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Hiking Campout

Who:  Registered Scouts and Scouters

What:  Backpacking, Hiking and Outdoor Activities              

Where:  Afton State Park; 6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033

               We will be Camping at the Backpack sites located about 1 mile from the parking lot.

When:  June 22nd - 24th, 2018

                Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, June 22nd at 6:00pm. Eat supper before arriving.

                Returning: Sunday around 12pm. Scouts will be dropped off at their home.

 Why:     To have fun backpacking, hiking and camping with your scout friends, of course!!

Sign-Up:  By Tuesday, June 12th.

Cost:      $30 per Scout,  $30 per Adult.

See links for additional information

Scouts should bring:  

This camp consists of hiking - it is VERY important that everyone has suitable clothes for hiking, which means NO COTTON!  

This could cause the boys great discomfort during the hiking. Scouts will be outside all day. 

Rain gear

2 underwear - non cotton

2 pair shorts (at least 1 pr non cotton for hiking)

1 pair long pants - non cotton

2 shirts (at least 1 non cotton for hiking)

2 pair socks - non cotton

Hiking boots

Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket 

Closed toe shoes for in camp

Sleeping clothes

Lightweight Sleeping bag

Small, compactable Pillow

Lightweight Sleeping pad



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

2 Water bottles

Backpack suitable for backpacking; If you do not have one ask at  a troop meeting we have some extra backpacks for scouts to use on this campout.

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 emaill Eric Bergquist at

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Eric Bergquist,
Mar 29, 2018, 5:20 PM