Five-Mile Hike


This is a fun event that provides our new Scouts with their first overnight camping experience. The hike starts around 11:00 AM, Saturday morning, with a break for lunch. In years past, venues for the hike have included Creekside Trail (which parallels US-35 in Beavercreek), Camp Birch, John Bryan State Park, and Hocking Hills. The Scouts carry light, day-packs with water and lunch. All overnight supplies are loaded on our trailer and hauled to the camp site to await the Scouts. The Scouts camp over night. They have a simple Scout's Own Religious Service on Sunday Morning. Parents come to the camp site and pick-up their Scouts

Click here for the 2016 Five-Mile Hike and Overnight Campout flyer.


16 - 17 April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016:
Patrol Leaders and Guides load Troop gear into trailer

9:30 AM
Saturday, 16 April 2016:
Meet in the parking lot of the East Park Entrance (4361 National Road, Vandalia).

10:00 AM
Sunday, 17 April 2016:
Pick-up hiker-campers from the Patty Hollow campsite, Englewood Metro Park

Tuesday, 19 April 2016:
Patrol Leaders, Guides and campers unload patrol boxes and troop gear


Englewood Metro Park, 4361 National Road, Vandalia


Camping:  To Be Determined
Food:  $5.00 - $8.00 (exact price TBD)


Tim and Ann McNeill


NEW TROOP 71 SCOUTS, PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the Activity Consent Form below, you must have a completed BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A and B, on file with Troop 71 in order to participate in this hike.  You may satisfy this requirement by submiiting a copy of your Webelos medical form or completing a new one.  Click on the link above to download a copy of the medical form.

Activity Consent Form for Five-Mile Hike and Overnight Campout


For more info, see the Five-Mile Hike Flyer
What to bring:
  • see flyer
Suggested supplies and equipment for 5-mile hike and campout

Click here for Troop 71 generic Camping Equipment Checklist.


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