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January Campout

Troop 494

January Camp-out

“Merit Badge Weekend - Fred C. Anderson"

Who: Registered Scouts and Scouters

What: Work on Merit Badges - Engineering, Traffic Safety, Music, Chess and Scholarship

When: January 27-29, 2012

Where: Fred C. Anderson - Wisconsin, about 30 minutes from White Bear Lake

Why: To have fun and earn merit badges!

Cost: Scouts - $35, Adults - $20

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, January 27th at 6:00pm.  Eat supper before arriving.

Returning: Sunday around 12:00 pm.  Scouts will be dropped off at their homes.

Sign-up: Sign-up sheet will be at the troop meetings. Cancellations after January 24th will be charged $35.

This camp trip will consist of merit badges, outdoor free time and cabin camping.  The camp has large outdoor areas for activities. 

Scouts should bring:

Complete change of clothes and extra socks

2 underwear

2 pair pants

2 shirts

Sweatshirt and jacket

Hat and Gloves

Closed toe shoes

Sleeping clothes

Outdoor Gear (boots, hat, gloves, etc...if snow exists!!)

Sleeping bag


Scout book


Pocketknife/Totin Chip

Mess kit

Water bottle – squeeze-type

Backpack or duffel bag

Plastic bag for wet/dirty clothes

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap and washcloth

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: