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Eagle Cave Weekend Camp Trip

Who:                Registered Scouts and Scouters

What:               Exploring Eagle Cave and Camping

When:              January 20th to 22nd, 2016

Where:             Blue River, Wisconsin (about 4 hours)

Why:                To have fun and get really dirty!!  This has been a favorite scout activity in past years.

Cost:                $75/Scout, $65/Adult plus spending money for gift shop, game room & Sunday lunch

Departure:        Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, January 20th at 6:00pm.  Eat supper before arriving.

Returning:         Sunday around 2pm.  We will eat a fast food lunch on the road.  Scouts will be dropped off at their homes.

Sign-up:            Sign-up sheet will be at the troop meetings.  Cancellations will be charged $75.

This camp trip will consist of cave exploring.  There is also the opportunity to participate in some outdoor activities.  The scouts will be camping in the cave.  We will bring troop tarps for protection from the cave floor.

Sleep pad highly recommended.

Electronics will be allowed in the cars for travel but must be kept in the cars once at Eagle Cave.  Violators will have electronics taken away until they arrive home on Sunday.

Scouts should bring:

One complete set of non-cotton clothes for hiking: polyester, poly-pro, wool or nylon

2 underwear

2 pair long pants (1 for exploring and 1 for clean)

2 shirts

Sweatshirt

Winter jacket

Hat and gloves (spares recommended)

Boots for cave exploring

Closed toe shoes (clean for travel)

Sleeping clothes

 

Sleeping bag with tarp to cover (protection from dripping)

Pillow

Sleeping pad

Scout book

Flashlight

Head lamp for cave exploring

Pocketknife 

Water bottle

Backpack or duffel bag

Plastic bag for wet and dirty clothes

 

Smellables (personal hygiene):

Toothbrush/toothpaste

Deodorant

Soap and washcloth

Personal medication

 

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

We will be sleeping in the cave, which will be cool and damp, so pack accordingly.

If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, or call Eric Bergquist at (651) 329-3270. (email: ebergquist@q.com)