Parent’s Info Session: Backpacking Basics

I will be hosting a Parent’s Information Session next Wednesday – May 13 – on Backpacking Basics.

If you are new to the Troop or new to backpacking, this is a great opportunity to learn about preparing for a backpacking trek.  Whether or not you plan on treking, this session is geared toward helping you, the parent, understand how to prepare for a trek so that you might help your son … or a least understand what he’s talking about!

We’ll cover the basics of

  • Pack selection and fit
  • Pack weight
  • Personal gear (sleeping bag, clothing and other essentials)
  • Troop or common gear (tents, stoves and cook kits)
  • Trail meals and snacks
  • Packing and organization

and most importantly …

  • What not to bring!

This session will be held from 7:15 to 8:15 in the Youth Room at St. Mark’s.

Look forward to seeing you there!