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:
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.
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
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.
Posted by Heatman at 10/04/2006 09:01:00 AM