Category Archives: Camp Outs

Fall Family Camp Out

Pack 1863 Annual

Fall Family Camp Out

Saturday October 6


Sunday October 7

image_preview (1)This is a Family Event all parents and siblings are welcome. This is a very fun activity which Pack 1863 hosts every Fall and Spring. The campsite is family oriented and has shower/ bathrooms on site (may be a bit of a walk). Our Family Camp outs are a great way to introduce your scout (and maybe you) to camping.
   We generally arrive at the campsite at 1 p.m. on Saturday and leave Sunday by 12 p.m. Saturday dinner, Sunday Breakfast and Lunch will be hosted by Pack 1863.

Our 2018 Fall Family Camp Out will be held at Camp Snyder in Haymarket, Va. This is a local scout camp and includes bathroom facilities and activity areas. We have reserved large sites to accommodate our pack and families. Siblings are welcome! Remember: Talk to a leader if you need help setting up.

For this event we will be located at campsites 8 & 9. 

Please review these links:

Maps and Directions

What To Pack

Activities and Schedule

Leave No Trace

Spring Family Campout- CANCELLED

We are following the weather forecast closely and have come to the decision of cancelling our family Campout for this weekend.
For the rank advancements, Thursday, June 7th at 7.00 p.m will be our last Pack meeting. This meeting will be held in the park across from GBE school.
So far the weather forecast for June 7th is sunny.

Fall Camp Out saw the Hunter’s Supermoon #supermoon #scouting

We couldn’t see many stars this year because of a big bright moon! Here is one of the pics we got during our Fall Family Camp Out with the telescope this weekend of the Hunter’s Supermoon! Thanks to everyone who came out and had a blast this weekend, we had over 100 people participate at this year’s camp out!img_4885


Fall Family Camp Out Details


Cancelled: Spring Family Campout

cancelledDue to the weather forecast predicting rain this weekend, we are cancelling the Spring Family Camp Out.

We are disappointed, but always have to plan for the changes in weather, especially with our Spring Camp outs. Camp fees will be refunded.

Camping update

This weekend looks like a great weekend for camping! Don’t forget to check the What To Pack section of our website. 
The weather looks clear but chilly on Saturday night. Don’t forget sweatshirts and warm clothes! We will get a early start Sunday morning on the campfire and hot chocolate (& coffee!) 
We have some fun activities planned for the campout and clear skies should give us a good opportunity to use telescopes… So bring them, if you got them!

Know Leave No Trace before you go camping!

Before we go Camping, let’s review the LEAVE NO TRACE plan.

BSA Outdoor Ethics in the Cub Scout Program

As more people use parks and recreation facilities, LEAVE NO TRACE® guidelines become even more important for outdoor visitors. Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace applies in a backyard or local park (frontcountry) as much as it does in the wilderness (backcountry). We should practice Leave No Trace in our attitude and actions–wherever we go. Understanding nature strengthens our respect toward the environment. One person with thoughtless behavior or one shortcut on a trail can spoil the outdoor experience for others.

Help protect the environment by remembering that while you are there, you are a visitor. When you visit the outdoors, take special care of the area. Leave everything just as you find it. Hiking and camping without a trace are signs of a considerate outdoorsman who cares for the environment. Travel lightly on the land.
Six Leave No Trace Guidelines For Cub Scouts

Watch for hazards and follow all the rules of the park or outdoor facility. Remember proper clothing, sunscreen, hats, first aid kits, and plenty of drinking water. Use the buddy system. Make sure you carry your family’s name, phone number, and address.

Stay on marked trails whenever possible. Short-cutting trails causes the soil to wear away or to be packed, which eventually kills trees and other vegetation. Trampled wildflowers and vegetation take years to recover. Stick to trails!

Managing your pet will keep people, dogs, livestock, and wildlife from feeling threatened. Make sure your pet is on a leash or controlled at all times. Do not let your pet approach or chase wildlife. When animals are chased or disturbed, they change eating patterns and use more energy that may result in poor health or death.

Take care of your pet’s waste. Take a small shovel or scoop and a pick-up bag to pick up your pet’s waste— wherever it’s left. Place the waste bags in a trash can for disposal.
When visiting any outdoor area, try to leave it the same as you find it. The less impact we each make, the longer we will enjoy what we have. Even picking flowers denies others the opportunity to see them and reduces seeds, which means fewer plants next year.

Use established restrooms. Graffiti and vandalism have no place anywhere, and they spoil the experience for others. Leave your mark by doing an approved conservation project.
Expect to meet other visitors. Be courteous and make room for others. Control your speed when biking or running. Pass with care and let others know before you pass. Avoid disturbing others by making noise or playing loud music.

Respect “No Trespassing” signs. If property boundaries are unclear, do not enter the area.
Make sure all trash is put in a bag or trash receptacle. Trash is unsightly and ruins everyone’s outdoor experience. Your trash can kill wildlife. Even materials, such as orange peels, apple cores and food scraps, take years to break down and may attract unwanted pests that could become a problem.
Want to do more! Take the Pledge!You can take the pledge to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines wherever you go. Just review the guidelines and promise to practice them in your frontcountry outings.

I promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines wherever I go:
Plan ahead.
Stick to trails.
Manage your pet.
Leave what you find.
Respect other visitors.
Trash your trash.
Earn the Leave No Trace Awareness Award!

Leave No Trace Awareness Award – Cub Scouting

It’s time to go CAMPING!!!!


LOCATION:  Lake Fairfax Park, Group Camping Area 9

START:   Saturday, 18 Oct 2014

WEBELOS Arrival: 10 AM

     ALL OTHERS: 2-3 PM

COMPLETED BY: Noon, Sunday, 19 Oct 2014

Camp Website:

Packing List: NOTE: If your scout, and/or family members, want to go on the canoe…pack a swim suit , dry clothes & towel (all WEBELOS should pack these!!)


9:45-1000: WEBELOS Arrival


1-2: Camp Prep (Leave No Trace & Build Canopies)

2-3 Family Camp Set up

3:15 PM: Opening Ceremony

3:30-4:30: Tiger, Wolf, Bear = Hike / WEBELOS: Canoe & Fish

4:30-5:30: Camp Game—WEBELOS Lead

5:30-6:15: Den Time (Skit Prep) / WEBELOS – Dinner Prep

6:30: Dinner

7:30: Camp Fire (Skits, Cheers, Story Time)

9 PM Family Time

10PM: Lights Out


06:30-730: WEBELOS UP / Breakfast Prep

07:30-0830 Breakfast

0830-0915: Den Time

0915-1030: Wilderness Survival (Taught By WEBELOS)

1030-1130: Camp TearDown

1130-1145: Leave No Trace

1145: Closing Ceremony

OPTIONAL: 1200-1400: Fishing / Canoe rides (bring Sack Lunch if participating)

Pics from our Spring Family Camp Out are on the Pack FB page!

See pics from our Pack 1863 Spring Family Camp Out on our Pack Facebook Page!

Spring Family Camp Out 2015 May 16-17

Hello Pack 1863!!

Our Spring Family Camp Out is just around the corner!  So please assist us by volunteering for a time slot or two!!

Pohick Bay Regional Park – Camp Wilson Group Area A

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