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Road to First Class Camp Out

February 28 to March 2, 2014

“Road to First Class Camp Out”

SPECIAL NOTE:  To help more scouts progress towards first class, 6 meals will be included in this camp out - dinner Friday night, 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  In addition, each patrol will have 2 boys buying food for the patrol.  This means that the budget of $15/scout applies to the total purchase by both boys in the patrol.  Please make sure your scout coordinates with the co-buyer to stay within budget.  This is critical to keeping the cost down for the camp out.  Please remember that the scout must be responsible for the food buying - this is part of their requirement.  They will not be able to answer the requirements if they are not involved in the decision making.  Contact Ken Rowe or Jeff Abel if you have any questions about this.

Who: Registered Scouts working on Road to First Class

What: Road to First Class Camp Out

When: February 28 to March 2, 2014

Where: Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp, near Stillwater, MN (about 1/2 hour)

Why: To progress towards First Class Scout.

Cost: $30/Scout and $20/Adult

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, February 28 at 5:30pm. DO NOT eat supper before arriving - they will be cooking dinner at camp.

Returning: Sunday around 2pm. Scouts will be dropped off at their homes

Sign-up: Sign-up sheet will be at the troop meetings. No shows and cancellations after February 25th will be charged $25.

We will be working on several activities to allow Scouts to progress towards the First Class rank. Some of these activities will be outside, so be prepared!

Scouts should bring:

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

2 underwear

2 pair long pants

2 shirts


Winter jacket

Hat and gloves


Closed toe shoes

Sleeping clothes

Sleeping bag


Scout book


Head lamp


Mess Kit (Plate, bowl, cup and silverware)

Water bottle – squeeze-type

Backpack or duffel bag

Plastic bag for dirty clothes

Smellables (personal hygiene):



Soap and washcloth

Personal medication

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

We will be sleeping in heated cabins. Check the weather and pack accordingly.

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