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Orienteering @ Hermann Park

Scout’s Guide to FCT Orienteering at Hermann Park

WHAT DATE/TIME

  • April 23rd – 9:AM
  • Duration: Approx. 2hrs

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Class B Uniform

WHAT TO BRING

  • Daypack
  • Scout Book
  • Ruler
  • Pencil or Pen
  • BSA Outdoor Essentials
    • Water
    • Sun Protection
    • Compass
    • Trail Food
    • Rain Gear
  • GPS or Cell Phone (if you don’t have there will be ones to share).
    • Suggest App for iPhone is Spyglass (Not Required)

WHERE TO BE

Meet at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

Requirements Covered

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FCT

Orienteering @ Hermann Park

Scout’s Guide to FCT Orienteering at Hermann Park

WHAT DATE/TIME

  • Feb 26th – 8:45AM
  • Duration: Approx. 2hrs

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Class B Uniform

WHAT TO BRING

  • Daypack
  • Scout Book
  • BSA Outdoor Essentials
    • Water
    • Sun Protection
    • Compass
    • Trail Food
    • Rain Gear
  • GPS or Cell Phone (if you don’t have there will be ones to share).
    • Suggest App for iPhone is Spyglass (Not Required)

WHERE TO BE

Meet at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

Requirements Covered

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New Scout Campout Meal Planning

New Scouts

Saturday Breakfast

  • Eat a full meal before arriving at Webb Ranch

Saturday Lunch

  • Lunch will be provided for new scouts

Saturday Dinner

  • Scouts will be cooking their own meals using silver turtles primarily prepared at home by the scouts
    • Prepare at home by selecting and purchasing ingredients and cutting them to appropriate size
    • Bag the ingredients (veggies in one bag, protein in another)
    • Be sure to include a small amount of seasoning (salt & pepper, lemon pepper, Tony Chachere’s, etc) if the scout desires
  • PASMs will have coolers available to store food upon arrival
  • The scouts will assemble their silver turtles at the campsite, using provided heavy duty foil.

Sunday Breakfast

  • Hot Water will be provided
    • For Hot Chocolate (Provided)
    • For Oatmeal (Provided)
  • Cereal/Snack bars will be provided

Snacks Through out the Weekend

  • Scout should bring his own snacks for the campout
    • Fruit, snack bars, trail mix
    • Avoid candy and other sugary snacks

LABEL EVERYTHING!

Adults

The Grubmaster will be preparing meals for adults for Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast. Maximum precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at meals but if you feel uncomfortable eating communal food, please be prepared with your own meals.

Youth Leadership and FCT Advanced

Troop Guides will have Saturday Breakfast with the Leadership Patrol and then follow the same plan as the New Scouts (Provided Lunch, Silver Turtles for Dinner with Patrol, Breakfast with Patrol)

Instructors and other youth leadership will eat together and have an assigned grubmaster for the duration of the campout.

FCT Advanced will eat as a patrol and have an assigned grubmaster.

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Spring 2022 FCT to MSP Roster Changes

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FCT to MSP Transition

If you are currently in an FCT Patrol (Atomic Blackbird, Blue Phoenix, Swordfish) please fill out the following form:

https://forms.gle/aHfAWVr9Z32a4Cow6

We need this information to help assign you to Middle School Patrols (MSP) starting Jan 1.

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Orienteering @ Hermann Park

Scout’s Guide to FCT Orienteering at Hermann Park

WHAT DATE/TIME

  • July 5th – 8:00AM
  • Duration: Approx. 2hrs

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Class B Uniform

WHAT TO BRING

  • Daypack
  • Scout Book
  • BSA Outdoor Essentials
    • Water (Lots of water)
    • Sun Protection
    • Compass
    • Trail Food
  • GPS or Cell Phone (if you don’t have there will be ones to share).
    • Suggest App for iPhone is Spyglass (Not Required)

WHERE TO BE

Meet at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

Requirements Covered

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FCT

April 2021 Troop Campout – FCT

Location

Kerr Creek Farm (Approx 90min from SJD)

Overview

This campout will be an opportunity for scouts to complete many requirements that we have yet to cover.

Be sure to pack the BSA Outdoor Essentials

We will work on all the following requirements:

  • Canoeing
  • Lashings
  • Knots
  • First Aid
Meals


Friday Dinner

Saturday Breakfast

  • Hot Water will be provided
    • For Hot Chocolate (Bring your Own)
    • For Oatmeal (Bring your Own)
  • Cereal/Snack bars (Bring your Own)

Saturday Lunch

  • Pack a sack lunch
    • Avoid items that require refrigeration
    • Do not pack drinks other than your full water bottles
      • No sodas
      • No glass

Saturday Dinner

  • Scouts will be cooking their own meals using silver turtles primarily prepared at home by the scouts
    • Prepare at home by selecting and purchasing ingredients and cutting them to appropriate size
    • Bag the ingredients (veggies in one bag, protein in another)
    • Be sure to include a small amount of seasoning (salt & pepper, lemon pepper, Tony Chachere’s, etc) if the scout desires
  • The scouts will assemble their silver turtles at the campsite, using provided heavy duty foil.
    • Add water to pouch

Sunday Breakfast

  • Hot Water will be provided
    • For Hot Chocolate (Bring your Own)
    • For Oatmeal (Bring your Own)
  • Cereal/Snack bars (Bring your Own)

Snacks Through out the Weekend

  • Scout should bring his own snacks for the campout
    • Fruit, snack bars, trail mix
    • Avoid candy and other sugary snacks

LABEL EVERYTHING!

Schedule

Friday, April 9, 2021

After 5:00 PMArrive At Kerr Creek Farm
10:00 PMLights Out

Saturday, April 10, 2021

6:30 AMWake Up/Reveille
7:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AMOpening Flag Ceremony
8:45 AMGame (Hosted by Mr. Thompson)
9:15 AMFCT Session 1 (Canoeing/First Aid/Knots & Lashings)
11:00 AMService Project
NOONLunch
12:30 PMFCT Session 2 (Canoeing/First Aid/Knots & Lashings)
2:15 PMFCT Session 3 (Canoeing/First Aid/Knots & Lashings)
4:00 PMGames
5:30 PMDinner
7:30 PMCampfire
10:00 PMLights Out

Sunday, April 11, 2021

6:30 AMWake Up/Reveille
7:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMScout’s Own
10:30 AMPickup
Patrol Competitions
  • Campsite Inspections
  • Canoe Races
  • First Aid Scenarios
  • Knot Races

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March 2021 Troop Campout – FCT

Overview

For FCT the focus of this campout will centered around the Second Class 5-mile hike requirement.

Be sure to pack the BSA Outdoor Essentials with emphasis on:

  • Compass
  • Rain Gear
  • Water (two quarts)
  • Trail Snacks

We will work on all the following requirements:

  • Compass Work
    • SC-3a   
      • Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map.
      • Use a map to point out and tell the meaning of five map symbols.
    • SC-3b 
      • Using a compass and map together, take a 5-mile hike.
    • SC-3d 
      • Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass or an electronic device.
  • Hiking Hazards
    • SC-3c
      • Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike and what you can do to prevent them.
  • Wild Animal Identification
    • SC-4      
      • Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (such as birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, or mollusks) found in your local area or camping location. You may show evidence by tracks, signs, or photographs you have taken.
  • Native Plant Identification
    • FC-5a
      • Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your local area or campsite location. You may show evidence by identifying fallen leaves or fallen fruit that you find in the field, or as part of a collection you have made, or by photographs you have taken.
  • Tread Lightly!
    • FC-1b   
      • Explain each of the principles of Tread Lightly! And tell how you practiced them on a campout or outing.  
  • Knot Tying – Tenderfoot Series
    • TF-3a   
      • Demonstrate a practical use of the square knot.
    • TF-3b   
      • Demonstrate a practical use of two half-hitches.
    • TF-3c    
      • Demonstrate a practical use of the taut-line hitch.
Meals


Friday Dinner

Saturday Breakfast

  • Hot Water will be provided
    • For Hot Chocolate (Bring your Own)
    • For Oatmeal (Bring your Own)
  • Cereal/Snack bars (Bring your Own)

Saturday Lunch

  • Pack a sack lunch
    • Avoid items that require refrigeration
    • Do not pack drinks other than your full water bottles
      • No sodas
      • No glass

Saturday Dinner

  • Scouts will be cooking their own meals using silver turtles primarily prepared at home by the scouts
    • Prepare at home by selecting and purchasing ingredients and cutting them to appropriate size
    • Bag the ingredients (veggies in one bag, protein in another)
    • Be sure to include a small amount of seasoning (salt & pepper, lemon pepper, Tony Chachere’s, etc) if the scout desires
  • The scouts will assemble their silver turtles at the campsite, using provided heavy duty foil.
    • Add water to pouch

Sunday Breakfast

  • Hot Water will be provided
    • For Hot Chocolate (Bring your Own)
    • For Oatmeal (Bring your Own)
  • Cereal/Snack bars (Bring your Own)

Snacks Through out the Weekend

  • Scout should bring his own snacks for the campout
    • Fruit, snack bars, trail mix
    • Avoid candy and other sugary snacks

LABEL EVERYTHING!

Schedule

Friday, March 26, 2021

After 5:00 PMArrive At Double Lake Recreation Area
10:00 PMLights Out

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Breakfast
10:00 AMFCT: Map & Compass
10:30 AMFCT: 5-Mile Hike
Lunch
Approx 2:30 PMReturn from Hike
3:30 PMFCT: Knot Tying
5:30 PMDinner
7:30 PMCampfire
10:00 PMLights Out

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Breakfast
9:00 AMScout’s Own
10:30 AMPickup

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FCT Newsletter – March 1, 2021

Troop 55
First Class Trail
Newsletter

Week of March 1, 2021

TROOP 55
Twin Bayou District
Sam Houston Area Councilwww.troop55.org | troop55htx.com

FOR FIRST CLASS TRAIL SCOUTS

Troop 55 Virtual FCT Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 921 8069 3001 Passcode: patrick

First Class Trail Patrol Breakout Meeting during Troop Meeting: 
Review of Virtual Camp Out on February 27-28, 2021

First Class Trail – Physical Fitness Tenderfoot Part II/Second Class Part I

When: Sunday, March 7, 2021 (1-3pm) 
Where: Memorial Park Timing Track (located across from Tennis Center) – click for map

Signup is required: SIGNUP HERE

FCT Requirements:
TF-6a Physical Fitness Test Part I (or Part II)
– Pushups
– Situps
– Back-saver Sit and Reach
– 1 mile walk/run
TF-6b Develop and describe a plan for improvement in each of the activities listed. Keep track of your activities for at least 30 days.
SC-7a After completing Tenderfoot requirement 6a, be physically active at least 30 minutes eat day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.

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FCT

February 2021 FCT Virtual Campout

UPDATE

Due to infrastructure issues in the Houston area, Troop 55 has canceled the FCT Campout scheduled for Feb 20-21 at Brazos Bend State Park.

FCT will instead have Virtual Campout Feb 27-28 consisting of backyard camping and scouts cooking for their families.

Location

Your Backyard

If you do not have a suitable location for backyard camping please let us your PASM know and they can discuss alternatives.

Virtual Activities will take place via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/92180693001?pwd=dXVYWnNzdGpyTXFGRTh5TjhNbTdhUT09
Meeting ID: 921 8069 3001
Passcode: patrick

Overview

The focus of this virtual campout will be on the First Class cooking requirements. Due to COVID limitations for cooking in groups on physical campouts, the opportunity to cook for your family during the Virtual Campout is vital to your advancement.

Virtual Cooking Details

Virtual Campout FAQ

Schedule

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021

By 7:00PMSubmit Proposed Menu (per FC-2A) to PASM

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

By 6:00PMSubmit Final Menu (per FC-2A) to PASM

Friday, Feb 26, 2021

Backyard camping is optional for Friday night.

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

Breakfast
9:30 AMVirtual Opening Flag Ceremony (Host: Atomic Blackbirds)
Lunch
2:00 PMVirtual FCT Session – Safe Swim Discussion
Dinner
7:00 PMVirtual Campfire (Host: Blue Phoenix)

Sunday, Feb 28, 2021

Breakfast
9:30 AMScout’s Own (Host: Swordfish)
11:00 AM to 2:00 PMSwim Test (Sign-up Required)