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Cub Resident Summer Camp registration now open

posted Jan 12, 2015, 11:37 PM by Cub Scout Pack 151

The Wild West at Cub Scout Resident Camp

This year the theme is Wild West!  Cub Scout Resident Camp is a two night sleepaway adventure that's the highlight of the Cub Scout year.

Each day is packed with fun and excitement from sunup to sundown.Year after year, this is the program the boys really look forward to.

Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2

Kiwanis Scout Camp
15987 St. Croix Trail North
Marine on the St. Croix, MN 55047 (driving directions)

Parents: You should know this...

Well-trained camp staff plan and lead all the activities. You don't have to do anything except enjoy camp with your son. Hot meals (including coffee) are provided in the dining hall. 

This camp is perfect for beginners and isn't as rustic as you think. No experience or gear necessary. There's no need to "rough-it" unless you want to. Choose a mattressed bunk in the dormitory that's also near flush toilets and hot showers.  Traditional-style tent camping is also available.

OUTDOOR FUN is what Cub Scouting's all about.

Pack 151's boys (shown here) had a great time last summer. Scouts build lasting friendships, learn cool skills and experience the outdoors in a way that's designed just for them.

Fishing on the St. Croix River

Archery and BB gun shooting

Activities

The weekend will be filled with adventure.  Activities will likely include:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Zip Line & "Challenge Course"
  • Pony Rides
  • Pontoon Boat Rides on the St. Croix River
  • Evening Campfires
  • Fishing
  • Archery & BB Gun Ranges
  • Crafts
  • Hiking 
  • Bouldering & Climbing
  • Star Gazing
  • Gaga Ball (new)
  • Bull/barrel riding (new)
  • Hay bale roping (new)
  • STEM activities (new)
  • Outdoor Skills like knot tying, fire building, and whittling*.
  • Playing wacky games with the camp staff.

Hike along the scenic river

Learn to build a campfire

Accommodations

We want your stay to be comfortable and enjoyable. For that reason Kiwanis provides some of the best facilities and equipment you’ll find anywhere. Choose accomodations that are right for you. Early signups have a better chance of getting their choice.

  • Dormitory: This is a “bunkhouse” style building, centrally located near the dining hall, showers and flush toilets. Features beds with mattresses.
  • Kiwanis-provided tents: Two person tents pitched on raised wooden platforms. Sleeping pads/cots are provided.
  • Tent from home: You may choose to bring your own tent if you prefer.
  • Cabins: Sleep on mattressed beds/cots with a roof over your head.
  • Other Facilities: Kiwanis has facilities to make your experience comfortable. These include a dining hall, indoor plumbing, shower house, climbing towers, nature center, boat beach, a swimming pool and much more.
  • Food: All of your meals will be prepared by Kiwanis' licensed kitchen staff and are approved by a dietician to be healthy and complete. They even do the dishes for you too!
  • Trading Post: At camp you’ll have time to explore our camp store and get snacks, patches, clothing, and souvenirs.

Kiwanis-provided tents on platforms

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Cabinettes

Rank Advancement

Camp is the best time for Cub Scouts to earn towards rank advancement. Each rank does different activities, so every year boys experience something new that will help them advance.

Note: By the time your son attends Cub Scout Resident Camp in August, he'll be considered a rank higher than he is now.

Below is a list of just some of the things Scouts will get to work on:

  • Tiger: Electives 3, 30, 31, 40
  • Wolf: Achievements  1b, 1g, 8a, 1h,1i and electives 7a, 7b, 7c, 5f, 15e, 20b, 23
  • Bear: Achievements 19a, 19b, 19c, 19d, 20a, 20b and electives 16b, 16d, 19a, 19b, 19c, 19d, 12 a-d ,20a, 25a, b, d, g
  • Webelos: Craftsman pin requirements 1 and 2, Outdoorsman pin requirement 7, Aquanaut pin requirements 1-7, and Scientist pin requirement 6 and 8
  • Archery and BB gun belt loops, patches and marksman/expert rocker patches: Can be earned by individual scouts depending on skill level and time spent practicing on the range.

Parents Have Fun Too!

The Northern Star Council does all the planning for you. Parents who come to camp with their Cub Scout are expected to have as much fun as the Scouts! Almost all activities at Cub Scout Resident Camp are designed for the adults to do alongside the Scouts in their group.

Kiwanis is fully staffed with trained, and very enthusiastic leaders. You don't need to worry about meals or cleanup either.  They even have a coffee bar!

Fees

  • $125 per Scout
  • $85 per Adult
  • + $35/person - for optional/additional Webelos Outpost

Payment options:

  • Checks written to "Pack 151".
  • Scout Accounts, if you sign up with the Pack by our deadline April 10.
  • Financial assistance is available - see Camperships section below.

Camperships

The Northern Star Council and 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. 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 or Cubmaster for more info. 

Optional Webelos Outpost

Cub Resident Camp's Webelos Outpost is an extra, optional opportunity for Webelos I Scouts attending Cub Scout Resident Camp. It's a chance for these Scouts to travel to a more remote part of camp, set up tents and cook their own food while learning some more advanced skills. This opportunity is definitely worth the extra time and cost! Webelos I will enjoy the extra challenge, and younger Scouts will look forward to the outpost in future years.  Webelos Outpost fee is an additional $35/person.  Webelos Outpost begins on Sunday, Aug. 2 and ends Monday, Aug. 3.

How Do I Register?

For your family group, please complete and turn in this:

Drop off your completed forms and payment to me at upcoming Pack Meetings, Bear Den Meetings, or the Cub Scout Drox Box on my front porch: 4545 Garden Way N., Hugo.

Sooner is better

As soon as this camp's registration opens in February, spots will fill up very fast.  We'll start signing everyone up as soon as we're able.  

Turn in your Cub Scout Resident Camp registration form and payment as early as possible to guarantee your spot

What if that date doesn't work for me?

There are many backup dates and locations available.  Email me for options.  Scout Accounts may be used for alternate dates.

Required documents you'll bring along

For each person in your family attending, each of the following forms must be turned in at camp. Use the links below to download and print the necessary forms.

Questions?

Email outings.pack151@gmail.com with any questions you might have.


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