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Troop Outing Ideas


East Race Waterway

Anyone interested in having the troop do a day trip to South Bend, Indiana East Race Waterway?  They have built a man-made whitewater rafting in the middle of the town.  Each trip down only lasts about 5 minutes.  Scouts would need to be swimmers, 54 inches tall, and anyone 16 and under would need an adult in the boat. We would need to go on Sunday, September 9th,2018:


Here are our current reservations for this next year:

World War II Reenactment – September 21st to September 23rd – Camping at Rockford Rotary

Michigan Dunes #1, Indiana Dunes #2 – October (not booked)

Pumpkin Chucking – November – Lakewood #1, Port Barrington #2 (not booked)

Skiing – December 1st, fallback is First Aid Meet (not booked)  lockin at Scout Cabin in Barrington (booked)

Whirleyball Outing – we will have 2 of these for recruiting – dates are TBD (not booked)

USS Cobia Submarine – January 19th, 2019

Toboggan Run – February

March – Zip Lines

Spring Camporee – April 12th (not yet booked)

Devil’s Lake – Rock Climbing – we have booked a campsite May 3 – May 5, 2019

June – out west

July – Owasippe

August – month off

Fall Camporee – September 20th (we are hosting)

Apple River Canyon – October

November – pumpkin Chucking


Monthly Campout Ideas

Revolutionary War Reenactment – Catigny Park in Wheaton

WWI Reenactment

Civil War Reenactment

White Pine’s Horseback Riding, Oregon, IL

Indiana Dunes State Park

Warren Dunes, Michigan

Apple River Canyon

Blue Mounds State Park (Cave of the Mounds) – Rock Climbing

Starved Rock – Hiking

5 Mile City Hike in Chicago – 1 day outing

Governor Dodge State Park

Whirleyball Outing – 1 day outing or troop meeting

Turkey Run State Park – Indiana

Kettle Moraine – Mountain Biking and Hiking

Cross Country Skiing?

White Water Rafting – near Napowan

Chain-o-Lakes State Park – Fishing

Johnson’s Mounds – Sledding, Cabin Camping

USS Cobia Submarine

Black River Canoeing

East Race Waterway – White Water Kayaking, South Bend, Indiana

Fox Valley Ice Arena – Ice Skating

Eagle Cave

Spelunking – Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee

Kalamazoo Air Museum (Air Zoo)

Zip Lines – in 2016 we went to Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Pokagon State Park – Indiana  – Toboggan runs in winter


Backpacking Campout Ideas

Friday night at Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve, Route 173, Wadsworth, IL 60083.  Saturday night at Camp Oakarro.  Backpack 3 miles along the Des Plaines River trail to get to the camp on Saturday.



High Adventure Ideas


Sea Base

Colorado White Water Rafting

Boundary Water Canoe Outing

Camping Ideas

The Northeast Suburban Council put together a very useful guide to camping location options:

Where to Camp


Annual Campout Goals

Each year we must do at least one of each of the following:

1 Backpacking Campout – minimalist / advanced camping

1 Camporee – for OA callout

1 week of summer camp

1 ski outing

1 canoe/kayak outing

1 lock-in

1 hiking campout – for 5 mile hike and to get cooking requirements

1 recruiting campout

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