Fall Campout October 2006

Our fall campout this year was so well attended that we ran out of spots in the cabin. Having it the first weekend of October made for some perfect weather (compared to the Deceber "fall campout" last year).

When we first got to camp, eating was the subject at the Forester cabinsHow much Lasagna can these new Tigers eat anyway?

That was good, now what? Announcements???Scouts LIKE fire...adults too!

Webelos had to cook breakfast -- this is a cinchOur fearless leaders Dave and Pat start the morning hike

Talk about some NICE weather for a hikeHiking is an excellent way to bond

Our motley crewThe old quarry presented some potential danger...

...Especially when navigating the water hazardsBut most made it through dry

Indian Trail marker -- twisted trees that grew togetherTo these things you must return...


Mosquito Forecast ?!

Who knew they had this? A forecast for mosquito activity? I guess if you're REALLY bored, you may want to look at this hourly - ha!

Fall Campout 2006

Well, it's finally here...The Great Fall Campout of 2006.
We have two cabins reserved again for this camp-out. The Forester Cabins are reserved for the scouts, their fathers, and any brothers that are attending the camp-out. The Forester Cabins hold 48 people. The other cabin we have reserved is the Health Lodge. The Health Lodge is for any mothers and female siblings that will be attending this camp-out. The Health Lodge has enough beds for 18 people.

The primary purpose of this camp-out is for everyone to have fun. The secondary purpose is to give the scouts an opportunity to complete some of their requirements necessary for advancement.

Items to bring to the camp-out:
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Scout book
  • Flashlight
  • Rain gear
  • Change of clothes (if rain/snow is in the forecast I recommend several changes of clothes)
  • Plenty of socks
  • Completed Class I Medical Form for both Adults and kids (print from this link)
  • Water bottle or canteen (for hiking) (There is Akron city water at the site)
  • Snack (for Friday Night and hiking)

    Optional Items:
  • Tent (If anyone wants to tent camp instead of sleeping in the cabin)
  • Board Games
  • Any type of Craft item that the scout might want to work on (There are Kits available at Kamper City)

    BSA rules prohibit the use of any type of liquid fuel type lanterns.

    We will need to provide firewood for the wood fired stoves and campfire; please bring an arm load of wood with you if possible. Depending on temperatures, fires may need to be maintained through the night. This require two adults to be up at all times though out the night for fire watch.

    Camp schedule:

    Friday 10/6/2006
    5:30-6:30 PM Arrival and set up (Please arrive in uniform) ... could gather firewood now too.
    6:30-7:30 PM Dinner and clean up
    7:30-8:00 PM Pack Meeting
    8:00-9:30 PM Activities (Night Hike, Star Gazing, Board Games, etc.)
    9:30-10:30 PM Group Activity (Singing & Story Telling)
    10:30 PM Lights Out

    Saturday 10/7/2006
    7:00 AM Wake-up
    7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast (Prepared by the Webelos)
    8:30-9:00 AM Breakfast Clean-Up (Wolves & Bears)
    9:00-11:30 AM Den Activities*
    11:30-12:00 PM Camp Clean-Up
    12:00-1:00 PM Lunch**
    1:00-1:30 PM Clean-Up (Everyone still in camp)
    2:00-3:00 PM Departure of Webelos

    *Everyone will split up into their respective dens after breakfast. Each den will be responsible for their own activities. The activities will be based on each dens requirements that they need to complete. Each den will determine how late they will remain at camp.

    **The Pack will provide hotdogs for lunch, but other lunch items should be supplied by each individual scout. Each Den will be responsible for cleaning up after lunch.

    Each den will be responsible for any clean from their activity prior to leaving. If anyone decides to leave early, please insure that you clean-up your area prior to leaving and inform your den leader.

    The scouts must be supervised at all times. There may be other Cub Scout Packs or Boy Scout Troops also camping, so we need to insure that we do not disturb them anymore than we would want them to disturb us. If we do have any problems, please bring them to the attention of Pat Hoban or your den leader immediately so that we can get them resolved as quickly as possible.

    The Mulcaheys have volunteered to provide dinner at the camp Friday night. If anyone has any special dietary needs or food allergies, please let one of them know as soon as possible so they can plan accordingly. The Webelos will prepare breakfast on Saturday morning (bacon and eggs). Wolves & Bears will be responsible for the breakfast clean-up.

    Please remember to dress according to the weather. We don't want anyone to get sick.

    Directions to the Forester Cabins at Camp Manatoc

    From Hudson, take Route 303 West to Old Route 8 South (right turn). Turn Right onto Truxell Road (just past Barlow). The back entrance to Camp Manatoc is just past the Kendall Lake, labeled with a sign the says Manatoc Service Entrance. It is a small steep driveway on the right side of the road just past the camp director's house. If you want a less bumpy and steep route or want to see the impressive gate at the main entrance, just keep going on Truxell Road and you'll see it on the right-hand side of the road. Follow the road into the camp to the first road past the Administration Building. Turn left onto this road. Turn right at the first turn. There is parking directly in front of the Forester Cabins.

    The Health Lodge is located between the Administration Building & the Dining Hall.
    See map for details.
  • 9/03/2006

    Belt Loop Links Added

    I've added links to the belt loop and pin requirements in the links section of this web page. These are not listed in the scout handbooks. The belt loops are optionally earned for each rank and are worn on the blue belt, which can be worn with the khaki uniforms (for Webelos). If they are earned the previous year, the must be re-earned the current year for the current rank to count toward acheivement progress.


    Webelos visit the Cleveland Zoo August 26, 2006

    Our Webelos den visited the zoo on a very hot and sunny day in August. Most of the animals were not moving at all due to the heat.

    Our group of monkeysThink, think, think...

    Move, darn Polar BearTwo icons of greatness

    Here Kitty, Kitty...The den pauses for a moment of introspection

    Mr. Mulcahey does his best "Giraffe" impressionMrs. Morris is a natural with the Giraffes

    Madagascar, here we come.Time for refreshments -- ICEES hit the spot.

    Just Hangin round...Me too!

    Spiders in a web

    Webelos Residence Camp at Manatoc -- August 9 to 12, 2006

    We had seven Webelos 1 Cub Scouts attend a beautiful 3-day, 3-night campout at Camp Manatoc (the Great Trails Council Boy Scout camp). This was JUST like real Boy Scout camp, only perfect weather and only 1/2 a week. Check out some of the great times we had:

    Mr. Mulcahey lays down the law...The main flag pole is 99.5 ft. tall; 100 ft. requires a blinking red light.

    Our happy group of campersTyler settles in to home sweet tent

    Straightest line gets to eat first! We never went in first...All hail the Cheif!

    Evening pass and reviewWe're gonna sing one of MY favorite songs too, Richard!

    Sam's ready to EATFitness Activity Badge -- Ugh!

    This is a pine tree...Did you catch any yet?

    Never stand up in a canoeMitchell, Tyler and Allan take a well-deserved lunch break at the flag pole

    Bike racing in a field?Ooo La La. Kiss the moose.

    There's something fishy about this totem poleHere's how you load it...

    Ready, aim...Take THAT you paint cans!

    Valley View was our campsite this yearHere's all the camp attendees

    We were always standing in linesOur last night was beautiful too -- see you next year.