Summary:

  • Details are now in place for our July 17-19 campout. Please RSVP by July 7.
  • Updated: Our next General Meeting will be at 9:45 am on July 12.
  • Due to the Independence Day holiday, there will be no Council Meeting in July.
  • New: 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.

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.

Please complete the RSVP survey by July 7!  This will be a tremendous help to us for planning accommodations, meals, and floating, so we can confirm accurate pricing for this event..  A follow up communication will be sent out shortly after the responses are reviewed.

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).

General Meetings

July 12

Our next General Meeting will be at 9:45 am on July 12 at the Ethical Society in preparation for the Meramec State Park outing. We will work on concepts for the Bronze Rafting Badge.

Organization

July Council Meeting

Due to the Independence Day holiday, we will not have a separate Council Meeting in July.

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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