BSA Troop 12
Saco River Adventure
As the parent or legal guardian of ____________________________, I hereby give my permission for him to
participate in the Boy Scout Troop 12, Saco River Adventure.
Date: Friday, Sept 23, 2011
Departure Time: 5:30 pm
Departure Location: The Scout Shed @Plymouth Church
Destination: Saco River, starting in Fryeburg, Maine (Swan Falls AMC campground)
Return: Sunday, Sept 25th, Approximately 5 pm at the Scout Shed. We will call when we get close to home.
Cost: $35.00 (check payable to Troop 12 Framingham)
Questions / Concerns? Tom Fitzpatrick – email@example.com, 508-879-6116, Jeff Clarke -
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dick Clarke 508-875-4969 or email@example.com
Activity (subject to modification): We will be canoeing for approximately 13 miles downstream on the Saco River, starting at
the Swan Falls AMC campground (behind the Fryeburg Fairgrounds) and exiting the River at Lovewell Pond, Maine. Should there be
an emergency or if there are adverse weather conditions, there are many exit points along the river where we can secure aid or seek
shelter, etc. Weather conditions will be monitored and we will follow common safe canoeing/boating practices. Friday night we will
be camping at the Swan Falls Campground. Saturday morning we will be on the river from approximately 9am until 4pm. We will
camp at a suitably safe site near to the river on Saturday night. Sunday morning we will start canoeing at approximately 8:30am and
exit the river at 1pm. We will probably stop off at Burger King or similar eatery for lunch before returning home.
Be prepared for 20° to 75° weather
Important Notes: All participants will be wearing their PFD’s while canoeing, with no exceptions.
Equipment Needed: A Suggested Personal Equipment list is attached. Crew gear will be supplied.
I give my permission to the leaders of Troop 12 to render First Aid, should the need arise. In the event of an emergency, I also give
permission to the physician, selected by the adult leader in charge, to hospitalize, secure anesthesia, order injections, or secure other
medical treatment, as needed. I further agree to hold the above named unit and its leaders blameless for any accidents that might
occur during this outing, except for clear cases of negligence or non-adherence to BSA Policies and guidelines.
In case of an emergency, I can be reached at _____________________ or ________________________
If I cannot be reached, please contact ____________________ phone: __________________________
Name of family physician _____________________________ phone: __________________________
Insurance Provider: ___________________________________ policy #: ________________________
Any Allergies: _______________________________________________________________________
Name of parent or guardian: _____________________________________________________________
Signed: _____________________________________ Date: _____________________
Suggested Personal Equipment
Be prepared for 20° to 75° weather
o Waterproof “Dry Bag” o Deep bowl
o 6-12 plastic bags-assorted sizes to pack clothes o Cup
and other items
o *Knife, fork and spoon
Sleeping o *2 or 3 one qt. water bottles
o Sleeping bag in stuff sack lined with plastic bag Personal and Miscellaneous
(We suggest a 20 degree bag)
o Sleep clothes (T-shirt and gym shorts) o *Small pocketknife
o Closed Cell Foam Sleeping pad o *Matches and lighter in waterproof container
o Lightweight sneakers or tennis shoes, water o *Whistle
shoes, sandals, etc o Money ($10-$20 in small bills)
o Socks o *Lip balm (BB)
o 2 changes underwear o *Soap, biodegradable (BB)
o Shorts o *Toothbrush/toothpaste (BB)
o Bathing suit(s) o Towel
o 1 long sleeve shirt (wool or flannel) o *Sunscreen at least 15 SPF (BB)
o *1 long pants, light cotton (not heavy jeans) o *Sunglasses
o *2 short sleeve shirts (not nylon) o Toilet Paper and tissues
o *1 sweater or jacket (wool or polypro preferable) Optional
o *1 hat or cap—flexible, with brim o *Camera (BB)
o Hat, Gloves, winter coat/shell o Watch, inexpensive
o *1 sturdy rain suit
BB = Bear bag. There are raccoons and similar critters along the Saco, so “smellable” items must not be in the
tent with you at night. We will secure these items in plastic containers away from the sleeping areas.
We recommend 3 Quarts of water per day per adventurer. We will be filtering and treating any additional water.
Please remember that gear can get wet on canoe trips, even though we are careful.