Camping for 2013 - 2014

Revision:5-30-14

Our Camping and Outdoor Schedule!

Scroll down to find the event your are interested in, or click on the link below to jump straight to it. Descriptions, maps, forms and associated materials are listed with each event.

You can look at (or download) the entire troop calendar here...

HIGH ADVENTURE TRIPS FOR 2013-2014!

Christmas Break, 12/27/2013 - 1/1/2014 - Philmont Winter Adventure!! DONE!!!

Summer, 2014 - Algonquin and Grand Canyon


Sept 6-8, 2013: Lake Chatauqua Camping!

Confirmed weekend: This weekend will be the first camp out of the 2013 - 2014 scout year and it will be a great weekend! We will head north to New York and camp at BSA Camp Merz. We will be using the Well's lake house as a home base for part of the weekend so we will start the morning early with perch fishing on the lake. We hope to enjoy shore lunch (with fish), and then spend the afternoon tubing and swimming in Lake Chataqua! Dads can jet ski!!! We may go and hike the Gorge as well (very cool area). The evening will bring a good dinner, advancement, and campfire with a new ghost story from Mr. Wells!

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!

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Oct 5 - camp service day - help set up haunted hayride

We will look for scouts and any parents wanting to help with setting up the haunted hayride at Camp Butler on Oct. 5. This is a fun day of service to camp and would also count for community service. Interested? Talk to Mr. York!


Oct 25 - 27, 2013: Camp Out - Camp Manatoc

Confirmed weekend: We are going to Camp Manatoc this weekend. We might ride bikes from church to camp, and camp in one of the back country sites. Saturday morning would be Yellow Trail work day, and then we would ride bikes north on towpath to get ice cream, followed by train ride back south. Webelos would be welcome mon this trip and could earn service time and outdoor camping time with a scout troop!

Click here for the Trail Map (not yet active)

Click here for the weekend schedule (not yet active)

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Nov 15-17, 201: Wright Patterson Air Force Base Camp Out

Confirmed weekend: Airplanes, aircraft, air history, air Force! What a great weekend! We will be camping ON BASE!!!! We will stay on base this weekend, camping at the end of the runnway :) The weekend will include visiting the Air Force Museum, use of the base bowling alley, and touring the presidential planes! They are building a NEW building and we hope to be able to check it out! AND Wow - the IMAX theater at the museum has just been converted to HD digital so we will be going there too! No Nov scheduled yet for the IMAX - showings to be announced soon...

We are required to send them scout names, and names and DL #s of adults 30 days prior to attending and camping on base. We will send this info out before then, but if you are going to go, we will need to know early...

Driving directions can be found here.

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Dec 13-15, 2013: Father-Son camp out at Camp Manatoc

Confirmed weekend: This weekend will have activities for all ages and lots of fun! We have both sides of the Forester lodge which gives us great sleeping, great football, and great aces to the camp. If the weather is good, we will try to get the climbing wall. If the weather is snow, we will sled at Kendal Hills, if it is in-between, we can geocache and other activities! Don't miss this weekend!! Advancement and a huge campfire on Saturday night while sharing on the 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.

Get driving directions here.

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Jan 24-26, 2014: Klondike at Camp Butler

Confirmed weekend: Back to the frozen tundra... the troop will compete in the Klondike this weekend! We will be providing details at the meeting and here on the web site as soon as we get them! The dates are now correct :)

This is one of the weekends for the polar bear patch! Like always (or most of the time anyway), we will leave from the church at 7:00 PM.

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Feb 1, 2014: Family Event at Kalahari!!!!

Confirmed date and rate: This will be the Troop 777 Family event. We will meet at the church for donuts, bagels, fruit, juice and coffee Saturday morning at 7:30 AM. We will leave the church at 8:00 AM and head to Kalahari, the largest indoor water park in Ohio. We will get a group rate and a huge discount and splash the day away (our group rate is $32/ person which includes all-day water fun, and pizza and pop for lunch). Group/family rates on rooms require a block of 10 rooms - if your familiy is interested, please let Mr. Y know ASAP!

The troop Kalahari flyer is available soon
You can print a map from Hudson to Kalahari here.
You can print out an interior park map here.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Turnpike West and exit the Turnpike at exit 118 Rt. 250 Sandusky. Take Rt. 250 West (north) towards Sandusky approximately 2 1/2 miles and Kalahari will be on the right.

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Feb 21-23, 2014: Seven Ranges and Turkey Ridge

Typical cabin

Confirmed weekend: There may or may not be snow this weekend, but the cabins DO look like this picture... This will be an all-wood weekend and we will leave the church at 7:00 PM and head to Seven Ranges, the summer camp home for the Buckeye Council. There we will climb Turkey Ridge and stay in the Adirondacks cabins located on the top of the ridge. Seven ranges has an occasional bear, nice hiking, and other camp activities as we have an all-wood weekend. This is a great campsite and a favorite that has not been visited for a while! This is the last of the weekends for the polar bear patch!!

Click here for driving directions

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Mar 14 - 16, 2014: All Wood Weekend at Tuscazoar

Confirmed weekend: All wood weekend!  Camp Tuscazoar is one of the oldest camps used for Scouting in Ohio and is a troop favorite. The camp was saved from strip mining by old camp staff members after the decision was made to close the camp down. History and indian lore abound here. We will camp using only wood for fuel for a weekend of good eating! Activities include visiting the Zoarville bridge, seeing the mines, checking out the new portions of camp, getting in some good hiking, and eating mighty fine wood-cooked food! We will also visit the sugar shack to witness maple syrup being made, see the old iron mines, visit a historic restored Fink through-tressle bridge, and climb Pioneer Point and Buzzards Roost. A full and fun weekend, while relaxing around a warm wood fire! We will leave the church at 7:00 PM on Friday.

Click here for Topo map #1

Click here for Topo map #2

Click here for camp map

Click here for Directions to camp

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April 25-27, 2014: Laurel Caverns - Caving!

Confirmed weekend: For those paying attention to this page, we originally had 4/18 as the date - but that is Easter weekend so this is now the correct date!

This will be a split weekend with different exciting activities for the older and younger scouts. The cost of the camp out is $35 per person for those who will be doing the lower section (scouts 12 and older can do this); and $33 per person for those doing the upper cave sectuion(scouts under 12 years of age). We will head to PA and camp at the Ohiopyle State Park. We will explore and work on scout skills Saturday morning, After lunch, on Saturday, the oldest scouts would head deep underground to explore the bottom of the cave (guided tour). The younger scouts would also head into the cave for a less deep crawl (but still lots of places to get dirty and be underground in the cave). We should be able to spend lots of time in camp for skills and exploring, and dinner will be Iron Chef style competition between the patrols! We will finish the day with a camp fire, snacks, and good stories to be shared by all!

We will leave the church at 6:30 PM - do not be late!

Scouts aged 9-11 must have this form completed and signed by a parent.
Scouts and adults aged 12 and over must have this form completed (and if you are a scout, signed by a parent as well)
Get Driving directions by clicking here. (revised 4-25-14)
Get a camping map here. We are in site 227.
Here is the suggested gear list. Plan on bringing an extra set of long sleaves/pants, hat and extra flashlight in addition to the stuff listed in this list. It is 50 degrees in the caves, wet and VERY dirty. A trash bag is in order as well...

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May 16-May 18, 2014: 100th Anniversary of the Great Trail Council

At a meeting organized by national and local representatives of the Y.M.C.A. in September of 1914, the purpose of the Boy Scout program was explained to a group of prominent citizens which resulted in the establishment of the Akron Area Council. We celebrate that meeting 100 years later at the GTC camporall!

The Camporall Program Activities scheduled for Saturday will run for 7 hours from 8:15am til 4:15pm with a one hour lunch break from 12 to 1. With 8 separate program areas units should plan their day to move between the program areas about once every 45 minutes to an hour. Rotation is not on a structured time schedule to allow units to move between program areas as needed to enjoy open events and avoid waiting in lengthy lines. To encourage everyone to explore all the different Program Areas, a participation pin will be awarded to those visiting 6 of the 8 different program areas. The Participation Card shown below will be punched or marked at each of the Program Areas.

Inspired by Scouting’s Traditions of the past century, these closing portions of the Saturday Night Stage Show will send us off to begin a new century of scouting heritage in the Great Trail Council.

Check out the leaders guide here

 

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May 30-June 1, 2014: Camp Firelands, high ropes, raptors, prison time...

 

Confirmed weekend :This will be a split weekend with different exciting activities for the older and younger scouts. We are going to camp at camp Firelands. The older scouts will be visiting the COPE Course, where they will participate in an exciting high ropes tree top maze course! Nearby old Camp Avery Hand is the home to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary and a raptor rescue group. The younger scouts will be spending the morning learning and experiencing the raptors of Ohio! Nearby, the old Mansfield Prison, site of where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed and ghosts have been seen, and heard, calls to the troop. We will participate in public service helping to clean up after some restoration work and then we will tour the prison... Some say the prison is haunted, but one thing is for sure, it IS scary and IS fun to tour! We will finish the day with a camp fire and good stories shared by all.

We will leave the church at 7:00 PM.

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June 29 - July 5, 2014: Summer Camp - Camp Manatoc

Confirmed dates: 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 summer camp this week will be $255 and is due no later than May 15, 2014. 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...

New for this year: STEM (Nova Award) and and intro to Scuba. Some of the details are in the links below, more details in the program guide. Interested? Talk to Mr. York!

NOTES:

  1. ALL Scouts MUST have a current physical signed by a doctor 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
  3. Please try to arrive at camp between 10-10:30 AM - this will help us to check you in and get the guys unpacked.

There is a new health form this year. You must have parts A, B and C completed and a Dr. MUST sign part C - Click here for the new health form - parts A & B & C (new)

Important Links for summer camp (parents: don't print all of this stuff, much of it is for the adult leaders):

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2014: High Adventure - More info eventualy...

Grand Canyon & Algonquin!

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Yep, more fun stuff than you can shake a stick at...