Good Evening Troop!
Here are the details of this weekend’s Backpacking Trip.
Each Scout needs to provide their own backpacking food. Knorr’s rice packets and tuna/chicken packets (or Beef Jerky) are great inexpensive alternatives to the pre-packaged backpacking meals. 2 weeks ago we tried a variety of flavors. Use Freezer bags (they are thicker than normal Ziploc’s) to repackage the rice to save weight and not have to clean a pot.
Breakfast could be instant oatmeal, granola/cliff bars, etc. Lunch and Dinner should use a cookpot. 3-4 snacks of granola bars, trail mix, jerky, etc will be plenty.
I HIGHLY recommend packing some type of squirt water flavoring, like a Mio. We are filtering water!
Water Filters – If your scout has one, they need to bring it. Don’t bring a Lifestraw, they will not be of any use…
Departure and Pickup Times –
Please have your scout to the church by 6 PM on Friday night, fully packed. A few scouts indicated they wanted to use a Troop Tent, but neglected to pick one up! Be sure they leave enough space in their pack for the Tent!
Pick up will be our usual 2 PM time on Sunday
If your scout is lacking any gear, please let us know ASAP so we can ensure it is ready for them on Friday.
Please pay! $35 at https://troop359.com/pay
Scouts and Adults Camping – Please Confirm!
Have a great night and let me know if you have any questions!