Boy Scout Troop 604

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Adult Volunteers:

Departure Time & Location

Generally, we meet and leave from the Church. If we have a Sunday morning outing, we DON’T meet at the Church. Choose and alternate meeting location like McDonald’s. Additionally, we there is an early morning departure, we will quite often meet at McDonald’s so people can buy breakfast (the Mom’s like this!).


Once you’ve chosen a meeting location you need to arrange a meeting time. You should pick a time AT LEAST 15 minutes before you actually want to leave. That will give you time to get any gear moved, permission slips collected and Scouts into cars. If it’s a big group with lots of logistics, meet a half hour early. If you’re meeting at McDonald’s, make sure your clear on the departure time. Otherwise, you’ll have people showing up at departure time wanting to eat breakfast, thus delaying you.

How To Plan a Camping or Backpacking Trip

Trip Planning Checklist

Location:             Where are you going?   |   Permits & Reservations   |   Closures, Water & Campfires

Who's Going?:     Getting Scouts Signed Up   |   Adult Patrol   |   Scout Patrol

Group Planning:  Menus & Shopping   |   Patrol Gear & Tent Buddies   |   Departure Time & Location   |    Drivers   |   Tour Permit

On The Trip:        Roles & Responsibilities