Scouting Events and Announcements

Dinosaur Valley State Park

posted Nov 25, 2019, 4:15 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 9:22 AM ]

Quick Facts


What:  Family Camp Out
Where:  Dinosaur Valley State Park (1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043)
When:  January 18-20, 2020

Itinerary

1/18/2020
  • Meet at annex at 8:30 am
  • Depart annex at 9:00 am
  • Arrive at park:  11:30 am
  • Hiking
    • Blue Hole
    • Dinosaur models
1/19/2020
  • Buckeye Creek hike (Morning)
  • Photo scavenger hunt
  • Paluxy River Scenic Overlook (sunset)
  • King of the Hill
  • Fish Bowl
1/20/2020
  • Depart for Austin at 9:00 am

Attendees

  1. James
  2. Jill
  3. Grant Dz
  4. Katy
  5. Rana
  6. Lynna
  7. Karim
  8. Sabrina
  9. Sam
  10. Mariana
  11. Di
  12. Rich
  13. Grant K

Transportation

Jill's Car:  Holds 8
Rich's Car:   Can take 3
Sabrina's Car:  Can take 5

Jobs

  • Grub-masters: Lynna and Grant
  • Paperwork: Sam (please bring the binder back next meeting)
  • Quartermaster: Mariana
  • Activities co-chairs: James and Rana
  • Transportation: Grant
  • Medic: Katy
  • Fire: Katy
  • Weatherperson: Rana
  • Astronomer - Grant

Activities

  • Photo scavenger hunt
    • Group 1
      • Sam
      • Rich
      • Grant K.
    • Group 2
      • Jill
      • Karim
      • James
    • Group 3
      • Katy 
      • Mariana
      • Rana
    • Group 4
      • Grant D. 
      • Lynna
      • Di
  • Hiking
  • King of the Hill
  • Fishbowl


Food

Links


Government Canyon SNA 2020

posted Sep 28, 2019, 8:24 AM by Jill Douglass

Quick Facts

When:  November 8-10
Where:  Government Canyon State Natural Area (12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254)
What:  Day hiking, primitive camping

Leaders

  • Fire-Person: Sam
  • Paperwork Person: Sam
  • Food Person: Mariana
  • Car-Plan Person: Grant D.

Activities

  • Route: Wildcat Canyon and Sendero Balcones Loop
  • Activity: day-hiking
  • Cooking: King of the Hill style

Attendees


 Person Health Form A&B YPT Consent Form 
 1 Jill Douglass    
 2 Steve Dzurenko    
 3 Grant Dzurenko    
 4 Sam Douglas    
 5 Mariana Poledna-Goncalves    
 6  John    
      
      
      
      

Links

Reservations

Montana 2020

posted Sep 24, 2019, 10:17 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 10:34 AM ]


Quick Facts

Date:  July 4 -18th, 2020
Where:  Glacier National Park
What:  Backpacking Camping

Itinerary

July 4 (travel day:  8 hours)
July 5 (travel day:  8 hours)
  • Depart Amarillo (7:30 am) -> Upper Narrows Campground
    • Directions:  Drive 10 miles north of Fort Collins on Highway 287.  Turn left (west) onto Hwy 14 and proceed 20 miles to the campground.
  • Arrive (4:00 pm)  Cache la Poudre (elevation:  6,400 feet;  average low 46; average high 78)
  • Activity:  License Plate Game
July 6 (travel day:  9 hours)
July 7 (travel day: ~6 hours)
  • Depart:  (8:00am) :Riverside Campground, ID
  • Arrive:   (~3:00pm) Benchmark Trail Head - Augusta,MT (5 Hours 45 minutes)
    • Directions: From Augusta, go west on Forest Road 235 about 30 miles
    • Elevation: 5,311 ft; High Temp: 80, Low Temp: 49
  •  Hike --> Backpacking in the Bob Marshall Complex, Benchmark Trail Head: Start our backpacking adventure with hiking about 8 miles to set up camp.
    • If we hit the trail by 4:00pm with 8 miles to go (4 Hours of hiking) we should arrive to set up camp by 8:00pm. 
July 8 (Backpacking in the Bob)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • Wake up: 9:00am??
  • Hike --> Backpacking in the Bob: Hike about another 8 miles and set up camp. (4 Hours of hiking + 1 hour lunch = ~5 hour day)
    • With only about 4 hours of hiking we can be flexible with our time. Hike early and set up camp to hang out for the rest of the day or take our time to leave camp???
  • Activity:  Photo Scavenger Hunt
July 9 (Backpacking in the Bob)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • ***Day hike only, we will keep the same camp. ***
    • Hiking Options: Day Packs only
      • If you are tired you can stay at camp (Have a down day)
      • You can hike about ~ 12 miles round trip to Moose Creek Junction
      • You can hike about ~21 miles round trip to the Chinese Wall up to the Larch Hill pass junction (Could possible have lunch near larch hill pass if we left early enough) ( At approx. 2 miles per hour pace this would be about 10 hours of hiking + 1 hour lunch + extra stops = ~ 12 hour day - If we start hiking around 7:00am we would return around 7:00pm with at least 2 hours of daylight left or more) As of today (05/27/2020) Sunrise in Augusta, MT is 5:39 am and Sunset is at 9:14pm - So they have nice long days even in May
  • Activity: Find a nice cool body of water and soak your feet! :-P

July 10 (Backpacking in the Bob)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • Wake up: 9:00am??
  • Hike --> Backpacking in the Bob: Hike about 8 miles back to our previous camp and set up. (4 Hours of hiking + 1 hour lunch = ~5 hour day)
    • With only about 4 hours of hiking we can be flexible with our time. Hike early and set up camp to hang out for the rest of the day or take our time to leave camp???
  • Activity:

July 11: aka GRANT DZURENKO'S 17TH BIRTHDAY!!! (Backpacking in the Bob/Travel Day: ~3.5hours)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • Wake up: 7 am:
  • Leave Camp: 8 am 
    •  Hike --> Last Day Backpacking in the Bob Marshall Complex with hiking about 8 miles back to the Benchmark Trail Head. 
      • If we hit the trail by 8:00 am with 8 miles to go (4 Hours of hiking) we should arrive at Benchmark by 12:00 pm for lunch.  
  • Depart: 2 pm:  Benchmark Trail Head - Emery Bay Campground, MT 
  • Groceries:  Glacier Family Foods in Browning, MT
  • Arrive:  7 pm:  Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT  (Approx. 4-hour drive)
July 12 (Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT) - Zero-Day
  • Location: Dispersed Camping Near Emery Bay Campground
  • Activity:  relaxing at Flathead Lake
    July 13 (Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT) - Zero-Day
    • Activity:  Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park (starts at the Glacier NP - West Entrance)

    July 14 (Travel Day )  
    • Depart:  Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT
    • Arrive:    Bridge Bay CampgroundYellowstone National Park (9  hours)
    • Hikes:  Narrow Gauge Terrace (time permitting)
    • Shopping for the next group & Lunch in Helena, MT Walmart ( Lunch will be Subway within the Walmart)
    July 15
    • Location:  Bridge Bay Campground, Yellowstone National Park (zero day - all day at the park)
    • Hikes
    July 16
    July 17
    • MBNF -> Amarillo (10 hours)
      • Jack Bryant Scouting Center, 1615 Bellaire Street, Amarillo, Texas 79106
      • Contact Doug Walker (806-341-4343)
    July 18
    • Amarillo -> Austin (8 hours)

    Meal Summary

     Group Pack Your Own Backpack Meal
     Restaurant Total
     Breakfast
    10 40 14
     Lunch951 15
     Dinner8 14
      27133 43

     Date Drive/Hike Breakfast Lunch Dinner 
     7/04/20
     8-hours HOME Blueberries, strawberries, whipped cream dip
    Hotdogs, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, relish 
     Potato Salad (red white and blue) 
    Charred corn salad 
    Pasta salad with chicken
    Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes
    Mocktail of some sort
      7/05/20 8-hours  Energy Balls & apples Pita Pocket Sandwiches with falafel  Chicken Fajitas & Red RiceMexican Chocolate cake
      7/06/20 9-hoursBagels with cream cheese and Nutella; strawberries 
      Mediterranean Wraps

    Spaghetti and Meatballs & Garlic Bread
    Goldfish
    Ice tea
      7/07/20 6-hours
    AND
    8 miles
    Campstove ChilaquilesBYO BYO
      7/08/20 8-milesBYO BYO BYO 
      7/09/20 zero-day or hike
    BYOBYOBYO 
      7/10/20 8 miles BYO BYO BYO 
      7/11/208 miles &
    4.5 hours 
     BYO BYO Meatball Kabobs S'Mores!
      7/12/20 zero-day Hot Breakfast SandwichesSandwiches, apples, oranges Green Chili Mac Wulf-ems
      7/13/20 zero-dayGranola bars, bananas, applesBLT, chips, watermelon tortellini, garlic bread, saladChocolate pudding, rice pudding
    Pink Lady Punch
      7/14/20 8 hours Bagels with cream cheese and Nutella; strawberries  SubwayStir Fry Fruit Pound Cake
      7/15/20 zero-dayBreakfast Tacos Potted meat with ritz crackers/club crackers; easy-peel tangerine; trail mix  Frito Pie Pecan Cobbler
      7/16/20 7 hoursOatmeal packets & apples Bagel Sandwiches Grumpy Italian 
      7/17/20 10 hours Muffins, Yogurt Cheese, crackers, hummus, peanut butter, berries, cookies Popeye's family meal (chicken, coleslaw, biscuits, fries) 
      7/18/20 7 hours Mini-boxes of cereal, milk, donuts Sandwiches HOME 

    Cookbook

    Equipment

    Meal Prep


    Packing List

    Backpacking

    Our generic backpacking list can be found here:  http://www.crew1409.com/crew-resources#TOC-3-Day-Backpacking-Trip

    Other

    In addition to the backpacking items, the following are recommended:
    • Camp chair
    • Pillow
    • Car blanket
    • Personal snacks
    • Bathing supplies
    • Cash (~$30)

    To Do List

    Group 1:  find road trip lunch spots
    Training
    • Hypothermia:  Anna - complete
    • Bear Safety:  Katy - complete
    • Leave No Trace:  Grant - complete
    • Dehydration:  Lynna - complete
    • Ticks: James - complete
    • Rocky Mountain Pledge
    • Hygiene:  Rana - complete

    Attendees

     Count Person   Health Forms ABCConsent   YPT
     1 James H  N/A 
     2 Bill H  N/A 
     3 Jill D  N/A 
     4 Grant D   N/A
     5         Steve D  N/A 
     6 Lynna B  N/A  
     7 Sam D             N/A
     8     Sabrina  N/A 
     9 Mariana   N/A
     10 Rana B  N/A 
     11 Katy B   N/A
     12 Grant K   N/A 
     13 Ian D

     N/A
     14Anna D  N/A 

    Planning Groups

    Group 1
    • Lynna, Anna, Grant D
    • July 4th - July 8th
    Group 2
    • Rana, James, Katy, Anna
    • July 9th - July 13th
    Group 3
    • Ian, Mariana, Grant K
    • July 14th - July 18th

    Route

    Driving Way Points

     Day WP1 WP2 WP3 WP4
     July 4 Dickens, TX Turkey, TX Silverton, TX Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
     July 5Kit Carson, Colorado 80825 Narrows Campground, Livermore, CO 80536  
     July 6 RIVERSIDE (ID - TARGHEE), Riverside Campground Rd, Ashton, ID 83420   
     July 7 106 S Main St, Boulder, MT 59632 Benchmark Campground, Continental Divide Trail, Augusta, MT 59410  
     July 11
    (alternate 1)
     Benchmark Campground, Continental Divide Trail, Augusta, MT 59410 Rex's Market, Choteau, MTEmery Bay Campground, MT 
     July 11
    (alternate 2)
     Benchmark Campground, Continental Divide Trail, Augusta, MT 59410 Helmville, MT Super 1 Foods, 9th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT, USA Emery Bay Campground, MT
     July 13Emery Bay Campground, MT Glacier National Park, West Entrance (Apgar, MT) Going to the Sun Road Emery Bay Campground, MT
     July 14Emery Bay Campground, MT
     Bridge Bay Campground, Yellowstone National Park 
     July 16Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming 82190The Grumpy Italian, 113 W Bridge Ave, Saratoga, WY 82331  Ryan Park Campground, Lynx Ln, Saratoga, WY 82331 
     July 17 Kit Carson, Colorado 80825 Eighty Scouts Inc, 1615 Bellaire St, Amarillo, TX 79106  
     July 18 Claude, TX Silverton, TX Turkey, TXWells Branch MUD Administrative Office, 14611 Wells Port Dr, Austin, TX 78728

    Costs

    Glacier Costs


    Reservations

    Kwahadi

    Late Arrivals – Contact Information

    If you arrive after hours on nights when no performance is scheduled, call when you about an hour away:   Charles Ritchie: 806-654-4890, David Fry: 806-336-8419 or home 806-358-7728; John Stich: 806-282-5480 or home: 806-358-3338; Bill Burnett: 806-626-8108 

    Museum Business Hours

    During the summer months of June through mid-August, the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 – 5 pm each day and until about 9 pm on show nights.  During the school year the museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 5 pm and late on winter performance nights.

    Museum telephone: 806-335-3175.

    ARRIVALS:  Call Charles Ritchie or the museum when you are about one hour away 

    Upper Narrows, Colorado



    Riverside


    Yellowstone

    Reservation # HYHTQ on January 29, 2020
    IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:

    JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
    2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
    AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527

    YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY

    82190-0527
    Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
    Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
    CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival



    # OF

    # OF
    AD/CH

    UNIT COSTTOTAL
    ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
    7/14/207/16/20HYHTQ213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT2/44.441.6227.0060.06





    This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)
    Reservation # TXKC6 on January 29, 2020
    IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:
    JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
    2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
    AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527

    YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY

    82190-0527
    Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
    Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
    CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival



    # OF

    # OF
    AD/CH

    UNIT COSTTOTAL
    ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
    7/14/207/16/20TXKC6213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT6/04.441.6227.0060.06





    This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)

    Reservation # SS6KL on January 29, 2020
    IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:
    JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
    2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
    AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527

    YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY

    82190-0527
    Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
    Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
    CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival



    # OF

    # OF
    AD/CH

    UNIT COSTTOTAL
    ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
    7/14/207/16/20SS6KL213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT6/04.441.6227.0060.06





    This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)



    Medicine BowRyan Park Campground, Medicine Bow National Forest


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    Montana 2020


    West Texas - Spring 2020

    posted Jun 13, 2019, 9:24 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 10:14 AM ]

    Quick Facts

    Date:  March 16th -March 22nd

    Locations:

    • Caves of Sonora
    • Davis Mountains
    • Big Bend National Park


    Attendees

     Count    Person   YPT ABC
     1 Jill D 6/3/2020 need
     2 Steve D 5/5/2020 good
     3 Grant D N/A need
     4 Katy B N/A need
     5 Sabrina M 10/26/2020 need
     6 Lynna B need good
     7 James H 07/07/2021 need
     8 Sam D N/A need
     9 Grant K N/A need
     10 Ian D N/A need

    Itinerary

    3/16/2020 Monday -> Sonora, Texas
    • Leave Austin 7 am -> Arrive Sonora, Texas (3.5 hour drive)
    • Tour Caverns of Sonora 
      • Crystal Palace Tour
        • $18
        • Reservations Required
        • 1:45 long
      • Discovery Challenge Tour
    • Camping - Caverns of Sonora ($$??)
    3/17/2020 -> Davis Mountains State Park
    • Depart Sonora -> Arrive Langtry, Texas (2 hour drive)
      • Judge Roy Bean Museum - Open 8am - 5pm
    • Depart Langtry -> Arrive Davis Mountains State Park (3 hour drive)
      • Set up camping
      • Short hike at park
      • McDonald Observatory Star Party 
        • $10 students/$15 adults
        • ~8pm
        • Expect long lines at telescopes, crowding, be patient
    3/18/2020 - Davis Mountains State Park
    3/19/2020 - Davis Mountains State Park
    3/20/2020  ->Big Bend National Park (3-hour drive from Davis Mountains State Park)
    3/21/2020:  Big Bend National Park
    3/22/2020: -> Austin

    Potential Locations

    Big Bend National Park
    McDonald's Observatory
    Davis Mountains State Park
    Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

    Links


    Reservations







    Canoeing - June 2019

    posted Apr 5, 2019, 1:53 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 8:57 AM ]

    Note:

    We are going with Plan B (at the bottom) because of the high flow rates Colorado River.

    Overview

    This is a 20 mile, 2 day, 1 night trip on the water through some beautiful limestone canyons in the Hill Country.

    Leaders

    • Paperwork:  Grant
    • Meal Plan:  Rana
    • Packing List:  Anna
    • Car Plan:  Andrew
    • Canoe Plan:  Andrew
    • Lifeguard:  James
    • Canoe Tender:  Sam
    • Tour Guide:  Ian
    • Astronomer:  Andrew
    • Meteorologist: Lynna
    • Medic:  Anna

    Cost

    • Break Down
      • Food:  ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)
      • Celebration Lunch at Storm's:  ~$10 (highly variable, basic burger is $3)

    Canoe Plan

    Canoe #1: Joe/Steve

    Canoe #2:  Jill/Sabrina

    Canoe #3:  Anna/Mariana

    Canoe #4: Ian/Sam/Grant

    Canoe #5: Lynna/James

    Canoe #6:  Josh/Grant

    Canoe #7: Rana/Andrew

    Attendees

      Person    Swim Test Health Forms (A&B)
     Consent
    Forms
    YPT
     1Sabrina Madgett
    xxx
     2 Jill Douglass x x  x
     3 Steve Dzurenko x x  
     4 Grant Dzurenko x x x 
     5 Anna Dzurenko x x  x
     6 Andrew Michelson x x  x
     7 Rana Benhamou x x 
     8 Lynna Benhamou x x x 
     9 Sam Douglas x x x 
     10 James Hubby x x x 
     11 Mariana Gonclaves x x x 
     12Josh Steltzer x x x 
     13Joe O'Neil x x
     
     14Ian Douglass x x x 
     15Grant  x x x 

    Required Safety Training

    Safe Swim Defense: complete
    Safety Afloat:  complete
    Weather Hazards:  complete

    Itinerary

    June 8-9, 2019

    Saturday

    • Eat breakfast before we meet or in the car.
    • Meet at the annex at 6 am.
    • Drive to US190 and the Colorado River (31°13'6.13"N  98°33'53.25"W) (88 miles).
    • The trek will start on the west bank of the Colorado River where US 190 crosses the river.
    • On Saturday we'll canoe down the river and spend the night on an island (probably Gravel Bar #3 (see map))

    Sunday

    • Sunday the trek will continue down river to Sulphur Springs Camp in Bend, TX and should arrive early afternoon.  
    • We will plan to stop at Storm's in Lampasas for a cheeseburger. Individuals will need to bring about $12 for the meal. 
    • Drive back to annex.

    Packing List

    Equipment

    • 20 liter Dry Bags (2-3)

    • Sleeping Bag

    • Waterproof bag for sleeping bag

    • Sleeping Pad

    • Trowel

    Group Gear:

    • Pocket Rocket (similar backpacking cooking stove)

    • Fuel

    • Small pot

    • Tent

    • Rain fly for tent

    • Ground cover for tent

    Optional Luxuries:

    • Pillow

    • Canoe Seat

    • Measuring Cups

    • Bowls/Plates/etc.

    Clothing

    Nobody wants to Check:

    • Underwears (4ish)

    • Sports &/or Regular Bras (If needed)

    Base Layers:

    • 2-3 long sleeves (quick dry or wicking)

    • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing

    • 1 pair of warm pants, sweats... (quick dry)

    Actual Clothing:

    • 2-4 Short sleeve shirts (quick dry or wicking)

    • 1-3 pairs of QUICK DRY shorts/ convertible pants or another pair of pants

    • 1-2 swimsuits (1 piece for girls and swim shorts for guys)

    • Rain suit (top and bottom-- Frogg toggs)

    • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing

    • Paddling Gloves (optional)

    • NO DENIM OR COTTON WHATSOEVER!

    “Civilian clothing” for ride home:

    • 1 DRY shirt

    • 1 DRY pair of pants/shorts

    • 1 pair of FRESH underwear

    • 1 bra (if applicable)

    Shoes:

    • Water shoes/ “wet shoes” (opened toed are acceptable)

    • Tennis shoes/ “dry shoes”

    • 1-3 pairs of socks (bring as many as applicable)

    • Crocs or sandals for in camp wear (Optional)

    Nourishment

    Food:

    • Utensils (Spoons, forks, etc.)

    • Cup

    • Reflectix coozie/ winter hat to “cook” food

    Water:

    • 3-7 liter capacity Water bottle or camelback water bladder

    Misc.

    • Pocket knife/ multi-tool

    • Sunscreen (for face AND body)

    • Insect repellant

    • Hat (Visors not recommended-- Wide-rim recommended)

    • Flashlight/Headlamp (w/ extra batteries)

    • Lighters

    • 50’ Paracord

    • 1-2 Quick Dry Towels

    • Bandana/ Small hand towel

    • Toothbrush and Toothpaste

    • Sunglasses w/ lanyard

    • Map/ Compass

    • Biodegradable Soap

    • Small roll of Toilet Paper &/or pee rag

    • Personal Repair Kit (Duct tape, nylon ties, safety pins)

    • Hand Sanitizer

    • Hair Brush/ Comb

    • Baby powder or Gold Bond (to cut down on chafing)

    • Carabiners for securing gear

    • Deodorant

    Personal First Aid Kit:

    • Band-Aids

    • Personal Medication

    • Athletic Tape

    • Antibiotic Ointment (neosporin, etc.)

    • Ibuprofen, benadryl

    • INHALER/ EPI-PEN (if necessary)

    Optional Luxuries:

    • Camera/ Watch

    • Chapstick

    IF YOU WERE THINKING OF BRINGING COTTON OR DENIM THINK AGAIN!


    Meals

    B: come fed
    L: own food
    D: own food

    Sunday June 9th-
    B- own food
    L- Storm's (please bring money for this meal)Food:  ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)

    Car Plan

    To Drop Off Point

     Car #1 Car #2 Car #3 Car #4
     
     

    From Take Out

     Car #1 Car #2 Car #3

    Map / Float Plan


     Way Point   Distance (miles) Cumulative Distance Notes
     Put In 0 0Public access on the west side of the bridge.
     Gravel Bar #1 3.4 3.4 
     Gravel Bar #25.5 8.9 
     Gravel Bar #3 2.6 11.5Saturday night 
    Emergency take-out available on private property just north of the gravel bar.  High ground with trees available.  Landing on the left-hand side of the island (facing downstream) and on the very upstream end of the island.  No landing available on right-hand side.
     Gravel Bar #4 4.4 15.9Bridge crossing at Bend, TX.   No public access, but available for emergency take out.  
     Gravel Bar #5 3.4 19.3 
    Take Out 1.9 21.2Sunday Afternoon 

    River Info

    Here is a link for the current river flows - https://hydromet.lcra.org/ - find the entry for the Colorado River at Bend. 
    We will not go if the predicted readings exceed 1500 cfs.


    All persons going on the trip must have a current BSA Swim Test.

    Paperwork

    Canoe Rental Confirmation# 4937979

    Plan B

    Because the Colorado River may be moving too fast or too high for the planned trip, our plan be is to canoe to Garret Island on Lake Buchanan.

    Put In:  Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan
    Overnight:  Garret Island
    Take out:  Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan

    Cost:  $5 per person to enter the LCRA park
    Canoe Route:  ~ 3 miles one way

    Garret Island - Crew Canoe


    The Aftermath

    Photos:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Rry7vjHLHaGBh4RF6

    Eagle Rock Loop 2019

    posted Jan 7, 2019, 5:09 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 2:53 PM ]




    Quick Facts

    To Do List


    Register Spot

    Itinerary

    PreTrip

    January 26- Hill of Life training hike
    February 23- Hill of Life training hike
    Gear Shakedown: Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 pm
    Gear Load: Friday, March 15th at 7 pm

    Travel

    March 16:  Leave: Saturday, March 16th: Meet at the annex at 7 am and leave at 7:30 am

    March 16:  Arrive at Shady Lake some 8-10 hours later.

    Hiking

    March 17:  Sunday- on trail
    March 18:  Monday- on trail
    March 19:  Tuesday- on trail
    March 20:  Wednesday- on trail
    March 21:  Thursday- on trail

    Post Hiking

    March 21:  Thursday Drive to Hot Springs - eat out for dinner; stay in Hotel?
    March 22:  Friday grocery shop, Hot Springs National Park, and Pirate's Cove Put Put
    March 23:  Saturday- leave for Austin

    Return Travel

    Arrive: Saturday, March 23rd: Leave Arkansas at 9 am

    Food

    Saturday:

    Breakfast- come fed

    Lunch(on the road)- chicken/vegetarian burrito: chicken, tortillas, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, rice, avocado

    Dinner(campsite)- personal backpacking meal

    Sunday-Thursday:  Backpacking 5 breakfast / 5 lunch / 5 Dinner

    Thursday:

    Dinner(campsite)- eat out

    Friday:

    Breakfast(hotel)- Continental Breakfast

    Lunch(outings)- peanut butter and jelly sandwich, hummus sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich, chips, and fruit

    Dinner(hotel)- eat out

    Saturday:

    Breakfast(hotel)- Continental Breakfast

    Lunch(on the road)- peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Hummus sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich, chips, and fruit


    Jobs



    Water filters: Grant(1), O'Neil(2)

    Pre-Trip

    • Paperwork:  Grant
    • Food:  Rana
    • James - Travel Agent
    • Lynna - Cooler Technician and car arrangements

    During Trip

    • Medic - Anna
    • Meteorologist
    • LNT - Grant
    • Cooler Technician:  Lynna
    • Bingo

    Safely Crossing a River

    Weather

    LNT

    Maps

    Paperwork

     Count Person    Medical - ABC YPT Activity Consent
     1 Grant Need ABC N/A 
     2 Anna Need C Need N/A
     3 Jill        Need C Steve has   N/A
     4 Steve GOOD Steve has N/A
     5 Sabrina Need C Steve has N/A
     6 James Need ABC N/A 
     7 Lynna Need ABC N/A 
     8 Sam GOOD N/A 
     9 Rana Need ABC Steve has N/A
     10 Andrew Need C in book N/A


    Equipment

    Specialized Equipment
    • Water Shoes
    • At least two water filters
    • Weather Radio

    Links

    Eagle Rock Loop Info

    Stuff to Do

    Ranger Stations

    Water Gauge

    Camping

    White Water Rafting

    posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:33 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 27, 2019, 9:11 AM ]

    Quick Facts

    Where:  Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base, 600 US Hwy 285, Villa Grove, CO 81155
    When:  July 20th - July 28th, 2018

    Attendees

     Person   Deposit   Balance   Health Forms Activity Consent Form YPT
     Jill     
     Steve     
     Sabrina     
     Anna     
     Rana     
     Grant     
     James      
     Kristen     
     Lynna     

    Maps

    Route to RMHAB:  https://goo.gl/maps/xfH5UEbbrmvvmhaM9














    Route back to Austin:  https://goo.gl/maps/yA1Rh9e8PqkwBssy7















    Links

    RMHAB:  http://www.rmcbsa.org/RMHAB



    Lost Maples 2019

    posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:14 AM by Jill Douglass

    Quick Facts

    When:  February 16-18, 2019
    Where:  Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Texas

    Reservations


    HCSNA 2019

    posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:05 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 5:22 PM ]


    Quick Facts

    When:  January 19-21, 2019
    Where:  Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, Texas
    What:  Backpacking

    To Do List

    • Attendees
    • Adults - male and female
    • Paperwork
    • Food plan
    • Car Plan

    Paperwork

     Person    Health Form A&B Activity Consent    YPT
        
        
        

    Reservations


    Buescher State Park 2018

    posted Aug 9, 2018, 9:45 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

    Quick Facts

    When:  December 14-16
    Where:  Buescher State Park

    Reservations


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