Summary:

  • Details are now in place for our July 17-19 campout.
  • New: Our August outing will be a pool party on August 29. Save the date!
  • Updated: We had a lot of fun making boats this morning at our July General Meeting.
  • New: Our next Council Meeting will be August 16 at 9:30.
  • The Chapter has a new mailing list for communication with members

Outings

July 17-19: Camping/Float Trip

This event is scheduled at Meramec State Park for Friday July 17 through Sunday July 19. The RSVP period has passed.

We have 5 camp sites reserved, 105, 107, 108, 110, and 111.  They are all adjoining.  6 person maximum per site and 2 car maximum per site, or a total of 30 campers.  If we have greater interest we can look at adding sites.  Site 111 has ADA accommodations.

Park information: https://mostateparks.com/campgrounds/meramec-state-park
Map of campgrounds: https://mostateparks.com/sites/default/files/cg2_Meramec_06_2013.pdf 

Friday.  Set up camp as early as 3 p.m. Dinner on own.
Saturday.  Communal breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sunday.  Communal breakfast, pack lunch for floating.  Check out is 2 p.m. but flexible.

Floating is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Here is a link to Floating Information:  http://www.meramecpark.com/floating.html
From our experience the 5 mile float takes 2.5 hours for canoes and 4.5 hours for rafts.

Camping costs will be $25 for ages 7 and up and $20 for ages 6 and under.
Floating costs will be dependent upon preferences for floating mode but will average around $22.

Note: because watercraft requires a non-refundable reservation, we will require payment from those who RSVP, even if they cannot come (barring major extenuating circumstances).

August 29: Pool Party
Our August outing will be a pool party at the Heck’s house. More details will come soon, but be prepared to have fun in the pool and in cooking competitions.

General Meetings

July 12

In preparation for our float trip camping outing to Meramec State Park next weekend, we learned about boats and floating this morning. We completed 3 of the 4 activities for the Bronze Navigators Rafting Badge. Mrs. Finney gave a basic lesson and outline, and then we split into two stations. At one station, Navigators made boats out of cork and other supplies, and later they races these boats by blowing on their sails. At the other station, Navigators made boats out of aluminum foil that could hold weight equal to an egg. On Navigator made a boat that held almost 200 pennies!
Photos are available on Facebook.

Organization

August Council Meeting
Our next Council meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am on August 16 in the Nursery School Green Room. All are welcome to observe and comment.

Communication

The Chapter has added a new Google Group for communication from the Chapter and between members families. If you want to be on this mailing list, please contact EthicalNav@gmail.com.

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