Fall is in the air and it's time to head to our annual Fall camp out! We will camp this year October 9-11 at Lake Houston Wilderness Park. The address is 25840 FM 1485, New Caney, TX 77357.
SIGN UP!! We need a quick turnaround on sign up. Deadline Tuesday, October 6th. As usual, there is a $25/family charge. This covers food for Saturday & Sunday as well as camp site rental. You can pay online when you register or bring a check/cash to the campout.
Sign up Under "Links" on the Menu above!
The theme this time is "Superheros!" With the popularity of Superheros of all types it seems fitting to mix their world with our weekend camping to give the boys & Me Toos a weekend of fun to remember. Scouts will have the chance to work on their scouting skills while having fun at the same time! We will also have a chance to have a showdown battle with some Super Villains!
Weather permitting, we will have a night hike around 7:00pm on Friday. You should eat before you arrive on Friday. Dinner is on your own. We will return from the hike and bake a few special treats over the fire. On Saturday morning, we will turn our leaders into Super Heros - dress them up & determine what powers they will have. We will then set off for the quests for the day. We hope to have our new Class B T-shirts in and they will be the required dress for Saturday. If you have additional super hero items (capes, shields, etc), you can add to your uniform for the events on Saturday.
Saturday evening will be our Campfire Program, starting with awards for the day followed by our Bobcat Ceremony. Afterwards we will have a few skits and jokes by the fire. Each den should be ready to do a couple skits! When we wake up on Sunday morning, we will have a Scouts Own service followed by breakfast and camp clean up / tear down.
This will again be a "green" camp out. Everyone needs to bring a water bottle/cup and mess kit (reusable plate & utensils). This doesn't have to be an official "mess" kit - any plastic reusable items will do.
A few of us will arrive early on Friday to get things set up. If you have not signed up for Remind101, please do so now. It is easy and we can provide you with any last minute information via text messages. To sign up, send a text message to: 81010 with the following in the message: @pack926. That's it!
Dens will camp together. Areas for the dens will be marked. Webelos will be camping together in their pack tents, but their families will be setup nearby.
You can arrive at the campground as early as 2:00pm on Friday. We will all depart before noon on Sunday.
Driving times is estimated at 30-40 minutes. You are responsible for your own family's dinner on Friday night, so grab a bite on the way. If you can get there before dark, putting up your tent will be a lot easier! If not, I'm sure someone will pitch in and give you a hand.
Dress code - Friday evening anything. Saturday - Class B (New Pack t-shirts). Friday evening campfire: Class A. Sunday morning: Class B.
Dens have been assigned both kitchen and breakdown duties for this camp. Because we have conflicting camping schedules, only a couple of Boy Scouts from Troop 9 will be joining us. David Brady will be running the kitchen and several of you have volunteered for shifts assisting him. Dens will also assist in the kitchen. Den kitchen duty will consist of set up and clean up. Teardown will consist of getting that part of the camp torn down, packed into the trailers and trash picked up. See the schedules below.
We will have several quests for the boys to conquer on Saturday. There will be several stations which the dens will rotate through. We will spend from 9:00am - 10:00am on Saturday preparing as a group and then we will break into dens to complete the quests. We will work to break into groups of similar sizes, so some of the bigger dens will break into two. The schedule for this will be available at the camp out.
What to Bring
Tent, sleeping bags, pillows, mats or blow up mattresses (if you like) and camp chairs. Also, a tarp under your tent will make cleanup much easier.
Water bottle/cup, mess kit including utensils (Everyone will do their own dishes)
Toiletries - soap, shampoo, flip flops/swimsuits/towels (for showers if you plan to take one)
Flashlights - might want to put new batteries in them
Sunscreen & bug spray
Class A uniform including neckerchief & slide (cap if you have it). Make sure you ask an experienced Mom/Dad how to tie the knot in the neckerchief so that the slide doesn't fall off, or you'll end up replacing your slides by the end of the weekend!
Class B uniforms - pack T-Shirts - we will pass them out at the Camp Out
Rain ponchos (if you like)
What to Leave at Home
Friday after hike - Camp Fire Special
Saturday Breakfast - Hot breakfast + cereal
Saturday Lunch - Gutter dogs (cooked by the scouts) + sandwiches + chips
Saturday Dinner - Dutch oven meals
Sunday Breakfast - Pastries, fruit & Milk
Kitchen Shift Rotations
Friday Dinner - Wolves (Den10)
Saturday Breakfast - Bears (Den 9)
Saturday Lunch - Webelos I (Den 8)
Saturday Dinner - Webelos II (Den 6 & 7)
Sunday Breakfast - Tigers (Dens 2 & 3)
Teardown Rotations (adjusted as needed)
Dens 2 & 3 - Leave no Trace in Gaming Area
Den 9 - Game equipment tear down and packed away in trailer
Den 8 - Wash Station tear down and pack up
Den 10 - Flags & pop up tents tear down and pack away
Den 6 - Cooking tent take down and dutch oven pack away
Den 7 - Kitchen tear down & pack away
No smoking is permitted in the presence or within the eyesight of Scouts and Me Toos.
We will NOT have electricity at each of the camping slabs. If you need to plug in your phone, then bring a portable battery.
All adults should complete Youth Protection Training (YPT). It is online at my.scouting.org. You can print a copy of your certificate and bring it with you if you haven't already turned it in.
You must have submitted a completed health form including a copy of your insurance card. You can print a blank here and fill it out if you haven't already: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/parts_ab.pdf Bring it with you to the camp out
Any Webelos who plan to use their knives (within the Webelos camping area) must bring their Whittling Chip Card