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.

Christmas 2020 Backpacking Trip (12/27 to 12/30)

Activity: 

Backpacking Section 5 of the Ouachita Trail (27.1 Miles)

See Schedule below for mileage each day.

Location: 

Ouachita Trail Section 5 between Big Brushy Recreation Area and Highway 27 near Story, AR.

Starting Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YXX8maPJtynpAhvN9

Ending Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YHEEu1F84uoEES679

Departure Time:  

Meet Sunday (12/27) at 12:45 at the Bryant Walmart Parking Lot.  Depart by 1:00

Return Time:  

Wednesday (12/30) 3:00 at Colton’s Steakhouse in Benton.  NOTE: We are planning to arrive at Colton’s at 2:00. 

Watch your email on Wednesday for time changes

Cost:  

$10 for the Trip. (Can be paid from Scout Account)

PLUS

$15-$30 CASH for lunch at Colton’s Steakhouse.  See menu link below to determine how much money to bring.  Be sure to account for tax and tip. https://www.coltonssteakhouse.com/assets/menus/AR_Benton.pdf

Emergency Contact:

Dan Karp 501-303-8279

There will be little cell phone service in this area.  Dan will be able to communicate with us via Satellite Phone.

COVID Precautions:

We will be following the BSA and Department of Health guidelines as our safety plan. Everyone must 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 youth before departure so that the rules are clearly understood.

Packing List: 

COVID Mask

See Backpacking Checklist on our website.

http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Backpacking-Checklist-5-Day.pdf

See Backpacking Food Ideas on our website.

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

Food: 

Eat lunch before you arrive.

NOTE:  Breakfast should take less than 10 minutes to prepare and cleanup.

Sunday: Supper

Monday: Breakfast, Trail Lunch, Supper

Tuesday: Breakfast, Trail Lunch, Supper

Wednesday: Breakfast

Trail snacks

Weather: 

High’s between 55 and 65 degrees.  Low’s between 26 and 48 degrees.

Rain expected Tuesday Morning and Wednesday.

Schedule:

Sunday

1:00 – Depart Walmart
3:30 – Arrive where FR-33 crosses the Ouachita Trail near Big Brushy Recreation Area.
Hike 5.1 miles to Fiddler Creek Shelter.
Shuttle Drivers take vehicles to the end of the trail

Monday

Hike 8 Miles to Suck Mountain Shelter

Tuesday

Hike 8 miles to Story Creek Shelter

Wednesday

Hike 6 miles to Highway 27 near Story, AR
Drive to Colton’s Steakhouse in Benton arrive by 2:00.