Buffalo River Canoe Trip (5/17/2023 to 5/19/2023)

Activity: 

Canoeing

Location: 

Camp at Woolum Campground Friday and Saturday night.  We will be canoeing 8-10 miles on the Buffalo River on Saturday. 

Woolum Campground

https://goo.gl/maps/HE1jXDMnYNvFJKHJA

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:  

$45 plus $16 CASH paid to your Grub Master

Money for McDonalds on Sunday if time allows.

Packing List: 

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

Everyone needs to bring the following: 

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

Whistle attached to your life jacket. 

Closed Toe Water Shoes. 

Bailing bucket and sponge

Sunscreen

Hat

Sunglasses

The bugs at Woolum Campground will likely be bad.  Be sure to bring bug spray and a bug net if you are hammock camping.  Trees can be limited for Hammock Campers

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:  $16 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: 

Rain Friday Night.  Low 57 high 81.

Lake Catherine and Cedar Glades Biking (4/12/2024 to 4/14/2024)

Activity: 

Base Camping, and Bike Riding

Location: 

Lake Catherine State Park

1200 Catherine Park Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913

https://maps.app.goo.gl/autyWBxP5askutws5

Cedar Glades Bike Park

461 Wildcat Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913

https://maps.app.goo.gl/TodDkvBr74jmxBep6

Departure Time:  

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

Return Time:  

Sunday at 12:00 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$15.  Must make arrangements to pay before the trip. 

$16 cash paid to grub master

Packing List: 

Bike

Helmet

See checklists below. 

Camping Checklist

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Patrol Cooking – See your Grub Master

Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper

Sunday – Breakfast

Weather: 

Low 58, High 80 

Lake Sylvia Biking and Canoeing (3/1/2024 to 3/3/2024)

Activity: 

Base Camping, Bike Riding, and Canoeing

Location: 

Lake Sylvia State Park

810 AR-324, Perryville, AR 72126

https://maps.app.goo.gl/rYWVu1Q6NoyCUCDk8

Departure Time:  

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

Return Time:  

Sunday at 12:00 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$15.  Must make arrangements to pay before the trip. 

$16 cash paid to grub master

Packing List: 

Bike

Helmet

Life Jacket

See checklists below. 

Camping Checklist

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Patrol Cooking – See your Grub Master

Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper

Sunday – Breakfast

Weather: 

Low 41, High 75 

White Rock Shores Lake Loop Backpacking (2/16/2024 to 2/18/2024)

Activity: 

Backpacking the Shores Lake Loop Trail

Friday Night:  Drive to White Rock Recreation Area.  Camp in the campground Sites 1 and 2.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/R7tcZaUapnJqCLf39

Saturday:  Hike 9.3 Miles to White Rock Falls (Clockwise Direction)

Sunday:  Hike 2.8 Miles back to White Rock Mountain

There will be no short hike.

Location: 

White Rock Mountain Shores Lake Loop Trail

Departure Time:  

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

Return Time:  

Sunday at 2:00 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.

Cost:  

$40.  Must make arrangements to pay before the trip. 

Bring money for McDonalds if time allows.

$16 cash paid to food partner

Packing List: 

Gear should be packed in a properly fitted backpack.  Bring warm clothes and hiking boots.  If you need a backpack, please contact Mr. Douglas.

See checklists below. 

How to Pack your Backpack  

Backpacking Checklist

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Backpacking style meals – Scouts should pair up and provide meals that are portable.

Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper

Sunday – Breakfast

Weather: 

Cold.  Low 23, High 40. 

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.