Fall Camp

October 24-25, 2020
Stearns Scout Camp (2 Days, 1 Night)

Stearns Scout Camp ("Whitewater 01 -- Zumbo" Campsites) | Oct. 24-25, 2020

3303 County Road 44, South Haven, MN 55382

Camp info:

REGISTRATION LINK

On a  mobile device? Try the direct link here: https://forms.gle/zUpcZ998hunJRig78

 

Cost: $25/person | Wreath sale participants that sold more that $150 are free - if they haven't previously claimed their free camp.

Registration Deadline: October 19

What we'll do

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

SATURDAY Oct. 24

7:30 am-8:45amTravel to camp

9:00amFlag Raising Ceremony

9:15am-9:45 amTent Set-Up

10:00amArchery and BB Gun Ranges

12:00pmLunch – weather permitting, to be cooked outdoors grouped by dens

1:00-1:45pmDen Specific Activities - TBD

1:45pmHike to Ranges

2:00pm-4:00pmBB and Archery Ranges or Free Time

4:00pm-5:15pmDen Events, Free Time and/or Skit Planning

5:30pmDinner

6:45pmFlag Lowering Ceremony

7:30pmCampfire: S’mores, Skits, Jokes, Songs, Good Deed Awards

SUNDAY Oct. 25

7:30am-8:30amBreakfast

8:30am-9:30amBreak down camp / Clean up

10:00amOut of camp

Print out 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. Bring your jokes--the cornier the better!--and review your Scout Vespers lyrics.​

Lodging

  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions for indoor gatherings, all Scouts, Akelas and Leaders at Fall Camp will sleep in tents. Only members of the same family/household can share a tent. Female Scouts can share a tent with a male parent; male Scouts can share a tent with a female parent.

  • Pack 1 is registered to camp in the "Whitewater 01 -- Zumbro" campsite

  • Our campsite is divided into 3 distinct "patrol sites" that will allow us to camp in pods, as per state/Northern Star Council rules. Each patrol site has its own fire ring, picnic table, nearby water and latrine.

  • Be sure to bring your warmest sleeping bags and additional blankets, to "Be Prepared."

What to pack

  • Completed forms (see below)

  • Two Covid-19 masks (one to wear when not able to socially distance; one to keep in your pack as an extra, in case you lose your primary mask)

  • Warm sleeping bag, pillow, extra blanket(s)

  • Water bottle

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

  • Personal medications

  • Pack-1 T-shirt (Class B) for outdoor play

  • 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 shooting 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 - grades 3-5 only)
    • Eligible Scouts will take Whittlin' Chip knife-safety course at camp

  • Books, comics, etc. for reading in your tent during quiet time

  • Adults may bring cell phones, cameras, etc.

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


What NOT to pack

  • DO NOT bring electronic devices and games 

  • DO NOT bring extra food 

  • The camp provides BB guns and bows for the ranges. If you choose to bring your own, they must be checked in with, and stored with, the Campmaster.

General Information

  • October 24-25, 2020

  • Arrive no earlier than 9 a.m. Saturday. Check-out at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

  • If you will not be there the full time, please specify when registering so this can be taken into consideration for food planning.

  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be able to use any indoor camp facilities, including Bunk Houses, Dining Halls, Kitchens, Indoor Restrooms. 

  • Feel free to bring siblings and/or multiple Akelas to this camp.

  • Food and dishes will be provided, but Akelas will be expected to help with cooking and cleaning.

  • Scouts should arrive at, and leave from, camp in their Scout uniforms, but please leave neckerchiefs and slides at home so they don't get lost!

  • No indoor/flush restrooms will be open/available this year. The Pack will stock the pit latrines with toilet paper and hand sanitizer (but feel free to bring your own).
     

Paperwork:


Parent Action Items

  • Sign up by 10/25.

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