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Advancement Survivor II Campout!

posted Apr 8, 2021, 1:09 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Feb 22, 2022, 12:09 PM ]
April 17th-18th, 2021

Per PLC request, this will be our 2nd "Advancement Survivor" Campout!

A “Survivor” TV Show style campout, focusing on Advancement games. Boys arrive Saturday AM with minimal gear and will be transported to the island for the weekend. Once on the island, they will be given buffs and divided into teams. As a team they will build their own shelter, and compete throughout the weekend for food & tool rewards. 

Unlike other survival-type campouts, there will be plenty of food to earn for everyone, no one will go hungry. However, winners will eat much better.   Upon  rejoining on land, we’ll enjoy a “better cheddar” party meal together!

We will be camping on Spoil Island BC46 (where we went last time), in the Indian River in Grant.  We'll be going over by boat.

The competitions are as follows:
  • ROPES  - Tie knots & use lashings to build a devices.   
  • FIRE  - Properly build a fire and burn a string first
  • FIRST AID - Bandage, Splint and Stretcher Skills
  • COMPASS  - Navigate your way through the Island with just a map & compass.  Will you get lost?
  • TREASURE HUNTING - Use modern devices to find hidden treasure.
  • KNIFE & AXE - Test your skills and safety with Knives & Axes.
  • SHELTER JUDGING - Best shelters win better prizes.
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. Fill out the ONLINE REGISTRATION/RSVP/PARENT PERMISSION FORM -  This is to be filled out by the parent and scout, prior to Tuesday, April 13th at midnight.  There is an option to pay in the form, or a check or cash can be turned in at Monday's meeting.
  3. Covid Precautions - Pre Health Check - Please use good judgement.  Please check your sons temperature and do a health check before sending him. 
SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 4 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. Pack, but unlike most campouts, there is a VERY specific packing list, and you are only allowed to bring what is on it (see info sheet)
  4. Parents are not allowed to tell or direct scouts to secret word (look closely for it nearby)  Better Cheddar

INSTRUCTIONS on how to Download & Print Documents: Once you click on the forms above, you may hover near the bottom of the page to print and/or download them using the disc icon.  Also, you may download documents at the bottom of this page (see arrows).