This weekend we are traveling to Rock Cut State Park near Rockford, Ill. We will be camping at the Pierce Lake Youth Campground. We have extra special Troop 96 Weather in store so we’ll spend Saturday enjoying watersport activites including swimming, fishing and boating. Scouts may bring their personal watercraft and PFDs (canoes and kayaks) if they can transport them. All water activities require the Scout to have demonstrated a BSA Swimmer rating during 2013. ALso, there is a $3 charge (not $2 as emailed) for swimming at the beach. On Saturday afternoon, we invite Scout families to join us at the park for an outdoor dinner and evening campfire. If you do join us, please consider bringing a dish to pass. Use the Route 173 entrance to get to Pierce Lake.