Troop 505 Morrow Mountain Zip-Line Expedition Specs May 30-31

All TogetherOverview

Troop 505 is going to Morrow Mountain State Park for a 1-night overnight campout and a day of zip-lining at the US Whitewater Center in Charlotte.  Parents and families are invited to come on this trip.

Learn more about the US Whitewater Center at:

http://usnwc.org

Learn more about Morrow Mountain State Park at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrow_Mountain_State_Park

See a video about Morrow Mountain State Park at:

Estimated Costs

Food: $12 (Saturday Lunch $4, Saturday dinner $4, Sunday breakfast in camp $4).

Travel: $15-20

Lodging:  $6-10

Miscellaneous: $44-54. (tickets for 2 water activities plus zip-lining)

Equipment

Scouts will car camp and travel to US Whitewater Center during the day.  Although this trip is in late May, scouts should prepare for cooler nights.  Scouts will want to bring a camera, water bottle, sun glasses, and sunscreen. Scouts will need their class A uniforms as well as their class B uniform (Troop 505 T-shirt).

Itinerary

Saturday May 30th, 2015

8:00am PROMPT departure from American Legion

11:00am- arrive at US Whiterwater Center

11:00am- enter US Whiterwater Center, see the attractions

12:00pm- meet up as a group and eat a packed lunch in parking lot

5:00pm- leave US Whiterwater Center and return to camp ground

6:15pm- scouts eat dinner in patrols

8:00pm TBA by Scoutmaster

10:00pm- lights out

Sunday May 31, 2015

7:0 am, break down camp, eat breakfast in Patrols

7:45am Scouts own

8:30am- camp sweep, load vehicles

9:30am- depart for Chapel Hill.

12:00pm- arrive at American Legion

Driving Directions  

From American Legion to Morrow Mountain State Park (Albamare, NC).

Morrow Mountain State Park, 49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle, NC, 28001

99 miles, 2 hours 9 minutes (US 64W and NC 49 S)

Troop 505 Shakori District Camporee Expedition Specs May 1-3

b922dd8eb8f176f0daf19a981113ae93Overview

Troop 505 will head to Camp Campbell for the combined Shakori/Mawat District Camporee. Scouts will compete in patrols against patrols from other troops in scout skills and show scout spirit. Scouts will need to know how to apply their knowledge in knot tying, lashings, cooking, 1st aid, orienteering, and other scout skills. For more information concerning the Camporee, please feel free to review the Spring Camporee Leaders Guide.

Learn more about Camp Campbell at http://bsa1campdurant.wpengine.com/about-camp-durant/

Please bring your Boy Scouts Waiver Form!

Costs

Food: $18 (estimated)
Transportation: $9-12 (estimated)
Camping (with registration): $12
Misc: ? (Cost of any gear the scouts decide they need for the weekend prior to leaving)

Cooking

Scouts have already planned out the meals and will cook all their meals in camp.

Gear

Scouts will need to bring their camping gear for car camping as well as bringing any gear they will need for the competition. Scouts will need to “be prepared” for this outing as they will certainly need certain equipment for the competition. Scouts will want to look over the link about the camporee to see exactly which skills will be tested in the competitions. Scout will want to check out the weather for Carthage, NC during the week to see the forecast for the weekend.

Itinerary

Friday May 1, 2015

4:30PM Meet at American Legion/Load Vehicles. Depart when everything is packed.
~6:00PM- arrive at camp, check in set up camp, etc. (scout will then follow the itinerary below)

Itinerary set by the Camporee

Friday, May 1, 2015
4:00pm – *Registration opens
Unit check in, go to assigned sites, supper, unit campfires, unit cracker-barrels
6:00pm – *OA Supper (Due to food ordering – Advanced Registration Required)
8:30pm – *Leader’s Meeting (Unit Leader and Unit SPL) and Cracker-barrel
10:30pm – Taps

Saturday, May 2, 2015
7:00am – Reveille
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:30am – Assembly
9:00am – 12:00am Events (Follow Unit Event Schedule picked up at check-in)
12:00noon Lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm Events (Follow Unit Event Schedule picked up at check-in)
4:00pm – 5:30pm Free time
5:30pm – 6:00pm Supper Prep
6:00pm – Supper
8:00pm – *Camporee Campfire
9:00pm – Camporee Cracker-barrel
*Leader’s Meeting
10:30pm – Taps
Sunday, May 3, 2015
7:00am – Reveille
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:30am – *Worship Service / Assembly / Awards Ceremony / Dismissal / Camp Inspections

~10:30am Scout arrive at American Legion in Chapel Hill

Directions

Camp Campbell
 Phone: Council Office:
919-872-4884

From the Legion get onto 15-501 N and drive until you can merge onto 85N. Take 85N. to exit 214 (approximately 40 miles). (then follow directions below).

These directions are from Henderson, NC
· Take Hwy 39 North at I-85 Henderson Exit 214
· Continue North on Hwy 39 for 14 miles
· Fork right onto Rock Spring Church Road/NC 1356 (the church is in the fork)
· Continue about 3 miles, You will cross the NC/VA state line.
· Turn Left off State Road 717 and onto State Road 826
· Camp Campbell is on the right

Troop 505 Hemric Scout Reservation Mountain Man Expedition Apr 18-19

b922dd8eb8f176f0daf19a981113ae93OVERVIEW

Troop 505 will travel to H. Clay Hemric Scout Reservation located on an island in Kerr Lake.  Scouts will take a motor boat to the island and camp at the reservation’s lodge house and eat in the mess hall that includes a kitchen.  Scouts will get to practice several survival and scout skills that may be handy in the upcoming District Camporee in May of 2015.  The troop will also do a service project by helping to repair a damage water pipe.  The service project could lead to scouts working on plumbing merit badge.  Learn more about H. clay Hemric scout reservation at http://www.bsaonsc.org/hemric.html.

Learn More about Kerr Lake (John H. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Bugg’s Island Lake) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerr_Lake.

ESTIMATED COSTS

Food: $12-15 Camping: $5-6 Miscellaneous (boat fee):  estimated $450/number of scouts attending Car Transport:  $8-10

MEALS 

Scouts will only eat 3 meals on this trip: Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast. Scouts will have access to the kitchen at the Hemric Reservation and will prepare meals in the kitchen.  Scouts should bring their mess kits for dining.

EQUIPMENT

Scouts will stay inside the Hemric Reservation Lodge and will not need tents.  Scouts will want to bring a sleeping bag and ground pad.  Scouts will want to dress appropriately for the service project (work clothes that can get dirty) and will want a spare set of clothes to change into after the service project.  Scouts may want to bring work gloves if they have them and wear boots and a second pair of footwear to change into after the service project.  Scouts should also bring ample water containers as well.  Class A uniforms will be used for Scouts Own service on Sunday Morning.  Scouts will also want to bring items for the “Mountain Man” skills challenge in which scouts will have an opportunity test their scout and survival skills.  Scouts will want to bring a pocket knife, rope, and compass if they have them.  Matches and other survival equipment will be useful tools to help in the challenge.  What is in each scout’s survival kit?  Scouts should think and prepare for the challenge. The weather forecast indicates that it may rain on both Saturday and Sunday.  Low temperatures are estimated to be in the low 60’s at night and in the high 70’s during the day.

MOUNTAIN MAN TEASER  

Can you start a fire using a soda can, chocolate, some cloth, and some tinder?  

ITINERARY (estimated times)

Saturday April 18, 2015  

8:00am depart American Legion

9:30am arrive at boat rental facility

10:00am travel to island

10:30 arrive at Hemric Reservation on Island

10:45 begin service project

12:30-1:15pm- lunch

1:15- continue service project if not finished before lunch

~2:00pm-5:00- Mountain Man challenge

5:00-6:45 Cook Dinner and clean up

6:45- TBA scoutmaster/scout game/campfire?

9:30pm- pack up most of gear for early departure 10:00pm lights out

Sunday April 19, 2015

8:00 wake, pack up gear

8:30 breakfast

9:00 scouts own

10:30 depart for marina

11:00 arrive at marina, pack up vehicles, return boat

11:30 depart for American Legion

12:00 eat lunch on the road

2:00 arrive at American Legion

TRAVEL

From American Legion to 1192 Occoneechee Park Road, Clarksville, VA 23927-9449 (66.2 miles each way.  Estimated travel time of 1 hour 17 minutes.

Troop 505 Morrow Mountain Zip Lining Expedition Planning Meeting Apr 8

High AdventureOur next Troop meeting will be this Wednesday, April 8th, 8:30pm. We will will be finalizing all plans for our Zip Lining Expedition at Morrow Mountain State Park on April 17-19th. Troop 505 has booked primitive group campsites just under the base of the majestic Morrow Mountain. Please bring your Scout Handbook, your outstanding fees for the weekend and your BSA Hiking Merit Badge Pamphlet. Any person(s) planning on attending the Morrow Mountain Weekend is required to attend this Troop Meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday for another exciting Troop 505 Scouting night. Bring a friend if you can!

Troop 505 Ski Sugar Mountain Expedition Specs Jan 30-Feb 1

High AdventureOverview

Troop 505 will travel to Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in Banner Elk, NC.  Sugar Mountain has 20 ski trails that vary in difficulty from Beginner to Expert.  With 80% of the slopes having a Beginner or Intermediate classification, scouts can brave the slopes to the level of their ability and comfort.  The troop will enjoy cabin camping for the night and cook as a troop.  

Costs

Food:  $24

Lodging: $40

Travel: $10

Lift Ticket: $68 (if age 11 or under then only $45)

Ski Rental: $28 (if age 11 or under then only $19)

Ski Rental insurance (highly recommended) $5

NOTE: that the above estimates do not include group rates.  If enough scouts go on the trip these prices will be lower.

Food

On this trip scouts will dine as a troop instead of patrols.  Patrols will rotate meal preparation and clean up.

Meals

Friday Dinner (travel $6)

Saturday Breakfast $3   Saturday Lunch $8 (on slopes)    Saturday Dinner $4

Sunday Breakfast $3

Equipment

It will be cold and snowy on the slopes.  Scouts should dress in warm clothing that allows “flexibility” in movement so they can ski in comfort.  Hats, gloves, and warm socks are required gear.  Scouts need to bring their sleeping bags, ground pads, and additional warm clothing to change into after a day of skiing.  Additional gear will be discussed at the scout meetings.

Itinerary

Friday January 30th

5:30pm- Depart from American Legion for lodging in Seven Devils, NC

8:30pm- Stop for dinner. Woodlands BBQ, 8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

9:45-10:00pm-Arrive at lodging, 354 Bairds Creek Rd, Vilas, NC 28692, unpack, lights out

Saturday January 31st

7:30am-wake, eat breakfast as a troop, prepare lunches

8:30am- depart for Sugar Mountain

9:00am-4:00pm Skiing.  Lunch on slopes

4:15pm- depart for cabin

4:45pm- arrive at cabin

6:00pm- dinner as a troop

8:00pm- watch movie in cabin

10:00pm-lights out

Sunday February 1st

7:30am- wake, breakfast by patrol, pack up

8:30am- scouts own (class A uniform)

9:00am- depart for Chapel Hill

12:30pm- arrive at American Legion, Chapel Hill

Directions

TO CABIN

via I-40 W and US-421 N, 2 h 43 min, 167 miles, 2 h 39 min without traffic

354 Bairds Creek Rd, Vilas, NC 28692

Note: If using a GPS device, the physical address above when entered could possibly bring you on Highway 194. We recommend Highway 105 South from Boone instead of Highway 194.

Get on I-40W, 9 min (4,5 mi). Follow I-40 and US-421 N to NC-105 Extension/US-221 S in Boone. 2h 25min (157 mi). Take NC-105 S to Bairds Creek Rd in Brushy Fork, 9 min (5.0 mi) to 354 Bairds Creek Rd.

FROM CABIN TO SUGAR MOUNTAIN

Take N Carolina 105 S/Hwy 105 Extension towards Ski Slopes Area. Turn right onto N Carolina 184 N/Tynecastle Hwy and go 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Sugar Mountain Dr for 328 feet. Turn left to stay on Sugar Mountain Dr for 0.7 miles. Take the 3rd right to stay on Sugar Mountain Dr

Destination will be on the right for 0.1 miles. (arrive at 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604)

Troop 505 Climbing Place Overnighter Expedition Specs Dec 13-14

All TogetherALL SCOUTS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS CLIMBING PLACE EXPEDITION MUST RSVP TO SCOUTMASTER WEST BY SUNDAY DEC 7

Overview

Troop 505 will head to THE CLIMBING PLACE in Fayetteville, NC for an evening of climbing fun.  Scouts can climb as late as they wish and then will sleep at the CLIMBING PLACE until the next morning before returning home.  Many Troop 505 scouts participated in this event the past few years and will tell you they had a blast.  Scouts will need to fill out THE CLIMBING PLACE waiver before they leave for the trip.  Learn more about the climbing place at: http://www.theclimbingplace.com/

Watch the video from one of Troop 505’s previous trips to the Climbing Place at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lP_Q1-o5xk

Estimated Cost

Travel:  $10-12

Climbing fee: $

Food: $12

*scouts may wish to bring additional money for a snack at the climbing place

Food

Scouts will have a pizza party Saturday evening for dinner and scouts will have breakfast on the way home Sunday morning.

Equipment

Scouts will sleep inside the climbing place and will need a sleeping bag and perhaps a ground pad.  Scouts should consider their attire for this trip.  Baggy clothing is not conducive to climbing and will present a safety hazard.  Scouts will need to remember their toothbrush and any other items they think they will need.

Directions

The climbing place: 436 W Russell St, Fayetteville, NC 28301  Phone: (910) 486-9638

Estimated travel time 1 hour 38 minutes (75 miles) (via US 15-501 and NC 87)

Troop 505 Eno River Survivor Skills Challenge Webelos Invitational Expedition Specs Nov 14-16

Forward AmericaOverview

This weekend Troop 505 will travel to Eno River State Park for camping and a survival skills challenge.  Troop 505 will be joined by Webelos that are interested in learning more about Troop 505.  On Saturday morning scouts will play games and have the opportunity to work on their Totin’ Chip award.  On Saturday afternoon scouts will participate in a survival skills challenge on Saturday afternoon.   Many of the skills in the challenge are skills scouts learn on their way to the rank of First Class.  This campout is an excellent opportunity for younger scouts to complete some requirements for the ranks of Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class.  Scouts will hike approximately one half mile from the Fews Ford parking lot to the campsite.  Scouts have elected to cook as a single group on this campout.

For Webelos interested in joining Troop 505 for only the “survival skills challenge” Webelos should arrive on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 1:45 P.M. at the Fews Ford Parking Lot at 1:45 P.M.  Webelos will be picked up at approximately 6:00 P.M. at the Fews Ford Parking lot.  Parents are welcome to join us as well during the survival skills challenge and can ask adult leaders from Troop 505 any questions they may have about the Troop.

Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed. The Eno River is a swift, shallow stream flowing from northwest Orange County into Durham County for 33 miles where it joins the Flat River to become the Neuse and flows into Falls Lake.  Eno River State Park encompasses over 3900 acres and is a short drive from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill.  Learn more about Eno River State Park at

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/enri/main.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eno_River_State_Park

Watch videos about Eno River State Park at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aXZB1HKpMI

And

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbPNPcvRMKQ

Eno River State Park Map are located at

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/enri/directions.php

Food

Scouts will eat all their meals in camp.  Each scout should bring their own mess kit for eating.  Scouts will have a quick breakfast on Sunday morning before returning home.  Grub master guidelines are Friday Dinner: $4 Saturday: Breakfast: $3 Lunch: $4 Dinner: $4 Sunday: Breakfast $3.

Trip Costs

Food: $18

Travel: $4-6

Camping:  $3-6

Equipment

Scouts should prepare for cold weather.  The temperatures could go down into the low 30’s and high 20’s during the evening and the high temperatures are estimated to be in the 40’s.  Scouts should bring their winter weather gear including hats, gloves, and coats.  Scouts will want to bring the 10 essentials (listed at bottom of trip sheet) and will certainly want to bring their Boy Scout manual with them.  Scouts should consider what additional equipment they may want to bring to “be prepared” for the “survival skills challenge.”  Scouts will also need to bring their Class A uniforms for Scouts own ceremony on Sunday morning.

Itinerary

Friday November 14, 2014

5:00 P.M. – depart from the Chapel Hill American Legion for Eno River (scouts should arrive at the American Legion before this time)

5:30 P.M. -arrive at Eno River State Park (Fews Ford parking area).  Hike to camp site and set up camp

6:30 P.M. – cook dinner, eat, clean up

8:00 P.M. TBA

10:00 P.M. – lights out (scouts may go to bed before this time)

Saturday November 15, 2014

8:00 A.M. wake, eat breakfast and clean up, followed by flag ceremony

9:30 A.M. scout games, Axe yard open for scouts interested in earning Totin’ Chip

12:00 P.M. Lunch and prepare for “survival challenge”

1:30 P.M. – depart for parking lot to meet Webelos joining Troop only for survival challenge

1:45 P.M. – Meet Webelos at parking lot

2:00 -6:00 P.M. – survival challenge

6:00 P.M. – Dinner

7:30 P.M. – camp fire

10:00 P.M. – lights out

Sunday November 16, 2014

7:00 A.M. – Wake, quick breakfast, break down camp

8:00 A.M. – Scouts own

8:20 A.M. – depart for Chapel Hill American Legion

8:45-9:00 A.M. – arrive at Chapel Hill American Legion

Directions

12.3 Miles, Approximately 20 minutes

Depart from American Legion Chapel Hill, NC (1714 Legion Drive Chapel Hill, NC, 27517)

  1. Take right onto Legion Drive and then take 1st left onto Europa Drive
  2. Go about 0.2 miles and take right onto Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd/Fordham Drive (merges into 15/501) and drive 0.4 miles
  3. Turn left onto Sage Road and go 0.5 miles
  4. Turn right onto Erwin Road and go 1.3 miles
  5. At traffic circle take the 2nd exit to stay on Erwin road and go 1.5 miles
  6. Turn left onto Kerley Rd and go 2.5 miles
  7. Turn left onto NC 751 N and go 1.2 miles
  8. Turn left onto US 70 Business W and go 1. 3 miles
  9. Continue on 70 W for 0.3 miles
  10. Turn right onto Pleasant Green Rd and go 2.2 miles
  11. Turn left onto Cole Mill Rd and go 0.8 miles

Arrive at 6101 Cole Mill Rd Durham, NC 27705 (Eno River State Park Fews Ford parking lot)

10 Boy Scout Essentials

  1. Pocket knife
  2. 1st aid kit
  3. Extra clothing
  4. Rain gear
  5. flashlight
  6. Trail food
  7. Water
  8. Matches/fire starter
  9. Sun protection
  10. Trail map (and compass)

Troop 505 Pilot Mountain Nature Expedition Specs Sep 26-28

Carry OnOverview

Troop 505 will spend the weekend at Pilot Mountain in Pinnacle, NC.  The scouts will enjoy a day hike to a swimming hole (so bring a swimsuit) and will work on the Nature Merit Badge.  Scouts will have the opportunity to show leadership in team building exercises and display scout spirit by participating in Scout Games.

Pilot Mountain, a metamorphic quartzite monadnock rising to a peak 2,421 feet (738 m) above sea level, is one of the most distinctive natural features in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is a remnant of the ancient chain of Sauratown Mountains.  Pilot Mountain State Park has numerous hiking trails as well as a picturesque monolith at the mountains peak.

Learn more about Pilot Mountain State Park at http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/pimo/main.php

 Expenses

Transportation: ~$10-14

Camping:  $8-12

Meals: ~$18-20

Transportation

Adults who can drive – and camp this weekend – please contact Scoutmaster West by email or at the next Troop Meeting.

Equipment

Prepare for a backpacking outing.

A swimsuit, hat and sunscreen are required as is insect repellent.

Equipment guidelines are posted on the Troop web site at https://troop505.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/troop-505-weekend-camping-checklist-%E2%80%93-the-fifteen-essentials/

Uniform

Wear your Class B uniform (Scout pants) on this outing. Bring your class A s for flag ceremonies, Scout’s Own, and the Campfire. Bring a complete change of dry clothes to be left in the vehicles for the ride home.

Meals

Meals are by patrol as arranged and finalized at the Troop meeting on Wednesday night. If you have questions about your responsibilities or cooking supplies contact your patrol leader. Patrols will be preparing four meals (Friday supper, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

Grubmaster budgets:
Friday supper: $4 per person
Saturday breakfast: $3 per person
Saturday lunch: $4 per person
Saturday dinner: $5 per person

Schedule

Friday

4:30pm – Depart from American Legion Post 6

7pm – Arrive at Campground – Set up camp / Dinner / Overnight – Work on Nature Merit Badges

9pm – Capture the Flag

10 pm – Lights out

Saturday

7:00am – Reveille – Breakfast by patrol

8:15am – Head out to Pilot Mountain trail head (Park opens at 8 am).

8:30am- 1 pm – Hike to swimming hole, swimming, trail lunch, work on Nature Merit Badge

1pm – Lunch By Patrol

3pm – Return to Base Camp

3-5pm – Work on Nature Merit Badge, Team Building Exercises

6-8pm  – Dinner by Patrol – Scout Games/Campfire

8pm – Capture the Flag

10pm – Lights out

Sunday

7:30am – Reveille / Breakfast / Clean-up

9am – Scouts own

Mid-morning – Depart for Chapel Hill (arrival around noon)

Directions

100 miles, travel time is about 2 hours

From the Mountain Section to Ivy Access Primitive Camping:

– To River Section North (Surry County) – 10 Miles – From US 52, take the Pinnacle exit and follow the signs to Horne Creek Farm. The park entrance is .4 miles past Horne Creek Farm.

Troop 505 3rd Annual Falls Lake Iron Chef Cook-Off Expedition Specs Jun 14-15

The ScoutmasterScoutmaster Overview

Troop 505 will head to Falls Lake for a fun weekend of scout activities, and an “Iron Chef” style cook-off on Saturday evening. What will the secret ingredient be this year? What new culinary skills have the scouts developed since the last IRON SCOUT competition? Will a new patrol unseat the reigning IRON SCOUT champion??? Falls Lake is a favorite local destination for many people in the Triangle Area. Learn more about Falls Lake State Park at: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/fala/main.php . Get an idea of what it takes to be an “Iron Chef” at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Chef_America. See a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2e9nTeIwFk.

Costs

Food : $15

Travel: $3-5

Camping: $4-6 Other: TBA (cost of mystery ingredient for Cook-off)

Equipment

This trip will be Troop 505’s first “summer” campout of the year. Temperatures are warming up and scouts must prepare for variable weather conditions. Scouts will want to bring the 15 camping essentials listed on the Troop 505 website. Scouts may want to think about the all-important cook wear and ingredients for the 3rd Annual IRON Chef SCOUT cook-off. Lastly, scouts will need their class A uniforms for the Scouts Own on Sunday morning.

Competition

Scouts will want to think about spices and cooking tools they might need for the competition that they might not normally use in camp cooking. A cutting board, spices, extra pots could be useful for the competition. Scouts will not only need to create a “winning meal” for the judges, but this meal will also serve as part Saturday’s dinner.

Grubmaster

$12/scout (Saturday Lunch $3, Saturday Dinner: $4, Sunday Breakfast: $5.

Itinerary

Saturday June 14:

11am: depart from American Legion

12pm: arrive at Falls Lake State Park Holly Point Loop 5 Lakeside Campsites #147, #149, #150

12-2pm set up camp and lunch in patrols

2-4pm Swimming at Holly Point

4-6pm Iron Chef Cook-off Prep by patrol

6-8pm IRON CHEF (and dinner by patrol)

8-8:30pm clean up

8:30pm TBA by Scoutmaster

10:00pm lights out

Sunday June 15:

8am wake

8:15-9am breakfast by patrol

9:15am- break down camp

9:30am scouts own (class A uniforms)

10am depart for American Legion stop for breakfast on way back

11:00am Arrive at American Legion

Troop 505 Uwharrie Dutchman’s Creek Expedition Specs May 16-18

Pointing the WayOverview

According to geologists, these mountains are remnants of a chain of islands crushed between the collision of the North American and the African continental plates. They may be the oldest mountains in the US, but are greatly eroded to their present height of approx.1000 ft.
We’ll be heading north on Dutchman’s Creek Trail for approximately 5.5 Miles.
We’ll look for a place to pitch our tents along the junction of Dutchman’s Creek and Uwharrie Trail.
We’ll take the Uwharrie south for approximately 5.3 miles back to the parking lot.
I created a map of the route we will be taking: http://alltrails.com/maps/uwharrie-short-option. I’ve also attached a GPX file that can be imported to Google Earth and most other mapping software.

Anticipated Costs

Transportation: $15-20 (estimated)
Meals: All meals should be based on using freeze dried meals for dinner and/or packable meals.

Meal Plan

Friday night: Eating on the road
Saturday morning: Quick breakfast: suggested: powdered milk, pro bar meal, cliff bar.
Saturday lunch: Hiking lunch: suggested: nutritionally balanced sandwich.
Saturday snacks: Hike-with-it snacks: suggested: trail mix, fruit bars, beef jerky.
Saturday dinner: Freeze dried: suggested: beef stroganoff with green beans.
Sunday breakfast: Freeze dried: suggested: We will break camp and hit the trail very early. A quick and easy to prepare (no cooking) breakfast such as oatmeal is required.
Sunday lunch: On the road.

Schedule

Friday May 16 (Day 1)
5:30pm: depart from American Legion Post 6
6:30pm: stop on the road for dinner.
8:00pm: arrive at Morrow Mountain State Park for overnight stay.
10:00pm: LIGHTS OUT

Saturday May 17 (Day 2)
6:00am: WAKE UP, BREAK CAMP, EAT
7:00am: take 30 minute drive to trailhead.
8:30am: Start the 5.5 mile hike.
12:00pm: stop along the trail for lunch.
3:00pm: Arrive at campsite.
9:30pm: LIGHTS OUT.

Sunday May 18 (Day 3)
6:00am: Wake up, Breakfast, Break camp.
7:00am: Depart campsite.
11:30am: Depart for American legion Post 6
12:30pm: Stop for lunch along the road.
2:00pm: Arrive home at American Legion Post 6.

Driving Directions
We’ll be staying at Morrow Mountain State Park Friday night. Please refer to their site for travel directions: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momo/directions.php
The trailhead is located at 35.311, -80.043.