Silver Springs Outing

Due to many reasons, this weekend’s Outing has been moved around and revised many times. We apologize for this, but now we are ready to have a great “change of pace” Outing that will be close to home and a lot of fun. The Seven Springs area is about one hour’s drive from the church, just northwest of Bartlett Lake. We intend to establish a semi-base camp on arrival. This means we will camp without all our cooking and other heavy gear, more like day-backpacking. We will break camp in the morning and stow the camping gear in the vehicles so the Scouts will hike without the heavy parts of their gear. Here’s the agenda:

Friday, April 23rd

5 pm – Meet at Blessed Sacrament Church
5:30 pm – Departure
Fast food dinner on the way
Establish camp at Seven Springs
Campfire (conditions permitting) and campfire fun

Saturday, April 24th

Breakfast – provided by Mr. Andrews
Break camp, stow gear in vehicles
Hike – this is a medium difficulty hike that stays close to the river and shade trees and has many pools of water
Lunch – around the mid point of the hike – Scouts need to bring their own sack lunch, and a method to carry it on the hike
2:30 pm – Arrive at Blessed Sacrament Church
6 pm – Ryan Lara’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Each Scout should arrive at 5 pm on Friday with the following items:

Permission Slip
Class A Scout uniform + Class B shirt
Scout shade hat
Hiking shoes
Sleeping bag + mat
Tent (or arrangements to share)
Camelback or appropriate water container for hike
Backpack lunch for Saturday (avoid items that spoil)
Funds for fast food dinner Friday
$10 transportation reimbursement
Great attitude and campfire humor

RSVP – for transportation and breakfast purposes, we would appreciate a final commitment by Thursday evening. Please email or call John Andrews on [email protected] – 602 432 1993

Mr. Kuhl, Mr. Cole and Mr. Andrews will be the adult leaders for the Outing. Please contact any of us if you have any questions or needs.