Fall Family Campout

posted Sep 28, 2011, 7:38 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 30, 2011, 12:46 PM ]
ALL PARENTS MUST COMPLETE THE "BSA Youth Protection Training" (YPT) if you want to attend this campout!  NO EXCEPTIONS. 
More information regarding this training can be found in the "Pack Training Compliance" to the left.
Where: The family camp-out will be held at "Camp Green Dickson", a scout reservation camp near Gonzales, Texas (between Gonzales and Shiner).

  October 28th - 30th, 2011.

Cost:  $5/per family. You must pay your den leader to reserve your slot.
  Final deadline is Wednesday, October 19th.

SCOUTS PLEASE LEAVE ELECTRONICS AT HOME OR IN YOUR CAR.  All campouts are electronic free for all scouts.  Parents are encouraged to limit their use of electronics.


YOU MUST BRING A CUP/MUG for each member coming to the camp.  Please bring a mug for hot drinks and cups for cold drink.  You are encouraged to bring your own mess kit (napkins, bowls, plates, silverware, etc..) to help us reduce the amount of trash generated at the campout.

Each Den must get together and plan their meals (see below) and to prepare skits, songs or jokes for the campfire.

Please bring a bar of soap per person who wishes to participate in the whittling chip.  Ivory bar soap is recommended, and if possible unwrap the bars of soap and let it dry out about two weeks in advance.  The Pack will provide some plastic knives for those younger folks and ranks who can not use a real knife.

Important Information
  1. Pay your den leader BEFORE you arrive at camp.  The cost is $5 per person. This includes campsite, food, and kool-aid, but not sodas or coffee (don’t panic. Some of us are degenerate coffee addicts and will have our coffee pots out in the mornings.  If you want coffee quickly, though, you should think about bringing your own)
  2. If you are an adult, please give your den leader a copy of your Youth Protection Training certificate BEFORE you arrive at camp. The training is available for free on line at www.scouting.org and takes about 15 minutes to complete. You will need to create an account to take the training.  Click on the training tab, then the general tab.  One of the basic training courses is Youth Protection Training.
  3. While electronic devices are fun, the purpose of camping is to enjoy the outdoors. If your child must bring a handheld game system, or other electronic device, please leave it in the car for the duration of the campout. Unfortunately, the boys often like to be led by example…
  4. Fishing is allowed.  If you would like to fish, please bring poles and bait.
  5. While there is an agenda and plan for the campout, it is possible that it will have to be amended to account for the situation on the ground.
  6. Pack staff has planned assuming that there is a burn ban in effect. If you plan on cooking something, bring a camp stove.
  7. To reinforce “leave no trace”, please minimize the use of disposable anything.
  8. The “campfire” will be sans fire, but will still require all scouts to perform a skit, song, or similar. If you, as a family, would like to plan something as well, you are welcome to! The more entertainment the better.
  9. If you wish to look at the requirements for any of the merit badges, they can be found at www.meritbadge.org.

Scout Name Number of spots Notes
Jonathan P.
Cameron T.
Evan J.
Adult + 2 scouts.

Total CONFIRMED Persons:  30 of 60 slots,
as of (2011-10-05 @ 20:24).

REQUESTED, no payment yet received

Scout Name Number of spots Notes

Total Requested Persons:  8 as of (2011-10-03 @ 20:10).

Camp Green Dickson

Directions: Google | Hand-drawn map with directions

Map of Camp Green Dickson campsites

  • 335 acres
  • Texas History Trail is located in nearby Gonzales
  • 15 campsites, 6 latrines and one central shower facility/shelter with power
  • Drinking water is available.
  • 6 acre private stocked pond
  • Home of our summer and winter National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) courses
  • Roughly a two hour drive from Austin
  • No council fee
  • Stocked pond: Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish, Crappie

Friday Dinner Fend for yourself.  No Den or Pack dinner.
Saturday Breakfast  NOT provided by the Pack, coordinated with Den.
  Lunch NOT provided by the Pack, coordinated with Den.
  Dinner DINNER is not provided by the Pack.
Dessert (Ice Cream and Brownies) is provided by the Pack!
Sunday Breakfast NOT provided by the Pack, coordinated with Den.

Friday Gathering Gather at sites, setup tents and sleeping arrangements.
Saturday Morning
Flag Ceremony, raise the flags (colors).
  9:30am — 9:45am
Hike coordinate by the cubmaster.
Alternate: Self organized team games.
Service Project
  11:45am Lunch
Whittling Chip (please bring a bar of soap - SEE ABOVE)
Sports (kickball, soccer, fishing, or flag football)
Free time / Den Time / Skit and Song Preparation
Dinner (provided by your Den)
Dessert - ICE CREAM and Brownies (provided by the Pack)
You must bring your own bowl and spoon.
Retire the flag.
Campfire Ceremony

Astronomy (if weather permits)
Free time
Sunday Morning
Flag Ceremony
Chapel Service (optional, non-denominational)
Camp breakdown.

List of suggested items to bring

  • Good walking shoes or boots
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Rain jacket (let’s be optimistic!)
  • Swim suit, if you plan to swim
  • Long pants (for hiking, running around and being a child, etc. Parents not excluded. ☺)
  • Gloves (service project)

  • Toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Film or memory card
  • Extra batteries
  • Reusable mug
  • Bug spray
  • Sun screen
  • Folding camp chairs
  • Water bottle (yes, it’s on the list twice!)
  • Flashlight/headlamp (extra batteries)
  • Daypack/fanny pack
  • Binoculars
  • Trash bags
  • Lantern
  • After dark entertainment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bedding/sleeping
  • Sleeping pads or cots
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Sheet
  • Pillow
  • Tent