Monthly Campout Details
Twelve Month Camper
Here are some helpful tips from one of our camping gurus Mr. Greenwald.
Headgear: Hat, full face mask type hat, hood on the jacket, scarf or stocking cap. Bring an extra one too!
Extra Socks, minimum 2 pair per day. Wool or Synthetic. No Cotton.
Gloves - bring extra.
Remember the 3 W's of layering - Wicking inside layer, Warmth middle layer(s) and Wind/Water outer layer.
Wicking should be a polypropylene material as long underwear and also sock liner.
Warmth layer(s) should be fleece or wool.
Wind/Water layer should be a parka, rain gear, or other outer layer preventing winding from blowing away heat trapped inside the warmth layers.
Use a sleeping bag that is appropriate for the conditions. Use a sleeping bag liner. There are silk and fleece liners that go inside the sleeping bag. They will lower your sleeping bag's rating by up to 10 degrees. Or bring a fleece throw or blanket and wrap up in it inside the sleeping bag.
Don't sleep directly on the ground. Get a closed cell foam pad to provide insulation between your sleeping bag and the ground. A foam pad cushions and insulates. The air pockets are excellent in providing good insulation properties. No air mattresses.
Follow Mr. Greenwald's advise above to be warm, and prepared.
Summer Camp 2016
Troop 376 will be attending summer camp June 25 to July 4, 2016. We'll be at Camp Sawmill, campsite Hawthorne, at the Bartle Boy Scout Summer Camp, again this year. The cost is $325 per Scout and/or Adult Leader for this 10 day camp.
The Troop truly wants all Scouts to be able to participate and are offering camping scholarships to support participation. Please see Mr. Riley or Mr. Watt for details
Twelve-Month Camper Award
The twelve-month camper award is a special recognition for Scouts and Scouters who camp in each of the twelve months of the year during a single 24-month period.
Keep an eye out here for more forms and information about camping activities...