Camping for 2014 - 2015

Revision:4-20-15

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 2014-2015!

6/17/2015 - 6/30/2015 - Philmont !!

2nd high adventure trip TBD


Sept 26-28, 2014: Lake Chatauqua Camping!

Confirmed weekend: This weekend will be the first camp out of the 2014 - 2015 scout year and it will be a great weekend! We will head north to New York and camp near Lake Chatauqua. 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 17 - 19, 2014: Camp Out - Beaver Creek State Park

Confirmed weekend: This is a 25 mile round trip bike ride near the border of Ohio and PA along the Little Beaver Creek. This trail, The Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail, runs parallel to the Middle Fork of the Little Beaver Creek and has many beautiful and interesting features, including glacial outwashes, upland fields, mature ravine woodlots and wetland wildlife habitats. Remnants of the industrial past also dot the trail with the remains of lime kilns, pig iron furnaces, coal mines and coke ovens. The trail features a covered bridge and a connection to the Sandy Beaver Canal Towpath.

We are camping at Beaver Creek Sstate Park in the group primative area, site #1. The park is bisected by Little Beaver Creek which is a cold water fishery. Common game fish include smallmouth and rock bass. Anglers and hunters are required to have a license issued by the state, and, we will be camping right next to the creek... Sunday, we will join the Friends of Beaver Creek State Park at the Pioneer Village for a pancake breakfast!

Scouts and dads - remember to bring your bike and helmet! We ride rain or shine!!

Directions, links, info and maps

Park Map
Driving Directions and Bike Trail Map
Beaver Creek park hiking trail map

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Nov 21-23, 2014: Father-Son Camp Out

Confirmed weekend: Don't miss this weekend!! This weekend will have activities for all ages and lots of fun! We will also have tshirts made for all participants comenerating the weekend! 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! We will work on advancement and a huge campfire on Saturday night while sharing on the day's adventures.

Because the Hudson Football team has made round three for the state playoffs, we will plan to leave camp mid-afternoon on Saturday to head to Infocision Stadium at the University of Akron. There, we will tailgate (cooking chilli and cornbead in the parking lot) and then attend the game to support our hometown! We will be tailgating in the student tailgate lot (Lot 9B) - you can see a parking map here.

Lots of fun so don't miss it!! We will leave the church Friday at 7 PM and you might wish to send your scout with a little spending $$$ for stadium snacks.

Get driving directions here.
Get Tailgating pareking map here (lot 9B).
Get the weekend schedule here.

 

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Dec 12-14, 2014: Split Weekend at Camp Manatoc

Confirmed weekend:This weekend will have activities for older and younger scouts! This weekend will have the older scouts backpacking into camp Manatoc along the Buckeye Trail, and overnight 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 24-26, 2015: 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 20-22, 2015: Seven Springs Tubing and Camp Twin Echo

Confirmed weekend: This is the last weekend that qualifies for the polar bear patch! The troop will return to Camp win Echo located in the mountains of PA! Snow tubing Weekend!  We will leave the church at 7.00 PM and head to PA to stay at Camp Twin Echo. We had intended to stay in Adirondack cabins atop a mountain overlooking a snow-covered valley, but with the extreme cold of Friday and early Saturday, we have secured a heated cabin!!! We will spend the majority of Saturday snow-tubing at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Scouts with the rest of the time spent outside at camp - bring lots of dry, warm clothes! The cost of this camp out will be $35. Scouts should bring maybe $20 for spending and road snacks. We will bring the scouts home early on Sunday with the intent of being back before noon.

Here are the driving directions
You can get the parental permission form for Seven Springs here
Camp Twin Echo map can be found here.
Click here for winter camp gear list
Click here foir the Seven SPrings Website!

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Mar 13 - 15, 2015: 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 17-19, 2015: Minister Creek - CANCELED

THIS WEEKEND CAMP OUT IS CANCELED due to lack of participation - there is too much school stuff going on this weekend and we have lots of camping just around the corner. - Sorry !

Minister Creek is located in the Allegheny Forest. At a mere 7.3 miles in length, Minister Creek Trail (MCT) is really a dayhike. It is a popular one or two night loop, with two scenic backcountry campsites. It features a scenic mountain stream and a valley ringed with caprock cliffs, massive boulders, and rock formations. This trail is excellent for first-time backpackers. Another option is to set up a base camp and explore the numerous cliffs, boulders, and crevasses off the trail. Minister Creek is one of the most beautiful places in the Allegheny National Forest and should not be missed. This trail is very popular and can be crowded on weekends. The northern section of the trail links with the North Country Trail. Terrain: Cliffs, outcrops, and massive boulders are prevalent along sections of the trail, which is often rocky. The steepest ascent and descent are from Minister Creek Vista to the beginning of the loop, an elevation change of about 300 feet. Trail conditions: Trail is well maintained and blazed. Crosses small streams without bridges. Highlights: Minister Creek Vista, Minister Creek, massive cliffs, outcrops, boulders and crevasses, and scenic campsites.

Although the trail is shorter, it is a decent early training trail for those who are Philmont Bound. We will schedule activities and camping for those scouts NOT Philmont bound which will also be super-fun. Details to follow...

Trail details and review can be found here
Cool Minister Creek website can be found here
Driving directions are here

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April 30-May 3, 2015: West Point Camporee!

Confirmed weekend - updated 4/20/15: West Point, the home for the US Army Acadamy. Troop 777 has had one graduate from West Point (Eagle Scout David Rylander) and currently has one cadet attending West Point (Eagle Scout Will Scott). The 2013 West Point Camporee was named in honor of David and Troop 777 was a guest of honor at the camporee. the scouts had a great time and the event left a mark on all who attended. We will return to the West Point Camporee in May, 2015.

The plan will be to leave Hudson the Thursday evening prior to the camporee and drive into New York where we will camp for the night. We will head to West Point early on Friday with the plan to arrive, tour West Point, then hike into the camporee over Bull Run. We will participate in a very, very full weekend, culminating in the final closing Sunday near noon. We will promptly depart and drive back to Hudson arriving after dinner sometime.

Scouts will most likely miss a Friday at school, and will be encouraged to bring thier homework and supporting devices for the long car rides to help minimize the lost academic time. The budgeted cost of this campout is $125 per person, which includes food, gas, lodging, the camporee... Any extra cash will be returned to the participants (of course...)

Usefull Links

Driving directions and camp locations can be found here. (soon...)
West Point Release from Liability Form
BSA Activity Consent Form
Camporee master map
Games guide and scoring
Trading Post Prices
Trail Map
USMA Knowledge Baseball Flyer
Camporee leaders guide is here

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May 15 - 17, 2015: Highland Games Camporee!

Confirmed weekend: This is the Moeomdws Spring Camporee and should be fun as the entire camporee is based up the Scottish Highland games. We will leave the church 7 PM on Friday and head out to Camp Butler to participate in the fun. We did very well in the Klondike and will be looking to repeat our performance with more winning tradition of 777!

Usefull Links

Camporee leaders guide is here

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July 5 - July 11, 2015: 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 $265 and is due no later than May 12, 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...

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 (and eat hotdogs!).
You must have parts A, B and C completed from the health form and a Dr. MUST sign part C - Click here for the health form - parts A & B & C

Directions to camp

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2014: High Adventure - More info eventualy...

June 17, 2015 - June 30, 2015: Philmont! Get the sign up form here.

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