The cost to attend is $10 per person (meaning $10 for every family member who attends, including the Scout) which will cover the rental of the campground and food for Saturday dinner and s’mores, which the Pack is supplying. Please give your payment to your den leader at the next meeting or bring it with you to the campground
There is a required paperwork per Boy Scout of America regulations, every person attending MUST have completed Medical Forms A and B (Part C is not required). Please note that a copy of the insurance card is required. You must bring these with you to the campground. Please download and complete these form here.
Here is our tentative schedule:
- 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Arrive and set up your camp (bring your own tents, cots/mattresses, sleeping bags, etc.)
- 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Break into Dens for a Den adventure
- 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Family free time while dinner is prepared. the NCR Rail-Trail is five minutes away and there is a stream nearby for crawdad-hunting (bring an extra set of dry clothes)
- 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dinner and clean up (dinner is hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, watermelon and chips; water cooler supplied)
- 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Campfire and flag retirement ceremony
- 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. S’mores, camp fire stories, songs, etc.
- Break down camp and leave as families feel ready.
- Breakfast on your own (may bring food to camp).
- At this point, we will remind the boys about the Leave No Trace policy they learned at the Pack meeting and each boy will participate in a 15-minute, group search for trash in our campsite area.
We will be setting up tents in the field beside the Kittle pavilion, which has picnic tables (see attached map). There is a separate boys/girls restroom facility that has running water. There is ample parking close to the Kittle pavilion.
Things to Bring:
- Tent, waterproof tarp on which to pitch your tent, sleeping gear (include cot, mat, etc.), change of clothes, toiletries, towels.
- The Pack will supply all eating utensils (cups, plates, etc.) and food. Bring snacks for your family if you’d like, but please make sure that they are in an airtight container so critters are not tempted to go into your tent.
- The Pack will supply all dinner and s’mores for Saturday, as well as a water cooler. Each family is responsible for its own breakfast on Sunday.
- The NCR trail is close, if you care to bring your bike.
- Please leave the screens at home! While as adults, we will need our phones, I ask that, if possible, we can take a break from checking our phones during the group activities. If anyone plays an instrument and wants to lead any campfire singing, we are game!
As with any Pack outdoor event, the safety of our boys is paramount. If the weather is inclement, we will make a decision as early as possible on Saturday morning and appreciate your understanding. While camping in wet drizzle is fine for adults, it is less so for young boys and even younger siblings. Our hope with Cub Scout camping is to instill a lifelong love of the outdoors, which is harder to do when you are pitching a tent in the rain.
If you have any questions, please contact your den leader or the pack here through this email.