• Camping for 2011 - 2012

    Revision: 06-11-112

    Camping Schedule

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    Sept 16-18, 2011: Lake Chataqua
    Oct. 14 - 16, 2011: Antietam Historic Trail Campout
    Nov 18-20, 2011: Father Son Campout
    Dec 9-11, 2011: Split Weekend at Camp Butler
    Jan 20-22, 2012: Camp Tuscazoar
    Feb 3-5, 2012: MOECOMDWS Klondike
    Mar 2 - 4, 2012: Camp Miakonda/Cabelas Weekend
    April 20-22, 2012: Presque Isle, PA
    June 1-3, 2012: Bike Hike along Lake Erie (updated date)
    July 1 - 7, 2012: Summer Camp, Camp Manatoc

    HIGH ADVENTURE
    June 10 - 24, 2012: High Adventure - Philmont!

    You can also look at the entire troop calendar by clicking here.


    Sept 16-18, 2011: Lake Chataqua

    This will be an exciting weekend of water sports (think tubing, fishing, swimming and more!) as we camp in New York on Lake Chataqua. We will be camping in Camp Prendergaast and will be using the Well's lake house as a home base for the weekend. We will be hiking the awesome Chataqua Gorge as well as swimming, tubng (dad jet-skiiing) and fishing. We will leave the church at 7 PM sharp so please plan to arrive at 6:40 PM Friday night.Don't miss this fun filled weekend!

    Directions to the camp area, lake house, and in general can be found here.
    Here is a rough outline of the weekend!

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    Oct. 14 - 16, 2011: Antietam Historic Trail Campout

    This will use the school day off to help make this long road trip. This will be a 3-day tour of The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History where 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

    This campout will occur over a 3-day weekend and we will camp ON THE BATTLEFIELD! We will visit and walk the trails of the solders. We will visit and observe all of the areas where fighting occurred and in the process, earn a very cool historic trails medal. This is a great trip and very beneficial to the guys heading into middle school and the American History project...

    We will leave the church early on Friday, 3 PM - do not be late!

    This is the promo flyer
    You can get driving directions here and a camp map here (link soon).

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    Nov 18-20, 2011: Father Son Campout

    The 777 Father-son camp out is going to be at Camp Butler in the Atwater Lodge! We will offer camping for both dads and scouts where we have access to a great field for football, access to a good fire ring for a decent turkey grease enhanced fire, and areas for geo-caching, or maybe climbing on the climbing wall and other fun activities. We will leave the church at 7 PM.

    We all know how to get to Camp Butler, so no directions for you!

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    Dec 9-11, 2011: Split Weekend at Camp Butler

    This weekend will have activities for older and younger scouts! This weekend will have the older scouts backpacking into camp Butler along the Buckeye Trail, and overnighting in the woods along the way Fri, arriving in camp late Saturday afternoon. The younger scouts will get to go geocaching, and work on advancement requirements while enjoying a campsite without the older scouts. Both groups will enjoy a wood cooked dinner and campfire Saturday night while sharing on their day's adventures.

    Lots of fun and this is one of the weekends for the polar bear patch so don't miss it!! We will leave the church at 7 PM.

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    Jan 20-22, 2012: Camp Tuscazoar

    Camp Tuscazoar was the home of the Buckeye Council Summer camp and is located near historic Zoar, Ohio. The camp is a troop fav! Some climbing and backpacking could be incorporated into this campout. This is also the site of one of the greatest compass/cross-country navigation hikes the troop has even had so we are sure to have fun this weekend... We will leave the church at 7 PM.

    You can get driving directions here and a camp map here

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    Feb 3-5, 2012: MOECOMDWS Klondike

    The troop will HOST the 2012 MOECOMDWS District Klondike this year at Camp Butler! That means we pick the games, run the events, and stay inside toasty warm in the HQ Cabin at night. Since this is the last weekend that qualifies for the polar bear patch, we will have some tents up so guys can stay a night outside as well! We will need lots of parental help to staff the kitchen HQ Checkin/check out and event staffing. The Klondike is modeled after the winter olympics and should be great fun. We will design and create Trooop 777 Klondike staff t-shirts for all that participate!

    Check out the Scoutmaster's Adult Leader packet here!

    More to be posted soon!

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    Mar 2 - 4, 2012: Camp Miaconda/Cabelas Weekend

    The date for this camp out was changed from our original schedule! We will go to Camp Miaconda and stay in the fort with each patrol occupying a corner turret (patrol defense by snowball or maybe water baloon will be an evening activity). Camp Miaconda is the oldest scout camp in Ohio and one of the oldest in the US. It has a great scout museum that we will tour. We will hike, explore the camp, and day trip to Cabala’s in Dundee, Michigan. Dinner will be at the historic Ton'y Packos in Toledo. We will return home on Sunday. We will leave the church Friday night at 7 PM.

    Click here for driving directions

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    April 20-22, 2012: Presque Isle, PA

    The first users of the inland waters of the peninsula were the Eriez Nation. The group, also known as the "Cat Nation," inhabited the Lake Erie shoreline and their name eventually became the name for both the lake and the city, though the Eriez were defeated by the Iroquois in 1654. Misery Bay on the island was the temporary home of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s fleet during the War of 1812. Six of his nine vessels, including two brigs - the Niagara and the Lawrence - were constructed in Presque Isle Bay using trees from the local vicinity, most likely from the peninsula. The hulls of the Lawrence and the Niagara were sunk in Misery Bay to preserve and protect them from the weather. They were later raised, and the Niagara has been rebuilt and is docked at the foot of Holland Street.

    We will travel just north of Erie, PA to the island (really a peninsula) and camp there. If we go when it is really warm, we can swim and bike on the Island. If we go when it is mostly warm, there is a cool 2 ½ hour guided canoe trip along the island to search for turtles, herons, and eagles. The island has a lighthouse that we could visit and several naturalist programs that we could participate in.

    We will leave the church at 6:45 PM.Be there at 6:15 so don't be late!

    Click here for driving directions
    Click here for maps
    Click here for the proposed schedule

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    June 1-3, 2012: Bike Hike along Lake Erie

    Rescheduled Date!!: This is a 20.5 mile bike ride near Conneaut, OH that takes riders over paved and unpaved trails past Lake Erie, the Conneaut Railroad Museum, covered bridges and vineyards. If we wanted to make the bike trip last a little longer we could start at the Hubbarb House Underground Railroad Terminal (for a quick history lesson) east of Ashtabula and ride into Conneaut on State Route 531 (borders Lake Erie). Another side trip could include a visit to the Great Lakes Marine Museum and Coast Guard Memorial Museum just west of Ashtabula. We are camping at Camp Beaumont.

    Directions, links, info and maps

    Camp Map
    Driving Directions

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    June 10-24, 2012: High Adventure - Philmont!

    The Great Trail Council announces the 2012 High Adventure Trip to Philmont! The council has secured 4 crews of 12 each to travel to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico June 10-June 22, 2012. The budgeted cost of this trip is $1650 and includes all airfare, touring, all meals, 2 custom sweat wicking T-shirts, GTC Philmont hat, all Philmont fees and transportation in NM! This is a highly popular, once in a lifetime trip and participants will be assigned, first come (with deposit), first served! Guaranteed participation registration deadline is September. 2, 2011.

    This trip is open to Scouts, Venture Scouts, and registered adults. Great Trail Council members will be given first priority. Youth must be at least 14 by January 1, 2012 or must complete the 8th grade in June of 2012 to be eligible to go. Participants must be physically capable to complete a backpacking trek in the mountainous region of Philmont (6,000-12,441’ elevation).

    Travel dates may be adjusted based upon available travel. Refunds for non-participation will only be made after a paid replacement is located.

    Fee Schedule
    Deposit with application: $250
    Payment 1 ($350), due Oct 21 2011
    Payment 2 ($350), due Jan. 6, 2012
    Payment 3 ($350), due Mar 9, 2012
    Payment 4 ($350), due Apr 27, 2012

    Tentative Itinerary
    ~June 09, fly to NM, tour
    June 10, arrive at Philmont, begin adventure
    June 22, leave Philmont, return home!
    Have great memories forever!

    Click here for the flyer!

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    July 1-7, 2012: Summer Camp - Camp Manatoc

    We will again be camping week three at Camp Manatoc at the Daniel Boone/Kit Carson cabins. Camp Manatoc is one of the top summer camps in the country and it is in our backyard. parents, plan to join us Wed night for potluck supper. Come early to see the camp at retreat and have your son(s) show you the camp and what they have been doing for the week! The fee for sumer camp this week will be $245 and is due no later than May 15, 2012. This is an early bird fee - please note - if you decide that you do not want to go to camp after depositing the fee, and if we can not replace you, you will lose 1/2 of your fee (this is not a troop rule, it is a camp rule as they purchase food and supplies in advance). If you do not register early, you can still go, but the fees go up as camp gets closer...

    NOTES:

    1. ALL Scouts MUST have a current physical signed within the past 12 months by a doctor to attend camp!!!
    2. Scouts who have medications listed on their health form must bring every medication listed in the original packaging

    Important Links from last year's summer camp:
    NEW HEALTH FORM for 2011!
    Directions to camp

    2012 Parents letter
    2012 Currently Scheduled dads (update 6/11/12)
    2012 Cabin sign-up form
    2012 Program guide
    2012 Leaders Guide
    2012 Merit badge offerings
    2012 Master schedule
    2012 Instructional Schedule
    2012 Parent Release form

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    Additional High Adventure Trip Info to be placed here soon...

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