Hoyt Weekend Escape

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Friday, May 17 -
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Hoyt Scout Reservation
Redding, Connecticut

Event Description

This will be our first trip to Hoyt Scout Reservation, at least since 2006. Hoyt Escape Weekend, a camporee run by the Powahay and Scatacook Districts in Connecticut Yankee Council, will offer a variety of activities.

Discover Hoyt Scout Reservation:

  • Open Program Areas
  • Rifle and Archery Stations
  • Gaga Pit
  • Conservation Awards and projects
  • Hikes Galore
  • Star Gazing Party
  • Friday Night Movie
  • Ultimate Frisbee Championship Tournament


  • 11 Different Merit Badges
  • Nova/STEM Workshops
  • Saturday Night Gaming Party
  • For more information, see:

    Leaders Guide

    This trip is open to Scouts BSA members. Webelos Scouts and Bear Scouts are invited to participate in the camporee (Webelos and AOL dens) with a later departure and camping with the Webelos Overnight Weekend.


    • Permission Slip - Each participating Scout must submit this to the Scoutmaster by April 23. Paper Form  Online Form
    • Cost (pay by April 23) -
        Scouts BSA Members - $37 (online payment).
        AOLs/Webelos/Bears - $25
        Adults - $32 (online payment).
      (This fee includes food and car gasoline reimbursement.)
    • Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted this record within the previous year and no later than April 23. This trip requires only Parts A and B, including copy of insurance card (both sides). A medical exam is not required.
    • CORI - Adults staying overnight must have submitted a CORI to Troop 54 within the last year. If you need this, please submit it to the Scoutmaster by April 23.
    • Youth Protection Training - Adults staying overnight must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training within the prior two years. If you need this, submit your training certificate to the Scoutmaster by April 23.
    • Vehicle Information - If you are driving and your vehicle information has not been included on a previous tour plan, please provide this to the Scoutmaster by April 23.


    See our Personal Camping Gear page for a check list and descriptions of most of the items needed. Personal gear can be packed in a backpack, zipper bag or tub as we will be not be hiking a significant distance with the gear. Specific items to bring:

    • Full uniform (as for just about any event) - wear this.
    • Water bottle.
    • Day pack.
    • Note pad and pencil or pen for taking notes at merit badges
    • Spending money - There may be concessions at the event for food and souvenirs.


    • Meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:00 PM Friday for departure by 6:30 PM.
    • Travel from the church to the Altamount Fair Grounds is about 2-1/2 hours.
    • We estimate departure from the fair ground at 11:00 AM and a return to the church at about 1:30 PM on Sunday.


    Page updated 3/2/19
    J. Froimson

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