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Checklist for Wakpominee Trek Crews

The following are items that must be in place before a Crew can depart Camp Wakpominee for the trailhead:

Each participant must have a Annual Health and Medical Record which includes both Month and Year of immunizations and Tetanus within the past ten years.  (This can be recognized by its inclusion of Influenza & Hepatitis immunization and not including religious preference.)  This Medical Form must be completed by both the health care professional and the parents within 12 months of the Trek.  Please make two copies of these, one set for the Health Lodge, and one set for the Voyageur.

Prescription drugs must be brought to Camp in original pharmacy containers with the labels intact showing the name and phone number of the pharmacy as well as the name of the prescribing physician.  These prescription drugs are to be surrendered to the Camp Health Officer, by the Unit Leader, at medical recheck.  Do not bring OTC drugs to Camp; your Voyageur will have them in his/her first aid kit.  It is highly recommended that parents and physicians authorize the following for use as needed on the Trek: an analgesic such as Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol tablets for upset stomach, and Benedryl tablets and cream for severe insect bites or plant contact.

All participants must pass the Scout Swimmer Test.

The Voyageur provided to each Crew will be a certified First Aider.  We strongly encourage at least one participant to also be a certified First Aider.

In addition to the Voyageur, each Crew is encouraged to have at least one person (may be a youth) who is certified in CPR.

In addition to the Voyageur, each Crew must have all adults trained in BSA Youth Protection.

Crews traveling from outside the Twin Rivers Council are required to have and present an appropriate (Local or National, depending on distance traveled) BSA Tour Permit.

Each Crew must submit to the Treks Director a Roster, by May 1, including the following: Name of each participant, indication of whether youth (Y) or adult (A), contact information for parent/next of kin, any special dietary needs, and any medications that are taken on a regular basis.  Submit this document electronically to the Treks Program Director.


The following items are NOT to be brought on the trail:  Do not bring shampoo, deodorant, or other "smell-de-goods".  These items make some wild animals curious and we do not want them wandering into our campsites to investigate!  Also do not bring denim jeans, sweatshirts or other clothing made primarily of cotton (except T-shirts).  Cotton, if it gets wet, loses its ability to insulate and, in fact, will draw body heat away which can lead to hypothermia.

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