We’re Heading Out West!
Glacier National Park
June 19th – July 1st, 2019
We are going on a high adventure trip to Glacier National Park from June 19th through July 1st.
Requires Committee Approval.
Space very limited.
Older scouts priority.
Must have completed a summer camp.
Must be 13 or over. Must be First class.
Must sign code of conduct – scouts and parents.
Thursday, March 14th – Presentation – Legion – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 4th – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 25 – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 25 – $250 non-refundable deposit due
Thursday, May 9th – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm – Canceled
Wednesday, May 22nd – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 5th – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm (final payment due)
REI Wilderness First Aid – June 8th and June 9th
NEW! Please Complete Our SECOND Survey. This one is for Activities only!
Cost Estimate: (as of 5/30/2019)
|Transportation||$4335||9 scouts, 7 adults|
|Lodging||$6448.30||Scouts 4 to a room|
Adults 2 to a room
(adults can pay more
for an individual room)
|Meals||$3960||$7.50 per meal|
|National Park Pass||$80|
|Access / Park Fees||$120||Mt Rushmore (50)|
Custer State Park (100)
|Misc (Bear sprays, tshirts, contingency)||$605|
|$885 – scout|
$974 (adult sharing room)
$1231 (adult individual room)
Possible Excursions – these details will be worked out in future planning sessions. The cost may be less. The White Water Rafting is assuming full day. ATV is assuming 4 or 6 man ATVs.
|Alpine Slide||$7 to $10 per slide|
|White Water Rafting||$75|
|ATV (4 man)||$85|
|Fishing License (2 day)||$50|
|Fishing Casting Clinic||$55|
|Motorboat rental (10ph)||$25 per hour|
|Other (Kayaking, Cycling, Canoeing)||$100|
Total Cost of Trip: $885 or $974 or $1231 plus the above excursion costs (best guess as of 5/30/2019)
The following information is needed:
1) Youth Protection Training – if you are NOT a registered leader with the troop, please print out the certificate and provide a copy to Mark Smith. The link is: https://myscouting.scouting.org/Pages/eLearning.aspx. Create an account if you do not have one, then go to e-learning. We will need proof that you have completed this training within the past 2 years. If you are registered with the troop, then we already have electronic access to your YPT.
2) Medical Forms – parts A and B are required if you didn’t turn them in during rechartering. Part C requires a physical.
3) Code of Conduct – please print or email a copy of Mrs Davern.
4) Canada Permission Form – just in case we end up travelling to Canada
5) Permission Form (Eventbrite registration):
|Wednesday, June 19th||Meet at Legion at 6:30AM. Depart at 7:00AM. Drive from Lake Zurich to Oacoma, SD (9 hour, 38 minute drive - 686 miles).
Stay at Quality Inn in Oacoma
|Thursday, June 20th||Drive from Oacoma to Black Hills (4 hour, 7 minute drive - 250 miles). Stay at campsite.
Along the way, stop at:
Badlands (Door, Window and Notch Trails).
Badlands Ranch Store (Feed Prairie Dogs)
We will stay at the Medicine Man BSA Camp's Family Camp (Larry Cozine Family Campground - Group Site A - holds 40 people)
|Friday, June 21st||Spend day in the Black Hills. Camp second night. (~150 miles of driving around)
Mt Rushmore (whole troop)
Custer State Park
|Saturday, June 22nd||Drive from Rapid City to Billings, MT. (5 hours, 44 minutes - 363 miles) Stay in hotel.
Devil's Tower in the morning. Hike Red Beds Trail. (2.4 miles)
Stay at Quality Inn Homestead Park in Billings, MT
|Sunday, June 23rd||Drive From Billings, MT to West Glacier KOA (6 hours, 53 minutes - 417 miles) between noon and 6:00pm. Check in at 3:00pm.
Stay at West Glacier KOA
|Monday, June 24th||Spend day in Glacier National Park (~300 miles of driving around while in Glacier)
hiking - 1/2 day (whole troop)
Apgar / Lake McDonald - canoe/kayak/rowboat/motor boating/fishing - 1/2 day (whole troop, though some might
not canoe/kayak/rowboat or motorboat)
|Tuesday, June 25th||Spend day in Glacier National Park
Hiking Many Glacier - all day (whole troop)
|Wednesday, June 26th||Spend day in Glacier National Park
morning open 1/2 day
Whitewater Rafting 1/2 day afternoon (whole troop)
Eoin is leaving. Joanne and Monique arriving - flight lands at noon.
|Thursday, June 27th||Spend day in Glacier National Park.
Hiking (Two Medicine) or Canada - all day (split troop)
|Friday, June 28th||Spend day in Glacier National Park
Whitefish Mountain resort - downhill biking / ziplining / alpine slide - 1/2 day (whole troop)
afternoon - open - possible hike 1/2 day
|Saturday, June 29th||Drive from Glacier National Park to Dickinson, ND (changing to Glendive) (10 hours, 7 minutes - 645 miles). Stay in hotel.
Stay at Quality Inn in Dickinson, ND
Joanne and Monique fly out in the morning.
|Sunday, June 30th||Drive from Dickinson, ND (changing to Glendive) to to Alexandria, MN (5 hours, 38 minutes - 394 miles). Stay in hotel.
Stay at Hampton Inn in Alexandria, MN
|Monday, July 1st||Drive from Alexandria, MN to Lake Zurich (7 hours, 44 minutes - 498 miles). Stop at Spam Museum along the way.|