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Are You Interested in Family Camp?

posted Jan 22, 2013, 8:39 AM by Unknown user

Planning has begun for this Spring's Family Camp.  To reserve facilities, we need to know how many families might be interested in signing up. Please reply to this email or speak with the Outings Chair at our next Pack Meeting regarding your interest.   Listed below a few details that the Pack Committee has established so far.  

Pack 151's Family Camp
Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2
Fred C. Anderson Scout Camp

We're offering two choices:

  • Day Camp Option (Saturday only)
  • Overnight Option (Fri. night - Sun. morning)


  1. Do you prefer a Day Camp or Overnight experience?
  2. How many in your family might attend?
  3. Would you prefer a cabin or a tent ? (Overnighters only) Please read the "Choosing a Tent or Cabin" section below.
  4. Can you volunteer your talents? Please read the "Can You Help?" section below.

Fees & Payment:

$20-25 per person (this is an estimated cost)
Camping fees, permits, programs and most of your food are included. Scout Accounts are available for this camp.

A Scenic Location

Fred C. Anderson Scout Camp
186 Andersen Scout Camp Trail
Houlton, WI 54082
Located just five miles northeast of Stillwater, the camp boasts 260 acres along the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River. A trading post with snacks, souvenirs, craft items, and Scouting literature is available. A detailed camp map is here.

Everyone's Welcome!

Anyone in your family may attend as long as one registered Cub Scout participates.  Bring along mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandfather, aunts, etc.  This is a time for family to connect with each other and enjoy the outdoors together.

The Program

A weekend of fun-filled activities like archery, games, adventure, outdoor skill-building and exploration. Camping provides unique opportunities for advancement and earning belt loops. Enjoy campfires, create tasty camp meals, and roast marshmallows with friends and family.

Check-in Friday evening, May 31, starting at 6:00pm 
Activities start Saturday morning
Check-out Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am

More details will be announced later.

Choosing a Tent or Cabin

If you choose the Overnight Option: In accordance with the Boy Scouts of Americia's requirements we must follow the BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting, privacy and sleeping arrangement Standards and Youth Protection policies.  For overnight campers, male and female adults require separate sleeping facilities. Married couples may share the same quarters. Male and female youth participants must not share the same sleeping facility.

Options include:

  1. Group cabins: Separate male & female group cabins are a good option for campers who prefer not to sleep in tents and those who aren't allowed by BSA rules to sleep in a tent together.  These will likely be the "Peterson" cabins.
  2. Family tents: Married couples are allowed to sleep together with their children in a tent they bring to camp. No youth is allowed in the tent of an adult other than his/her parent or guardian.
  3. Family cabins: Married couples are allowed to sleep together with their children in a smaller family cabin.  An additional $50 per family charge applies. These are called "Adirondack" cabins and are a hike or a short drive away from the group cabins, meals and most of program activities. This map shows the relative location of the cabins.

Can You Help?

Family Camp is a hands-on experience for all participants. Everyone pitches in!  Helping cook meals and keeping the campsite clean is a responsibility for all. In addition, we need one or more volunteers, preferably with some experience, to plan meals, outdoor skill building, activities, etc. You'll have plenty of help. Can we count on you?

Camperships Available

Pack 151 believes every boy should have the opportunity to experience the excitement of camping, and wants to provide the opportunity for registered boys to go to camp. These experiences help boys learn new skills and advance through the ranks of Scouting. The intent of "Camperships" is to ensure that any boy with financial difficulties is not denied the opportunity to attend camping programs. Contact Pack Committee Chair Mike Bailey or Cubmaster Charlie Niven for more info. 

Email or speak with the Outings Chair about your interest in Family Camp.