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2014-02-22 Fox Lake Survival Campout

posted Feb 7, 2014, 9:42 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 2:55 PM ]
February 22nd - 23rd, 2014

This will be Troop 337th 4th Survival Campout, but the first one at Fox Lake.  Here, Scouts will test their skills of shelter building, fire building, weapon making, and living off the land and lake.  In order to allow teams daylight to build their shelters, we will be leaving early Saturday AM, instead of the usual Friday night.

Ancient Outhouse Pictured

  1. INFORMATION SHEET  - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/packfor the trip.   Click to view, and then hover near the bottom to save/print OR to download go to the bottom of this page and click the down arrow beside the sheet.
  2. PARENT PERMISSION FORM - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment on February 17th. NOTE:  This is later than usual because there is no need for menu planning.
  3. SURVIVAL KIT SUGGESTIONS LIST - Print this and put it in your Scout Notebook, add stuff you want to bring based on discussions at the Troop  meetings.
  4. TRAIL MAP - Print this and put it in your Scout Notebook.  Be sure to Pack it for your trip!   Note: There is also a Topographical Map.  Those trying to complete the Camping Merit Badge should use this!
EXPLORE - Explore these websites and maps, you will be better prepared to survive!

- The following is a list of exactly and only what you are REQUIRED to bring:
  • Water Bottles – Enough to carry at least 1.5 Liters for an extended hike. 2 or more suggested.
  • Whistle (must wear at all times)
  • 1 Sheet (any size)
  • 1 Tarp (6-10’) or Plastic for ground barrier and/or weatherproof sheltering
  • 1 Blanket (in case of cold weather)
  • 1 Gallon Survival Kit (see details below)
ABOUT THE SURVIVAL KIT - The rules of the survival kit are:
  1. Must be 1 Gallon or smaller (this will be checked prior to departure).   Does not need to be water proof, just hold no more than 1 Gallon in volume.
  2. May contain a maximum of 4 ounces of food (includes candy, drink powders, etc.)
  3. Freshwater bait does not count towards the 4 ounces of food, but may not be consumed (even under desperation)
  4. May NOT contain matches or lighters.   Yes, steel wool & battery, or anything that sparks is allowed.  Just not easy start fire.
  5. CLICK HERE for a List of Suggested Survival Kit Items.
  • Class-A Dress Shirt (for travel)
  • Troop T Shirt
  • Scout Pants or Shorts
  • Shoes in which you can walk 5 miles.
  • Hat (optional)
  • Jacket (optional… keep an eye on the weather forecast from our Weathermaster)

MAPS - Explore this interactive map below.  Decide where you will explore, and where to gather fish & food from the land.   Don't forget to print the trail map as well!  View Fox Lake in a larger map if you desire.

Dan Walton,
Feb 7, 2014, 10:05 AM
Dan Walton,
Feb 7, 2014, 10:11 AM