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Wilderness Survival - October 2015

Troop 494

October Camp-out

Wilderness Survival Campout

Who: ALL Registered Scouts and Scouters

What: Outdoor survival - flint and steel fire building, shelter building, outdoor cooking and more.

When: October 2 - 4, 2015

Where: Birch Bend Camp on Round Lake near Pulaski, MN

Why: To have fun and enjoy the outdoors. Scouts will be participating in outdoor games

Cost: $25 per Scout and $15 per Adult

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, October 2nd at 6:00pm. Eat supper before arriving.

Returning: Sunday around noon.  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 Tuesday, September 29th will be charged $25.

This camp trip will consist of sleeping in shelters or tents, fire building, orienteering and more outdoor survival activities.  Scouts will be outside all day. 

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

Ground tarp

Scout book



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

Water bottle

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: