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2017 January Winter Camp & Military Base Tour

Troop 2860 is about to venture into the cold of January camping
And the exploration of some of Virginia's military bases.

Winter Camp - Update 3 Jan 2017.pptx

January Winter Camp - Brief

This is January Campout official start! Since we are still working out the details, this is a sneak peek preview….so let’s see..
As we would camp out on an active Department of Defense Military Base,….   let’s get our clearance done !!!  
First we will be camping on Fort  Eustis…...  Please be aware that next to our camp site,  we cannot deny or confirm what one would see, it seem that  all is Classified  TOP SECRET stuff,  But what we know is that  Fort Eustis provided the primary home for the Army’s Navy divers  and is  the home for the Major Army Command responsible for the training of many of our arm forces.    Of course as we would be camping in January this is always an opportunity to get our POLAR BEARS. 
Not Impressed Yet!!!!,  well Taylor has managed to get us clearance to enter the Norfolk Naval Base, and not only we get to be at the  home for the Navy's largest concentration of naval forces in the Atlantic, but we have a chance to get 40 passes to tour the aircraft carrier George Washington CVN 73, and dining in as part of the crew.
Yes you  are correct;  The USS George Washington (CVN-73). This Active duty baby is a Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,  in fact this is the  sixth carrier in the Nimitz class and the fourth US Navy ship named after George Washington, but what can these little baby do, well GW as it is known, is a 1,092 ft (333 m) long, 257 ft (78 m) wide and 244 feet (74 m) high, One could say is a  super carrier, and it  can accommodate approximately 90 aircrafts and has a flight deck 4.5 acres (18,000 m²) in size, using four elevators that are 3,880 ft² (360 m²) each to move planes between the flight deck and the hangar bay. With a combat load, GW displaces almost 97,000 long tons (99,000 t) and can accommodate ~6,250 crew members.
So get your gear ready and let’s get down to business…..
  • The cost for this camp out will be $20 for participant (scout or leader).
  • We’ll have a strict first come first payed policy for the 40 passes to the GW aircraft carrier and for all the rest we are still working on a cool alternative tour (details to follow).
  • Since we can only have our first  info  session with the troop on the meeting of January 3rd, please feel free to reach out… we’ll try to clarify any question.
Signup for the 
January Winter Camp
 is a four step process:

Step One:

Go to the "Signup Genius page" and register to make sure you get your spot.

Step two:
Pay for the trip with our PayPal service.
If you sign up but don't pay, your spot will not be held for you.
After you click on the "Add to Cart" link below, a new page will open on the "PayPal" site and there you can change the number (qty)  that will be attending. 

Step Three:
Print out the Permission Slip.
Complete the required information, sign  and date as needed
Bring it to the next Troop meeting (Before the trip)

Step Four:

Make sure your BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A & B) is up date (Feb. 1, 2016 or later).  The troop medical records POC, Andre Stalley, needs a copy.

  • BSA Medical Form 2014 can be found here.