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Survival Raft Campout - "The Last Hurrah!"

posted May 25, 2022, 11:53 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated May 27, 2022, 2:46 PM ]
June 4th-5th, 2022

Scouts will use a bamboo rafts they've built to travel to South Grange Island in the Indian River, in Grant.  There, they will live off of little more than their 1 gallon survival kits for the weekend, returning to their launch point on Sunday late afternoon.   Scouts will be divided into two "tribes", which will compete with one another for food and tool rewards.

We will be camping on South Grange Island, which is a spoil island (BC48) in the Indian River just off of US-1 in Grant.   We will be launching from and returning to “Fishermans Landing” in Grant.

This is a survival campout.   Each scout will be allowed to bring supplies that fit into a one-gallon container (that we will distribute), plus a few more things (detailed below).  The idea is for scout to pack smartly and to camp as comfortably as possible in the wild, while living off the land.    Scouts will be divided into “tribes” and will compete for tool and food supplies.   In addition to (the small amount) of particular food allowed in the one-gallon container, and any food salvaged or caught, there will be food supplied during competitions as well as other supplies as needed.  Water will be supplied.

PARENTS - For you son to attend this campout, please do the following:
  1. Please carefully read the INFORMATION SHEET  as well as all information supplied to the scouts below.
  2. Please carefully read the WHAT TO BRING SHEET.
  3. With your son, fill out the ONLINE REGISTRATION/RSVP/PARENT PERMISSION FORM -  This is to be filled out by the parent and scout, prior to Friday, March 27th at 10pm.  There is an option to pay in the form, or a check or cash can be turned in at Monday's meeting.
  4. Please review additional Information & Pictures below.   Please allow your scouts to pack themselves.  Younger scout parents, feel free to check once they are done (see all info below)
SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 5 STEPS to attend this Campout (see print & download instructions below):
  1.  INFORMATION SHEET - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it carefully to prepare/pack for the trip.   
  2. With your parents, fill out the  ONLINE REGISTRATION/RSVP/PARENT PERMISSION FORM as instructed above (sit with your parents and use link above)
  3. WHAT TO BRING SHEET - Please download & print this, and use it to help you pack.  Be careful there are some rules that you must follow.
  4. Review additional Survival Information & Pictures Below
  5. SW: Hurrah!
Survival Information:  
Picture #1 - Raft Trek

Picture #2 - Raft Landing

Dan Walton,
May 25, 2022, 1:21 PM
Dan Walton,
May 25, 2022, 1:15 PM