scouts bsa Troop 11 | Houston, texas

Lone Star Hiking Trail Backpacking Trip

  • 02/15/2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 02/16/2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Lone Star Trail, Trailheads 1 to 3

Registration

  • Adult Registration
  • Those who paid in October will have those amounts applied, others - please register and $40 cost will be collected later as part of reconciliation. Thanks.

Registration is closed

We will be backpacking 8 miles on the western-most portion of the Lone Star Trail. This trip will involve basic overnight backpacking as an introduction to the hobby and to start working on our Troop’s goal of completing the entire trail over the coming year or two.

Click here to see a short video of a recent hike the troop made in the same area.

Troop loaner backpacks are available if needed.

Schedule

Wednesday -- Feb 12

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Church in our normal meeting room

  • Experienced backpackers review gear and packs of entire crew, offer advice, and generally prepare for departure the following morning.

Saturday -- Feb 15

  • 8:00 am from shed via vans
  • 10:00 am Arrive at LST Trailhead #1
  • http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/01wilderness.pdf
  • Hike
  • Lunch (Sack lunches Scouts bring with them)
  • Hike to campsite
  • Make dinner (Troop-provided dehydrated meal)

Sunday -- Feb 16

  • Wake up, make breakfast (Troop-provided meal)
  • Break camp and finish hiking to Trailhead #3
  • 11:30 am Board the bus at Trailhead #3
  • 2:00 pm Arrive at shed

Packing Lists

The long-range forecast is for highs in the low-50s to lows in the 40s. There is a chance for rain (it seems to always rain on the LST!)

Troop 11 has a good gear list for weekend backpacking here.

BRING PLENTY OF WATER CARRYING DEVICES - Camelback, Nalgene bottles, empty 2-liter soda bottles, empty juice containers with a screw on lid - make sure they do not leak before you bring it!

Medical Forms

Troop 11 participants are required to have a valid BSA medical form on file. For this trip, only parts A and B are necessary. These parts do not require a doctor's examination or signature. The form is available at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

Adult Training Required to Participate

  1. Any adult who has direct contact with youth must complete the new online BSA Youth Protection Training course.
  2. Only troop members are able to participate in troop events. Contact Chris Bryant, Scoutmaster, about joining the troop.
  3. We request that adults who intend to camp with the troop regularly become registered Assistant Scoutmasters within their first year of involvement. This includes the following trainings:
    1. Fast-Start (online course)
    2. This Is Scouting (online course)
    3. Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)
    4. Scoutmaster-Specific Training

Speak to any adult leader to find out more.


Scouts BSA Troop 11
First Presbyterian Church Houston
5300 S Main St, Houston, TX 77004

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