Start your trip planning now!
For SCOUTS, especially
- Places to go in Roundtable Packets from Buckeye District Roundtables, with great maps, tips, recipes, more!
- Other places to go, using a camping database
- Check ODNR’s map of parks that have camping! Hocking Hills (rappelling, hiking); Kelley’s Island (cooking); Lake Loramie (canoeing, fishing); Tar Hollow (backpacking, state forest prowling)… You get the point.
- Campout Planner & Duty Roster
- Patrol guidelines for organizing a troop outing
- Things to take checklist. You also need stuff for your patrol, from the garage.
- What to do & how to prepare — great print resources to help you Scouts do program planning:
- Volume I (Aquatics, Athletics, Backpacking, Boating / Canoeing, Business, Camping, Citizenship, Communications, Cooking, Cultural Awareness, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering)
- Volume II (Environment, First Aid, Fishing, Forestry, Health Care, High Adventure, Hiking, Hobbies, Leadership, Mechanics, Nature, Orienteering)
- Volume III (Physical Fitness, Pioneering, Public Safety, Science, Shooting, Special Cooking, Sports, Tracking, Wilderness Survival, Wildlife Management, Winter Camping)
- Special tips for Backpacking & Canoeing
- Two simple rules for wilderness survival
- Some winter tips for those snowy times, along with some great winter camping and backpacking tips.
- Leave No Trace
For ADULTS, especially
- Begin with the end in mind: review BSA’s materials to Trek Safely
- When you prepare for emergencies, use our BSA 365 Emergency Cheat Sheet (2 pages). It asks (1) did you prepare a trip plan? take a copy? leave a copy behind? (2) do you have critical emergency stuff to take with you? and (3) before you leave, did you review emergency issues with leaders. The sheet includes a BSA 365 Trip Plan you can copy and carry.
- A review of Outdoor Trip Planning, with tips and traps and who to call.