Buffalo River Canoe Trip (5/20/2022 to 5/22/2022)

Activity: 

Canoeing

Location: 

Revised plan is to camp at Woolum Campground Friday and Saturday night.  On Saturday, we will do a day float from Woolum to Baker Ford. 

Woolum Campground: https://goo.gl/maps/HE1jXDMnYNvFJKHJA

Baker Ford: https://goo.gl/maps/bsc5XmjQvh6iKQse7

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:  

$35 plus $12 CASH paid to your Grub Master plus money for McDonalds on Sunday if time allows.

Packing List: 

See Canoe Camping Checklist on our website.

Everyone needs to bring the following: 

Life Jacket (Class II or III).  If you need a Life Jacket, please contact Mr. Douglas.

Closed Toe Water Shoes. 

The only gear that we will bring on the water is the gear you need for the day float.  This includes lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, bailing buckets/sponges, etc.  Everything that goes in the canoe that you want to keep dry should be in a Dry Bag.  Garbage bags and Ziploc bags do not work as a dry bag.

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 
Patrol Cooking:  $12 CASH paid to Grub Master.

Plan for the following meals:

  1. Sat Breakfast
  2. Sat Lunch on the river
  3. Sat Supper
  4. Sun Breakfast
  5. Money for McDonalds (if time allows)

Weather: 

Low 50s high 83.  57% chance of Rain.

Camporee (4/22/2022 to 4/24/2022)

Activity: 

Pioneering

Location: 

Camp Rockefeller (Short-Term Campsite)
408 Scout Dr, Damascus, AR 72039

Departure Time:  

Friday (3/11) at 5:30 from Bryant First United Methodist Church (Across from Bryant High School)
508 N Reynolds Rd, Bryant, AR 72022
We are riding with Troop 17 on their Bus.

Return Time:  

Sunday (3/13) at 12:00 at Bryant First United Methodist Church (Across from Bryant High School)  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$25 plus $12 CASH paid to your Grub Master.

Packing List: 

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 CASH paid to Grub Master.

Plan for the following meals:

  1. Sat Breakfast
  2. Sat Lunch Provided by Camporee Staff
  3. Sat Supper
  4. Sun Breakfast

Weather: 

Low 60s high 82.  Rain Sunday

Camp Robinson Campout (3/11/2022 to 3/13/2022)

Activity: 

Orienteering Course, Scout Skills, Exploring the Military Base

Location: 

Camp Robinson, North Little Rock

Departure Time:  

Friday (3/11) at 5:30 at the Church.  Depart at 6:00. 

Return Time:  

Sunday (3/13) at 12:00 at the Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$10 plus $12 CASH paid to your Grub Master on Friday.  Jonathan T (Scouts), Dave G (Adults).

Packing List: 

Daypack
Compass
Water Bottle

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 CASH paid to Grub Master on Friday.  Jonathan T (Scouts), Dave G (Adults)

Plan for the following meals:

  1. Sat Breakfast
  2. Sat Lunch
  3. Sat Supper
  4. Sun Breakfast

Weather: 

Cold and Raining Friday Night.  Lows in the mid 20’s, high of 45 on Saturday.  Sunny Saturday.

Sylamore Creek Backpacking Trip (2/18/2022 to 2/20/2022)

Activity: 

Backpacking the North Sylamore Creek Trail (13.7 Miles)
http://www.ouachitamaps.com/Sylamore%20Trail.html

Location: 

Friday Night: Camp at Barkshed Recreation Area
https://goo.gl/maps/3zkhUodHp9cyqDFc9

Saturday Night: (9.7 Miles) Camp East of the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area (Saturday Night)
https://goo.gl/maps/vfKgcNUHqCtDeDxX8

Sunday: (4 Miles) Hike to Allison Trailhead (Sunday)
https://goo.gl/maps/qFfrjJQqhhoGYG2u9

Departure Time:  

Friday (2/18) at 5:30 at the Church.  Depart at 6:00. 

Return Time:  

Sunday (2/20) at 2:00 at the Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$25 plus money for McDonalds on the way home. 

Packing List: 

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

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

See Backpacking Food Ideas on our website.
http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Backpacking-Food-Ideas.pdf

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 
Each scout should have a Food Buddy.

Saturday Breakfast (Hot or Cold).  Need to be able to prepare and eat in less than 30 minutes
Saturday Lunch that can be eaten on the trail
Saturday Supper
Sunday Breakfast (Hot or Cold).  Need to be able to prepare and eat in less than 30 minutes

Money for McDonalds on Sunday

Weather: 

Lows in the 30’s, highs in the low 60’s.  

Wilderness Survival Campout (1/21/2022 to 1/23/2022)

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:  

Boy Scouts, meet Friday (1/21) 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 1/24 at 12:30 at the Church. 

Cost:  

Boy Scouts: $22

Pack 82 Webelo Scouts:  $10/person.  Paid to Diana Connell if you would like to eat with the group.

Packing List: 

Tent or hammock for Friday night. 

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. 

Boy Scouts will be provided food as part of the camping fee.

Webelos from Pack 82 will be cooking as a group.

Weather: 

COLD.  Lows in the 20’s, highs in the mid 40’s.