2019 Survival Outing
This year the troop will once again be participating in the “Survival Man” exercise hosted by the former members of Venture Crew 2323. This exercise involves Scouts/adults participating as either “survivors” or “rescuers”. The exercise requires Survival Participants (“survivors”) to stay alone in the Superstition Wilderness Area near Phoenix for 48 hours with only the gear, food, and water they would take on a normal day hike. The purpose of the exercise is to mimic a typical survival situation in which a day hiker gets lost or injured and has to survive with only his day hike gear while awaiting rescue, which statistically takes place within 48-72 hours. This year’s survival participants Scouts/adults are: Elliot Hull, Jordan McCormick, Ian Marcon, Haydon Evenson and Mr. Wright. The remainder of the Troop (Scouts and Adults) will participate in this exercise by being the Rescuers for the “lost” survival Scouts. On Saturday, November 16th, you and the other “rescuer” members of Troop 323 will backpack 2.3 miles from the “Miles” Trailhead to a base camp at the Oak Flat area. The hike is relatively easy on a trail that is on mostly flat ground. It should take less than 2.0 hours to complete. The hike should not be a problem for anyone with “normal” physical capacities.