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Outings - 2013

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.


You can get your adult waiver form here: click here.

Click Here to get the medication request form - you MUST fill this out if you want medication given to your Scout on an outing - you MUST fill out a new form each outing. Thanks.


Activity Name Activity Date Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due
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.

USS Silversides Submarine Overnight December 7-8, 2013 Thursday, October 10th
We will travel to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Muskegon MI on Saturday afternoon. We will participate in an Underwater Robotics program to build and operate an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle). Then we will eat dinner, tour the museum and sleep in bunks on the World War II submarine credited with sinking 23 enemy ships. There may be a special presentation as well since it is on December 7th.

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.

Devil’s Lake, Baraboo, WI Outing Nov. 15-16-17, 2013 Thursday, October 31st
We will camp Friday and Saturday night at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. The park has a scenic lake bordered on two sides by 200’ high rocky bluffs. We will hike around the entire perimeter of the lake on trails that offer spectacular views of the lake below and surrounding countryside. We will learn about the history of Devil’s Lake and Scoutmaster Nelson will educate us on some of the rock formations with his knowledge of geology.

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.

Warren Dunes, MI Trip Oct. 18-19-20, 2013 Thursday, September 26th
We will camp Friday and Saturday night at Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan. The park has 3 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 6 miles of trails and numerous sand dunes to climb and explore. The most impressive dune is Tower Hill which stands over 200 feet above the lake. Saturday afternoon we will have a patrol competition for shelter building. Webelos will be invited to attend this 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.

Kishwaukee River Canoe Trip Sept. 13-14-15, 2013 Thursday, August 29th
We will camp Friday and Saturday night at the Rockford Rotary Forest Preserve near Rockford, IL. Saturday morning we will embark on a 9 mile canoe trip on the Kishwaukee River stopping to have lunch on the way. You must be Swim Qualified to go canoeing.

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 this outing requires a Release of Liability form to be filled out.
Morton Arboretum Day Outing May 11, 2013 Thursday, May 2nd
We will drive to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL for a day outing to explore beautiful trees, plants and birds only 35 minutes away. The outing will include a hike of at least 5 miles (a requirement for Second Class!) and we will learn interesting facts along the way. Mrs. Nelson will attend and is a counselor for Bird Study merit badge and will work with interested scouts on those requirements. Each Scout will need to pack a lunch for this outing and bring binoculars if working on Bird Study.

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 19-21, 2013 Thursday, March 21st
We will travel to Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta in Burlington, WI for the Blackhawk District Spring Camporee. Troop 160 is presenting this event which will put each patrol on a quest that will challenge their knowledge of Scout skills pilfered from the classic motion picture by Monty Python. You will search for the grail, visit castles, find shrubbery and toss grenades. Each patrol will need to bring supplies per instructions at the troop meeting.

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.
Scout Skills Outing March 15-17, 2013 Thursday, February 28th
We will travel to Camp Oakarro in Wadsworth, IL for our Scout Skills Outing - "Yukon Daze". This will be a fun filled morning and afternoon of Scout skills with a theme of fighting off an evil empire trying to take over the planet. Your patrol and others will navigate a course of trials and skills that if successful, will save the world. You can be Superheroes!! There will be messages to de-code, compass bearings to take, first aid, knots, axe yard work and fire building skills to name some of the activities for your patrol. Your Patrol will move from town to town in the frigid wilderness of the Yukon Territory and overcome various obstacles in your quest. Survivors will receive a nice patch!

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 22-24, 2013 Thursday, February 7th
We will brave the elements at Camp Lakota and test our ability to survive in the Great White North. If the weather cooperates, we will enjoy some fun in the snow. Snow or no snow, we will have activities to participate in and keep warm: we will definitely do some fire building, maybe a scavenger hunt, winter games, and fry up some doughnuts. On this outing we will attempt to earn our Frostfire award for camping two nights below 32 degrees. Frostfire is not a common award and, if earned, one 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.

If it is very cold Friday night we may go up Saturday morning.
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 Jan. 18-20 2013 January 6, 2013
We will drive up Friday night and ski Saturday at Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI. We will lodge at Quality Inn & Suites in nearby Lodi, WI. Saturday night will consist of pizza for dinner, swimming in the pool and a movie in the conference room, where we will be sleeping on the floor. A beginner’s ski lesson is mandatory unless the ski lesson exemption is signed by a parent. There will be a light breakfast Sunday morning before driving home.
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 additional to the above paperwork we need the following forms filled out for this outing: Rental Info Sheet : Tube Waiver : Cascade Ski Waiver