Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2017
Stearns Scout Camp (3 Days, 2 Nights)

Fall Camp

Stearns Scout Camp (Heritage/Gagner Lodges) | Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2017

3303 County Road 44, South Haven, MN 55382

Registration opens Sept 25

REGISTRATION LINK

Cost: $25/person | Wreath sale participants that sold more that $100 are free - if they haven't previously claimed their free camp - see more details here.

Registration Deadline: November 1.

General Information

  • November 3-5, 2017
  • Arrive no earlier than 6pm Friday. Check-out at 9:30am Sunday.
  • If you will not be there the full weekend, please specify when registering so this can be taken into consideration for food planning.
  • Bunk Beds with Mattresses are available in the lodges!
  • Feel free to bring siblings and/or multiple Akelas to this camp.
  • If you plan to sleep in a tent and don't need lodge space, please specify that when registering so we can allow more people to attend. All Webelos II scouts will be tenting out - you will likely need headlamps to set up tents.
  • Food and dishes are provided, but Akelas are expected to help with cooking and cleaning.
  • Scouts should arrive at camp and leave from camp in their Scout uniforms, but please leave neckerchiefs and slides at home so they don't get lost!

Location/Maps

Lodging

  • Scouts and akelas will sleep in lodges - mattresses available. (Optionally, you may bring your own tent. Highly recommended for light sleepers!)
  • Pack 1 is registered for Heritage/Gagner Lodges
  • Bring sleeping bags for use on the mattresses.
  • Women/girls will have a separate sleeping room (with bunk beds).

What to pack

  • Completed forms (see below)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Water bottle
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Personal medications
  • Pack-1 T-shirt (Class B) for wearing while at camp
  • Warm clothes - wool socks are best, dress in layers; prepare for weather that is colder and wetter than you expect!
  • Warm coat - we will be outdoors most of the time, rain or shine (within reason--but Scouts are a hardy bunch, so a little drizzle won't stop us!)
  • Hat, gloves/mittens - it feels especially cold when stationary at the ranges.
  • Brightly colored or BLAZE ORANGE clothing is preferred - it's hunting season for a variety of game.
  • Boots or shoes suitable for hiking
  • Uniform shirt (no neckerchief or slide)
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket knife (Bear and Older Scouts - gr. 3-5 only)
    • Eligible Scouts will Whittlin' Chip knife safety course at camp
  • Books, comics, playing cards, or boardgames for quiet time. Chess is a perennial favorite.

Be prepared with a change of clothes for any weather condition.

What NOT to pack

  • DO NOT bring electronic devices and games; adults may bring cell phones, cameras, etc.
  • DO NOT bring extra food - it will all be provided for by the Pack
  • The camp provides BB guns and bows for the ranges. If you choose to bring your own, they must be stored with the campmaster!

What we'll do

Here's our tentative schedule. Times will likely change somewhat so please be flexible!

FRIDAY Nov. 3
7:00pm or later Arrive at camp – check in at Gagner (see camp map above)
7:00pm-10:00pm Craft project, games, and free time – bring your cards, comics, magazines, coloring, games, etc.
8:30pm Cracker Barrel
8:45pm Welcome / Announcements
10:00pm Lights Out!
SATURDAY Nov. 4
7:45am-8:45am Breakfast
9:00am Flag Raising
9:15am-10:45am Obstacle Course and Disc Golf
11:00am Camp Service Project - TBD
12:00pm Lunch – weather permitting, to be cooked outdoors grouped by dens
1:00-1:45pm Den Specific Activities - TBD
1:45pm Hike to Ranges
2:00pm-4:00pm BB and Archery Ranges
4:00pm-6:15pm Snack/Free Time/Den Skit Planning/Finish Craft Project
6:15pm Flag Lowering and Vespers
6:30pm Dinner
7:45pm Campfire: S’mores, Skits, Jokes, Songs, Good Deed Awards
SUNDAY Nov. 5
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Break down camp / Clean up
10:00am Out of camp

As Scouts arrive, we'll have our "Cracker Barrel," a light snack and time to socialize/play. "Lights out" will be at 10:00 PM.

Saturday arrivals should try to join us by 9:00 AM; after 9:00 AM, check the schedule and camp map (print the Map of Camp before you come, or stop by the ranger office on your way in for directions).

There will also be ample opportunity for unstructured outdoor play, or a group game of kickball, soccer, or frisbee.

Saturday night campfire program will have skits, jokes, and stories (the sign of a successful camp is that no one goes to sleep on Friday night, and no one is awake for the campfire on Saturday). Bring your jokes--the cornier the better!--and review your Scout Vespers lyrics.

Webelos II scouts will be tenting out. All Dens will be cooking their own campfire lunches on Saturday.

Paperwork:

 
Parent Action Items
Signup by Wednesday, 11/1.

[Online REGISTRATION is now Closed]


Complete & Print health and shooting forms if they are not already on file with the pack. 


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Pack 1 Minneapolis Cub Scouts,
Oct 14, 2015, 8:32 PM