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Hike-O-Ree 2013

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Crew 1346 will participate in the NCAC Hike-O-Ree Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the 4-H Center in Front Royal, VA. The twenty-fourth annual V3 (Venturing, Varsity, and Venture) Hike-o-ree will be held on November 1-3, 2013 at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal, VA.  The goals of the Hike-o-ree are to provide an opportunity for scouts and their advisors to practice Leave No Trace camping skills, to take a challenging hike in either the Shenandoah National Park or on Massanutten Mountain, and to learn more about the High Adventure opportunities offered by the Boy Scouts of America.

MEDICAL.  Each adult and youth must have the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, part A, C and B signed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.  Advisors do not need to fill out those areas that only apply to scouts.  All BSA adults and youth that hike must meet the weight criteria outlined in Part B. The required form is attached below.

CONSENT FORM.  Each youth must have a signed consent form to participate in the Hike-o-Ree. The advisors must carry the consent forms on the trail, along with the medical forms. The consent form is attached below.

DEPARTURE.  Crew members will rendezvous at Burke Presbyterian Church at 5 PM on Friday, Nov 1. Crew members should arrive fully packed and ready to hike their gear to the campsite. This includes crew gear such as cooking gear, tents, food, etc. As soon as all participants are onsite, we will load up for the ride out to the 4-H Center. Participants should eat dinner before arrival or bring a sack dinner to eat in the car.

RETURN.  Crew members will return between 11 AM and 2 PM Sunday, Nov 3. Drivers should drop Venturers off at their homes unless other arrangements are made. Crew members will be tasked to take crew gear home for cleaning and will return it to Mr. Brese no later than Monday, Nov 11.

EQUIPMENT.  A list of suggested equipment is attached below. All participants must arrive as if they are ready to hit the trail for a backpacking excursion. Participants without a backpack may bring a shoulder pack or duffel, but must not bring luggage, hard plastic storage boxes, etc. that cannot hold all the individual’s gear and be easily carried to the campsite. Each participant must have a day pack to carry water, food share, personal gear, spare clothes, etc. It is not necessary to carry all of the gear on the trail, only that needed for the day hike. Camelback bladders are permitted for the day hike.

All tents must be backpacking style. No “family tents”. The Crew has a limited number of tents available and individual Crews should be prepared to bring personal tents. Do not bring more than necessary to house the Crew members. Crew 1346 will provide backpacking stoves, fuel bottles, fuel, and cooking gear. Crew water bladders will also be provided.

MEALS.  Each Crew will develop its own meal plan with support from the assigned adult Crew Advisors. All meals will be backpacking style. Meals to be cooked must be able to be prepared in one-pot style, i.e., boiling water, adding ingredients and cooking as needed over a backpacking stove. Breakfasts may be hot or cold, according to the crew choice. Trail meals (Saturday Lunch) must be packable and able to be eaten on the trail. No perishable foods should be part of the meal plans. Fresh foods that will not spoil, such as apples, etc. may be part of the menu plan. There will be no refrigeration or ice.

Dietary restrictions and preferences must be brought to the attention of the individual Crew Advisors. Participants with dietary restrictions should actively participate in the meal planning to ensure health risks are eliminated. Crew B is a “nut-free” Crew.

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Robert Brese,
Oct 16, 2013, 5:18 PM
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Robert Brese,
Oct 16, 2013, 5:18 PM
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Robert Brese,
Oct 16, 2013, 5:18 PM
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Robert Brese,
Oct 24, 2013, 6:18 PM
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