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Kankakee River Canoe Trip
Sept. 12-13-14, 2014


Outing Information


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Outings - 2014

Outings are a very important portion of the Scouting experience. Most of the word “Scouting” is “outing” and here is where the scouts learn and practice their outdoor skills. Camping, cooking, fire building, compass work, canoeing, hiking, biking, nature study, staying dry when the weather turns bad and most important of all, our troop's first and only law “Safety First” and finally working within the patrol method. We try to have an outing every month.

You can get your equipment lists here: This is the Regular Equipment List and this is the Winter Equipment List (Boys Scouts of America considers 50 degrees cold weather camping)

Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders: here are your Duty Rosters and Menu Planning Sheets!!

Please note:

Dues dates are posted for a reason. Proper planning requires that you signup for an outing by the date due. Have consideration for the people making all the plans by allowing them enough time to work the plan.

Please do not ask to be added to the outing if the due date has past as your request will be denied. If you need this outing for advancement, it is your responsibility to turn your information and money in promptly.


Activity Name Activity Date Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due
Kankakee River Canoe Trip Sept. 12-13-14, 2014 Thursday, August 28th
We will camp Friday and Saturday night at the Village of Aroma Park campsite on the Kankakee River in Illinois. Saturday morning we will embark on a 12 mile canoe trip stopping for lunch on the way.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.



Special Permission Slip for Reed's Canoeing
Chicago Orienteering Day Outing May 10, 2014 Thursday, May 1st
We will take the Metra Train from Mount Prospect to Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago. From there we will divide into groups and use our compass and GPS skills to navigate different routes through the city and meet up at the same place. The walking routes will cover ~5 miles which will fulfill the hiking requirement that many younger scouts need for advancement. Depending on how fast we navigate, we will return home on the 2:30 or 3:30pm train back to Mount Prospect. We will need to have 2 adults for each group of Scouts attending so please help participate.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.


Blackhawk District Camporee April 11-13, 2014 Thursday, April 3rd
We will travel to Camp Indian Trails in Janesville, WI for the Blackhawk District Camporee. We will camp Friday and Saturday night and enjoy friendly competition at the many events of the Star Wars themed event – Return of the Tenderfoot! Out of the Dagoba Swamp, Death Star Destruction and Podracing are just a few of the stations the Scouts will encounter. Each troop is supposed to have a Gateway for their campsite so we will work on that prior to the outing.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.

Click here for the Camporee Flyer
Scout Skills Outing March 14-16, 2014 Thursday, February 27th
We will travel to Camp Crown in Trevor WI for our Scout Skills Outing. We will camp Friday and Saturday night and have a fun filled morning and afternoon of activities to learn and reinforce many skills that all Scouts should have. This will help prepare the Troop for the April Camporee Outing. Wilderness survival skills, fire building, first aid, knot races and pioneering are all on the agenda for April so we will want to sharpen our skills and have some fun in the process!

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.

Winter Camping Outing February 21 - 23, 2014 Thursday, February 6th
We will brave the elements at Camp Lakota and test our ability to survive in the Great White North. Snow or no snow, we will have activities planned to keep active and warm. Along with our tents, a heated shelter will be nearby in case anyone needs help warming up and also to use for some activities. Part of the agenda will include necessary training for the Second Class rank such as knife sharpening and preparing wood for firebuilding. The winter offers a better time to hike some of the trails that can be swampy and mosquito ridden in the summer. If the temps fall below 32 degrees, we can earn the Frostfire award which is not common and is something to be proud of! This is a regular outing, so meals will be by patrol cooking. Dinner Saturday night will be family style: we will all eat one big meal together.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.

Cascade Mountain Ski Outing January 17-19, 2014 Thursday, Dec. 19th
We will drive up Friday night and check in at the Quality Inn & Suites in Lodi, WI. We “camp” in the Conference room with pool access. Saturday we will ski at nearby Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI. Late Saturday afternoon we’ll head back to the hotel for pizza, movies and swimming. There will be a light breakfast Sunday morning before driving home. A beginner’s ski lesson is mandatory unless the ski lesson exemption is signed by a parent. Helmets are mandatory for Scouts and Adults per BSA Regulations.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.

In addition to the standard forms we also need, snow-tube rental, rental info sheet and minor release form

Past Outings: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002