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.  

Ouachita Trail Section 6 (12/8/2023 to 12/10/2023)

Activity: 

Backpacking section 6 of the Ouachita Trail

Friday Night:  Drive to the Hwy 27 Trail head.  Hike 1 mile to John Archer Shelter

https://maps.app.goo.gl/SmAvHbEy5AUUNPhg7

Saturday:  Hike 11.4 miles to Big Branch Shelter

Sunday:  Hike 2.1 miles to FR #78 South Crossing

https://www.google.com/maps/place/34.71126349315977,-93.3503833534081

There will be no short hike.

NOTE:  There will be shelters at our campsites, however these are first-come-first served.  Do not count on the shelters being available.  Everyone needs to pack as if they are not available.

Location: 

Ouachita Trail Section 6

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:  

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

Bring money for McDonalds if time allows.

Emergency Contact:

John Douglas 501-920-0928

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 27, High 60.  Chance of rain Saturday Morning.

Trout Fishing and Cave Tour (11/10/2023 to 11/12/2023)

Activity: 

Trout Fishing

Cave Tour at 4:00

Location: 

Mirror Lake

Blanchard Springs Caverns

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:  

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

Bring money for McDonalds if time allows.

Packing List: 

Fishing Pole

Fishing Tackle (Rainbow Trout)

Fishing License (If you are 16 or older)

Natural color shirt (Brown, Green, etc) to wear while fishing.  The lake is very clear and the fish can see you if you are wearing a bright colored shirt.

Gear should be packed in a Backpack or duffle bag.  Campsites are first come, first served, so there is a chance we will have to hike a short distance to our campsite.  Pack to be mobile.

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

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 (Lunch will be at the lake)

Sunday – Breakfast

Weather: 

High of 60, Low of 37.

Air Show Camporee (10/20/2023 to 10/22/2023)

Activity: 

Thunder Over the Rock Air Show and Camporee

Location: 

Little Rock Air Force Base

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:  

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

Grub Money is $12 pers person paid to your Grub Master.

$10-$15 for Lunch at the Air Show (Food Venders)

Packing List: 

Class A Shirt (Wear during the air show)

Class B Shirt (Wear under your Class A)

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

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Saturday Lunch will be purchased by the Scouts at the Air Show.  Each Scout should bring $10-$15

Saturday – Breakfast and Supper

Sunday – Breakfast

Weather: 

High of 85, Low of 55.

Military Vehicle Club Weekend (9/22/2023 to 9/24/2023)

Activity: 

Visiting with Veterans and learning about historical military vehicles

Location: 

Petit Jean State Park

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:  

$16.  Must make arrangements to pay before the trip. 

Grub Money is $12 pers person paid to your Grub Master.

Packing List: 

There is room for both hammocks and tents.

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

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Saturday Lunch will be provided by the Military Vehicle Club.

Saturday – Breakfast and Supper

Sunday – Breakfast

Weather: 

High of 89, Low of 66.