SERE Wilderness Survival
830am for 9am departure. Meet at Southern Village Community Park (by the picnic shelter)
Scouts will be working towards Wilderness Survival Merit Badge and building a shelter and spending the night in it. Older scouts who have the Merit badge will work as guides to the younger scouts.
What to bring:
Sleeping bag, Sleeping mat, pillow (no hammocks or tents)
Survival kit in a shoe box (see below)
Warm clothes, Change of clothes for return journey
Water bottle, Personal items (Medications, toothbrush, deodorant, teddy bear etc.)
Survival Kit in a shoe box. Suggested contents:
Pocket knife, compass, flashlight, waterproof matches or fire starters, sun protection, duct tape, whistle, signal mirror, trash bag, fishing line and hooks, trail food, first aid kit.
Check weather forecast:
Make sure you have tarps/polythene (to waterproof shelter) and rain gear if the weather is not looking good.
If you plan to earn the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge:
Wilderness Survival merit badge book
Wilderness Survival merit badge worksheet.
A scout is hungry:
Eat breakfast before departure
Bring packed lunch for Saturday
Bring money for a possible vending stop on the way down
Bring $5 for barbecue dinner on Saturday night (let Mr Tomkins know if your scout does not eat pork barbecue)
Bring money for breakfast (such as Hardees or Bojangles) on way home.
Southern Village Community Park (by the picnic shelter) targetting 11am Sunday.
Troop 39 is a uniformed troop
Everyone must travel in Class B (T shirt/hoodie, scout pants, scout socks, belt)
Please contact Mr Tomkins if you have any questions.
We have 40 scouts attending – this is the biggest outing we have had in a long time. Thanks to the parents who have volunteered to drive.
Parents helping with the return journey, please arrive at the wilderness camp no later than 830am for a 845am departure.
DIRECTIONS TO SERE WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP OCT-12-13:
THE POW WOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON FORT MCKALL IN THE US ARMY SURVIVAL TRAINING FACILITY. FROM US 1 IN ABERDEEN, TAKE A LEFT ON 15/501, TAKE 15/501TO THE 5 STAR FOOD MART AT ASHEMONT ROAD, TURN RIGHT (YES, RIGHT) ON ASHEMONT ROAD, CROSS TWO BRIDGES, ASHEMONT ROAD TURNS INTO ARMY ROAD, TAKE ARMY ROAD TO A FORK IN THE ROAD WITH A US ARMY CHOPPER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FORK, BEAR LEFT, CROSS OVER LITTLE MUDDY LAKE, THE SURVIVAL COMPOUND WILL BE A RESTRICTED AREA/ROAD ON YOUR LEFT, MAKE THAT LEFT AND FOLLOW TO THE HEADQUARTERS, ABOUT 1/4 MILE DOWN THAT GRAVEL ROAD. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE POW WOW CHIEF AT 919-956-0038.
I do not have an address nor do I have a GPS coordinate to provide you but here are directions from SV community Park to the junction of 15-501 and Ashemont Road. I would be cautious using your GPS to get to Army Road, I looked up this area on Google maps and Army Road looks like it is off to the left of 15-501, not to the right but the above directions have been confirmed.