Winter Camp Campout

I.             Jan 12-15th, 2024, Troop 1776

I.              Camp Theme :

Merit badges, fellowship, video games.

I.               Departure Time and Place:

Meet at church at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan 12, 2024.  Depart at 6:30 p.m. Sharp.

  1. Camp

We will camp in cabins at Arrowhead State Park in Oklahoma.  The address is:  3995 Main Park Road, Canadian, OK 74425.  Phone is:  (918) 339-2204.  Scoutmaster cell phone:  214-673-4051.  175 miles to Arrowhead state park.

  1. Transportation:

We will travel by car for this campout.

IV.          Return Time:

We will leave on Monday, Jan 15th from Arrowhead State Park. Our goal is to depart Arrowhead State Park by 8:30 AM.  We should return to Otto Middle School around 11:15 AM.

  • Food:

Scouts should eat before coming to the church on Friday.  All food is included in the campout fee.  Adults cook for the Scouts at this campout.

VIII.   Personal Equipment List

                  Necessary Gear:

  •   Class A uniform (Scout shirt, socks, pants, belt)
  •   2 Pair Long Pants
  •   1 Long Sleeved Class B Shirt
  •   1 Scout Class B Shirts
  •   1 Fleece Pullover
  •   Jacket
  •   Troop Hat (part of uniform and required for Troop picture)
  •   Raingear
  •   Hiking boots
  •   2 pairs of socks and 2 sets of underwear
  •   Sleeping cloths
  •   Sleeping bag (lightweight–heated cabins) and pillow
  •   Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  •   1 liter or equal Personal Water bottle
  •   Personal first aid kit
  •   Trash bag
  •   Towel
  • Toiletries/Personal hygiene items
  • Merit badge books for all merit badges
  • Pen/Pencil

               Optional Gear:

  • Camp Pillow
    • Pocket knife
    • Compass
    • Lip Balm
    • Camera
    • Video Game equipment or cards/boardgames

VI.          Cost:

The cost of Winter Camp this year will be $70.  If anyone needs financial aid please talk to Mr. Bartell or Mr. Killebrew.   

VII.       Weather:

Highs in the low 70s and lows in the 40s.

VIII.    Schedule:

Friday, January 12th 2024

  • 6:00 p.m. – Meet at Church for Departure
  • 6:30 p.m. – Departure
  • 9:30 p.m. –  Arrive at Arrowhead State Park
  • 10:30 p.m. –  Lights out

Saturday, January 13th 2024

  • 6:30 a.m. – Reveille
  • 7:00 a.m. – Flag
  • 7:15 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – Merit Badge Session One
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. – Merit Badge Session Two
  • 4:00 p.m. – Merit badge partial completion-Radio Fox Hunt
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8:00 p.m. – Movie with Ice Cream
  • 10:30 p.m. – Lights out

Sunday, January 14th 2024

  • 6:30 a.m. – Reveille
  • 7:00 a.m. – Flag
  • 7:15 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. – Scouts Own Service/Troop Picture
  • 8:30 a.m. – Merit Badge Session Three
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. – Merit Badge Session Four
  • 4:00 p.m. – Merit Badge partial completion
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8:00 p.m. – Movie with Ice Cream
  • 10:30 p.m. – Lights out

Monday, January 15th 2024

  • 6:00 – Reveille
  • 6:30 – Breakfast/Cleanup
  • 9:00 – Depart for Otto Middle School
  • 11:45 – Arrive at Otto Middle School

IX.          Merit Badge Schedule:

Please pay careful attention

MBs that end with * are Eagle Required MBs.  Troop 1776 is a Troop which emphasizes, encourages, and enables Eagle Rank.  We highly encourage all new Scouts to start taking Eagle MBs.  NEW SCOUTS who have not started taking Eagle Required MBs please select * Eagle MBs.

We are surveying an opportunity to offer Orienteering MBs if you select Orienteering MB is Session 1, this MB class will cover all other MBs sessions.  If you have an interest in Orienteering please select in Session 1.  Please select alternative MBs in Session 2-4 in case this we do not have enough Scouts elect Orienteering.

The merit badge schedule for this year is as follows:

Session 1 Sat Morning

  • Orienteering – Ronnie Burdette
  • Personal Fitness * – Troy McSimov
  • Camping*—James Baker
  • Citizenship in Society* Minimum Rank Star – Chip Steward
  • Home Repairs – Brian Killebrew

Session 2 Sat Afternoon

  • Chess – Sean Sullivan
  • Citizenship in the Community* – Michael Luo
  • Communications * — James Baker
  •  First Aid *, Gerald Reining

Session 3 Sun Morning

  • Citizenship in World*— Sean Sullivan
  • Robotics – Chip Steward
  • Environmental Science*—Michael Frushour
  • Digital Technology – Bryan Bartell.

Session 4 Sun Afternoon

  • Hiking – Troy McSimov
  • Electronics – Dan Mucha
  • Emergency Preparedness*—Brian Killebrew

All Scouts should purchase the merit badge book for the classes they are doing or check it out from the Troop Library.  The Troop Library has many MB books. Scouts should read the merit badge book before camp and prepare all prerequisites determined by the counselor.  Contact the counselor if you are not sure which requirements to do.  All Scouts should also print out the merit badge worksheet from

Scouts should not register for a class if they have previously worked on the merit badge.  Partial MBs or remaining requirements not completed previously can be discussed with counselors at winter camp during non-class hours.  Scouts should check their individual history reports if they are not sure which merit badges that have previously started.

If you already have a lot of partially completed merit badges, get the requirements finished ahead of Winter Camp for as many as you can and meet with the counselor at camp to complete the badge.

Adults we need your help! We need help with Medical, Kitchen duties and other cleaning chores. We encourage all attendants to not leave early on Sat or Sunday we need to help each other.

X.             Miscellaneous Notes:


  • 2.75 hours–175 miles to Arrowhead State Park


Troop 1776 has a proud tradition of offering high quality merit badge classes and counseling at its annual Winter Camp.  This year we will offer 20  merit badges.  We will do four merit badge classes with four options during each session on Saturday and Sunday.  Scouts sleep in cabins and adults do the cooking.  Scouts may bring video games/tvs for this campout as well as cards/boardgames for their free time.

Ice cream continues for movie night this year!