Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Cabin Camping February 10-12

We had a very successful open house last night with around 10 Cub Scouts and one First Class looking for another Troop. My congratulations to the Scouts for running an interesting program. Hopefully next month we will get many of them bridging over to Troop 88.

We will be going up to Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation this weekend for some cabin camping. We will meet at the church this Friday, February 10 around 4:45 pm and plan to leave by 5:15 pm. Bring a bag dinner and something to drink as KMSR is around 65 miles away and I expect it will take around 1 1/2 hours to get there. If anyone needs directions, they can be found at http://www.cnjc-bsa.org/camp/kmsr/mapto.htm. Essentially you take Route 206 North from Princeton across Interstate 78 and Interstate 80, continue on 206 through Newton and Branchville (watch out around Branchville as 206 North takes a left hand turn at a traffic light). Four miles north of Branchville you'll see a "Stokes State Forest" sign on the right. You start going down a hill and look for the "Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation" sign on the left and take a left onto Struble Road. The KMSR parking lot is 1/4 mile on the left. If there are any problems, you can try me on my cell phone (609-240-9389), but reception is very spotty at KMSR. You've gone too far if you reach Flatbrook Road or the town of Layton.

Be sure to bring wool socks and layers of clothing (not cotton but wool/fleece/polypropylene), boots and gloves.

Thus far, I have the following folks attending:

February Camping
Scouts Adults
Mike Carman Kent Allenby
Dan Schloss Dan Dabbs
Brian Allenby David Wertz
Ross Merkin (Sat only)
Dante Ingato
Alan Wertz
Nolan Mickey (Friday only)

In case you don't have the permission slip handed out last night, it's attached and I need you to bring it with you to the church. The cost for food is $15.00 and can also be brought to the church.

We'll do a Forrestal clean up on the way back and should be back at the church around 1:00-2:00 on Sunday depending on when people roll out of their sleeping bags on Sunday morning.


Kent Allenby

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