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Freezeree, January 12-14, 2018!

posted Nov 28, 2017, 11:50 AM by Scout Master   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 7:16 AM ]
The troop will be hosting its annual Freezeree on January 12-14 of 2018! This is one of our most popular campouts, and we will be set to enjoy all of the cold weather fun at Camp Campbell. A Complete Packing List is attached below.

Morning events include skills of Wood Yard, Fire Building and Tot'n Chip. Afternoon competitions will include: Knife and Tomahawk Throwing, Sling Shot, Fire Building, and an Iron Chef Cook-off. 

Scouts working on Communication Merit Badge: this is a great opportunity to lead a campfire or scouts-own service.

Signups can be made here. We will post more preparation details as the date gets closer.

Cold Weather Packing List


Clothing

OTHER ESSENTIALS

Boots

Matches/lighter

Camp shoes (Tennis shoes, moccasins)

Notepad and pen/pencil

2 changes underwear

Watch

2 pair long underwear (polypropylene / Wicking best)

MISCELLANEOUS

3 pair outer socks (synthetic or wool is best) 2 pair normal socks

Compass

Rain gear / coat

Pocket knife

2 pair long pants (wool or synthetic best)

Sunglasses (Optional)

Nylon snow/wind pants (If snow or rain)

2 Plastic garbage bags

2 long sleeve shirts (wool/flannel)

Boy Scout Handbook

Sweater

EATING

Warm jacket

Sierra cup

Scarf, turtleneck shirt

Fork / Spoon

Stocking cap for normal use

Water bottles (1-2 1-quart bottles)

Extra stocking cap/head covering for sleeping only

Hand or foot warmers

1 pair heavy gloves /  mittens (wool is good)

TOILETRIES

Gear

Towel and washcloth

Sleeping bag. (20 degree or below rated)

Camp soap

Extra sleeping bag, liner, or blanket, emergency blanket

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Ground pad (ESSENTIAL!!)

Toilet paper

Small flashlight and extra batteries

Lip balm

Tent (Troop can supply if needed)

Sunscreen


Special considerations when packing:

  • Cotton is bad, wool is good. Cotton retains moisture. Blue jeans and sweatpants are not advisable for winter camping, although dry sweat pants can be worn in the sleeping bag. Wicking synthetics are great for clothing next to skin. They wick moisture away from the skin and allow it to evaporate.
  • Layering is important. One-piece snowmobile suits are good only when inactive and not recommended for winter campouts. Throughout the day Scouts will be active, and need to wear layers of clothing that can be added and removed.
  • Putting clean, dry underwear on when going to bed is crucial. Scouts will need to bring a spare pair of underwear and long underwear that they can change into and wear while in their sleeping bags, as well as a pair of dry socks for sleeping. That night’s underwear and socks can be worn the next day, as long as you have another dry set for the next night.
  • Most heat is lost from the head. Bring a 2nd dry stocking cap for night, or a hooded sweatshirt, to keep head warm and out of the sleeping bag.
  • When Sleeping- Do NOT breathe into your sleeping bag – you will get wet and cold.
  • Dehydration can help cause hypothermia. Drink 2-3 liters of water during the day.

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Scout Master,
Jan 5, 2018, 6:54 AM
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