Join the fun at the PACK 1863 Spring FAMILY CAMP OUT
When: SATURDAY, MAY 21 (1:00) p.m. – SUNDAY, MAY 22 (12:00 p.m.)
Where: Lake Fairfax Campsites G9 and G10
Additional info can be found at www.pack1863.com
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!
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)
We will have our October Pack Meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 6).
The theme for October is Brave– Super cubs! A Scout Is Brave—How Does “Super Cub!” Relate to This Point of the Scout Law?
Superheroes are known for facing danger even when they are afraid. A Scout, like a superhero, has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
Pack Meeting Activities:
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