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Fri, Mar 22


Kennedy Ranch - 33.4381511,-111.0686282

(Update) Kennedy Ranch - March 2024

Superstition Wilderness camping! Get ready to show your scouting skills!

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(Update) Kennedy Ranch - March 2024
(Update) Kennedy Ranch - March 2024

Time & Location

Mar 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – Mar 24, 2024, 12:00 AM

Kennedy Ranch - 33.4381511,-111.0686282

About the Event

Kennedy Ranch Outing 

Hello Troop 109,

I have been working hard to confirm the details for the backpacker.  The Haunted Canyon trail is not in good shape.  I’m also not able to confirm we can get the road to the trailhead opened by next Friday.  I’m not confident this will be the best option and we will be changing the outing this month to Kennedy Ranch.  We plan to do a day hike in the morning and scouting skills competition in the afternoon.  This will be a car camping trip.  We will plan to move the backpacking trip in April.  

Apologies for the late change.  I want to ensure our scouts are safe and have a great adventure and the Haunted Canyon trail was not looking good.

Please sign up on the website: 

If you have already signed up and do not want to attend the updated outing, please email me. 


Kennedy Ranch in the Superstition Wilderness Area

The campground is on the back side of Pinto Valley Mine.  The road going through the mine can be confusing and is best navigated using GPS on your phone.  Forest Road 278A leads out of the mine and ends at Kennedy Ranch.  

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6:00 PM - Meet at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church

6:30 PM - Caravan to Kennedy Ranch

10:00 PM - Lights Out


7:00 AM - Breakfast (Scouts will cook as a patrol)

9:00 AM - Day hike and explore 

12:00 PM - Lunch (bring a sack lunch)

1:00 PM - Scouting skills competition 

4:00 PM - Free Time and Dinner in camp (Scouts will cook as a patro)

8:00 PM - Campfire 

10:00 PM - Lights Out


8:00 - Breakfast (scouts will cook as a patrol)

9:00 AM - Caravan back to North Scottsdale United Methodists church (11 AM expected arrival)


Cold Weather Camping Gear - Superstitions Wilderness area is lower elevation but can get cold at night

- Check out the Cold Weather Camping checklist for appropriate gear,  

- 2-3 person tent shared with a buddy

- Sleeping bag

- Sleeping pad

- 2 quart water bottles

- Camp chair

- Extra clothing


SEATS - We will need enough seats for all the Scouts. 

GAS MONEY - All passengers not riding with their own parents need to have $20 gas money. We will check money at the parking lot. Passengers are to hand the gas money to their drivers before we leave the parking lot.  


LUNCH - Bring a sack lunch to eat on the trail Saturday.

SCOUT MEALS - All scouts are to cook and eat as a patrol for breakfast and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday.  

ADULT MEALS - Adults will cook as a patrol.  


You and your Scout must be realistic about his fitness level. Please be mindful of your Scouts physical abilities before signing them up for this outing.  

All adults must be registered with the troop and have completed YPT training to participate in the Scouting event.  Please contact our Scoutmaster if you want to participate or have any questions. 

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