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Mississippi River Houseboat Final Preparations

posted Jun 12, 2011, 9:30 AM by Lance Baird
Hey all you Mississippi riverboat pilots! Please check out the updated one-sheet!
Here's the updated attendance and passenger list I have for the houseboat trip as of 7/7/11:
 Driver  Mr.Baird     Mr. Adame  Mr. Stanford  Mrs. Shrikanth 

Duncan, Theo, Paul A.

Alex, Bailey, Shahir, Zachary

Mrs. Courtney,   Rian, Kevin, Mrs. Zawadzki, Daniel

Mr. Einig, Rahul, Michael

(1pm departure)

Except for Mrs. Shrikanth, we are meeting at the church at 8:30 am for a 9am departure. Leaders, we will meet at 8am to get troop gear loaded up before the personal gear arrives. If you are not attending, cannot drive, or cannot carry the number of passengers I have assigned to you, please let me know. Depending on the quantity of gear and passenger capacity, we may need to drive one additional car but I'd like to avoid the cost if possible.
I realize you gnarly man-scouts may also want to travel in a different car than I have assigned - don't worry, we'll work that out in the parking lot the day of the trip. Also, man-scouts, remember your SPL for the outing is Duncan and a the patrol leaders are Alex and Kevin.
Adults, please visit and make sure your Youth Protection Training, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, and Weather Hazards training is up to date. If you haven't taken the training, you will have to sign up for an account - have your Scout ID card handy.
We will finalize the menu at the scout meeting on 6/14, so if you want input on the menu, please show up to the meeting. If you have an allergy or other dietary restriction and can't make it to the meeting, please make sure I know about it!
Also, please bring a check for $100 (minimum, or you can pay the full amount at that time) to the 6/14 to cover the cost of the boat rental.
I have attached a permission slip and a one-sheeter for the outing. Please print out the permission slip and bring a signed copy to the meeting.
In summary, you have  things to do at the next meeting: bring a signed permission slip, bring a $100 check, elect an SPL and 2 PL's, and do your menu planning. In addition, adults need to let me know if they can drive with the assigned number of passengers and complete their training before July  8th.
For your ready reference, here is the information about the trip:
when: July 8-11
where: Fun n the Sun, Alma, WI
cost: $275 each
requirements: 1st Class or higher rank
organizer: Lance Baird 847-788-0969

Here's the floor plan of our boats and I have attached some pictures that show what our boats will look like.

and here are some links to Mississippi River maps so you can plan the journey:
by US Army Corps of Engineers and
by Wisconsin Tourism.

It's going to be awesome!
Lance Baird,
Jun 13, 2011, 6:24 PM
Lance Baird,
Jul 6, 2011, 2:14 PM