Camping for 2015 - 2016

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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 from here.

HIGH ADVENTURE TRIP FOR 2015-2016!

Boundary Waters! See the flyer here.We will have a contingent meeting to describe and discuss the trip April 18, 2016 at the First Congregational Church of Hudson Activity Room during the troop meeting. All parents, scouts and other participants are encouraged to attend! Don't miss the sign up!


Sign up for the 2017 National Jamboree by clicking here. This trip will probably fill before the end of June, 2016 so don't miss it... You can find video and the sign up link at www.bsajamboree.org. The dates are: July 19 to July 28, 2017 and the total cost of the trip is $1650 which includes everything! Upon registraion, the Great Trail Council will invoice the first $350 to seal in your registration.


Sept 18-20, 2015: Lake Chatauqua Camping!

Confirmed weekend: This weekend will be the first camp out of the 2015 - 2016 scout year and it will be a great weekend! We will head north to New York and camp near Lake Chatauqua at the local 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!!! If we have enough dads on the campout, we hike the Gorge as well (this is a super cool area). The evening will bring a good fish 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 9-10, 2015: MOE Pumpkin Chunkin'

Confirmed weekend: We will be campng out overnight at Camp Manatoc and will be hosting part of the cub weekend being held by the Moe District. Our troop will be constructing a Trebuchet with the sole purpose of launching cub Scout pumpkins WAY further than the other troops out there!

We are also looking to camp at one of the outpost campsites so that we can have some off-the-grid time as a troop. Haunted hayride is also an option, and maybe this is just a day trip, or Fri-Sat.... The scouts will need to add some input into this weekend event.

Directions, links, info and maps

http://www.trebuchet.com/

 

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Oct 16-18, 2015: Laurel Caverns

Confirmed weekend: This will be a weekend with exciting activities for our scouts. The cost of the camp out is $40 per person. We will head to PA and camp at the Ohiopyle State Park. Saturday morning we will cave and then eat lunch at the caverns, After lunch on Saturday, We will explore and work on scout skills. We will finish the day with a camp fire, snacks, and good stories shared by all!

We will leave the church at 7:00 PM - do not be late! Please be at HPC no later than 6:45 PM.


Nov 13-15, 2015: 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.

We are PUMPKIN CHUNKIN' this weekend - bring those pumpkins from home that you have left over from Halloween for some serious tossin' !!!!!

 

 

Lots of fun so don't miss it!! We will leave the church Friday at 7 PM.

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Dec 11-13, 2015: Split Weekend at Camp Manatoc

Confirmed weekend: This weekend will have great 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 with each other 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 29-31, 2016: Klondike at Camp Butler

Confirmed weekend: Troop 777 will be hosting this event!!!!!! We will be providing details at the meeting and here on the web site as soon as we get them!

Back to the frozen tundra... the troop will host the Klondike this weekend!

We will need an advance crew and we may camp the weekend prior to scout out the terain and set up events. More details soon!!

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 19-21, 2016: Camp Miaconda, Cabelas North

We will go to Oak Openings Reserve and stay in the Spring Brook camp area sites 3 and 4 (primative camping area). On Saturday, we will visit Camp Miaconda, 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 to Oak Openings
Click here for winter camp gear list


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Mar 11-13, 2016: 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 22-24, 2016: Torrent Falls Camp Out

 

Confirmed Weekend: This is a long road trip. Torrent Falls, KY is 6.5 hrs away, but the drive will be worth it. We will leave early Friday and drive to KY where will will camp near Torrent Falls at the BSA Scout Reservation. Saturday, we will be participating in Via Ferrata, i.e. climbing on iron and plank walkways while safely attached to safety ropes way high in the air (http://www.torrentfalls.com/climbing_adventure_crimson_002.htm). Later when we are too tired to climb more, you will find us hiking, and maybe visiting the local reptile museum to observe poisonous snake "milking". This will be an exciting weekend of adventure for scouts and dads of all ages!

Because of the expense of the climbing, the cost for this camp out will be $45 per person.  Scouts should bring some spending cash ($20) with them as they will undoubtedly want some road food or maybe a small souvenir.

Scouts and dads must have a completed and up-to-date medical form on file with the troop to go on this trip.

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May 13-15, 2016: Camp Firelands - Mansfield Reformatory tour

Ohio Reformatory

Confirmed Weekend: We were supposed to go biking this weekend, but 100% chance of rain means a different plan...This will be a great alternative weekend for the older and younger scouts! We are going to camp at camp Firelands. Our campsite is the Iroquois Campsite in the Wyandot area

Early Saturday, we will tour the old Ohio Mansfield Reformatory. this si the site where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed and ghosts have been seen, and heard. Some say the prison is haunted, but one thing is for sure, it IS scary and IS waay fun to tour!

The rest of Saturday wll be filled with exploring, camp activities, advancement and Iron Chef Dinner competition! We will finish the day with a camp fire and good stories shared by all.

We will leave the First Congregational Church at 7:00 PM.

Usefull Links

The Ohio Reformatory web site

 

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July 3 - July 9, 2016: Summer Camp - Camp Manatoc

Confirmed week: 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 16, 2016. 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... AND YES! YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET!!!!!!!

NEW PROGRAMS OFFERED FOR THIS YEAR: Drones, Paintball, more not yet released!!!!

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

2016 Summer Camp Files

 

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2016: High Adventure - Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters! See the flyer here.We will have a contingent meeting to describe and discuss the trip April 18, 2016 at the First Congregational Church of Hudson Activity Room during the troop meeting. All parents, scouts and other participants are encouraged to attend! Don't miss the sign up!


2017: National Jamboree at The Summit

Sign up for the 2017 National Jamboree by clicking here. This trip will probably fill before the end of June, 2016 so don't miss it... You can find video and the sign up link at www.bsajamboree.org. The dates are: July 19 to July 28, 2017 and the total cost of the trip is $1650 which includes everything! Upon registraion, the Great Trail Council will invoice the first $350 to seal in your registration.


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Yep, more fun stuff than you can shake a stick at... You should plan to come to as much as you can!!