PREVIOUS YEARS: 2018
USS Silversides Submarine
Join the troop for an overnight encampment on the USS Silversides Submarine in Muskegon, MI. Silversides received twelve battle stars for World War II service and was awarded one Presidential Unit Citation for cumulative action over four patrols. She is credited with sinking 23 ships, the third-most of any allied World War II submarine, behind only the USS Tang and USS Tautog. The tonnage of the ships sunk by Silversides amounted to 90,080 tons, second only to Tang's total. Judged by such standards, Silversides has the most prolific combat record of any still-extant American submarine.
Activity Date: Dec. 15-16, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Dec. 6
Scouts will be able to enjoy the beauty of Lowden State Park where the bluffs are graced with a majestic image of an American Indian gazing over the Rock River Valley. It is a 50 foot, concrete-reinforced wonder that is a tribute to all Native Americans, but more commonly associated with Chief Black Hawk. Legend has it that Chief Black Hawk, as he left the area after the Black Hawk War, talked of the beauty of the area and admonished his captors to care for the land as he and his people had.
Activity Date: Nov. 9-11, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Oct. 25
Warren Sand Dunes
Warren Dunes State Park is a 1,952-acre Michigan state park, located along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan in Berrien County. The park's large sand dunes and lakeshore beaches make it one of the most popular of Michigan’s state parks with an average of about one million visitors annually.
Activity Date: Oct. 12-14, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Sep. 27
Wisconsin Canoe Trip
First outing of the year promises to be spectacular! The troop will be canoeing the Sugar River in WI. The Sugar River is a tributary of the Pecatonica River, approximately 91 miles (146 km) long, moving through Wisconsin and Illinois. The scouts will be canoeing 10 of those 91 miles!
It rises in the hills of southwest Wisconsin, in southwest Dane County, approximately 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Madison. The headwaters are at the southern terminus of the last North American glacier. West of the river, the land elevates from lack of glaciation and joins what is known as the “driftless area”, known for its abrupt hills and valleys, covering most of southwest Wisconsin.
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Activity Date: Sep 7-9, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Aug. 23
Get ready for some fun! We will be heading to a spot near Wilmot, Wisconsin, Camp Sol R. Crown has 146 acres of rolling hills with wooded and open areas which is perfect for our planned activities! We will be doing 1 mile of orienteering. What is orienteering? It’s a competitive sport in which participants find their way to various checkpoints across rough country with the aid of a map and compass! This covers the 4a 1st class requirement for those working towards that rank! Additionally, there will be leadership games and the scouts will be able to do some good old exploring of the campground!
Activity Date: May 11-13, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Apr. 26
Scout Skills at Big Timber
The March outing is titled “Yukon Daze”. It’s a fun skill outing based upon a Yukon adventure to “Save the World”. Your Patrol will Journey to towns like Moose Snot, Busted Hump Mine, Whale Blubber and others. There will be obstacles to overcome, secret messages to decode, fuel discs to create and more. You will be given Scout challenges that will test your skills and provide lots of fun. $100,000 is riding on the success of your mission.
Activity Date: Mar. 16-18, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Mar. 1
Activity Date: Feb. 9-11, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Feb. 1
Cascade Mountain Ski Outing
Scouts will leave on Friday night and check in at the Quality Inn and Suites in Lodi, WI. We “Camp” in the Conference room with pool access. Saturday we will ski at nearby Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI. Late Saturday afternoon we’ll head back to the hotel for pizza, movies, and swimming. There will be a light breakfast Sunday morning before driving home.
Activity Date: Jan. 12-14, 2018
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Jan. 4