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Troop 46 meets on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. throughout the year at Siler Presbyterian Church at the corner of Waxhaw-Indian Trail and Weddington-Matthews Road in Wesley Chapel, NC.

If your son is interested in coming to a meeting, please stop by on Monday night or email us at silertroop46@gmail.com.

Happy July 4th

Posted on Jun 29 2016 - 11:26pm

Hope everyone has a fun and safe July 4th.

 As a reminder, we will not be meeting on Monday, July 4th.  

We will see everyone on at our next meeting on Monday, July 11th.

Uwharrie - 20 Miler

Posted on Jun 29 2016 - 11:23pm

Image result for 20 mile hikeTroop 46 will be taking a 20 mile endurance hike in preparation for Philmont.  

If you scout is attending Philmont, we would suggest he attend if available.  

Departure - Friday, 7/1 - Siler Presbyterian - 5:45 p.m. (eat before you arrive)

Return - Saturday, 7/2 - Siler Presbyterian - TBD - Sign up for REMIND messages

 

We will begin hiking early on Saturday AM, bring all necessary camping equipment, bring a day pack for Saturday hike, backpacking meals (breakfast and lunch for Saturday along with snacks for the hike).  We will eat lunch on the trail.  Make sure to bring plenty of water, filtration device if you have one.  Please bring money for dinner on the way home.

Grayson Highlands / Mount Rodgers / Appalachian Trail Hike

Posted on Jun 21 2016 - 3:58pm

Grayson Highlands / Mount Rodgers / Appalachian Trail Hike

 

Troop 46, along with members of Crew 46, will be doing a two night, three day hike of approximately twenty miles in Virginia on trails in the Grayson Highlands State Park, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and along a segment of the Appalachian Trail.  Cost is TBD, but should only be the cost of the park fee or parking fee.  Scouts will be responsible for their own food.

If there are any questions, please contact ASM Ken Kearns at kenktroop46@hotmail.com or call my cell, 704-201-7720

Itinerary

We will be leaving on July 22 at 12:00 PM, maybe sooner, returning mid-afternoon on July 24.  We will hike approximately 3-5 miles eat dinner and setup camp.  Saturday morning we will eat breakfast, break down camp and hike 10-15 miles with stops along the trail to eat lunch and enjoy the scenery.  Some of the group may decide to summit Mount Rodgers on Saturday.  We will setup camp on Saturday afternoon, make dinner, do a campfire activity.  Sunday morning we will eat breakfast, do a short Service, break camp, and hike back to our vehicles.

 

What to bring

For this hike, the hikers will need the following.

Food

  • Friday
    • Eat lunch before departure, money for snack on the way up, dinner
  • Sat
    • Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast, money for lunch on the way home

Commercial freeze dried hiking food is good, but can be pricey.  There are other options, such as make your own meals with dried food like pasta, shelf stable food such as jerky or other dehydrated meat, dried fruit, and of course oatmeal for breakfast.  Save the lightest food for Saturday night and Sunday morning. 

 

Water

Each scout should bring at least 1 liter of water in a reusable water bottle such as a Nalgene.   If they have a filtration system they can bring that as well, but there should be some potable water near the camping areas on the AT.  They will also need to factor in water needed for cooking.

All trash needs to be carried out.

 

Gear

  • Backpack suitable for multiday hike, sized appropriately
  • Tent.  Scouts are encouraged to share a tent with 2 or 3 to a tent, that way they can split the load between them.
  • hammocks are not advisable as trees near camping areas seem sparse.
  • sleeping gear; pad, sleeping bag or blanket
  • cooking gear, encourage scouts to share stoves and pans
  • spork or other eating utensil
  • trekking poles or hiking stick will be a very good idea
  • bear bag
  • hiking checklist will be made available soon.

Clothes

  • good boots
  • Troop tshirt for the drive there on Friday and back again on Sunday.
  • One change of clothes other than what they wear Friday. 
  • Separate clothes to sleep in that are dry and clean
  • At least 2 pair good hiking socks
  • Raingear
  • hat

Sign Up for Remind Messages

Posted on Jun 15 2016 - 7:44pm

 

 

Be sure to sign up for our text announcements and trip information!

We are utilizing this service to send quick reminder texts and arrival information when scouts are coming back from trips.  We encourage each family member sign up for texts and/or emails.

If  you have any questions, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

Medical Forms Due - Parts A, B and C plus Copy of Insurance Card

Posted on Jun 8 2016 - 8:24pm

UPDATED MEDICAL FORMS DUE PLUS COPY OF INSURANCE CARD

Summer Camp is quickly approaching! Get those medical forms in NOW!

Scouts are unable to attend trips unless we have current medical forms on file.

Several scouts have expired medical forms. Per BSA policy, scouts are unable to attend troop and/or patrol outings without current medical records. Please take a moment and send in your scout's medical forms.

Please take a moment to fill out forms A and B (http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx) for your scout to ensure we have their current medical information on file.

If your scout will attend SeaBase in the Spring or Summer Camp, they will need to have Form C completed prior to the trip departure; otherwise they will be unable to attend.

Please also be sure to include a copy of your insurance card.

If you have any questions, please email silertroop46@gmail.com

Philmont Payment #3 - Due May 23rd

Posted on May 18 2016 - 4:53pm

PHILMONT PAYMENT #3 - DUE MAY 23rd

Reminder - the 3rd installment of $250.00 for Philmont will be due May 23rd.  

To date, each participant should have paid $350.00 ($100 deposit, $250 - March pmt)

 Please send payment to stay up to date with the fees.  Thanks for your prompt attention.

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