Family Camp

Pack 98 Family Camp is Friday, June 20 thru Sunday, June 22. Please register by June 15.

 

Pack 98,

 

The Second Annual Pack 98 Family Camp is Friday June 20 thru Sunday June 22 at Camp Patiya (near Boulder). Family Camp is the opportunity for the Pack to go car camping. There will be some structured activities, but it is mostly an opportunity to relax as a Pack. 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. Bring your own tent or let us know if you need to borrow one. 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.

 

Suggested Arrival and Departure Times

 

Arrive between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, June 20. You are responsible for your own dinner prior to arriving. It will be much easier to set up your tent if you arrive before it gets dark. Let us know if you need to arrive at a different time. Depart around 11am on Sunday, June 22.

 

Amenities

 

Camp Patiya has bathrooms with toilets and running water, but no showers. There is a covered cooking area with charcoal grills. The Pack will also have a propane grill. There is one standard residential refrigerator for everyone to share. We will be staying in tents, but there is an enclosed lodge that we can use for activities or in case of bad weather. There will be a 1/8-mile (approx.) 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.

 

Possible Activities

 

  • Rank Achievements (fire, astronomy, knives, outdoor flag ceremony, …)
  • Hike in the Walker Ranch Open Space
  • Star gazing
  • Capture the Flag
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Wiffle Ball
  • Knot Tying
  • Skits

 

Suggested Packing List

 

  • Backpack / duffel bag
  • Small backpack for hike and to wear around camp
  • Mess kit: plate, bowl, 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
  • Frisbee, football, baseball and mitt, book…  (There will be 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 (optional)
  • 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

 

  • Every scout must have to have an adult from their family attending.
  • No Electronics for Cub Scouts at camp.   They must be left in the car.
  • Scouts do not need to bring their full “Class A” uniform. Their “Class B” Pack 98 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 will graduate to the next rank on June 1, so the Tigers from this past Scout year are will be Wolves at Camp and last year’s Wolves will be Bears, etc.
  • This is a Pack 98 event – not a Council or District event. Come out and support our great Pack!

 

 

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