Wilderness Survival Campout (1/27/2023 to 1/29/2023)

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 $12 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 rated at a minimum of 20 degrees. 
  • If you do not have a cold weather sleeping bag, bring multiple sleeping bags and/or blankets. 
  • Warm Hat
  • Warm Gloves
  • Multiple layers of warm clothes
    • Base layer: long underwear
    • Middle layer: Normal clothes, fleece or puffy jacket
    • Outer layer: Heavy Jacket to protect you from rain and wind.

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.

$12 Paid to your Grub Master.

Weather: 

COLD.  Lows in the 30’s, highs around 50.

Rain showers on Saturday.  

Backpacking Marinoni Scenic Area (12/9/2022 to 12/11/2022)

Activity: 

Backpacking and Exploring

Location: 

Friday – Camp at Spy Rock (0.25 mile hike)

https://goo.gl/maps/4vRrKnXS1RW76Rmy5

Saturday – Drive to Lick Branch Trailhead and hike 3 miles to the Marinoni Scenic Area.  Spend the day exploring the area.  Camp in the Marinoni Scenic Area.

https://goo.gl/maps/FAxLYKeiPUo6j8vm7

Sunday – Hike 3 miles back to Lick Branch

Departure Time:  

Friday.  Meet at 5:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Depart at 6:00

Return Time:  

Sunday at 1:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$25 plus Money for McDonalds or Snacks on the way home.  If time allows.

Packing List: 

Backpack

Prepare for rain.

See Backpack Checklist on our website.

http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Backpacking-Checklist-Weekend.pdf

See How to Pack your backpack.

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Everyone should have a food buddy.

Backpacking style cooking.  See Backpacking food ideas.

Saturday Breakfast

Saturday Trail Lunch

Saturday Supper

Sunday Breakfast

Money for McDonald’s on Sunday.

Weather: 

Low of 36, High of 56.  Rain Saturday Morning.

Rock Climbing at Sam’s Throne (11/4/2022 to 11/6/2022)

Activity: 

Rock Climbing

Location: 

Sam’s Throne Recreation Area

https://goo.gl/maps/uWGBu894Uo1QwqNv6

Departure Time:  

Friday.  Meet at 5:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Depart at 6:00

Return Time:  

Sunday at 1:00 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$35 plus $12 Grub Money plus Money for McDonalds or Snacks on the way home.  If time allows.

Grub Money needs to be paid to your Grub Master.

Packing List: 

Daypack

Prepare for rain on Friday night.

See Campout Checklist on our website.

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

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

$12 Grub Money paid to your Grub Master.

Patrol Cooking. 

Saturday Breakfast (Hot or Cold)

Saturday Lunch (Needs to fit in a Daypack.  We will eat where we are climbing.)

Saturday Supper

Sunday Breakfast (Cold)

Money for McDonald’s on Sunday.

Weather: 

Low of 45, High of 65.  100% chance of rain on Friday.

Backpacking in the Buffalo River Area (10/14/2022 to 10/16/2022)

Activity: 

Backpacking

Location: 

Friday

Camp at Kyles Landing Campground.

https://goo.gl/maps/KWa3uMAoWaU4WCg29

Saturday

Short Hike will hike to Horseshoe Bend via the Old River Trail (2.3 Miles).

Long Hike will hike to Horseshoe Bend via the Buffalo River Trail and the Old River Trail (~10 Miles).

Both Crews will camp at Horseshoe Bend Saturday Night

https://goo.gl/maps/c7gqqBLPP9PKHxsQ9

Sunday

Both Crews will return to Kyles Landing via the Old River Trail (2.3 Miles).

Departure Time:  

Friday.  Meet at 5:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Depart at 6:00

Return Time:  

Sunday at 1:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$15 plus money for McDonalds or Snacks on the way home.  If time allows.

Packing List: 

Water Shoes.  ***This is a MUST.  Both crews will cross the Buffalo River at least 8 times.  The river will be lower than normal, but the water is expected to be at least ankle to knee deep at each crossing.

See Backpacking Checklist: http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Backpacking-Checklist-Weekend.pdf

See How to Pack Your Backpack:  https://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/3.-how-to-pack-your-backpack.pdf

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Everyone should have a food buddy and they should plan for the following meals. 

Saturday

Breakfast

Trail Lunch

Dinner

Sunday

Breakfast

Bring money for McDonalds or Snacks on way home.

See Backpacking Food Ideas for help deciding what to pack.  http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Backpacking-Food-Ideas.pdf

Weather: 

Low of 47, High of 82.  25% chance of rain.

Caving Campout (9/9/2022 to 9/11/2022)

Activity: 

Caving (Wild Cave Tour and Standard Tour)

Location: 

Cave Location:

War Eagle Caverns
21494 Cavern Dr
Rogers, AR 72756
https://g.page/WarEagleCavern?share

Campsite:

Beaver lake Hide-A-Way Campground
8369 Campground Cir
Rogers, AR 72756
https://goo.gl/maps/LCNxc1WjxN6xy4KF6

Departure Time:  

Friday.  Meet at 5:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Depart at 6:00

Return Time:  

Sunday at 1:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$95 Wild Cave or Standard Tour ($56 if over 13 or $47 if under 13)
$12 Grub Money (Cash).  Paid to your Grub Master.
Money for McDonalds or Snacks on the way home.  If time allows.

Packing List: 

If going on the Wild Cave Tour, you MUST bring the following.  If you do not have the items below, you will not be allowed to participate in the Wild Cave experience.

  1. Long Sleeve Shirt
  2. Long Pants
  3. Lace Up Shoes
  4. Full change of clothes for ride back to camp

Everyone must complete attached waiver.

See Campout Checklist.  https://www.bentontroop99.org/2022/01/13/campout-checklist/

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Patrol Cooking
Saturday
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Sunday
Lunch – Cold
Bring money for McDonalds or Snacks on way home.

Weather: 

High of 85 Degrees, Low of 53.