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Adventure Rock
Milwaukee WI
December 16-17th


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Outings - 2017

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.



All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing, you can click here to download this form.

Activity Name Activity Date Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due
Adventure Rock, Milwaukee WI December 16th-17th, 2017 FREE
Adventure Rock specializes in offering climbing experiences for new climbers, as well as seasoned rock jocks. The Milwaukee location offers quality programming and emphasizes providing the local community with a unique place to gather, socialize, and stay fit.

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

Waterfall Glen November 10th-12th, 2017 October 26th
The 2,492-acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien is one of the most ecologically impressive parcels of open space within the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, if not northern Illinois. It includes 11 miles of trails!

The ridges and scattered potholes that make up the topography of Waterfall Glen — and most of the county — are the result of one geological event, the Wisconsin Glacier. In fact, the entire Des Plaines River Valley was formed by glacial melt waters and drainage from a postglacial lake that covered most of the Chicagoland area.

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

Des Plaines River Trail 15 Mile Hike November 4th, 2017
The troop is offering an extra activity this fall for boys and parents interested in hiking. We will take a 15 mile hike Saturday November 4th. For interested boys, this hike may count toward earning the hiking merit badge, but all boys who have completed a 5 mile hike previously with the troop are welcome to come. Let’s get out and see a little of our local nature preserve.

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

Also required for this outing is an Adult Waiver

Mirror Lake/Devils Lake October 13th -15th, 2017 September 28th, 2017
Mirror Lake - This Park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so calm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park's 2,200 acres includes several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals and a cabin for people with disabilities. This is where we will camp and hike.

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Rock Cut State Park September 8th -10th, 2017 August 31st, 2017
Troop 23’s first outing of the year will be to Rock Cut State Park for fishing and hiking!

Chiseled out of the state's far northern region is Rock Cut State Park in Winnebago County. Nearby are other "rocky" landmarks - the mighty Rock River and the place where wagons once forded it, Rockford. It's an area of rolling plains, interesting history and a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Rock Cut's 3,092 acres include two lakes: Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice skate; and, the 50-acre Olson Lake. The park has hiking trails and wildlife watching.

Rock Cut is home to abundant wildlife with waterfowl, deer, fox, muskrat, woodchuck and beaver, opossum, raccoon and both gray and fox squirrel. Over 100 types of wildflowers offer a showy display each spring and summer, while hardwood trees dazzle visitors each fall.

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.

Mississippi Palisades State Park/Galena May 19th-21st, 2017 May 16th, 2017
The Mississippi Palisades State Park is located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers in northwestern Illinois. It is known for its steep cliffs and interesting rock formations, as well as its beautiful trails that lead you to some of those awe-inspiring giant boulders. One such trail is the Sentinel, clocking at over 1.3 miles it’s the longest trail in the park and leads you smack dab into Sentinel Rock, where you can take a turn at trying to conquer this monolith.

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.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage – Galena, IL April 28th-30th, 2017 April 13th, 2017
1955- The first Ulysses S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage was a weeklong celebration starting on Saturday, April 23, founded by Virginia Carroll and Ruth Turner. Some of the events were visits to all of the Grant Sites, an open house and tea at the Galena Library and the opening of the GAR Post on the second floor of the Post Office. There were 444 boy scouts from 37 different troops and three states in attendance.

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.

Russell Woods, Genoa IL March 10th-12th, 2017 March 2nd, 2017
A forest preserve since 1942, the 126-acre Russell Woods has many valuable features. The Natural Resources Education Center houses the University of Illinois Extension Outdoor Education Programs. A diverse flora occurs in both the upland forest and the low wet woodland which is sixty feet down the bluff and across the river. The river itself is rich in aquatic species, especially native freshwater mussels. The scouts will have access to an enclosed shelters but will be sleeping in tents. Russell woods has 2 miles of trails, including one that takes visitors to the adjoining Hoppe Heritage Farmstead and South Branch Prairie.

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 Lakota February 10th - 12th, 2017 February 2nd, 2017
Winter days are calling all scouts outdoors. Scouts will participate in some frosty winter games and activities! Activities are planned with or without snow! Scouts will have the choice of sleeping indoors in the bunks at Eagle Cabin or showing their cold weather camping skills by camping in the tents. Either way, hot cocoa should be on hand as needed!

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 13th-15th, 2017 January 5th, 2017
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: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002