Wilderness Survival Campout (1/26/2024 to 1/28/2024)

Activity: 

Wilderness Survival

Shelter Building

Cooking over open fires

Scout Skills

Location: 

Gus Blass Short-Term Camping Area (35.36849481608671, -92.45482798136472)

https://goo.gl/maps/hyca9pkDrX1knAjP8

NOTE:  The Google Maps link above will get you close, but the road to the Short-Term Camping is not marked in Google Maps.  Once you get to Gus Blass, use the map linked below to find the road to the Short-Term Camping area.

Map of the area that shows the Road to the Short-Term Camping Area.

http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Short-Term-Camping-Map.png

Departure Time:  

Meet Friday at 5:30 at the Church.  Depart at 6:00. 

Webelo Scouts can either follow the Boy Scouts from the church or meet at the Gus Blass Short-Term Camping Area any time after 7:00. 

Return Time:  

Sunday at 12:30 at the Church.  Watch your email for time changes.

Cost:  

Boy Scouts: $20

Plus $16 cash.  Paid to your Grub Master.

Packing List: 

Tent or hammock for Friday night. 

No Patrol Boxes on this campout.  Bring a mess kit (Plate, bowl, fork, spoon, etc).

Be prepared for cold weather and Rain. 

Bring the following items in addition to the items in the checklist linked below:

  • Compass
  • Mess Kit (Plate, bowl, fork, spoon, etc).
  • Rain Gear (Jacket and Pants)
  • Waterproof Boots
  • Extra Clothes and Socks
  • Sleeping Pad to insulate you from the ground.  (i.e. Closed Cell Foam Pad or insulated sleeping pad.)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Warm Hat
  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm clothes

Scouts will sleep in shelters Saturday night.

See Campout Checklist on our website.

https://www.bentontroop99.org/2020/02/16/campout-checklist/

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Patrol Cooking.

$16 Paid to your Grub Master.

Weather: 

Lows in the 30’s, highs around 50.

Rain showers on Saturday.