Family Camp

We have re-scheduled Pack 98 Family Camp so that more people will be able to attend. Family Camp will be Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25. We need your RSVP by Friday, August 16 end of day so that we know how much food to buy. Please RSVP to Bill Clouser (wscii@comcast.net) with the following info:

  • How many will attend from your family?
  • Does anyone in your family have medical needs we should be aware of?
  • Does anyone in your family have food allergies or specific food needs? (you may need to provide your own food depending on your concerns)
  • Provide a cell phone number where we can reach you

 

The whole family is invited. Cost is $20 per person. Bring a check (payable to Pack 98) to Family Camp. The Pack will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Everyone will help with the cooking and cleaning. Detailed logistics and agenda are below.

 

Directions

Camp Patiya is at 7022 Flagstaff Road, about 7 miles up Flagstaff Road west of Boulder, CO. It is approximately 1.5 hours from First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins. From Boulder, drive west on Baseline Road, past Chautauqua Park, where the road becomes Flagstaff Road. Go up and over Flagstaff Mountain about 7 miles and the camp entrance will be on your right (west). As you go along Flagstaff Road, you will see mileage markers. If you pass the 7 mile marker, you have gone slightly too far.

 

General Camp info: http://www.longspeakbsa.org/camps/Patiya/

Map of Camp: http://www.longspeakbsa.org/camps/Patiya/CampPatiyaMap.pdf

 

Arrival and Departure Times

Arrive between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, August 23. You are responsible for your own dinner prior to arriving. Depart around 11am on Sunday, August 25.

 

Agenda

 

Friday, 8/23

  • 6pm – 8pm         Families arrive at camp and set up.   (Dinner is on your own)
  • 8pm                       Campfire – S’mores and program
  • 9:30 pm                Sleep

Saturday, 8/24

  1. 7:15 – 8am           Bears Cook breakfast and clean up.  Parents included J
  2. 8am – 8:15          Flag Ceremony
  3. 8:15 – 9am          Eat Breakfast
  4. 9am – 9:30          Wash up, brush teeth, police your camp
  5. 9:30 – 12pm        Pack Hike
  6. 12pm – 1pm       Eat lunch.  Free time.
  7. 1pm – 5pm         Family and Scout activities  (see list of possible activities below)
  8. 5pm – 6pm         Webelos cook dinner and clean up.   Includes parents J
  9. 6 – 6:15 pm         Flag lowering ceremony
  10. 6:15pm – 7:15pm             Eat dinner
  11. 8pm                       Camp Fire  w. skits
  12. 9:30pm                 Sleep

Sunday, 8/25

  1. 7:15 – 8am          Wolves and parents cook and clean up breakfast
  2. 8am – 8:15          Flag Ceremony
  3. 8:15 – 9am          Eat Breakfast
  4. 9am – 9:30          Wash up, brush teeth, police your camp
  5. 9:30 – 11am        Pack up, clean up camp sites, leave

Possible Activities

  • Rank Achievements (fire, astronomy, knives, outdoor flag ceremony, …)
  • Hike in the Walker Ranch Open Space
  • star gazing with a telescope
  • American Flag folding
  • Capture the Flag
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Knot Tying
  • Prep for skit

Suggested Packing List

        Backpack / duffel bag

        Small backpack for hike and to wear around camp

        Mess kit: plate, cup, knife, fork, spoon (reusable)

        Water bottle

        Tent

        Sleeping pad

        Sleeping bag

        Pillow

        Camp chair (optional)

        Flashlight

        Lantern (optional)

        Medications (parents must keep all meds for their kids)

        Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, towel

        Kleenex

        Sunscreen

        Bug spray

        Chapstick

        Cub Scout Handbook

        Pen, pencil and notebook

        Frisbees, footballs, baseballs and mitts, books…  (There will be some down time)

        Pocket knife (need to earn “whittling chip” before they can use this)

        Snacks (optional – need to lock up all “smellables” at night)

        Clock/watch

        Camera

        No pets, weapons, bikes, scooters

        Leave iPods, iPads and other electronics in the car (or at home)

        Clothes

  • Class B Uniform (Pack 98 T-shirt) or other short sleeve T-shirts
  • Long sleeve T-shirt
  • Hooded sweatshirt
  • Rain coat
  • 1 pair jeans
  • 2 pair shorts
  • Pajamas
  • 2 pair underwear
  • 2 pair socks
  • 2 pair shoes/boots/sandals
  • Baseball cap or other sun hat
  • Sunglasses

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • No Electronics for Cub Scouts at camp.   They must be left in the car.
  • There are bathrooms with toilets and running water.
  • There is one standard residential refrigerator for everyone to share.
  • There will be a walk from the parking lot to camp and the lodge so be prepared to carry stuff. The Pack will have a wagon or two that you can use if necessary. Expect a 1/8 mile walk.
  • Every scout does have to have an adult from their family attending.
  • Scouts do not need to bring their full “Class A” uniform. Their “Class B” Pack 98 Summer T-shirt would be a great choice – or other T-shirt of their choice.
  • Parents must keep pocket knives for any Scouts that have not earned their Whittling Chip.  Bears and Webelos who have earned the Whittling Chip may bring pocket knives themselves.
  • Remember that the boys just graduated to the next rank, so the Tigers from the 2012-2013 Scout year are now Wolves and last year’s Wolves are now Bears!
  • This is a Pack 98 event – not a Council or District event. Come out and support our great Pack!

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