Troop 870 prides itself to have one outing per month during the year. Most of the time, these outings include some form of camping. These trips are designed to provide an opportunity for the boys to fulfill their overnight camping requirements for advancement and experience the great outdoors in a variety of settings and seasonal changes. While in camp the boys operate in patrols, establishing their campsite, cooking their meals, cleaning up afterwards, and taking part in activities as a unit, and sleeping with a buddy.
Typically at the meeting prior to disembarking, the patrol leader insures that the meal menus are planned, whether he goes on the trip or not. The patrol will decide who buys the food and the expenses are divided up evenly among the patrol to satisfy among themselves. Shopping and collections are worked out by the youths. If the youth has special meal requirements, we would like to know in advance and they should provide for themselves if warranted.
The youth is always expected to dress for the conditions, bring spare clothing, be prepared for the events planned, and to cooperate with his peers. These trips often are hard on their personal belongings and hygiene is maintained as best can be expected
Prescription medication must be provided in its original container with the dosages and frequency well displayed. We will accept dispensaries with an instruction letter of administering the drugs that is signed by the parent.
A permission slip will be made available at all of the trips at its mustering and must be filled out and sign by the parent or legal guardian of the Scout prior to departure.
Each trip is closed with a reflection meeting between all attendees to allow conversation about the likes and dislikes over what had transpired.