New Scout’s First Camp-Out
Our first camp-out of the year is a trip to Big Bone Lick State Park just across the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. We take this opportunity to teach our new scouts basic camping skills including how to pitch a tent, the safe way to use a pocket knife, how to build a camp fire and how to cook a meal on a gas stove.
We’ll also take a short hike around the park and visit the buffalo herd and see the fossil sites. Bring your fishing pole and try your luck at the lake.
Friday Night Departure
The scouts normally arrive no later than 5:45pm Friday evening at the LOL church to prepare for departure. We would normally leave at 6:00pm. If you are to be later than 5:45, the scout must call either Dan Weiss (324-2364) or Steve Turner (324-6951). Scout needs to be in Class A uniform.
Don’t forget to bring any medicine you may need for the weekend. They need to be in the original clearly labeled container with your name on it.
Return on Sunday
Return time is normally at 12 noon at the church. Please be there at that time to pick your scout up. We will attempt to call you if the return time drastically changes. Please be on time with your scouts. It’s not fair to the 80 or 100 people that made sure they were on time & now have to wait on someone that didn’t plan well for being prompt.
If you have Questions
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dan, Steve, or Britt, our Co-outdoor Chairperson (379-3933)
Items for Big Bone Lick Campout (pack in soft sided gym bag/duffle bag with contents in plastic/garbage bags since it might will be wet ☺ ) Be sure to put your name on all your gear; it all looks the same after a couple of nights in the woods.
- Permission slip
- Sleeping bag (can pack with pillow and blanket and mat in a garbage bag w/ scout’s name on outside)
- Small pillow
- Extra blanket (depending on sleeping bag and temperature)
- Ground mat
- Change of clothes – suggest layers based on weather. Should include class B shirts to wear when not in class A
- Hat (knit hat great to sleep in)
- Poncho or rain coat
- Extra shoes
- Extra, extra socks
- Clean “clothes” to sleep in – sweat pants/t shirt
- Garbage bags for dirty/muddy clothes
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Water bottle
- Medications (labeled with scout’s name, dose in Ziploc bag)
- Day pack for hike (if working on camping merit badge would need small first aid kit and water bottle in small pack)
- NO electronics (game boy, cell phone, etc)