Caving Campout (07/13/2021 to 7/18/2021)

Activity: 

Cave Exploring (Public Tour and Wild Cave Experience)

Location: 

Cosmic Caverns
6386 AR-21
Berryville, AR 72616
(870) 749-2298
https://www.cosmiccavern.com/

Camping at Cosmic Caverns (Not in the cave).

Departure Time:  

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

Return Time:  

Sunday Between 1:00 and 2:00.  Watch your email on Sunday for a more accurate time.

Cost:  

$73, plus $12 CASH Grub Money, plus Money for Lunch on Sunday.

IMPORTANT:  Please check the balance of your Scout Account.  If you do not have enough money in your account to cover the cost of the trip, please bring it on Friday. 

Packing List: 

  1. $12 CASH to pay for food.  Payable to your Grub Master.
    1. The Senior Patrol Leader will coordinate the Patrols and Grub Master Assignments for this campout. Please contact him for more details.
  2. Money for Lunch on Sunday
  3. Separate Cave Exploring Clothes that can get dirty and wet (No Cotton).  NOTE:  Cave temperatures can get into the 50’s, so dress accordingly. 
    1. Long Pants
    2. Long Sleeve Shirt
    3. Shoes (Separate from the ones you travel in)
    4. See Camping Checklist for a list of gear needed.  https://www.bentontroop99.org/2020/02/16/campout-checklist/

Food: 

Patrol Cooking.  Bring $12 CASH to pay for food.
Patrols need to prepare for the following Meals:

  1. Saturday Breakfast
  2. Saturday Lunch
  3. Saturday Supper
  4. Sunday Breakfast (Cold)

Weather: 

Mid 80’s.  50% chance of Rain.

Greers Ferry Campout (5/21/2021 to 5/23/2021)

Activity: 

Canoeing and hiking Sugarloaf Mountain

Location: 

Sugarloaf Campsite on Greers Ferry Lake
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sugar+Loaf+Campground/@35.5427049,-92.2712078,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x70e13ba82e2f83f8?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj13qzS4dnwAhXQGc0KHRnBCqMQ_BIwG3oECEIQBQ

Departure Time:  

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

Return Time:  

Sunday 12:00 at Bishop Park Pool in time for the Swim Test.

Cost:  

$25, plus $12 for meals, plus money for McDonalds
$2 for swim test when we return

Packing List: 

  1. COVID Mask
  2. $12 CASH to pay for food.  This money must be paid to the person who purchased the food for your patrol.
  3. Class II or III Life Jacket that is appropriately rated for your size and weight.
  4. Whistle attached to their Life Jacket.
  5. Bring a Drybag to keep your stuff dry while canoeing.  Please note that we are base camping, so the only thing you should have in your canoe is sunscreen, lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.
  6. See Canoe Camping Checklist for a list of gear needed.  https://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Canoe-Camping-Checklist.pdf

Food: 

Patrol Cooking.  Bring $12 CASH to pay for food.
Saturday Breakfast
Saturday Lunch (Cold)
Saturday Supper
Sunday Breakfast
Sunday Lunch

Weather: 

Low 60’s and mid 80’s

COPE and Scout Skills Campout (4/16/2021 to 4/18/2021)

Key things:

  1. Everyone must print and sign the attached is a Council COVID Risk form and bring with you on Friday.
  2. COPE starts on Friday Night at 7:00.  We will leave promptly at 6:00.  Please don’t be late.
  3. Scout Skills Participants:  Instead of bringing bikes, bring a fishing gear.  There is a lake nearby that is well stocked with catfish.
  4. COPE Participants, pack quick meals. 
  5. Scout Skills Participants will have time to cook.  Look over the various cooking requirements that you need to complete and plan accordingly. 
  6. Pack a Sunday Lunch.  The COPE program has activities on Sunday.  There is a chance we will not leave until after lunch.
  7. Watch your email for the return time on Sunday because we are unsure when the COPE program will finish.

Activity: 

COPE Course and Scout Skills for scouts that are working on the following ranks:  Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Location: 

Gus Blass Scout Reservation
Short-Term Camping Area
Parade Field 3, Yucca Flat, Quails Roost, Pine Flat Campsites

Departure Time:  

Meet Friday (3/12) at 5:30 at the Church.  Depart at 6:00. 

Return Time:  

Sunday 3/14 afternoon TBD.  There is a COPE program Sunday morning and we are not sure when it will end.  Watch your email for the return time on Sunday.

Cost:  

$10 Scout Skills, $35 COPE, plus money for McDonalds if time allows.

COVID Precautions:

Please complete the attached COVID Camp participant Risk Statement.

We will be following the BSA and Department of Health guidelines as our safety plan.

Everyone will be expected to have a mask and wear it when needed. 

Food will be individually purchased and cooked separately from others.   We will not be utilizing patrol boxes so bring your own utensils and anything that you require for your meals. 

Please have a conversation with your scout before departure so that the rules are clearly understood. 

Packing List: 

COVID Mask
Daypack
Rain Gear
Fishing Pole for Scout Skills Participants.

See Campout Checklist on our website.
https://www.bentontroop99.org/2020/02/16/campout-checklist/

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday.  There is a chance we will depart after lunch on Sunday.  Be sure to bring lunch on Sunday.

COPE Participants need to plan for quick meals.

Scout Skills Participants will have more time to cook.

Each scout will be responsible for providing food for the following meals:
Saturday Breakfast
Saturday Lunch (Cold that will fit in a Daypack)
Saturday Supper
Sunday Breakfast
Sunday Lunch

Money for McDonald’s on Sunday.

Weather: 

Friday:  High, Upper 50’s, Low Upper 40’s.  50% chance of rain at night.
Saturday:  High, mid 60’s.  Low 40’s.  Cloudy

Schedule:

Friday
5:30 – Meet at church, pack trailers.
6:00 – Depart from church.
7:00 – COPE Check-in and Program Starts
Setup Camp

Saturday
COPE and Scout Skills

Sunday
Chapel
COPE program wrap-up

Rock Climbing Campout (3/12/2021 to 3/14/2021)

Activity: 

Rock Climbing and Repelling.  If unable to climb due to rain, we will do some hiking and exploring the area. 

Location: 

Sam’s Throne Recreation Area
https://goo.gl/maps/uWGBu894Uo1QwqNv6

Departure Time:  

Meet Friday (3/12) at 5:30 at the Church.  Depart at 6:00. 

Return Time:  

Sunday 3/14 at 1:00 at the Church.  Be sure to watch your email for time changes.

Cost:  

$35 plus money for McDonalds (if time allows)

COVID Precautions:

We will be following the BSA and Department of Health guidelines as our safety plan. Everyone should sleep in separate tents and no stacking hammocks. 

Everyone will be expected to have a mask and wear it when needed. 

Food will be individually purchased and cooked separately from others.   We will not be utilizing patrol boxes so bring your own utensils and anything that you require for your meals. 

Please have a conversation with your scout before departure so that the rules are clearly understood. 

Packing List: 

COVID Mask
Daypack
Rain Gear

See Campout Checklist on our website. https://www.bentontroop99.org/2020/02/16/campout-checklist/

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Each scout will be responsible for providing their own food for the following meals: 
Saturday Breakfast (Hot or Cold)
Saturday Lunch (Cold that will fit in a Daypack)
Saturday Supper
Sunday Breakfast (Cold)
Money for McDonald’s on Sunday.

Weather: 

Lows in the 40’s.  Highs in the upper 50’s.  Rain is predicted.  **If we are unable to climb due to rain, we will go hiking and explore the area.

Schedule:

Friday
5:30 – Meet at church, pack trailers.
6:00 – Depart from church.
Setup Camp

Saturday
Climbing and Repelling or hiking and exploring the area if raining.

Sunday
6:00 – Wakeup, Breakfast
8:00 – Camp cleaned up and trailers loaded. 
8:30 – Chapel.
9:00 – Depart with goal of stopping at McDonalds
1:00 – Arrive at church.