scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Trip planning
Roman J. Smith (Roman.J.Smith.13@ND.EDU
Tue Jul 11 2000 - 15:19:04 CDT
I come again for the wisdom of this group. I seem to have exhausted all my
Our troop is planning a trip to Gettysburg from South Bend, July 31 through
August 4. After a bit of uncertainty, we were finally able to get two
vehicles of 3 scouts and 2 adults each to commit and pay the $100 per
person cost. We are traveling almost 450 miles the first day, and about
350 miles the final day. We had planned on two adults per van to share the
driving. On Monday, we found out that one of our drivers was called to an
emergency planning session on the West coast and will not be back on time.
One other adult will also most likely miss the trip due to new health
The other driver and I do not feel comfortable driving that far alone
without a relief driver.
Our choices are:
1) Find one or two more adults to go along. (Not a lot of luck as of yet.)
2) Rent a larger van (raising the cost per person from $100 to $350)
3) Leaving one scout (who has already paid) behind and taking 5 scouts and
two adults in a 7 passenger van with little cargo space.)--A trailer is NOT
an option. We do have access to a car top carrier. That still does not
address the scout left behind.
4) Some other choice we did not think of yet.
I am meeting with the scouts and their parents on Monday night to try and
finalize the plans. I have a lot of messages out looking for additional
adults. But time is short and my patience is heading in that direction.
We do not have free access to an 8 passenger van. That would be the ideal
solution to our problem.
Any advice out there for us? I do not want to call this situation
desperate, so I will avoid labeling it for the time being. :)
Our itineraty looks like this:
Monday, July 31
Leave St. Joseph Church 7:00 AM
Arrive at Laurel Hill State Park (PA) 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 1
Leave Campground 7:00 AM
Arrive at Gettysburg 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 2
Thursday, August 3
Leave Gettysburg Noon
Arrive at Canfield, OH 6:00 PM
Friday, August 4
Leave Canfield 8:00 AM
Arrive in South Bend 4:00 PM
Roman J. Smith
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