Troop 10 - Shooting Safety Camp Out
September 17, 18 & 19, 2004
It’s time again for one of Troop 10's favorite campout events. This year’s Shooting Safety Campout will again be held at the beautiful Illig Farm southeast of LaCygne. Mr. Cliff Illig has invited Troop 10 scouts and scouters to use his first rate shooting range for our Shooting Safety event.
At this years campout we will:
· Set up camp sites and cook as Patrols
· Learn safe handling of firearms under very closely adult-supervised conditions
· Skeet Shooting
· Learn and practice archery
· Plan and prepare hot meals for Saturday morning, Saturday night, and Sunday morning
· Optional fishing – bring your poles
WHEN: Friday, September 17th thru Sunday, September 19th
MEETING TIME / PLACE: Arrive at Illig’s Farm by 7:00 PM on Friday night to set up camp If you plan to arrive later or leave early, you MUST contact our Scoutmaster, Bill Haner, before the campout or you may not get credit for the campout. 913-814-9077 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Illig’s Farm - From PSMS take Mission Road north to 135th Street. 135th Street west to 69 Hwy. South. Drive south on US 69 to State Highway 52 about 42 miles; (52 is about 5 miles south of 152 which is the exit for LaCygne – do not turn here) Turn left on Hwy. 52 and drive east towards Butler about 3.4 miles; just after the “Leaving Kansas” sign turn right onto gravel road (Stateline Road) and drive south about 2.1 miles; turn left onto gravel road (if you get to the Marias de Cygne river, you went too far); drive about 0.3 miles east and look for gate on the right (south) side of the road, just past the Illig’s lakes; turn right into gate - you are there!
You will need weather appropriate clothing, extra dry clothing to change into at night, weather appropriate sleeping bag, ground mat, eating mess kit, cup and rain gear. Bring your Scout Handbook. Call your patrol leader, if he doesn’t call you by Thursday, September 16th for specific responsibilities. If you have Patrol Equipment (tents, tarps, stoves, cooking equipment), make sure it makes it to this campout even if you aren’t attending. Patrol Quartermasters must speak to the Troop Quartermaster, Greg Spies; email@example.com
913-338-4354; if ANY additional equipment is needed (i.e. cooking grates, bricks, tent poles, tent pegs, tarps, tents)
We DO NOT provide tents or tarps for adults. We also DO NOT provide: cups, plates, bowls, knives, forks or spoons. Troop 10 has a policy about chairs: Only Adults & Eagle Scouts can use lawn chairs (with backs) on campouts. Other scouts can use tripod type camp stools. Adults are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: If you have ear muffler sound protectors, please bring them. (Make sure these are clearly marked with your name) The troop will provide ear sound protection and safety glasses for those who need them. Regular prescription eyeglasses will provide adequate eye protection.
UNIFORM OF THE DAY: Red activity shirt or Red t-shirt. during the day on Saturday.
COOKING AND MEALS: Eat before you arrive Friday. Cooking will be by patrols. Hot meals must be prepared on Saturday morning, Saturday night and Sunday morning. For lunch on Saturday, bring a sack lunch and drink. (Troop Policy: NO Lighter Fluid, “Match-light”, or accelerant to be used. Charcoal chimneys are provided by the Troop)
Adults will cook and eat as the “Old Goat” patrol for all meals. (Bring a sack lunch & drink for Saturday)
COST: Scouts $25.00 plus patrol food costs
COMMITMENT DATE: You must sign up and/or pay for this camp out by the meeting on September 13th or by contacting Herb Strain at 816-941-8614; firstname.lastname@example.org by September 13th. All those who sign up or commit to go will be charged the campout fee even if they don’t attend. This campout event involves considerable costs to the troop for materials depending on how many we believe will participate and we need to have these costs paid for.
COORDINATING PATROL: The coordinating patrol will be the Squirrel Patrol. One of the adults of a Squirrel Patrol scout will need to drive the troop truck to and from the campout. The Squirrel Patrol scouts are responsible to meet at the troop locker to unload the troop truck on Sunday afternoon. (The troop truck will be loaded by all Quartermasters and other volunteers on Saturday, September 11th, as part of the annual inventory process.)
No firearms of any kind can be brought to this campout by scouts. Only those firearms requested by Paul Bertrand should be brought by adults.