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Weather Policy

Leading up to our latest campout, the leadership fielded a lot of questions about the weather and whether (see what I did there?) or not we would cancel or postpone the campout. Generally speaking we will not cancel an event or camping trip if the weather looks to be less than ideal. The Scout Motto is "Be Prepared" and we will do everything we can to make sure scouts are prepared for whatever mother nature may choose to send our way.

Camping 101 2016

On April 8th – April 10th, the old and new scouts of Troop 84 drove up to Alum Creek State Park to participate in Troop 84’s very own “Camping 101” campout. On Saturday, the scouts went in their patrols to stations to learn about supplies needed when camping and different skills such as: knot tying, first aid, and how to build a long lasting fire. After all of the stations, the scouts had free time to chop wood in the axe yard, hang out with fellow scouts, listen to the Turtlemen’s new single, go on a hike, or just do whatever they want to.

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Crew 84 Moves Meetings to the 2nd and 4th Mondays of Every Month

Begining in April, the Crew will meet every 2nd and 4th Monadays, the opposite Mondays of the Troop. At the Meeting scheduled for 3/21, the Crew will be discussing options for a Zip Lining trip. Be sure to be there if you are interested in this activity!

Also, on 3/28 the Adult leaders will be meeting to plan the Camping 101 Event. If you would like to be involved in the planning of this event, please be there!

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Wilderness Survival Merit Badge

It is this old Scout's opinion, that the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge is one of the most challenging, rewarding and fun Merit Badges offered.  On the weekend of  March 18th, many of our Scouts will be participating in a campout which will give them the opportunity to earn that merit badge. 

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Camping 101

If you are a new scout or a newly elected Troop Officer (PLC) you must attend the camping 101 event April 8-10 at Alum Creek State Park. If you've been with the troop for a while, come out and help the new guys learn important skills. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to get more aquainted with Troop 84. All parents are welcome to come camp with us but it is not necesary. Our Newly formed Crew 84 will also be out to help run the training stations.

Please sign up as soon as you can. http://troop84.com/event/camping-101

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Crew 84 Gets it's Own Home on the Web

Crew 84 now has it's own home on the interwebs! Just pop over to http://crew84.com if you are looking for crew specific content. Don't worry, the crew and troop web sites are still linked behind the scenes so all of the same functionality is available on crew84.com. Your user name and password are the same as on the troop site. If you have any questions feel free to send the Troop Scoutmaster/Crew Committee Chair a message.

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Camp Out Menu Ideas

Introduction

In this article, I have several sample menus for camp out dinners.  This list is not all-inclusive, but may spark some ideas! Also keep in mind that these are beginner menus.  I would consider them beginner because there is no real cooking involved on site.  In later articles, I will provide more advanced menus that would require dutch ovens, cooking with fire/coals, and the like.  Those methods are typically more time intensive and involve more raw ingredients to be brought and prepared at camp.

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