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2008 Pace Farm Campout

Pace Farm Campout

We will travel to Mr. Pace’s Farm, which is located near Courthouse and 288, early Saturday morning (4/5). After setting up tents, our first year scouts will attend stations that will assist them with several of their requirements and second year scouts will attend Junior Leadership. OA members will assist with setting up the evening ceremony, and other older scouts will assist with stations. After lunch, the first year scouts will continue with skills stations, OA members will continue with set up, and all other older scouts will choose from one of the following Merit Badge classes:

  • First Aid
  • Camping
  • Personal Fitness
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Emergency Preparation

One additional note- there are often scouts who need to arrive late or leave for part of the day because of soccer, etc. Please make sure to check in (or out) with Mr. Holder when leaving or arriving.

Please eat Saturday morning before we meet. Also, please pack a bag lunch for Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening will be our Family Picnic Supper as noted below. Sunday morning breakfast will be provided by the Troop, and we will be home before lunch.
Saturday Family Picnic and OA Ceremony

Families are invited to join us at the Farm beginning at 5:00 pm for dinner and the evening activities. Each family is requested to bring a meat dish for their family and 2 other dishes (veggie or desert) to share. After dinner there will be a campfire ceremony and the OA Tap Out will begin after dark.
Gear and Uniforms

We will wear uniforms at night for dinner and the OA ceremony (OA members are reminded to bring their sash). Please dress class B (casual with scout shirt) for Saturday morning, but remember to BRING YOUR UNIFORM for Saturday night. Each scout should bring their tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, handbook, and paper and pen for Merit Badge classes, as well as clothes appropriate for the weather. Also, you may want to consider a hat, suntan lotion, and rain gear for Saturday.


  • Take Hull Street Road (Rt. 360) to Rt 288 East (towards Chesterfield Courthouse)
  • Take the Courthouse Road exit
  • Turn left onto Courthouse Road at the stoplight (heading towards Rt. 360)
  • Go through the two stoplights at the Rt. 288/Courthouse Road junction
  • Continue on Courthouse Road for approximately 0.5 miles
  • Turn right onto Richland Road (there is right hand turn lane)
  • Go approximately 0.2 miles and Richland Road makes a 90 degree right hand turn
  • After the turn, Richland Road becomes Burnett Drive
  • Chelsea Farm is on the left (split rail fence)
  • Almost immediately, you will see an asphalt driveway with 2 brick columns on your left. Go past this driveway and enter the farm from the 2nd driveway (gravel) with 2 brick columns
  • Turn left onto the gravel drive and follow the woodline past the old farm house
  • Park in the field on the left.