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Intertroop “Climbaree” Campout Saturday, 10/6/18 – Sunday, 10/7/18 at Elizabeth Furnace Rec Area’s Buzzard’s Rock

August 10, 2018

Join Troop 1076 and Interested Troops in the NCAC for a weekend filled with climbing, cooking and camping.  The campout will bring together Scouts and Scouters from around the area to share their passions and develop friendships around their love of the outdoors.  Experienced climbers and belayers and novices alike are welcome.  See key points and links to the detailed logistics memo below!

Key Points:

What to Plan For Climbing

 

What to Expect

 

Experienced climbing instructors and other Troop Leaders are excited gather with Scouts to climb, hike, camp and prepare meals as patrols together while camping at the George Washington Forest Elizabeth Furnace Buzzards Rock area.  There will be abundant time for Scouts to work on climbing as well as other merit badges and rank requirements. Parking is limited near the trailhead and everyone is encouraged to carpool and avoid parking at trailhead. Many Unit Leaders and Scouts may arrive on Friday, October 5 and depart Monday October 8 taking advantage of a holiday weekend but core Inter-Troop Activities are planned for Saturday, October 7.  While not a sponsored Council activity, interested troops will be trialing this event as an annual climbing focused camporee.

 

The site has great vistas at the top of the ridge with abundant opportunities for 5, 10 and 15 mile hiking loops.  Limited topographical maps will be available and Scouts seeking to satisfy rank, orienteering/camping/backpacking merit badge requirements should contact their Troop leadership to lead map and compass on the hikes.   All Scouts who have not completed Climbing Merit Badge will have opportunities to complete their requirements and should contact a supporting Scoutmaster.