February – April 2014
At a Glance
Number of Nights: 1 Night – Saturday Afternoon/Sunday Morning
Special Activity: Omaha Zoo Visit
Individual Meals: 1 Sack Dinner–bus ride down. 1 Snack (provided by zoo) Saturday night and $$$ for lunch on Sunday
Uniform: Class “A”
Cost: $45 for Zoo Campout, $35 for Bus Ride, $10 for Oceanography Merit Badge (Optional)
Signup/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, January 31st
Coordinating Patrol: None (no cooking)
Travel Time/Distance: ~3.5 hours by Charted Bus
Event/Location Website: Omaha Zoo
Weather: Omaha, NE
We will be taking chartered motor coaches to and from the zoo.
Depart: 2:00PM on Saturday, February 22nd from Price Chopper @133 / Mission. Please arrive by 1:30PM.
Return: 7:00PM on Sunday, February 23rd, to theprice chopper @133/mission.
$45.00 Zoo Camping Fee (per person)
$35.00 Bus Ticket (per person. Assumes full bus of 54 passengers, will be higher if bus is not full)
$10.00 Oceanography Merit Badge Class (optional)
Agenda and Program
- 6:45 – 7:00 p.m. – Meet campout leaders at Main Gate to begin your night.
- 7:00-7:45 p.m. – Move vehicles onto Zoo property. Orientation and activities.
- 7:45-9:15 p.m. – Night Hike
- 9:15-10:00 p.m. – Zoo-related activities.
- 10:00-12:00 a.m. – Inside a Zoo building for the night. Snack provided by zoo. Wind down for the night.
We will be sleeping indoors in Troop Tents & Adult Tents
These tents need to be free-standing – NO tent stakes allowed
- 6:00 a.m. – Wake up call.
- 6:00-7:30 a.m. – Breakfast provided by zoo, load gear into vehicles, move to main parking area.
- 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Morning hike.
- 9:00 a.m. – Visit the Zoo exhibits
- 10:00a.m. – Noon: OCEANOGRAPHY MERIT BADGE CLASS
- Noon: Buy your own lunch at the Zoo
- 3:00PM Board buses and depart for price chopper.
- NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED. This is a change from 2 years ago.
- Lunch Saturday: Eat at home before you arrive
- Dinner Saturday: Sack “lunch” style
- Late Snack: Zoo provided.
- Breakfast Sunday: Zoo provided.
- Lunch Sunday: Buy at the Zoo.
- Dinner Saturday: Eat when you get home.
- Coolers are NOT OK to bring with you. No cooking facilities are available.
We have to reserve three weeks in advance, so you must sign up by January 31st. If you cancel, No refunds are possible, since we have to reserve the Zoo and buses in advance. Please sign-up at the regular troop meeting on January 27th or if you can’t be at that meeting sign up via e-mail to: Chris Blackwood. Please indicate if you want to take the optional Oceanography Merit Badge ($10).
- Class “A” Uniform, We will wear our Class A’s all day on Sunday.
- Sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress or cot (optional)
- Minimal personal gear (toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, etc.)
- Flashlight (optional)
- Weather appropriate clothing, good shoes for hiking
- DVD to watch after night hike (the zoo has a small selection of DVD’s available)
- Change of clothes
- Troop Tent (or personal tent for adults) – free-standing (no tent stakes) (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF THE PARTS)
The truck will not be going, so there is no need to load it on Thursday.
I-29N to I-80W to exit 454 (13th Street). Go north on 13th Street (one way) to Frederick St, and turn right onto S 10th St. Continue to Deer Park Blvd; the Zoo will be on your left. Distance/Time: 209 miles in ~3.5 hours.
If you have any questions please contact:
The Spring 2014 Harry S Truman Library Merit Badge Program is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Registration will be at the following website on February 10, 2014 at 9am.
Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Citizen in the Nation OR American Heritage merit badge. Sign up online individually (this is not a Troop event). Additional details (including prerequisites) can be found at the website above.
FYI, in the past this has filled up within minutes (so be at your computer ready to register promptly at 9 am if you wish to attend)! Normally, this is offered in the Spring as well as the Fall. Registration for the other session will be at a later date.
- 1st Year Scouts – 6:00pm – 6:45pm
- 2nd Year Scouts – 6:45pm – 7:30pm
- All Other Scouts – 7:30pm
Please bring completed:
- Merit Badge Request Form
- Camp Agreement Form
- Special Diet Request Form
- Health Forms
- Bus Transportation Form
- Outpost Program Request Form
- Final Bartle Payment
- Payment for all outstanding Troop fees
For more information on this event, please visit the Uniform Exchange page.
Please sign-up online using registration link here.
No shows and cancellations after April 3rd will be charged the full amount. If you need to arrive late, leave early or leave during the campout, you MUST contact our Scoutmaster, Rob Day, firstname.lastname@example.org, before 8:00am Friday April 4th or you may not get credit for the campout.
Cost: $22.00+3.00=$25.00 Mustang Patrol Scouts, All Adults and SPL Staff
$10.00+$3.00=$13.00 All other Troop 10 Scouts (plus patrol food costs)
The campout fee will be charged to your account by Julia Day, Troop Treasurer
Activities & Schedule:
Mustang Patrol Scouts: (Arrive Saturday morning & depart Sunday morning)
- If you took a Troop tent home, you must bring it to this campout or arrange for someone to bring it.
- Meet at Price Chopper at 133 & MIssion at 7:30am, Saturday Morning
- Depart from the Price Chopper at 8:00AM SHARP!!!
- Arrive at CampTimberlake and set-up camp
- Work on Scout skills & early rank advancement.
- Work on cooking skills (see below)
- Fishing – bring own tackle & bait
- Attend and witness Order of the Arrow Tapout Ceremony (in Class A Uniform)
- Cracker-barrel Saturday evening.
All Other Troop 10 Scouts: (Arrive Friday evening, Saturday & depart Sunday morning)
- Arrive at CampTimberlake Friday evening and set up camp.
- ALL OA Members, Prepare for ceremony & build campfires
- OA Ordeal Members: Receive Brotherhood Study Materials in preparation for Induction Weekend.
- ALL OA Members; Participate and perform Tapout Ceremony. Tribal attire or Class A with OA Sash & Coups.
- Non OA Members; Help Mustang Scouts & Attend OA Tapout Ceremony. Class A uniform required.
- Fishing (as time allows) – bring gear & bait
- Cracker-barrel Saturday evening.
- Fishing in CampTimberlake’s well stocked Lake
- Work on Fishing Merit Badge
- Orienteering course for Mustang rank advancement. Bring a compass if you have one
- Conservation project
Friday Supper: Eat before you arrive
Patrols plan and prepare a Hot Breakfast
Mustang Scouts & Parents eat before you meet at PSMS
Adults & SPL Staff will cook & eat as the “Old Goat” Patrol.
Scouts: Bring a sack lunch, or make arrangments to cook lunch if the meal is needed for cooking or camping merit badge.
Adults & Mustangs: Mustangs will cook hamburgers for the Old-Goats and the Mustangs.
Patrols plan and prepare a hot supper
Mustang Scouts will prepare a hot supper – the food will be provided
Adults & SPL Staff will cook & eat as the “Old Goat” patrol.
Patrols plan and prepare a hot breakfast
Mustang Scouts will prepare a hot breakfast – the food will be provided
Adults & SPL Staff will cook & eat as the “Old Goat” Patrol.
Troop Policy: NO Lighter Fluid, “Match-light”, or accelerant to be used.
Charcoal chimneys are provided by the Troop
Mustang Patrol Scouts: (consult your Scout Handbook for a complete list)
- Cold/Cool weather clothing and extra dry clothing to change into at night
- Sturdy Boots or shoes and an extra pair of shoes.
- Sleeping Bag – (weather appropriate) and ground mat.
- Mess Kit (bowl, plate, insulated cup, knife, fork, spoon)
- Rain Gear
- Canteen or water bottle
- Fishing tackle & bait
- Troop Tents & ground cloth (if you took one home last month)
- SCOUT HANDBOOK and PEN (mark book with your name)
- Field Uniform (Class “A”) for Saturday Night Ceremony
All Other Troop 10 Scouts:
- Same equipment as above
- Patrol tents & tarps (check to make sure ALL parts are present)
- Patrol Cook Boxes (cleaned & stocked)
- Food for all meals
- OA Members need to bring tribal attire if you have it.
- OA Members – Remember to bring your OA Sash.
- Field Uniform (Class “A”) for Saturday Night Ceremony (if not in tribal attire).
Patrols must make sure that patrol tents and cooking boxes are brought to camp by assigned patrol members. If you have Patrol Equipment (tents, tarps, stoves, cooking equipment), make sure it makes it to this campout even if you aren’t attending. Contact your Patrol Leader, if he doesn’t call you by Wednesday, April 2nd. Patrol Quartermasters must speak to the Troop Quartermaster, Jeromy Rutledge, email@example.com , if ANY additional equipment is needed (i.e. cooking grates, bricks, tent poles, tent pegs, tarps, tents).
Coordinating Patrol: The coordinating patrol will be the Alligator Patrol. Alligator Patrol Scouts and ALL quartermasters are responsible for loading the Troop Truck on Thursday, April 3rd at 6:00pm and unloading the truck on Sunday morning after the campout. The Alligator Patrol must arrange for someone to drive the truck to the campout. The Troop Truck and locker are located at the storage facility at 133rd and Holmes Road.
NOTE TO NEW SCOUTS (MUSTANG PATROL)
The Troop has a large stock of equipment we use on our campouts and other outings. We provide: tents, ground cloths (tarps), cooking equipment, water coolers, propane lanterns, tables, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies & shelters for all Scouts. Adults must bring their own equipment (tent, ground cover, plates, spoons, etc.) On this Campout, Mustang Patrol Scouts will be cooking their own Supper & Breakfast. Troop 10 will purchase the necessary food and provide the needed cooking equipment. Plenty of older Scout & Adult supervision will be provided. Troop 10 Chair Policy: We honor our Eagle Scouts by allowing them to use chairs with backs. Any Scout who is not an Eagle must use a tripod-type camp stool. Adults should bring their own camp chair.
THE TROOP DOES NOT SUPPLY PLATES, BOWLS, CUPS, KNIVES, FORKS OR SPOONS !!!
ALL SCOUTS, LEADERS & PARENTS MUCH BRING THEIR OWN UTENSILS !!!
Directions: Go south on US HWY 69. Exit on 179th. Head West for LESS THAN 1/8 mile. Turn left (south) into Camp Timberlake entrance. It is the first left you can take on 179th after HW 69.
Troop 10 calls all scouts, leaders and guests who have been a part of our proud heritage since 1975.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Camp Timberlake – Just West of 69 Hwy at 179th Street
Old Goat Patrol Dinner: 5:00pm - OA Tapout: 7:30pm - Troop 10 Cracker Barrel: 9:30
RSVP by March 30th: Ron Clary, committee chair