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Pack 1 Mpls. Fall  Camp
October 2024 

Kiwanis Scout Camp

Gopher & Badger Lodges
(AKA "The Dormitory")

15987 St. Croix Trail North
Marine on St. Croix, MN

Map of Camp
Map to Camp


Coming in October 2024


Registration Deadline:


Coming in October 2024

What we'll do & When

Here's our tentative schedule. Times may change, so please be flexible!

Nov. 10, FRIDAY night

  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. --- Arrivals and Tent Set-Up ...
    Check in and present all required paperwork, then set up your tent or bunk

  • 6:30 to 7 p.m. -- Outdoor Games with Flashlights/Headlamps "Night at the Museum," Ghosts in the Graveyard," etc.

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. -- Informal Campfire, 
    Roast Marshmallows, Eat S'Mores, Sing songs
    and tell stories (preferably spooky!)

  • 9 p.m. -- Lights Out

Nov. 11, SATURDAY morning

  • 7:30  to 8:45 a.m. --- Hot Breakfast ... Hot Cocoa,
    Coffee, TBD

  • 9: a.m. -- Flag-Raising Ceremony,
    Wolf Den raises colors

  • 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. -- Free Time

  • 10 a.m. to Noon -- Archery & B.B. Gun Ranges, 
    Rangemasters: Greg Huff & Jefferson Slinkard

  • 10 a.m. to Noon -- Challenge Course and/or
    Gaga Ball

  • 11 a.m. to Noon -- Lunch Prep,
    Grubmaster Volunteers

Nov. 11, SATURDAY p.m.

  • 12 to 1 p.m. -- Lunch –  Menu: Hotdogs or brats roasted over an open fire, chips, apples, carrots,
    juice-boxes, bottled water

  • 1 to 2 p.m. -- Skit Planning ... Den members & Den Leaders (or Asst. Den Leaders)

  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. -- Disc Golf and/or Ultimate Frisbee

  • 4:15-5:15 p.m. -- Free-play time or additional skit planning

  • 4:15-5:15 p.m.  -- Three-Chord Jam Session (some leaders and parents bring instruments and strum, pick and sing simple three-chord bluegrass, folk, traditional, kids, etc. songs. Kid musicians are welcome too. 

  • 5:15-6 p.m.  -- DInner Prep ... Grubmaster & Volunteers

  • 6 p.m. -- Dinner ... Menu TBD

  • 6:45 p.m. -- Flag-Lowering Ceremony, Bear Den

  • 7 to 8 p.m. -- Campfire Program: Skits, Jokes, Songs, Good Deed Awards

  • 8:15 to 9 p.m. -- Outdoor Games with Flashlights/Headlamps ... "Night at the Museum," Ghosts in the Graveyard," etc.

  • 9:15 p.m. -- Retire to tents/bunks for bedtime

  • 9:30 p.m. -- Lights Out

Nov. 12, SUNDAY morning

  • 7 to 8 a.m. -- Hot Coc & Cold Breakfast ...
    Hot cocoa, breakfast bars, apples, bananas, etc.

  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. -- Pack up personal items; take down tents; Sweep, Vacuum & Mop Bunkhouse & Dining Hall Floors; Clean Bathroom (Parent Volunteers, Leaders)

  • 9 a.m. -- Embark from camp

What to pack

  • Completed mandatory health and shooting-sports forms (links at bottom of column 2 on this page)

  • A Tent & Warm Sleeping Bags --  Night-time temps can get pretty chilly, so be sure to bring your warmest sleeping bag and additional blankets,
    to "Be Prepared."

  • A name-labeled, reusable water bottle

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

  • Personal medications

  • Cub Scout Uniform Shirt (Class A) to wear to flag ceremonies; leave neckerchief and slide at home

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

  • Warm clothes, gloves and a beanie/stocking cap -- Dress in layers; prepare for weather that is colder and wetter than forecasted (Be Prepared!). It can often feel especially cold when waiting your turn at the shooting ranges.

  • Rain Coat/Suit & Hoodie -- We will be outdoors the entire weekend, rain or shine

  • Boots or shoes suitable for hiking (We will hike in den groups to every activity; for the youngest kids, the distances can often feel long)

  • Head Lamp/Light or Flashlight with a wrist lanyard

  • Pocket knife (ONLY grade 3-5 Scouts who have already earned their Whittlin' Chip cards, OR will be earning it at Camp)

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

  • Card games, board games, role-playing games

  • Adults may bring cell phones

What NOT to pack

  • DO NOT bring electronic devices and games 

  • DO NOT bring extra food (we have plenty!)

  • The camp provides BB guns and bows for the shooting ranges.
    If you choose to bring your own, they must be checked in with,
    and stored with, the Campmaster, immediately upon your arrival
    at Camp (even before proceeding to our campsite)

General Information

  • Arrive no earlier than 5:30 p.m. Friday. Check-out at 9 a.m. Sunday.

  • If you will not be there the full time, please specify when registering, so this can be taken into consideration for meal planning. Multiple Camp Packages are available, at pro-rated prices -- Click HERE to learn more

  • Pack 1 Scouts may invite non-Scout siblings
    and friends.

  • Meals and dishes/cutlery will be provided, but parents/guardians will be expected to help with cooking/serving and dishes/cleaning.

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

  • Toliet paper is provided by the camp, but
    it's never a bad idea to bring a back-up roll from home, just in case. Be Prepared!


Required Paperwork:

  • Parents of Scouts who are not coming themselves must complete a permission slip (LINK). Please fill it out completely and make sure that it is given to the adult driving your Scout to Camp. (Not required for Scouts whose parents are attending.)

  • You must complete a Health Form and bring it with you to camp. Health forms are valid for one year and available at this link: Health Form (Short Term Medical Record (LINK)

  • All Scouts must complete a Shooting Sports permission slip in order to shoot on the archery and BB-gun ranges. Shooting Sports forms are valid for one year. Forms are attached below or available at the link below: (LINK)

  • If you already filled out and turned in Health and Shooting Sports paperwork for your child at a Pack 1 camp earlier this year, you do not have to fill out those forms again for Fall Camp #2 . The paperwork is valid for one year.

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