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Camp Fogarty Outing & Overnight Oct 19-20th - RSVP Oct 15th

posted Oct 9, 2013, 11:13 AM by Brice Center   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 6:06 PM ]
The Camp Fogarty overnight is coming up soon, October 19th – 20th.  Camp Fogarty is the base for the RI National Guard and is located in East Greenwich, RI.  It is about 1 hour 40 minutes from Westford.  Please join us for the day or overnight.  We encourage Webelos to stay overnight since it can count toward their badge.
 
RSVP by October 15th to Rachel Amato (rrcjamato@comcast.net) and let her know how many are participating and if you are going for the day or overnight.   We need a headcount prior to this outing so that we can plan accordingly.
 
Click here for the permission slip.  You can mail it to Rachel at 88 Chamberlain Road, Westford or bring it to the outing.  Checks should be made payable to Pack 100.  The cost is $15 per person, which includes meals.

Dress Code

Class B Uniform (Pack 100 Racing T-shirts)


Agenda

Saturday, Oct 19th
 9:30a – 10:00a Arrive at the base and Report to activity site  (see map below for address and details)

 10:00a – 12:00n
Low Ropes Course / HUMVEE Rides / LMTV Rides.

 12:00 noon
MRE Lunch (to get the idea of what the military eats)  A freeze dried meal can be pasta or tuna, amazing what they can do (If you do not like this idea, please bring snacks or a lunch for yourself)

 12:30p –  3:30p Continue the LRC with a possible option of  trying the Obstacle Course and Firearms Trainer Simulator

 3:45p –  4:15p Travel to the Army Aviation Support Facility Quonset Point site where we will sleep.  We are sleeping in the hangar, so you can pitch a tent for some privacy or just sleep on the floor

 4:30p – 5:00p Learn the capabilities of the UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

 6:00p –  6:45p Dinner, hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, cole slaw etc.  (if you have allergies or are vegetarian please feel free to bring some food, this is not a formal meal, more like a BBQ)

 7:00 PM –  9:00 PM Movie

 10:00 PM
Lights out


Sunday, Oct 20th
 8:00a
Wake up.

 8:00a - 9:30a Breakfast - Breakfast, bagels and cream cheese - Clean up and pack up

 10:00a Head home



Activity Descriptions:

Low Ropes Course

Low ropes courses consist of a series of real and imaginary obstacles designed to challenge groups and individuals to work together to accomplish a task. There are 3 elements:



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Cooperative Game: A fun activity designed to reduce inhibitions and break down barriers. Kids placed in positions where they are encouraged to try new things that may place them outside their normal comfort zones.

In the example to the right, scouts must cross paths while staying on a log ►






Gro
up Initiative:
Problems involving ground-based obstacles that challenge a group to pool their resources and work together to find solutions. Success is achieved only when all members have contributed to the outcome.

In this example, one scouts directs the others on how to get on a balanced platform without it tipping and touching the ground. ►



Low Ropes Elements:
A series of cables, ropes, and obstacles strung between trees or poles, 12 to 18 inches above the ground, low rope elements present tests of physical strength, stamina, agility, balance, and flexibility. Parents help to spot the kids. Examples include: Swinging Balance Beam, Triangle Traverse, Tire Swings, and Mohawk Walk.




HUMVEE Rides & LMTV Rides

Adults will take turns driving the vehicles around the property while kids ride.  If you're lucky, you'll find the Historical Graveyard in the woods within the training grounds.














Firearms Trainer Simulator

The Scouts may get a chance to try this.



MRE Lunch (Meal Ready to Eat)

Eat like the soldiers do.  Don’t forget to use the heating packet that comes in the MRE!








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Sleep with Blackhawks

Scouts will learn about the Blackhawk helicopters.  They can get in the cockpits and the passenger areas.



Then we'll sleep in the hangar with them.  You can either sleep on the floor, or bring a tent if desired.








What to Bring

Must Bring:

  • Bug Spray (very important)
  • Permission slip
  • Check made out to "Pack 100"
If staying overnight:
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Cot, air mattress, etc.
  • Toiletries
  • Towel if decide to shower in morning (There are showers and locker rooms on-site)

Locations

Load these 2 addresses in your GPS, and/or click the addresses below to get Google Directions


▼Meet here on Saturday Morning▼

Camp Fogarty Training Center
2841 S County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818

















▼We’ll sleep here▼

Army Aviation Support Facility at the Quonset State Airport (OQU)
210 Airport St.
North Kingstown, RI 02852



Here's a map showing both locations: