Fall Family Pack Campout

posted Jun 3, 2012, 2:59 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Oct 31, 2012, 6:33 AM ]
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.  Cedar Breaks Park, at Lake Georgetown, Texas

When:
  October 26th - 28th, 2012.

Cost:
  $20/family, plus food.  Food arrangements will be done at the den level. (The family campout generally has on the order of 100 people, which is too many to plan and cook for. We do food as a pack for winter & spring campouts.)
Please pay your Den leader to reserve your family spot!


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

WHAT TO BRING

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 $20  per family, which covers the campsite.  Please coordinate with your Den leader to plan and pay for food for meals.  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. There will be a "campfire", with or without fire, depending on the burn ban status. Each den will be required 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 or belt loops, they can be found at www.meritbadge.org.


CONFIRMED SCOUT ROSTER
Scout Name Number of spots Notes


 


 



     
     
     
     



Total CONFIRMED Persons:  0 of 60 slots,
as of (2012-10-26 @ 00:00).

REQUESTED, no payment yet received
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Scout Name Number of spots Notes






     
     
     
     
Total Requested Persons:  0 as of (2011-10-26 @ 00:00).



Fall Family Campout Lake Georgetown

Location:  Lake Georgetown (camp info) (maps and directions)



Menu
Friday Dinner Fend for yourself.  No Den or Pack dinner.
Saturday Breakfast  Den/Family provided breakfast.
  Lunch Den/Family provided lunch.
  Dinner Den provided dinner.
Pack will provide smores to be prepared at the campfire.
Sunday Breakfast Den/Family provided breakfast.

Agenda
Friday Gathering Gather at sites, setup tents and sleeping arrangements.
Highly recommend you show up before dark, makes for easier site and tent setup.
Saturday Morning
9:15am
Flag Ceremony, raise the flags (colors).


Breakfast, followed by pack activity.
  Afternoon
12 noon
Lunch, followed by den time & free time, possibly belt loop time. Whittling chip for older scouts (Bear & up), soap carving with plastic knives for younger scouts.
  Night
7pm
Retire the flag.
Pack Campfire
ALL DENS – NEED A SONG, SKIT, JOKE or all 3!

  8:30pm
Free time
  10pm
LIGHTS OUT
Parents are known to stay up playing cards, etc..
Sunday Morning
9am
Flag Ceremony
Chapel Service (optional, non-denominational)
Camp breakdown.
ALL SCOUT MEMBERS - Leave No Trace!

There looks to be a HUGE forest where we are camping, so I imagine there will be quite a bit of scouts-running-through-the-woods time.



List of suggested items to bring

Clothing
  • 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)

Personal
  • Toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Film or memory card
  • Extra batteries
  • Reusable mug
  • Bug spray
  • Sun screen
Miscellaneous
  • 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