Klondike at Pinchot Park, Sat, February 23, and Sun, February 24, 2002

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Pinchot Klondike 2002 Images

This activity is a follow-up to the winter camping in a cabin that the Troop experienced at Karoondinha.
It involves pitching tents, camping, and sledding, hopefully in the snow.
The purpose is to further develop cool weather skills and general Scouting skills while in cold weather.
It is a Union Canal District event and will take place at Pinchot State Park.
During our District Roundtable meetings Tom Minchin has been facilitating the Senior Patrol leaders of the District Troops to plan for this outing. Plus, this month, our Troop will make plans and do some cold weather camping training.

Program Schedule
We will hand this out with the
permission slips, but generally there will be stations manned by several
Troops, where Scout skills will be taught and reviewed (cold weather camping, orienteering, etc.).

Things to bring and wear
NOTE: We will be outside all day and night, so BE PREPARED to keep warm and dry!
Activities during the day will keep us warm, and the weather is supposed to be mild
for winter during the day, but BE PREPARED!
(For additional guidelines & ideas, see current Scout Handbook, pages 204, 224, and 225.)
Boy Scout Handbook
Pen/pencil and paper/notebook
Mess kit (with cup, fork, knife, spoon, bowel, plate)
Personal toiletry items (toothbrush & toothpaste, soap, etc)
Towel & washcloth (Of course, perhaps these won't be used a lot.)
Snow-suit (especially good for windy and blustery cold weather)
Long underwear.
Gloves (more than one pair)
A few pairs of wool socks
One full change of clothes
Raingear or poncho
Sleeping bag & pillow (put them in plastic garbage bags to keep them clean and dry)
Another sleeping bag (to put inside of the one)... obviously to keep warm overnight.
A foam pad or air mattress for insulation from the cold ground under your sleeping bag.

Saturday lunch- grilled cheese, tomato soup, Capri Sun.
Saturday dinner- foil meals (hamburger meat, potatoes, onion, celery, carrots), soda.
Cracker Barrel- hot chocolate, hot apple cider, crackers, cheese, pepperoni, Hershey Bars, marshmallows, graham crackers.
Sunday breakfast- donuts, mini cereals, mild, orange juice.

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