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Outings

Outings are a major part of the troop 72 experience. The troop tries to do at least one outing every month, and our outings are typically in the outdoors. Every three months the troop will do a high adventure outing with a duration of three days or more. In the intervening months the troop will go on outings that could be a single day or a weekend.

Outing Variety

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Development of the Annual Plan

The Annual Plan is developed by the Patrol Leaders' Council with input from Scouts, parents, and leaders.

  • Idea Gathering: Throughout the year Scouts, parents, and leaders keep their eyes open for interesting outing ideas.
  • Discussion: At an all-Troop event in late summer Scouts, parents, and leaders share and discuss their ideas for interesting outings.
  • Election: At a subsequent Troop Meeting each of the Scouts votes for his favorite outings by listing his top 6 to 8 choices on and individual ballot.
  • Planning: At their Annual Program Planning Conference in the fall the Patrol Leaders' Council tallies up the Troop's most popular outings and schedules them on the following year's calendar.
  • Approval: After the PLC has developed their Annual Plan they present the plan to the Troop Committee for approval.
  • Communication: After the Troop Committee approves the Annual Plan the PLC publishes and distributes it to the Troop.
How to Sign Up for an Outing

Several weeks before an outing, the outing leader will start to distribute Outing Participation Sheets for the outing at weekly Troop Meetings. The Outing Participation Sheet is an important form of communication about the outing:

  • When it is distributed, it communicates specific details about the outing to Scouts and their parents;
  • it communicates where Scouts and their parents can find additional information about the outing.
  • When it is completed and returned, it communicates to the outing leaders that the Scout has committed to participate on the trip;
  • it communicates that the Scout's parents are aware that the Scout has committed to participate on the outing;
  • it communicates to the outing leaders which Scouts are unavailable to participate on the outing.
  • it communicates to the outing leaders which adults are available to participate on the outing;
  • it communicates to the outing leaders which adults are available drive on the outing.

There is a sign-up deadline for every outing, and the outing participation sheet indicates that deadline.

Who Can Attend an Outing

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Who Plans the Outings

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What to Bring

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Outing Costs

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Where to Meet

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No Cancellations

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