Category Archives: Camp Outs
Pack 1863 Annual
Fall Family Camp Out
Saturday October 6
Sunday October 7
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:
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!
Due 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.
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!
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.
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:
Stick to trails.
Manage your pet.
Leave what you find.
Respect other visitors.
Trash your trash.
Earn the Leave No Trace Awareness Award!
PACK 1863 FAMILY FALL CAMPOUT
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
Packing List: https://pack1863.com/events/family-camp-outs/what-to-pack/ 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
10am – 1pm: WEBELOS CASTAWAY PIN
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
7:30: Camp Fire (Skits, Cheers, Story Time)
9 PM Family Time
10PM: Lights Out
06:30-730: WEBELOS UP / Breakfast Prep
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)
See pics from our Pack 1863 Spring Family Camp Out on our Pack Facebook Page!
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
Sign Up to help here! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a5ae2ea2ff2-spring