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Camping - August 2011

Troop 494

August Camp-out

“Camping - Fred C. Anderson”

Who: ALL Registered Scouts and Scouters

What: Camping, Hiking and Fun with your fellow scouts

When: August 12-14, 2011

Where: Fred C. Anderson Scout Camp

186 Andersen Scout Camp Trail
Houlton, WI 54082

            Located just five miles northeast of Stillwater, Minnesota is Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp. The camp boasts 260 acres along the St. Croix River.

            Year-round camping, 17 winterized cabins, campsites, and a one-mile trail to a backpacking campsite make this property one of the most active camps. A trading post             with snacks, souvenirs, craft items, and Scouting literature is available upon request and ranger's availability.

            The Andersen-Weekes Tree Farm is a 60-acre site of gently rolling hills, open fields and woodlands perfect for camporees, district events and large groups.

Why: To have fun and hopefully better weather than April.  A chance to tour more of the camp.

Cost: $30 per Scout and $20 per Adult

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, August 12th at 6:00pm. Eat supper before arriving.

Returning: Sunday around 12pm. Scouts will be dropped off at their homes (we need help with drivers both ways!!)

Sign-up:   Sheets will be at the troop meetings.  All cancellations after Friday, August 5 will be charged $15.  All cancellations after Tuesday, August 9th will be charged $30.

This camp trip will consist of sleeping in cabins or in tents.  Activities will include hiking to Friendship Point and exploring the camp. 

Scouts should bring:

Rain gear

2 underwear

2 pair shorts

1 pair long pants

2 shirts

Hiking shoes/boots

Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket

Closed toe shoes

Sleeping clothes

Sleeping bag (check weather for appropriate weight)


Sleeping pad

Scout book



Mess kit, cup, knife, fork and spoon (plastic recommended)

Water bottle – squeeze-type

Backpack or duffel bag

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap and washcloth

Sunscreen and bug spray

Personal medication

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

Check the weather forecast to see how cold it might get and pack accordingly.

If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, or call MarySue Abel at 651-253-0134. (email: