Saturday, May 13, 2006



MRE Lunch

Field Promotions

Wilderness adventure hike

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Troop 2127 Field Hike

Troop 2127 completed the first hike of the year, and we're proud to say it went off without a hitch! Lt. Estey led the majority of the hike, Letting the troop get to know their new platoon commander, running the last quarter mile on the 3 mile climb after a first class lunch of MRE's.
Average pace on the way up was 2.5 Miles an hour and on the 3 1/2 miles down the average pace was 4 1/2 to 5 miles an hour. The only problem encountered was a baby rattlesnake about half way up the mountain. Remember when spotting a rattlesnake it is standard operating procedure to freeze in place, using the hand and arm signal to freeze so the rest of the explorers follow suit. After freezing in place, slowly move away from the snake, making no sudden movements. Do not point at the snake and yell "look a rattle snake!" as they easily get stage fright, and their embarrassment of the situation causes them to lash out!

After the hike was completed, we conducted a mile long adventure hike, where every one showed some love after surviving!

As soon as all pictures are in, we will put in another post of just hike pictures.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Troop Hike

Remember permission slips are due this Wednesday, 5-3-06 for the hike on Saturday, 5-6-06. Here is the gear list for the hike:

Uniform of the day:
Camouflage utility trousers, blouse, and cover. Also boots, thick socks, and green T-shirt. Web gear and Web belt.

Pack items:
small pack
water (two canteens minimum)
Flash light
sun screen
lip balm
toilet paper
1 garbage bag
extra pair of socks
Snack foods (Granola bars, trail mix, Etc.)
tennis shoes
small note book, pencil/ pen
extra shirt
wet wipes

Optional items:
small towel
first aid kit
sun glasses

Remember an MRE will be provided for lunch. The Hike course itself is approximately 7 miles, and any explorer with enough energy afterwards has the option of going on an adventure hike up stream. For those who have not been on the adventure route, it is approximately 1 1/2 miles up stream, off trail, ending at a small waterfall. Lt. Col. Brown and Lt. Estey will be leading the off trail adventure hike.
NCO's and staff NCO's are advised to bring a small pocket notebook and pen to take notes and keep track of attendance. Gear accountability for all explorers is the responsibility of the NCO's attending the hike. Any explorers that do not attend the 1 1/2 mile adventure hike at the end will be involved in field instruction classes on camouflage, cover and concealment, and tactics given by the CO Col. Foster.