2016 Fall Junction
October 21, 2016 / October 23, 2016 - All Day
2016 Fall Junction
Where: Cedar Point Campground
Croatan National Forest
850 Cedar Point Blvd, Croatan Forest Road,
Cedar Point, NC 28584
When: October 21-23, 2016
What’s Included: Campsite, Pier Pass, Patch
For registered Navigators and Adventurers and leaders.
Woodlands are invited to join for day activities on Saturday but do not need to register and will not receive a patch or pier pass.
The Area Standard is up for grabs again. Bring your best and compete in the fishing tournament, sand castle competition, and other events to be top troop.
Everyone attending the junction should bring an item or monetary donation to the junction to contribute to the flood relief efforts. The area itself also intends to contribute items and funds. See below for a list of specific items needed.
- Rubbermade or plastic containers for the shelters to use to organize items.
- canned and non-perishable food
- Air mattresses or cots
- hypoallergenic laundry detergent,
- gripper socks,
- children’s underwear,
- kids sizes t-shirts,
- men’s boxers,
- women’s underwear,
- child and adult socks (preferably non-skid socks),
5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Unit Check in.
8:30 – 9:00 P.M. Cracker Barrel – Area Headquarters
9:00 P.M. Leaders Meeting – Area Headquarters
10:45 P.M. Taps
11:00 P.M. Lights Out
7:00 A.M. Reveille
7:30 A.M. Breakfast, Clean Up & Devotion
8:00 A.M. Flag Raising & Junction Opening
8:15 – 8:45 A.M. Transport to Bogue Inlet Pier
9:00 A.M. Fishing Tournament & Events Begin
12:00 P.M. Lunch at Pier on your own
4:00 P.M. Fishing Tournament & Events End
4:00 – 4:30 P.M. Transport back to Campground
4:30 – 6:30P.M. Supper – Troop Campsite
6:45 Flag Lowering
7:00 P.M. Evening Campfire Program
10:45 P.M. Taps
11:00 P.M. Lights Out
7:00 A.M. Reveille
7:30 A.M. Breakfast
8:15 A.M. Flag Raising
8:30 A.M. Worship Service – No Breaking Camp during Worship Service
9:30 A.M. Clean up Campsite and Checkout
There are three main events, fishing tournament, sandcastle building, and scavenger hunt. Each of these events will earn points toward the overall troop total. Participation is optional and all three will be held simultaneously but to score the maximum points a troop would need to have at least one representative complete each event.
Fishing Tournament (surf and pier) Rules
Sand Castle Competition Rules
1. Only standard hand garden tools may be used in the construction of the sand castle. No gasoline or electric Tools can be used.
Scavenger Hunt Rules – To be announced at the Junction
LOCATION: Cedar Point Campground, 850 Cedar Point Blvd, Croatan Forest Road, Cedar Point, NC 28584
PARTICIPATION: Junction is open to all registered Navigators and Adventures Trailman and their adult leaders. Woodlands Trails are invited to attend on Saturday for the fishing but are not camping, do not need to register, do not receive a patch, and will need to pay for their own pier ticket.
REGISTRATION: Early Registration $20 per Trailman & Adult Leaders. Early Registration ends 9/30/14. Regular Registration beginning 10/1/14 is $25/person.
CHECK-IN: Starts at 5:00 P.M. Friday October 21st 2016. Troops must notify Junction Staff in the event of arrival after 8pm.
CAMPSITES: Cedar Point Campground is a public campground facility and there will be other campers there who are not with Trail Life USA. Please be courteous at all times. The campsites are typical back-in camper style campsites with water and electricity. Each campsite is limited to 8 people. There are limited sites available so register early.
PARKING: Parking of all motorized vehicles will only be allowed in designated spaces. A maximum of two vehicles per campsite is allowed and all wheels of vehicles and trailers must remain on the paved area. There is very minimal over flow parking, please carpool as much as possible.
TENTS: Tents are allowed to be placed in the grassed or gravel areas.
RESTROOMS: Bathrooms with showers are available in the campground.
DRINKING WATER: Water is available at numerous places.
UNIFORM: We encourage Troops to wear Troop themed T-Shirts or official Trail Life USA apparel.
SKIT/SONG: Each Troop is asked to have a skit or song for the Saturday night campfire.
LEADERSHIP MEETING: 9:00 PM Friday night at Area Headquarters. 1st Officer and at least 1 Adult Leader is required to attend.
WASTE: Waste water and trash must be disposed of in designated areas only. Please practice Tread Lightly principals.
TROOP CAMP FIRES: Troop campfires must be in the designated fire rings. No digging. Bring your own fire wood or there may be a limited supply available to purchase.
PIER PASSES: Each registration will include a pass to fish on the Bogue Inlet Pier. Those not wishing to fish may get a walking pass instead. Each fishing pass allows a maximum of 2 rods. Coolers, snacks, etc are allowed on the pier. Please see http://www.bogueinletpier.com/ for more details.
FISHING LICENCES: Fishing from the pier does NOT require a fishing licence as it is included in the pier pass. Fishing from the surf, DOES require a NC Coastal fishing license for anyone 16 years or older. A 10 day license is $5. See www.ncwildlife.org for more information.
POLES AND TACKLE: Please bring your own fishing rods and tackle. Appropriate gear would be medium weight rods, 20lb test line, bottom rigs, 3-8 oz weights. The pier house has fishing poles, tackle, and bait available for purchase or rent. Bait, tackle, or pole rental is NOT included in the junction registration.
BOATS: Please DO NOT bring your boats to this Junction. Due to the limited space at the campground, and the increased logistics and safety concerns of having multiple boats and parties, as well as promoting fair competition, the Junction will focus on pier and surf fishing only.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE PIER: Each troop is responsible for their own transportation from the campground to the pier just under 6 miles away. Parking at the pier is free for fishermen.
TRADING POST: Trail Life USA Eastern NC will operate a Trading Post offering a variety of drinks, snacks, and merchandise both at the camp and on the pier and beach. All proceeds will serve the needs of the Trail Life USA program in Eastern N.C.
PATCHES: Each registered Trailman and Leader will receive a 2016 Junction patch on Sunday morning after the successful completion of the unit’s campsite inspection. Extra patches from this event will be available at checkout while supplies last for $1/patch. After the event, those patches are $15.
SAFETY & FIRST AID: Minor first aid is the Units responsibility. Major first aid problems will be handled by calling 9-1-1 and alerting Junction first aid staff. First Aid Station will be provided.
SWIMMING: In late October it will most likely be too cold to swim. If, your troop wishes to swim on the beach, all Trail Life USA Health and Safety Guidelines must be followed, including passing a swim test, and appropriate lifeguards and leadership. Junction staff will NOT be supervising swimming nor do we encourage it.
MEDICATIONS: The unit leaders are responsible for any medication needs of their campers per the Trail Life USA Health and Safety Guide. Refrigeration is not available. Please advise us in advance of any special needs.
NO NO’s: No…firearms, trenching of tents, public tobacco use, alcohol, abusive language, etc…
WEATHER: Event is rain or shine. Emergency shelter will be the shower house or pier house in the event of severe weather.
N.C. Recreational Coastal Waters Guide for Sports Fishermen – Creel and size limits
Event rules coming soon