Spring Camp

May 14-16, 2021
Rum River Scout Camp

Rum River Scout Camp
Campsites #3 & #5
May 14-16, 2021

15659 Saint Francis Boulevard
Anoka, MN 55303

Camp info:

REGISTRATION LINK

On a  mobile device? Try the direct link here: https://forms.gle/xwUDXRQ8QxfrMCEc7

 

Cost: $25/Scout, with 1 Free Parent/Guardian per Scout | Wreath-sale participants that sold more that $150 may attend for free, if they haven't previously claimed their free camp.

Registration Deadline: May 12

What we'll do & When

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

FRIDAY May 14

5:30 to 7 p.m. -- Arrival, tent set-up

7 p.m. -- Flag-Lowering Ceremony

7:15 to 8:45 p.m. -- Den Campfires, S'mores

9 p.m. -- Retire to tents

SATURDAY May 14

7:30 to 8:30 am --- Breakfast

9:00 a.m. -- Flag-Raising Ceremony

9:15 to 9:45 a.m. -- Free Time 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Archery and BB Gun Ranges

12 to 1 p.m. Lunch –  Cooked outdoors, grouped by dens

2 to 4 p.m. -- Fishing or Disc Golf

4-5:15 p.m. -- Den Events, Free Time and/or Skit Planning

5:30 p.m. Dinner –  Cooked outdoors, grouped by dens

6:45 p.m. -- Flag Lowering Ceremony

7:30 p.m. -- Campfire Program: Skits, Jokes, Songs,
Good Deed Awards

9 p.m. -- Retire to tents

SUNDAY May 16

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. -- Breakfast

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. -- Break down camp / Clean up

10 a.m. -- Embark from camp

Print out the Map of Camp before you leave home, 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 feature 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, parents/guardians and leaders at Spring 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 Campsite #5 and Campsite #8, which are located across the road from each other (see Camp Map)

  • Our campsites are divided into 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.

  • Spring evenings can still get cold, so 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

  • Light and Warm clothes -- Dress in layers; prepare for weather that is colder and wetter than you expect!

  • Rain Coat/Suit & Hoodie -- 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 can feel especially cold when waiting your turn at the shooting ranges.

  • Boots or shoes suitable for hiking

  • Uniform shirt (no neckerchief or slide)

  • Flashlight

  • Pocket knife (Bear and Older Scouts - grades 3-5 only)

  • 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 14-16, 2021

  • Arrive no earlier than 5:30 p.m. Frday. 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 before 05/12.

  • Complete & Print health and shooting forms