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

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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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Summertime Event: Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center

Get ready for some cool fun as the Pack takes over an entire ice rink for 2 hours of broomball, bumper cars and sleds.

The cost is only $5 and includes all activities and ice skate rentals for after 7:30pm.

NOTE: During the event, All scouts will wear tennis shoes on the ice, no skates.  Ice skating will be allowed after 7:30pm, when the rink is opened to the general public.

Scouts will have a unique opportunity to earn the Hockey Belt Loop as there will be coaches on hand to help the boys learn some basic skills and play a short game of ice hockey (on ice skates).  No ice skating expereince is required…parents (wearing tennis shoes)  are encouraged to help their scout learn to skate.

See more details on the event page…

Summertime Event: Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center

Get ready for some cool fun as the Pack takes over an entire ice rink for 2 hours of broomball, bumper cars and sleds.

The cost is only $5 and includes all activities and ice skate rentals for after 7:30pm.

NOTE: During the event, All scouts will wear tennis shoes on the ice, no skates.  Ice skating will be allowed after 7:30pm, when the rink is opened to the general public.

Scouts will have a unique opportunity to earn the Hockey Belt Loop as there will be coaches on hand to help the boys learn some basic skills and play a short game of ice hockey (on ice skates).  No ice skating expereince is required…parents (wearing tennis shoes)  are encouraged to help their scout learn to skate.

See more details on the event page…

Pack 1800 Summertime Kickoff Event: Friday Night Bowling

What a great way to kick off our Pack Summertime activities!

Pack 1800 Bowling night is a really cool and fun way to spend a Friday night with your family! We have lanes reserved from 7:00 pm through 9:00 pm on Friday, June 8 at the popular Emerald Bowl.

See more details on the event page…

You don’t want to be late to this event! Be there early so you can get your bowling shoes, and we can get everyone entered into the scoring computer!!

We have arranged a special price of $9.00 per bowler. Food and drink ARE NOT included in this price, but the bowling alley does have a snack bar.

Please RSVP for this event so we can plan ahead by replying to the Evite that you received in your email. This is so we can get an accurate headcount. If you did not receive the invitation, please contact Cubmaster David.

We look forward to seeing you at Bowling Night!

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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Scout overnight Summer Camp is coming!


Registration for Summer Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch starts this month! Scouts will have 4 days and 3 nights of non-stop Scouting fun! The dates are Wednesday July 11th – Saturday July 14th.

Activities include:

  • Seeking treasure in the Lost Mine
  • Archeological quest at the Dinosaur Dig
  • High speed pedal action at the BMX Bike Track
  • Robin Hood Style adventure at the Archery Range
  • Marksmanship at Fort Bluebell’s BB Gun Range
  • Action at the K.S. “Bud” Adams Sports Field
  • Pow Wow at the Indian Village
  • Exploring camp at the Nature Center
  • Splashing in the water at the David Weekley Family Water Park
  • Nightly campfire

Scouts aging into Wolves to Webolos may attend WITHOUT their parents (although, I will need a few parent volunteers). Siblings aging into Tigers may come but Tiger parents must also attend. Early registration pricing is $120 per child and $70 for adults. The deposit is $40 per person. Price includes all meals and planned activities. Please bring your deposit with you to the Pack Meeting next Thursday, 29th. The boys will have the option of sleeping in a group tent with their fellow scouts or with you, if you plan to attend. I’m sure we can find a tent for those who need one or you can rent one for $10 at the facility. We had a fantastic time last year, and we plan to represent the pack well again this year! You can email Terry Morgan (terrymorganjr@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

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