Troop 216 has unfortunately had to cancel the Meramec campout for this
weekend due to low participation, so we are extra excited for our next
upcoming camp out! It will be the weekend of April 9-11 in Beaver Dam
State Park <www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/BeaverDam.aspx>, at
the Beavers Den group campsite, about a 45 minute drive.
On Saturday morning April 10, Scouts may participate in the High Ropes
Adventure <www.lakewilliamson.org/eagle-crest/high-ropes/> located
15-20 minutes from the State Park.This is an event that our Troop has
participated in for several years and has found rewarding; however, taking
part in High Ropes is optional. High Ropes requires a signed waiver for
every participant, adult or Scout, and the waiver can be found at the above
linked site or attached below. We will need adequate supervision and
transportation for this off-site event that lasts until noon.
Those unable to camp may meet the Troop at the High Ropes location at 8:45
Please see the attached permission form and waiver, *due at our next
meeting on March 22*, for further details and to sign up for camping, high
ropes, or both, at a cost of $25 for each person for each event. The
deadline of next Monday the 22nd is necessary with the Troop’s observance
of No School/No Scouts during the ECUSD7 Spring Break.
It is required we have at least 4 registered adults in attendance for this
campout to occur and we are hoping to make our minimum requirement of 12
participants for High Ropes. If any questions, please contact Diane Gill at
email@example.com or 618 616 6774.