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Troop 799 - Tigard, OR
Ape Caves Overnight Outing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hampton   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 21:09


The focus of this outing is exploring the Ape Cave in Gifford National Forest.  However, we will also work on our cooking skills and have the opportunity to spend some time at an indoor swimming pool.  This outing is for Boy Scouts 13 years old and younger and for Webelos.  Webelos must have a parent or responsible adult (21 years or older) attending the outing with them.


We will meet at Calvin Presbyterian Church at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 26th.  Once there we will setup camp.  Please bring a sack dinner.

In the morning we will cook as a group.  Each scout and adult will need their own backpack cooking stove.   As a group we will go through step by step how to cook a one-pot breakfast on a backpack stove.  Once we have finished our breakfast we will make our sack lunch, clean up camp and head to the cave.

The trip to the cave will take about an hour. Once at the cave we will gear up and head inside. Each scout and adult needs to bring at least 2 light sources. I also strongly recommend bring a glow stick. If you bring a daypack you will want to attach a glow stick to it so that you can find it again if you set it down in the cave. No food is allowed in the cave. However, each scout should bring water with them. Each scout must wear long pants. No shorts will be allowed in the cave. We will supply helmets to wear in the cave.

We will go through the cave as a group.  We will have scouts of various ages and abilities so it is important that we stay together as a group.

Once we have finished the cave we will eat our lunch and then head back to camp.  Back at camp we will take down our tents and pack our gear.  Once we are done we will then grab our swim gear and head to the pool.  Afterwards it will be time to head home.  We plan on returning to Tigard at about 5:00 p.m.


Family units who wish to can stay an additional night, provided we have enough drivers to get the remaining scouts back to Tigard.

Download this file (150626 Ape Caves Outing Permission Slip 01.pdf)Ape Caves[Information and Permission slip for the Ape Caves Overnight Outing]595 Kb19/05/15 21:11
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 21:13
Central Oregon Caving PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Krieske   
Monday, 11 May 2015 08:13

We are going to camp, hike and explore various caves along China Hat road (NF18) near Bend Oregon. Accessible caves in that area are Arnold Ice Cave, Boyd Cave, Pictograph Cave (1.5 mile hike) and Hidden Forest Cave. Adhering to the Boy Scout Guide to Safe Scouting, scouts under 14 years of age cannot explore non-commercialized caves so this outing is for scouts 14 and above.

We will dry camp (no running water) near Hidden Forest cave for 2 nights. A sack lunch should be brought for Friday lunch. We will plan and cook Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast as patrols. We will stop for lunch most likely in Bend or Sisters on the way home so extra money should be brought for that.

Scouts and adults should pack 3 light sources and extra batteries. We will provide helmets and it is a good idea to have a head lamp as the primary light which will fit over the helmet. Pack warm clothing as it is cold inside of the caves.

We also might want to do some orienteering and look for some geocaches nearby. A local Boy Scout troop placed a series of caches on a hike they did between Boyd Cave and Hidden Forest Cave. There is also an interesting set of geocaches just south of Hidden Forest Cave which form a smiley face that is about a mile wide.

Outing Leader: Kerry Krieske ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Phone: 503-200-0330
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:15
Tigard Swim Center PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dean Kirkpatrick   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 20:52


Troop 799 at the Tigard Swim Center.

8680 SW Durham Road, Tigard, 97223

This is an invite to all Boy Scouts in Troop 799 and any Webelos in the area that would like to join us. Come to have fun and meet the boys and adults in our troop.  For the Boy Scouts we will start with the BSA swim test and work on any rank advancement they might need. If you wish you can work on your Swimming Merit badge, please let me know ahead of time.  The Webelos can work on any swimming related activities, or just come and have fun.  If you wish to attend please Rsvp to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  I would like to get a head count.  I hope to see as many of you as can make it.

This outing is also open to all family members.

Date: Sunday  April  24th  Time: 4:00 pm Swimming to start sharply at 4:15pm-6:15pm

Dean Kirkpatrick



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