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2007 Pace Farm Campout

Pace Farm Campout

Our next campout, and a first for many of our new scouts, is the "Pace Farm Campout". This is an annual event for Troops 860 and 806, where we join together for a day of training, a family picnic, and an incredible ceremony where we recognize the Scouts that have been elected into the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's Honor Society for Campers. This is one you do not want to miss!

The campout will be April 14th and 15th (one night) and will take place on Mike Pace's Farm, located just a few miles away near the intersection of Rt. 288 and Courthouse Road. The farm is an incredible setting, and the Order of the Arrow Ceremony is always best in class.

This campout is typically the first campout for our newest members, and this year we have the additional confusion of the campout dates being the end of the Spring Break Week. We will be getting more information out in the next few days, but I wanted to provide a couple of "quick facts" on the campout to get us started. Also, since we will not have a meeting during Spring Break week, I wanted to provide a Permission Slip that you can bring for tonight's meeting or next week.
Permission Slip

The Permission Slip is due at this Wednesday's troop meeting.
Quick Facts:
  • Money and Permission Slips will be collected at the meeting tonight and the meeting next week.
  • We will meet Saturday morning at 7:15 and return Sunday around 1:00 (Scouts will call via cell on the way home to update the time).
  • We will leave from the parking lot across from the Woodlake Indoor Pool, and return there as well.
  • Families are invited to come to a "Pot Luck" Picnic dinner and stay for the OA ceremony- more information on "what to bring" will be provided in the next e-mail as well as directions. Families are welcome any time after 5:00. Dinner begins at 6:00. A program begins after dinner, and the OA ceremony begins at approximately 8:00. Families should bring chairs or blankets for their group.
  • A note for our new parents- PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT AND BUY EQUIPMENT FOR THIS CAMPOUT!!! Your scout will be fine with whatever he has. We will be talking about recommended equipment over the next few weeks, and I would prefer that you have a chance to look at what we recommend, rather than rush out now. We have 5 tents that the Troop owns that we can lend, and this will be about a 100 yard walk, so backpacks are not needed. Bring what you have and you will be fine!
  • Food- Eat breakfast at home on Saturday, Lunch Saturday is provided, Dinner Saturday is the Potluck, Breakfast Sunday is provided.
  • Uniforms are required for Saturday night (new scouts- wear what you have). PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES ON SATURDAY MORNING TO AVOID HAVING TO CHANGE.
  • We will arrive at the campout at 8:00, set-up tents, and begin skills work around 9:00. Our new Scouts will be in skills classes before and after lunch. Second year Scouts will be in Junior Leadership Training in the morning, then in MB classes in the afternoon. Older Scouts will be assisting with the OA set-up (OA Members), teaching skills classes, and participating in MB classes.
Aj Mezynski,
Mar 1, 2009, 3:48 PM