Potomac Canoe Campout

August 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – August 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Remarks: Planned for 2 nights but cancelled 1st night
Description: Lets go Boating!!!

The August camp out will be at Brunswick Family Campground through River & Trail Outfitters. This is a 2 night camp out (Aug 13-15) with a 1/2 day boating excursion on the Potomac, with choice of two-person kayak or canoe.
We need to get a count on kayaks vs canoes, so please RSVP by this Friday (Aug 3) Cost is $75 per scout. (Adults are free) Payment link is now available on troop website.

Camping Location – Brunswick Family Campground, Brunswick, MD
Site Name – 35 Nottingham Woods

All scouts and adults must pass the BSA Swim Test as a SWIMMER in order to boat. If you have not please notify us ASAP and we will see if we can line up someone to administer the test (no promises).

4:30 PM – Meet at COF & Carpool to Brunswick MD (leave 5:30)
~7:30PM – Check into Camp Site
9:00 PM – PLC Meeting
9:30 PM – Cracker Barrel
10:00 PM – Lights Out

6:30 AM – Cooks up and make breakfast
7:00 AM – eat Breakfast
9:30 AM – prepare for canoe/kayak checks
9:45AM – Depart for canoe/kayak check-in
10:00 AM – Check-in at Camp Store
10:30 AM – Launch from Campground with 2 guides
6-mile Canoe Trip (Qualifies for Camping Merit Badge Requirement)
Lunch on the River (sandwiches)
~2:30PM – Finish trip & Shuttle back to Camp Site
4:30 PM – Freetime/ ERS tournament
5:30 PM – Start Dinner/Rock Skipping Contest & Axe Yard for campfire
6:00 PM – Dinner
8:30 PM – Campfire/Smores (All patrols bring a skit)
10:00 PM – Lights Out

7:00 AM – Eat Breakfast
7:30 AM – pack up and leave
9:30 AM – Return to COF to Unload Trailer

Patrol meal planning will be at the August 4th Troop meeting –
Make sure your patrol leader or an ASM know of any dietary restrictions/preferences!

An up-to-date BSA medical Form (parts A and B) is required for this event.

Look for more details at the up-coming Troop meetings

Planning by the Shortnecked Waffles
Contact Ethan Meny with questions at ethanmeny.troop158va@troopmaster.email
or Brian Meny at scoutmaster@troop158va.org

Trailers should use MD-17 to avoid the narrow West Potomac Street. From route 340 take the exit for MD-17, turn RIGHT at the light onto Burkittsville Road and continue to the MARC train station.

Once you are at the Brunswick MARC Train Stations, you will keep going straight over 2 sets of railroad tracks and down a mini-hill to the stop sign (t-intersection). Turn left onto the gravel road and continue about 3/4 mile (this is the C&O Canal). DRIVE VERY SLOWLY, THERE ARE HIKERS, BIKERS, HORSES, AND OTHERS TO WATCH FOR!

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