From Friday, February 21 at 6:00pm to Sunday, February 23 at 12pm, we will be at a Wilderness Survival Camp at Firestone Scout Reservation in Brea. We will leave from and return to Hugo Hall. The Scouts will be able to apply the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge skills they have learned during the Troop meetings and learn new ones from our Assistant Scoutmaster, Dave Gillanders.
Scouts will spend Saturday morning at the archery and slingshot range. Then, they will learn what to do when they are lost, how to avoid insects and animals, prevent injuries and illness in the backcountry, and how to treat water. They will also make a natural shelter using the natural resources around them and sleep in it overnight. For those Scouts who are not earning this merit badge, we will have tents available for you.
Scouts are to bring gear for two nights of camping. Cooking will be done by an assigned grubmaster for each patrol. The cost is $34 which will cover the price of camping, food, and archery/slingshot. For those who will be doing the merit badge, please make sure you have your Blue Card filled out and signed by Mr. Glasgow. Merit Badge books are available at the Scout Shop or in Hugo Hall.
If you are interested, please sign up on the clipboard below. The last day to sign up and turn in money and paperwork is Tuesday, February 11, 2014.