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Turkey Run Canoe Trip
September 9-11, 2016


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Outings - 2016

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
Turkey Run Canoe Trip September 9-11, 2016 (Day Outing) September 1st, 2016
Troop 23’s first outing will be to Turkey Run State Park for a Canoe Trip down Sugar Creek! Flowing through the heart of the park, Sugar Creek is one of Indiana's most popular canoe streams. At least three local Liveries serve this area. The gorges are very similar to what was seen by Native Americans and pioneers. The river itself stands as a remnant of the forces that shaped the area.

From the tiny mosses and ferns to the majestic old-growth walnuts and sycamores, lush plant communities thrive at the park, supporting an abundance of wildlife. Deer tracks, beaver-chewed trees, pileated woodpecker excavations, and the rocking flight of the turkey vulture, are all common sights throughout the year at this great park.

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.


First Ascent Climbing May 7, 2016 (Day Outing) May 5th, 2016
Chicago's newest and tallest gym dedicated to climbing challenges rock climbers to scale a six-story wall on the site of a former industrial plant. First Ascent, a project five years in the making, opened its first, 25,000-square-foot location in Avondale (the company calls it Logan Square). Some of the gym's highlights include the 60-foot-tall wall and an arch that connects two walls 45 feet above ground. An upstairs portion of the gym features a bouldering space, where climbers can scale artificial boulders without a rope. Traditionally climbing gyms resemble a dark, dreary cave. While First Ascent does feature a cave-like feature in the bouldering section, the space is bright, modern and airy. The main gym features three cracks that run the length of the wall to simulate outdoor climbing as well as a speed wall for timed races.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip.


Camp Lakota Camporee April 22nd-24th, 2016 March 31st, 2016
What in the world is a Camporee? A camporee is many things—camping fun for scouts, the thumping of hundreds of feet on the way to an evening campfire, and the blue smoke from fires cooking stew or ham and eggs. It’s the patter of rain on many tents at night. It’s the ripple of wind-blown flags in the morning sun. It’s catching the idea of teamwork in a patrol. It’s learning to carry out an order to help the team succeed. Be a part of the fun!!! This is the last opportunity to camp at Lakota. Be part of the Farwell Tour!!!

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.


Rainbow Scout Reservation March 11th-13th, 2016 February 25th, 2016
Scouts Skills weekend has arrived! Scouts will be camping from Friday to Sunday and sharpen up their survival and outdoor skills!

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.


Camp Crowne Feb 5th-7th, 2016 January 28th, 2016
Located near Wilmot, Wisconsin, Camp Crown has 146 acres of rolling hills with wooded and open areas, campsites and a heated shelter (which troop 23 has reserved) make weekend campouts a memorable experience for Scouts. This campground is used for training, weekend activities, unit campouts, Camp-O-Rees, Webelos Woods, and winter camping events such as OKPIK.

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 15th-17th, 2016 December 17th, 2015
Scouts will leave on Friday night and check in at the Quality Inn and 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.

Additionally, a Cascade Mountain Release of Liability Form is needed for each person. Click here for the Rental Information sheet.

Past Outings: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002