Backpack Camp Information

Backpack Camp is scheduled for the weekend of October 12-14.  Please make sure to sign up on Troop Web Host for the appropriate trek.  For this camp, we split in to two different groups, based on grade.  Scouts in 6th and 7th grade will be traveling to Mohican State Park, to participate in the Mohican Trek.  Their trip departs Saturday morning, October 13th.  Scouts in 8th grade and higher will be departing Friday evening, October 12th, and will be traveling to Raccoon Creek State Park in western Pennsylvania.  Both crews will be returning to Chapman on Sunday, October 14th.  Remember, each scout is responsible for bringing his own food to this camp.  Please read below for more specifics on the two treks.

Mohican Trek (6th and 7th Grade Scouts)
Who Goes: All 1st and 2nd Year Scouts
When: Meet at Chapman, Saturday October 13th at 7:30 AM.
Trek Location: Mohican State Park, 3116 OH-3, Loudonville, OH 44842
Camp Location:  Hemlock Grove Class B campsites 
Return: Sunday October 14th at approximately 12:00 PM
Foodbackpacking-food-suggestions.  Scouts bring 1 sack lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast, plus 1 gallon jug of water and trail snacks.
Cost: $15 with $5 spending money in case driver wants to stop at McDonalds just outside camp Sunday morning on the drive home.
Map:  Print Topo Map Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B20hBXOYzv9RM0ctZThIUmFwYkU/view

Mohican Trek is a great opportunity for our younger scouts to have a positive and fun backpacking experience.  Please read the information in the following link for additional information on Mohican Trek, why we structure it the way we do, and the importance of encouraging your scout to participate:
http://www.troop701.com/2018/09/26/mohican-trek-mile-1/

Advanced Crew Trek (8th grade and higher Scouts)
Who Goes: All Scouts in 8th grade or higher
When: Meet at Chapman, Friday October 12th at 6:15 PM.
Trek Location: Raccoon Creek State Park, 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050
Camp Location: Pioneer Group Campsite (Fri. Night), Sioux Group Campsite (Sat. Night)
Return: Sunday October 14th at approximately 12:00 PM
Foodbackpacking-food-suggestions.  Scouts bring 1 sack lunch, 1 dinner, 2 breakfasts, and trail snacks.
Cost: $15 with $5-$10 spending money in case driver wants to stop somewhere for lunch on the drive home.
MapTrail Map

Please note the earlier departure time for this trek.  The drive is about two hours, and we want to make sure we don’t arrive too late.  The Advanced Crew will be hiking about 12 miles in total over the two days, and will be using the trails in the western part of the park.

Backpacking Camp is a great way to spend time with friends, enjoy the outdoors, and earn some hiking miles!  If you have any questions about either of the treks, please do not hesitate to talk to an adult leader.

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