January 26, 2016

Cardboard Campout

Cardboard Campout
(Fort Building)

We are going to be having a Cardboard Campout (Fort Building).  This will be our pre-winter campout.  The Scouts will be building forts out of cardboard and sleeping in them.  We will be teaching the boys how to winter camp in a safe, easy to abandon, environment.  It will be cold, so please read the "what to bring carefully".  We may even qualify for a couple of Frost Points.  For dinner the scouts will be eating cooking hotdogs and dutch-oven.

We are in need of extra donations of cardboard and duct tape.

What to Bring:
  • Cardboard box (large appliance size, refrigerator size boxes work best)
  • Duct tape (lots of duct tape)
  • Tarps (if you can)
  • Winter sleeping bag (rated at 15 degrees or below) or multiple sleeping bags (nested together)
  • Blankets (for above and below sleeping bag)
  • Thick pad to sleep on (thicker is better), 2 pads would be preferred
    • note: air mattresses are terrible for winter camping
  • Change of clothing, including underwear and socks, to sleep in (critical!)
  • Flannel pants and sweatshirt (with hood or winter hat) to sleep in
  • Hand warmers (10+ hours - anything less than 8 hour is useless for overnight)

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