Our Camping Experiences

Troop 560 has camping activities at least every month. We encourage the scouts to attend as many camping trips as they are able to. For each rank advancement, some camping activities are required. Our camping trips are a lot of fun. The campouts may include different activities such as: fishing, canoeing, hiking, and service projects.  Camping is usually done by patrols. Each patrol is responsible for appointing one member "grub-master" or cook. Their responsibilities include: lead the planning of the menu for the weekend with the rest of the patrol, purchasing and cooking their food. We normally leave for a weekend trip on Friday, meeting in the parking lot of St Marks at 5:00. Each scout should eat before leaving on Friday as there is not a Friday evening meal at the camp, only a snack. Families are encouraged to attend the camping trips. Our monthly camping fee is $5 for each scout. Here are some of the past and future campouts we have had. Select the tabs on the side menu for more information.



Where we've been- Click the link below to show Map
Kent Park - Oxford
Boy Scout Camp - Waubeek
Wapsipinican State Park - Anamosa
Camp Little Cloud - Epworth
Stone Barn - Stone City
Big Sand Mound - Muscatine
Backbone State Park - Dundee
Lake McBride - Solon
Central Park - Anamosa
Iowa City Airport - Iowa City

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