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Pace Farm Campout 2005

Pace Farm Campout
The Pace Farm campout is an annual event, where we join with Troops 806 and 476 to enjoy a day of scouting, a family potluck, and the Tap Out ceremony for those scouts and scouters elected to the Order of the Arrow. It is a terrific event, and we hope to have everyone with us this weekend!
Remember Your Rain Gear!!!
The weekend weather report is calling for rain showers Saturday morning,
with a high of 61 and a low of 43. Make sure you bring warm clothes for
the evening, and have your rain gear!
Departure - 7:15AM across from AFC
We are meeting at 7:15 at the parking lot across from the
Woodlake Aquatic Center (NOT the church- 806 will be meeting there!!).
Please don't forget to bring a bag lunch for Saturday. If you have not
turned in permission slips or fees, you are welcome to turn them in
Saturday morning (or at the camp if you are coming later).
Potluck Dinner
We hope to see all our families at the picnic and tap-out ceremony Saturday evening. Please join around 5:00, with the picnic staring at 6:00 and the Tap Out at 8:00. Families are asked to bring two dishes to share at the picnic. Chairs and blankets are recommended!!!
Directions to Pace Farm
Map showing location of Pace Farm.

From Woodlake, turn left at Rt. 360, then right on 288. Go about 4 miles to the Courthouse Road Exit.

Take the Courthouse Road exit and turn left at the top of the exit ramp at the light. Cross over 288 and go .7 miles, then turn right on Rt. #743 (Richland Road).

In about 1/4 mile, the road will curve to the right and will become Burnett Drive. The Pace Farm is the first two driveways on the left. In order to keep traffic organized, Mike has asked that we take the second entrance.

The distance is about 11 miles.
Permission Slip
Bring the permission slip with you on Saturday if you have not already turned it in.
We will meet at the Woodlake Aquatic Center at 7:15 on Saturday morning, with arrival at the Pace Farm at around 7:45.

First order of business will be to set up camp, which will occur until
approximately 9:00.

After a brief welcome meeting, activities will begin:
All First Year Scouts (or anyone else needing skills) will participate in a "Camp Savvy" from 9:30 until approximately 2:00. Skills work will include qualification for Tot'n Chip (knife and axe), Firemen's Chit (stove and campfires), physical fitness requirements, proper flag raising, and knot work.


All older scouts who have not attended Junior Leadership Training will attend JLT from 9-12

All other older scouts who are OA members will assist with Tap Out preparation

All other older scouts will attend sessions on cooking, archery, and other merit badge classes.

After lunch, the Camp Savvy scouts will attend one additional session, then be released to participate in other stations. Some of the stations include a 5 mile hike, Tomahawk throwing, and something new called "Barney Rubble golf tournament".

A Family Picnic will be held from 6-7 pm, and families are invited
beginning at 4:30 to watch and participate in the fun. For the picnic, each family is requested to bring two dishes to share that will serve 8 to 10 people (please bring serving pieces for your dish and put your name on the dish and serving pieces). Beverages and paper goods are provided, and dinner will begin at 6:00. A lawn chair, and/or blanket for seating, is a must! The picnic will conclude with some entertainment and skits.

At 8:00, the Order of the Arrow Tap Out Ceremony will begin. Please plan to stay and watch, as this ceremony is impressive and presented extremely well by the scouts! After the ceremony, cobbler is served, and families depart, with the scouts staying over.

Sunday begins with breakfast, a worship service, camp clean up, and the famous Inter-troop Volleyball Challenge! Scouters will depart at
approximately 11:30 (if you are planning on picking up your scout, please plan on arriving between 11:00 and 11:30.
Scouts should wear full Class A uniforms to the event, as well as to the
Dinner and Tap Out Ceremony, however, they should change out of their uniform upon arriving at the Farm for Saturday's activities.
Aj Mezynski,
Mar 1, 2009, 3:30 PM
Aj Mezynski,
Mar 1, 2009, 3:30 PM