Charlottesville,VA
Boy Scouts of America

2015 Summer Backpacker

When:
07/05/2015 – 07/11/2015 all-day
2015-07-05T00:00:00-04:00
2015-07-12T00:00:00-04:00

8eedc5cb80a35e9ed80ff0f337ad6282[1]2015 Summer Backpacker logistics are:

  • Drop off: on 7/5
  • Pickup: 7/11
  •  Miles planned to hike: 71
  • Cost – somewhere around $90, given the length of the trip.
Drew is working on costs associated with backpacker “add water” only meals.  Not only are they lighter and consume less space, but also provide many options for dinner. More to come on this front.
Items to be resolved:
1. Identify drivers for drop-off.
    1. Need transportation on Sunday, 7/5 for 12 people plus packs.
    2. Appalachian Trail
      1. Ripplemead, VA 24150 (37.414535, -80.584508)
  1. Identify driver for resupply.
    1. One driver will be needed on either 7/7 or 7/8.
    2. Will also need to store resupply gear and consumables.
    3. Will probably drive home with a few items as well.  May want to double bag them. 🙂
    4. Where to resupply – there are a couple options.
  2. Identify drivers for pickup.
    1. Need transportation on Sunday, 7/11 for 12 people plus packs.
    2. Pick up location
      1. Look for the trail just beyond the backpacker sign on the middle
      2. Sunoco Gas Station on the right side is a great place to pickup
  3. Identify at home contact.
    1. Person able to coordinate/communicate between persons on the trail crew and parents at home.  Just in case something unexpected occurs.
  4. Heath Forms.
    1. All scouts and adults who participate on this trip must have a current Part A, B, and C on file.  Part C requires signature of clinician.
    2. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
  5. Boys
    1. elect Crew Chief
    2. Decide on menu
    3. begin logistics of trip
    4. identify any allergies
  6. Men
    1. elect Crew Chief
    2. Decide on menu
    3. begin logistics of trip
    4. identify any allergies