Itasca State Park 2021

Who:    All Scouts

What:   Explore Itasca State Park and walk across the Mississippi Headwaters

When:  Thursday, June 24th - Sunday, June 27th

Where: Itasca State Park - Pine Ridge Campground - Pine & Poplar Loop - Campsites 238, 241, 243 & 249

Why:    To have fun, hike and explore. 

Estimated Cost:   $90 per person
The $90 covers: the campsite, food, boat ride, state park vehicle passes, gas, etc. 

Items of Note:
1) We will be carpooling.
2) Everyone attending needs to expect to share a tent    (~2 per tent)
3) Max participant limit for this trip is 24 people.
4) Everyone should bring money for lunch on the ride home Sunday.
5) Priority is given to scouts and adults attending with a scout(s).

Departure: Otter Lake Elementary on Thursday, June 24th at 12:30pm.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the 12:30pm departure time.

EAT lunch before arriving.

Returning: Sunday between 1-2pm - Parents will need to pick up their scout from Otter Lake Elementary. 

Sign-up: On the online sign-up sheet. Cancellations after June 15th will be charged $90 unless you can find someone to take your place.

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. Youth will sleep in troop tents. Adults may supply their own or use a troop tent. 

If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, or contact 

Scouts/Adults should bring:

Complete change of clothes and extra socks

3 underwear

1-2 pair pants

2-3 pair shorts (if weather appropriate)

3 shirts

Sweatshirt or jacket


Water shoes


Hat & gloves (if weather appropriate)

Closed toe shoes

Sleeping clothes

Sleeping bag & sleeping pad


Camp chair

Scout book



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

Mesh bag with drawstring for holding/drying mess kit

Water bottle

Backpack or duffel bag

Plastic bag for wet clothes

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap and washcloth

Personal medication

Electronics will be permitted during the car ride only.