Troop 1127 Armstrong Creek Scouts and Family Camp Outing (June 21-24, 2018)

Bob and Lark Derrig and a few others are camping at Laura and Gordon lakes in the Nicolet National Forest near Armstrong Creek (North of Hwy. 8 West of Pembine - about 2 1/2 hours from here) from Thursday to Sunday June 21-24, 2018 and scout families, scout alumni, and friends are invited as well. This is a neat area with two small lakes that are nice for canoeing and fishing (fishing….not catching…), nice campsites, swimming beach, and except for our group are mostly quiet family campers. You will have an opportunity to canoe, kayak, fish, swim, hike, bike and act as mosquito bait (also one or two ticks).  We usually take canoes and kayaks up for people to paddle around on. Lark and I go up on Thursday morning so we can grab open non-reservable sites for people coming on Friday etc. There is no electricity in this campground but there are nice level sites to set up campers if you bring one. Please call Bob Derrig at 388-3660 or rlderrig@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Meals: every family is on their own except for Saturday night (if everyone is agreeable) we will go potluck style (which is often a feast). (This is subject to change depending on how many are interested in going)

This outing is being planned one week later than in the past because Camp 5 Museum and the Lumberjack Steam Train in nearby Laona starts that weekend and we plan on taking grandkids to see it.  The website  is  http://www.camp5museum.org/

The campground used to be first come first served but now some of the sites are reservable.  To reserve a site click:   https://www.recreation.gov/camping/laura-lake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=138891  or we can save one of the non-reservable sites for you.  WE usually get sites around 16-23 and have sites 18 and 19 reserved already.  Several sites in that area are first- come first serve  Here is a map of the campground  https://www.recreation.gov/camping/map_of_Laura_Lake_Campground/r/campgroundMap.do?page=map&search=site&contractCode=NRSO&parkId=138891

IF you are a BOY SCOUT who wants to this outing but your family isn’t going. …Please contact Josh Wessel (Scoutmaster) so he can try to work up rides/meals etc at jwessel3206@yahoo.com  Transportation: We may need drivers to help haul a canoe and kayak trailer. If your vehicle has a hitch (1 7/8" ball) and you can help out please check that area off below.

If you have any questions about the Armstrong Creek Outing (map or directions etc.) please call Bob Derrig at 388-3660. Please E-mail or call me by Sunday June 10 if you are interested in going.

                                                 Please Detach and return to Bob Derrig (218 Ellis St, Kewaunee)  (email back to me) rlderrig@gmail.com

 Armstrong Creek Troop Camp Out Registration    June 21-24, 2018 PLEASE Circle your choices

_________________________________ Family Name

_________________________(Scout's name) has my permission to go on this outing (if he accompanies another family) . In the event of illness or accident during this activity, I request that measures be instituted without delay as the judgment of medical personnel dictates.

Signed  ______________________      Date ________

(Yes) (NO) wants to bring his bike

If driving I have a hitch (Yes)  (NO) that could haul a trailer with bikes, kayaks, or canoes

(YES) (NO) ____________________ Parent IS) and (___________) Children are interested in coming up on ( Friday Evening) or (Saturday Morning). Please to get us a campsite for (Friday Nite) and / or (Saturday Nite)

Saturday Nite dinner…potluck style (Circle choice)   (sounds good)  (no, every family on their own)