Fall Family Campout: October 16 – 18, 2015

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Yeah! This is what I’m talkin’ about! It’s time for our next exciting outdoor adventure: Our annual Fall Family Campout will take place at Lake Texana Park, a personal favorite of many folks within the Pack.  The event will be from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18.

Even if you don’t want to camp, you and your family can still come on Saturday to spend the day at the park, participate in the Pack campfire program in the evening, and drive home that night.

This is a fantastic experience to share with your Cub Scout. All the boys have a great time!

Click here to download the Fall Camp Out Registration Worksheet

Click here for the event page.

Click here for more information about Lake Texana Park.

Click here for our Camping Checklist to make sure you bring essentials.

 

Camping Checklist

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Whether you’re a first-time camper or an old pro, a list can always help you remember those last minute items. The majority of the items on this list are obvious to most. The idea is to use this list to help remind you while you’re packing for our event.

Saturday-only Attendees

Highly recommended:

  • Cell phone
  • Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
  • Cub Scout Uniform / Pack 1800 tee-shirt
  • Cub Scout Handbook
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Rain coat/jacket/poncho
  • Cash/wallet/ID
  • Camp chairs
  • Lunch
  • Water/Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Water bottles
  • Prescription medicine
  • Flashlight/headlamp/lantern
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Fishing poles and tackle

For your consideration:

  • Cooler to store food/drinks in your car
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra clothing
  • Extra socks
  • Backpack
  • Hat/Cap
  • Towels
  • First aid kit
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Notepad / Pen
  • Glow sticks

Campers

In addition to the items on the Saturday list, consider the following:

Highly recommended:

  • Tent
  • Ground cloth/tarp
  • Extra stakes
  • Meals for Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Sunday Breakfast
  • Water / Drinks
  • Sleeping bag or sheets/blankets
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress, sleeping pad, or cot
  • Air pump
  • Water bucket
  • Change of clothing
  • Duct tape
  • Camp stove or campfire grill
  • Lantern
  • Flashlight
  • Propane
  • Matches/lighter

For your consideration:

  • Canopy/EZ-Up
  • Hammer
  • Dust pan/brush
  • Charcoal
  • Firewood
  • Dutch oven
  • Fire starters/newspaper
  • Tablecloth
  • Ziplock bags
  • Plates and bowls
  • Disposable plates
  • Silverware/plastic silverware
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap
  • Cooking oil/Pam spray
  • Pots and frying pans with lids
  • Cooking utensils
  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Mugs/paper cups
  • Cutting board
  • Seasonings/sugar/condiments
  • Sleepwear
  • Laundry bag
  • Shower-shoes/flip-flops
  • Soap in plastic case/shampoo
  • Tooth brush/tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Hand wipes
  • Compass/GPS
  • Binoculars
  • Rope/clothesline
  • Work gloves
  • Wristwatch
  • Football
  • Baseball/gloves
  • Frisbee
  • Camera

Spring Family Campout: April 4 – 6, 2014

 

14024Yeah! This is what I’m talkin’ about! It’s time for our next exciting outdoor adventure: Our annual Spring Family Campout will take place at Huntsville State Park.   The event will be from Friday, April 4 through Sunday,  April 6.

Even if you don’t want to camp, you and your family can still come on Saturday to spend the day at the park, participate in the Pack campfire program in the evening, and drive home that night.

This is a fantastic experience to share with your Cub Scout. All the boys have a great time!

Click here for the event page.

Click here for more information about Huntsville State Park.

Click here for our Camping Checklist to make sure you bring essentials.

 

Fall Family Campout: November 8 – 10, 2013

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Yeah! This is what I’m talkin’ about! It’s time for our next exciting outdoor adventure: Our annual Fall Family Campout will take place at Stephen F. Austin State Park, a personal favorite of many folks within the Pack.  The event will be from Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10.

Even if you don’t want to camp, you and your family can still come on Saturday to spend the day at the park, participate in the Pack campfire program in the evening, and drive home that night.

This is a fantastic experience to share with your Cub Scout. All the boys have a great time!

Click here for the event page.

Click here for more information about Stephen F. Austin State Park.

Click here for our Camping Checklist to make sure you bring essentials.

 

Camping Information/Checklist – Bovay

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Whether you’re a first-time camper or an old pro, a list can always help you remember those last minute items. The majority of the items on this list are obvious to most. The idea is to use this list to help remind you while you’re packing for our event.

Campers may arrive on Friday between 3:00 – 10:00 pm on Friday night. Check in at gate to gain camping site assignments.  Remember you are responsible for your Friday dinner.

The program begins on Saturday at either 9:00 or 10:00 am and runs until 5:00pm.

Please remember Bovay will be providing Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.

Please click here for more information on check in and the tentative schedule.

 

Checklist

Saturday-only Attendees

Highly recommended:

  • Cell phone
  • Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
  • Cub Scout Uniform / Pack 1800 tee-shirt
  • Cub Scout Handbook
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Rain coat/jacket/poncho
  • Cash/wallet/ID
  • Camp chairs
  • Water/Drinks/Snacks
  • Prescription medicine
  • Flashlight/headlamp/lantern
  • Mosquito repellant

For your consideration:

  • Sunglasses
  • Extra clothing
  • Extra socks
  • Backpack
  • Hat/Cap
  • Towels
  • First aid kit/Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Camera

Campers

In addition to the items on the Saturday list, consider the following:

Highly recommended:

  • Tent – Essential item
  • Ground cloth/tarp – Essential item
  • Extra stakes
  • Meal for Saturday Breakfast ONLY…all other meals provided by Bovay
  • Water / Drinks..in cooler with Ice
  • Sleeping bag or sheets/blankets
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress, sleeping pad, or cot
  • Air pump if using Air mattress
  • Change of clothes
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Camp stove or campfire grill if preparing Friday dinner and Saturday Breakfast
  • Lantern charged, with fresh batteries, extra mantels
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Propane for stove or lantern
  • Matches/lighter
  • Bungee cord or rope to secure containers at night (from racoons)

For your consideration:

  • Canopy/EZ-Up
  • Hammer or mallet for hammering in stakes
  • Dust pan/brush for cleaning out tent
  • Firewood for personal campfire
  • Fire starters/newspaper for personal campfire
  • Plates and bowls for Friday dinner/Saturday Breakfast
  • Disposable plates for Friday dinner/Saturday Breakfast
  • Silverware/plastic silverware Friday dinner/Saturday Breakfast
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap if cooking
  • Can opener/bottle opener if cooking
  • Mugs/paper cup
  • Shower-shoes/flip-flops if showering
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper/Tissues
  • Hand wipes/ Antibacterial
  • Camera for memories

Spring Family Campout – Bovay Adventure Camp

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Adventure Camp is a weekend camp out for Cub Scouts and their families.

Enjoy all the wonder and beauty of the central Texas rolling hills and lakes at Bovay Scout Ranch.  Bovay Scout Ranch has a variety of camping opportunities for everyone.  Conveniently located just 45 minutes from downtown Houston, Bovay Scout Ranch can be found just three miles south of Navasota on the east side of Highway 6 on County Road 317.

  Bovay Adventure Camp Event Page

Fee is $40 per participant.  This includes all adults and siblings (over 6).

  • Camping is not required to participate .

$40 Admission fee covers:

  • Three meals in the air conditioned dining hall and the scout’s activity supplies….that means NO COOKING for families.  Meals served are Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.  Note….No Breakfast on Saturday served.
  • Activities typically include BB guns, archery, water park (weather permitting) and one or two program areas (e.g., BMX bikes, dino dig, mine, nature center, Indian village).  Most of the belt loop opportunities earned this weekend can only be earned at a BSA camp or event.
  • Bovay staff members provide the program supplies and facilitate the parents who lead the activities.
  • A cool Patch

Key Dates for Sign-up and Payments:

  • Deadline to sign up and pay at least half will be February 21, 2013 at the Blue & Gold Banquet.
  • Final payment due by the March Pack Meeting, March 21, 2013.

For more information on the schedule and activities please click on the bovay_guide

bovay map

 

Spring Family Campout – Bovay Adventure Camp

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Adventure Camp is a weekend camp out for Cub Scouts and their families.

Enjoy all the wonder and beauty of the central Texas rolling hills and lakes at Bovay Scout Ranch.  Bovay Scout Ranch has a variety of camping opportunities for everyone.  Conveniently located just 45 minutes from downtown Houston, Bovay Scout Ranch can be found just three miles south of Navasota on the east side of Highway 6 on County Road 317.

  Bovay Adventure Camp Event Page

Fee is $40 per participant.  This includes all adults and siblings (over 6).

  • Camping is not required to participate .

$40 Admission fee covers:

  • Three meals in the air conditioned dining hall and the scout’s activity supplies….that means NO COOKING for families.  Meals served are Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.  Note….No Breakfast on Saturday served.
  • Activities typically include BB guns, archery, water park (weather permitting) and one or two program areas (e.g., BMX bikes, dino dig, mine, nature center, Indian village).  Most of the belt loop opportunities earned this weekend can only be earned at a BSA camp or event.
  • Bovay staff members provide the program supplies and facilitate the parents who lead the activities.
  • A cool Patch

Key Dates for Sign-up and Payments:

  • Deadline to sign up and pay at least half will be February 21, 2013 at the Blue & Gold Banquet.
  • Final payment due by the March Pack Meeting, March 21, 2013.

For more information on the schedule and activities please click on the bovay_guide

bovay map

 

Last call! Fall Family Campout sign-up at the Pack Meeting on Thursday, November 15

Our annual Fall Family Campout is just around the corner! Sign up at the November Pack Meeting!

  • Event: 2012 Pack 1800 Fall Family Campout
  • Where: Brazos Bend State Park
  • When: Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2

Visit the event page…

Camping worksheet for registration and payment

Download the Fall Family Campout Worksheet.
Please this camping worksheet to calculate the total amount due to participate in this event.

  • The cost per tent/footprint for this outing will be $7.00 per night (Friday, Saturday, or both)
  • The cost per participant for our traditional Saturday evening Pack dinner is $3.00 per adult and siblings.
  • Pack 1800 Scouts eat FREE!

Payments should be made at the upcoming Pack Meeting, November 15.

Everyone is talking about the upcoming 2012 Pack 1800 Fall Family Campout! This is truly an event that you don’t want to miss. This is what it’s all about. If you’re new to Cub Scouting and camping, you may have several questions: What do we need to bring? Where do we sleep? What do we eat?

Hopefully this write-up will answer many of your questions. And, if you still have more, please just give me, Cubmaster David, a call, or ask another leader about our outdoor activities. We really want everyone to participate in this fun event.

When you Cub Scout Camp with Pack 1800, you’re responsible for bringing your own camping supplies. This includes a tent, sleeping bags, air mattress or pad, cooking equipment, food and drink, etc. Before you run out and spend hundreds of dollars on gear, ask your friends and family to see if you can borrow equipment. See if you like camping first, then buy. Also, there are some folks in our Pack that have accumulated extra camping equipment over the years who would be happy to help out a first-time camping family with a small tent or an extra sleeping bag or air mattress.

Remember… yes, we’re “roughing” it, but this is what we fondly call “car camping.” You’re 50 feet away from your car and take out and put back stuff in your trunk as needed. There is water and an electrical connection for a camper trailer hook-up at each campsite. You can bring an extension cord to power your electric griddles, air pumps for mattresses, coffee makers, or whatever you may need (remember, no TVs, games or electronics are permitted during campouts).

Here’s a post from our website with a helpful check list of things to consider: http://bsapack1800.com/camping-checklist/

Also, when you Cub Scout Camp with Pack 1800, you also have the option to camp 1 or 2 nights, or not camp at all. That’s right! If you want to camp, we have already reserved several sites. Your family can camp both nights (Friday and Sat), or just one night (Sat). We typically like to have 4 families on one site. Families within dens typically try to camp together, but there’s no set rule.

The Pack has a special Saturday night meal planned for everyone there, but all other meals are planned on your own – they say that simple is best: cereal, breakfast bars, sandwiches, chips, bottled or canned drinks. Some dens even plan meals together.

The grand finale of every Pack Campout is the Saturday night Campfire ceremony. This is an outdoor show put on by the Scouts, the adult leaders, and you, too! Funny skits! Songs! It’s like a Pack Meeting with a big bonfire in the background!

Sounds great, but you still don’t want to camp? Okay, your family doesn’t have to spend the night at all. Just come Saturday morning. Brazos Bend is not that far. Pack your lunches, fill your cooler with ice and cold drinks, put some chairs in the trunk, grab some breakfast on the road, and come out early to spend the day with your Pack 1800 friends. Plan on staying for the Pack Dinner and participate in the Campfire ceremony, and then drive home Saturday night.

Whatever you decide, the camping registration worksheet will take you through factoring the cost to register your family for the event:
http://bsapack1800.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2012-fall-campout-worksheet.pdf

What do you do at a Cub Scout Campout? The day is full of activities! Here is the current working agenda for Saturday:

  • 8 am Flags and opening ceremony
  • 9-11 Fishing Derby – Hale Lake
  • 11-11:30 Travel back to sites/free time
  • 1130-12 Nature scavenger hunt
  • 12-1:30 Lunch
  • 130-2:30 Den meetings
  • 2:30-3:00 Free time/prepare for Xmas in the park
  • 3-5 Christmas program – This is the State Park’s program
  • 5-6 retire flag/free time/den time
  • 6-7 pm Pack 1800 Dinner
  • 7 pm Campfire program
  • 8:30 pm – Cracker barrel
  • 10 pm – Lights out

As always, please feel free to call me with any questions you may have about our program. I look forward to seeing you and visiting with your family at Brazos Bend!

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Sign up for the Fall Family Campout at the Pack Meeting on Thursday, October 25

Our annual Fall Family Campout will be here before you know it! Save the date on your calendar!

  • Event: 2012 Pack 1800 Fall Family Campout
  • Where: Brazos Bend State Park
  • When: Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2

Visit the event page…

Camping worksheet for registration and payment

Download the Fall Family Campout Worksheet.
Please this camping worksheet to calculate the total amount due to participate in this event.

  • The cost per tent/footprint for this outing will be $7.00 per night (Friday, Saturday, or both)
  • The cost per participant for our traditional Saturday evening Pack dinner is $3.00 per adult and siblings.
  • Pack 1800 Scouts eat FREE!

Payments should be made at the upcoming Pack Meeting, October 25.

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Sign up for the Spring Family Campout at the Pack Meeting on Thursday, March 29

Our annual Spring Family Campout is coming up fast!
Save the date on your calendar!

  • Event: Spring Family Campout
  • Where: Lake Texana State Park
  • When: Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22

Visit the event page…

Camping worksheet for registration and payment

Download the Spring Campout Worksheet.
Please this camping worksheet to calculate the total amount due to participate in this event.

  • The cost per tent/footprint for this outing will be $7.00 per night (Friday, Saturday, or both)
  • The cost per participant for our traditional Saturday evening Pack dinner is $3.00 per adult and siblings.
  • Pack 1800 Scouts eat FREE!

Payments should be made at our upcoming Pack Meeting.

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Camping worksheet is made available in PDF format for ease of use. If you encounter any issues accessing these files, please ensure that you have the latest version of Adobe® Reader®.

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