell, Name, Flag (TR #8, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)

3:00 p.m. First Aid (TR #12a & 12b, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)
4:00 p.m. Poisonous plants (TR #11, Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)
5:00 p.m.

Begin supper preparations

Patrol cook and cleanup (Patrol Leader & Asst. Patrol Leader)

7:30 p.m. Campfire
9:00 p.m. Quiet time
10:00 p.m. Taps - Lights out, Park silence rule

Sunday, February 20

7:00 a.m. Reveille.  Stow gear for day
7:15 a.m.

Begin breakfast preparations

Patrol / Buddy system cook and cleanup

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Patrol Leader and Asst. Patrol Leader inspect camp for cleanliness and order
8:30 a.m. Flag drill and raising
8:45 a.m. Chapel
9:30 a.m. Patrol Leaderís Council (PLC) - Plan for the day
12:00 noon Lunch and noon break
5:00 p.m. Begin supper preparations
7:30 p.m. Campfire
9:00 p.m. Quiet time
10:00 p.m. Taps - Lights out, Park silence rule

Monday, February 21

7:00 a.m. Reveille.  Stow gear for day
7:15 a.m. Begin breakfast preparations
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Patrol Leader and Asst. Patrol Leader inspection of camp
8:30 a.m. Flag drill and raising
8:45 a.m. Patrol Leaderís Council (PLC) - Plan for the day
12:00 noon Lunch and break camp
1:00 p.m. Depart
2:30 p.m. Arrive at homes