Backpacking and Hiking


Friday - Meet at OGUMC at 6:30 p.m. having had dinner before arriving at the Church parking lot

Sunday- Return to OGUMC around 1:00 p.m.

Cheaha State Park Lower Group Campground, F5FH+QC, Delta, AL 36258

$8 Participant Transportation, $15 Camping, $15 Food and Cobbler, $6 Trailer, $1 Misc

Important when registering: See guidelines on this page and the Campout page regarding medical forms, adult training, and cancellations. Each participant is responsible to know and do everything required by deadlines.

Updates 9/14/23


For our September campout we will be hitting the trail for hiking and backpacking at Cheaha State Park. This is a beautiful location with outstanding trails, suitable for all Scouts. And the views are stunning! We will have various groups on the campout, so please make sure you sign-up for the right group. All groups will camp in Basecamp Friday night before setting off in different directions on Saturday. 


Deadline - FRIDAY, September 1, 2023

If these things are not completed by the DEADLINE (Sept 1) the participant (adult or youth) will not be eligible to attend this campout. 




Backpacking sites


Prescription Medication?

If your scout will be taking medications during the weekend, please have your Scout turn it in when assembling Friday night to the medical officer (TBD)

When to wear class A uniform

Scouts and adult leaders will wear Class A shirts at the following times:

Sunday Return to OGUMC

Scouts plan to depart from the campout between 10:00 a.m. EST (11:00 CST). After stopping for lunch, the estimated time to arrive at OGUMC around 1:00 p.m. EST. All Scouts will need to be present for roll call and to help unload the trailer before being dismissed. 


Senior Patrol Leaders

T77, Carlson Schaffner

T177, Violet Todd

Trip Planners

Andrew Kraft

Trip Leader



T77, Sara Henderson

T177, Marcus Taylor

Hospital info - Closest Er

1st choice, but a bit far and away from Atlanta 

Ascension St. Vincent’s St. Clair (40 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes)

7063 Veterans Pkwy, Pell City, AL 35125



2nd choice, closer to Cheaha and closer to Atlanta,

Stringfellow Memorial Hospital (26 miles, 45 minutes)

301 E 18th St, Anniston, AL 36207