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2009 Air & Space Museum

January Campout

Greeting Scouts! I am both pleased and excited to announce the final details have been nailed down for our January Campout. First, I will provide my contact information if you have any questions, comments, or observations you would like to share: Eric Strickler, mrstrickler@troop860.org. Additionally, Peter Doyle can be contacted via mrdoyle@troop860.org.

Please sign and return the permission slip below by family night so we can accurately assess and forcast our Troop needs for the Jan. Campout.
Summary

Depart AFC LOT January 9th 5:00 p.m. : Return Sunday January 11th 12:00 p.m. +/-

  • Staying: Prince William Forest Park (703)221-4706
  • Camping: Winter / Cold weather conditions
  • Visiting: Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum S.I. (202)633-2563 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Patrol Cooking: Fri. night (car dinner), Sat. Breakfast, Sat. Dinner, Sun. Breakfast
  • Cost: $20

Agenda

We will be departing from the AFC parking lot on January 9th for Prince William Forest Park. Please have a BAG DINNER (non-messy) packed and ready to eat on the trip. We will meet at 5:00 p.m. sharp.

Cold weather camping protocol is in effect, so watch for an email from Mr. Wheeler about being prepared for that.

Scouts need to plan on bring the usual gear, plus -- for the Museum we recommend the following:

  • Day pack with a water bottle
  • Camera
  • Spending money for shop / attractions ( Simulator rides are $5 - $8 each)
  • Lunch money for Saturday lunch – around $10.
  • Imax admission is covered in the cost of the camp out

Here is a link for the Museum, it is an awesome experience to go through this HUGE 2 part display of aviation from the Kitty Hawk beginnings to Space. (Yes, there is an actual Space Shuttle in the Hangar)

We will spend Saturday at the Museum, eat lunch at the McDonalds Café there, and catch the 5:00 p.m. Imax showing of FIGHTER PILOT -- Operation Red Flag.

Here is a printable Scavenger Hunt (self guide), prizes to be announced for Completed worksheets.
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Aj Mezynski,
Feb 3, 2009, 6:06 PM
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Aj Mezynski,
Feb 3, 2009, 6:08 PM
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