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Family Camp This Weekend

posted May 30, 2013, 11:09 PM by Unknown user

For Those Who've Already Signed Up...

Thanks for registering for Family Camp!  We have a number of scouts and their families joining us.  About 20 will be staying overnight on Friday and Saturday.  Another 20 will be arriving Saturday morning as day-campers.


Peterson Cabin #1 and Peterson Cabin #2
A detailed camp map of the camp is here.

Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp
186 Andersen Scout Camp Trail
Houlton, Wisconsin 54082
Located just five miles northeast of Stillwater, MN.

Arrival Times

Weekend overnighters: Those who plan to stay overnight in a tent or a cabin should plan to arrive sometime between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm Friday evening.

Day campers: Those joining us Saturday for day camp should arrive by 9:00 am.

Cabins Available in Case Of Rain

Those who signed up for tents will likely be able to spend the night in a cabin if they choose.  I reserved two large cabins that will accomidate everyone who signed up as weekend overnighters if the weather looks sketchy.

During the day, we'll also be able to use those cabins and outdoor pop-up canopies if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Camping Supply List - Bring These Items

Required for all campers: Scout uniform shirt (blue shirt or Lion t-shirt), Class B shirt, shoes &/or boots, rain gear, jacket, gloves, hat, long underwear, sweatshirt…basically dress for the forecasted weather, and bring extra clothes and shoes along in case they get wet.  Plan to dress in layers. Canteen or water bottle (filled at home), Camp chairs, Cub Scout Book, Flashlight/Lantern& extra batteries. Bug repellant with Deet, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and any other personal items or medications needed.  Warning:  This Spring and Summer is predicted to be especially bad for Ticks.  Make sure your repellent is rated to repell ticks. Long fork or roasting sticks – for cooking hot dogs & roasting marshmallows.

Required for overnighters: Sleeping bag, Pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towel, etc.  Those who plan to stay in a tent need to bring one from home, including stakes, ground cover, etc.

Optional: Personal First Aid Kit, backpack, GPS for Geocaching, snacks and other food, camera, playing cards, Frisbees and other outside games, pocket knife (Bear rank and above only – must have whitling chip card), mess kit (bowl/plate/cup) and silverware are optional – we will be using paper plates, but you can use a mess kit if you would like. Bring your camera, a GPS device if you have one and a compass.

The Program

Den Activies Include:
Archery, BB Gun, Geocaching & Compass, Hiking, Scavenger Hunts, Skit Planning, Teamwork Games, Crafts, Belt Loops & Other Advancements.

5:00 - 7:00 pm Overnighters Arrive and Check In
8:00 pm Snack
8:30 pm Prepare for Bedtime
9:00 pm Reside to Cabins/Tents
9:30 pm Lights-Out

7:00 am Wake up / Quiet Activity
7:30 am Prep for Breakfast
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Day campers arrive and Check In
9:00 am Pack Games & Flag Raising
9:30 am Hike to Friendship Rock
10:00 - 12:00 pm Den Activities
12:00 pm Prep for Lunch
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Clean-up, Family Time
2:00 - 4:00 pm Den Activities 
4:30 pm Prep for Dinner
5:00 pm Dinner
5:30 pm Clean-up
6:00 pm Prepare campfire skits
7:30 pm Campfire
8:00 pm Snack
8:30 pm Prepare for Bedtime
9:00 pm Reside to Cabins/Tents
9:30 pm Lights-Out

7:00 am Wake up / Quiet Activity
7:30 am Prep for Breakfast
7:45 am Flag Raising
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Clean Up
9:00 am Interfaith Worship
9:30 am Individual Activities
10:00 am Pack Up 
11:00 am Check Out


Friday Night: Cracker Barrel 
The Pack will not be providing Friday evening's snack.  Cracker barrel is about bringing something from home to share. Crackers, cheese, summer sausage, dips/spreads, chips, fruits. veg, etc. (for overnighters only)

Saturday Breakfast - Scrambled eggs with fixings (for overnighters only)

Saturday Lunch: Hot dogs over the fire and baked beans.

Saturday Dinner: Soft shell tacos and "walking tacos".

Saturday Night Campfire: Smores!

Sunday Breakfast: Cereal, bagels, etc. (for overnighters only)

The Pack will also provide healthy snacks: Apples, banannas, oranges, lemonade, coffee, etc. will be available throughout the day.  

Bringing food from home: If there's something on the menu that doesn't suit your taste, please bring a substitute from home for yourself.

Please Keep in Mind

No electronics are allowed at the campsites or in the buildings.  That means no iPods, tablets, PSP's DS's or any other chargable/battery operated music or game device.  No pets allowed. Label yor stuff: Clothes, flashlights, chairs, coolers... everything.

Duties - Everybody Pitches In

Everyone at Family Camp is expected to pitch in and help.  Scouts, siblings and parents will be assigned responsibilities.  These will be listed on a posted "Duty Roster". Duties include helping Den Leaders with games, preparing meals, cleaning up after meals, etc.  Look for the Duty Roster when you arrive at camp.