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2009 Pace Farm Campout

 In the Spring of each year, we join our sister Troop (806) for a
combined campout to recognize those selected for the Order of the Arrow
(OA).  The campout takes place on Mike Pace's Farm (Mike is the Scoutmaster
of Troop 806), a beautiful property near Courthouse and 288.

       We will meet early on Saturday morning April 18th at the Woodlake
Indoor Pool parking lot, and proceed to the Farm (directions are shown
below).  After setting up tents, our first year scouts will attend stations
that will assist them with several of their rank requirements.  Merit Badge
classes will be offered for the older scouts.  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 continue with Merit Badge classes:

       The evening involves all family members, and you are all invited!

       Meals- 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.  Electricity is not available.  Hot
dishes should be insulated in a picnic fashion.  Parking is generally close
to the dining location.  After dinner there will be a campfire ceremony and
the OA Tap Out will begin after dark.  We recommend you bring a lawn chair
or something to set on.

       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
casual for Saturday morning, Scouts should be in Class B uniform (scout
theme T shirt is fine), but remember to BRING YOUR CLASS A 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
and suntan lotion for Saturday.

       I will send out more details after the break.  Please make sure to
turn in permission slips at the next meeting, April 15, if you plan to
attend (copy attached).

       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. Wheeler when leaving or arriving.



       Take Hull Street Road (Rt. 360) to Rt 288 East (towards Chesterfield

       Take the Courthouse Road exit

       Turn left onto Courthouse Road at the stoplight (heading towards Rt.

       Go through the two stoplights at the Rt. 288/Courthouse Road

       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
Aj Mezynski,
Apr 13, 2009, 9:39 AM
Aj Mezynski,
Apr 3, 2009, 5:49 AM