Willistown Troop 78
Boy scouts of america
Over 85 years of service to the youth of Chester County Pennsylvania
Army Football/US Military Academy Tour and Camping Trip: November 10 – 12, 2017
TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS: We will travel by Troop bus. Be at the Cabin by 6:00 PM sharp on Friday night. We will arrive back at the Cabin approximately 2 PM on Sunday.
NOTE: All attendees aged 16 and above MUST bring a photo ID with them to be admitted to the USMA campus.
MANDATORY PACKING LIST
Do NOT skip anything on this list or you will suffer and you will be miserable this weekend.
The forecast is for super cold weather and we will be outside for 48 hours with no escape from the cold.
Full Class A winter uniform (mandatory for all Scouts, Webelos and registered adult leaders)
Hiking boots and Scout socks (to be worn with uniform on USMA tour and football game)
***Note: your sleeping bag should be rated down to zero degrees or 20+ degrees if you also bring a sleeping bag liner.
Sleeping pad (must have an insulated pad to protect you from the cold ground)
Complete change of clothes
Winter coat: heavy duty maximum winter coat is necessary
Fleece pull over
Long underwear top and bottom
Wind pants or at least one other layer for your legs. You must have three layers on your legs, two layers will NOT be enough.
Heavy synthetic winter socks, at least three extra pairs. ****You will need a fresh pair to change into each night just before you go to bed.**** And I am not kidding.
Winter knit hat (even if you decide not to wear this hat during the day, you will need a knit hat to wear at night while in your sleeping bag)
Brim hat, sunglasses
Small flashlight or headlamp, with good batteries
At least one (1) 1 liter water bottle (bring filled) – Nalgene or other unbreakable water bottle
Plastic drinking cup
Toothbrush and toothpaste; soap
Small bottle hand sanitizer
Spending money for the football stadium, Academy gift shop, and a food stop on the way home on Sunday.
CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE WE LEAVE AND BE PREPARED!!!!
West Point Military Academy
November 10 - 12, 2017
See below for updated What-to-Bring-List.