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Family Camp & Rank Transition Ceremony 2015

posted Apr 27, 2015, 9:18 PM by Cub Scout Pack 151   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 7:22 AM ]

All Pack 151 families are invited to join in our annual Family Camp in late June.

This year's Family Camp and Rank Transition Ceremony will be at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp in nearby Houlton, WI. Scouts will receive a new neckerchief, slide and rank handbook. Explore the camp's scenic limestone bluffs and forest. Practice archery and BB gun skills. Enjoy a campfire perfect for roasting marshmallows, and play age-appropriate games with your family and friends.

Pack 151 is offering two options this year!  Both include the Rank Transition Ceremony.


Day Camp option including Rank Transition Ceremony
Saturday, June 27
- - or - -
Weekend Overnighter option including Rank Transition Ceremony
Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28


Fees
$25 /person Early Signup Discount if you register by May 25
$30 /person after May 25
Signup Deadline is June 8

This is our most affordable camp of the year. Camping fees, permits, equipment, programs and most of your food are included. Scout Accounts are available for this camp.  Camperships are also available (see section below).

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Signup online with Eventbrite - no checks to drop off

To make the process easier for families and organizers, we're using Eventbrite's easy online registration process.  There's no paper registration or check to drop off.  Credit and debit cards accepted.


Everyone's welcome!

Anyone in your family may attend as long as one registered Cub Scout Pack 151 enrolled 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.


 Rank Transition Ceremony on Saturday

In June, Cub Scouts automatically advance to the next higher rank. We'll recognize that achievement with a special ceremony at Friendship Rock.  It's a beautiful natural limestone ampitheater that has a long history of impressive Scout ceremonies. Lion Cubs will become Tigers, Tigers will become Wolves, Wolves will become Bears, Bears will become Webelos.  Each boy will receive his brand new neckerchief slide, neckerchief, and rank handbook.


Archery & BB guns!

There will be a full hour each of archery & BB gun practice on Saturday, supervised by BSA credentialed Rangemasters.


It's a fun-filled low-key schedule

Enjoy a weekend or a day of fun-filled activities like archery, games, adventure, BB guns, outdoor skill-building and exploration. Camping provides unique opportunities for advancement too. Create tasty camp meals, enjoy campfires and roast marshmallows with friends and family.

Day Camp Schedule - Saturday Only (tentative)
Organized activities start Saturday morning 

  • 9:00am - opening flag ceremony at Peterson Cabins
  • 9:30 - hike to camp's lower level
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - younger kids do archery, older kids do den activities.
  • 11:00 - 12:00 - younger kids do den activity, older kids to archery.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00 - lunch
  • 1:30 - short hike to Friendship Rock
  • 2:00 - Rank Transition Ceremony
  • 2:30 - 3:30 free time with family
  • 3:30 - 4:00 skit planning 
  • 4:00 - 5:00 younger kids do den activity, older kids shoot BB guns
  • 5:00 - 6:00 younger kids do BB guns, older kids do den activity
  • 6:00 - 7:00 dinner
  • 7:30 campfire & smores
  • 8:30 - prepare for bedtime
  • 9:30 - lights out

Weekend Overnighters - Friday evening:

  • 6:00pm start check-in Friday evening, choose a bunk in your cabin or pitch a tent
  • 8:00 - snack and campfire
  • 8:30 - prepare for bedtime
  • 9:30 - lights out
Weekend Overnighters - Sunday morning:
  • 7:30am - breakfast set up & flag ceremony
  • 8:00 - breakfast
  • 9:00 - morning activitiy
  • 10:00 - 10:30 - break camp & check out

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A scenic location

Located just five miles northeast of Stillwater, this camp is situated along the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River. The property is divided into two levels with 260 acres of woods and rock bluffs to explore. A trading post with snacks, patches, souvenirs, craft items, and Scouting literature is available. Here's a detailed map of Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp.


Everyone pitches in at Family Camp

Family Camp is a hands-on experience for all participants. Helping cook meals and keeping the campsite clean is a responsibility for all. In addition, we need volunteers to plan and shop for meals, coordinate camping gear, lead age-appropriate activities, etc. If you have a volunteering preference, please indicate it as you register. If you don't indicate a preference, we'll find something for you. For more details regarding volunteer opportunities, Contact Brandi Werra, our Pack's Committee Chair.


Weekend Overnighter Options: Choosing a Tent or Group Cabin

If you choose a Weekend Overnighter Option: In accordance with the Boy Scouts of Americia's requirements the Pack must follow the BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting, privacy and sleeping arrangement Standards and Youth Protection policies.  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.

Weekend Overnighter options include:

  • 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.
  • 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 be the Peterson 1 & 2 cabins.


Required Forms

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


What to bring?

The Pack will bring along most of the camping equipment.  If you plan on sleeping in a tent, you'll need to bring yours from home. If you'd like to try to overnight in a tent, but don't have your own, just ask. We have a tent you may borrow.

Recommended personal equipment packing list:

  • Class B Uniform T-Shirt (details will be posted soon to the pack website)
  • Class A Uniform (At camp, our pack wears Class A uniform shirts and neckerchiefs over our Class B's during flag raising/lowering ceremonies.)
  • Towel
  • Pants/Shorts
  • T-Shirt (as a backup to your Class B)
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Closed toe shoes. No open toe sandals or flip flops allowed (2 Pair)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Personal medications
  • Spending money for the camp's Trading Post (candy, ice cream, patches, souveniers, books, etc.)*
  • Camp/lawn chair*
  • Cub Scout Handbook
  • Sports equipment for free time* (frisbee, ball, etc.)
  • Camera*
  • Watch*
 If staying overnight: 
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Pajamas
  • Comfort items for younger scouts (stuffed animal, favorite book, blanket, etc.)
Bring along the Cub Scouts Outdoor Essentials in a small daypack. (A daypack can be your child's school backpack, or something similar). Choose lightweight and small items:
  • Personal first aid kit (Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, wipes, etc.)
  • Filled water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Trail Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Whistle
  • Compass* and Map of camp
  • Cub Scout knife for Bears and Webelos (which must be accompanied by a Whittling Chip)*
  • Matches (adults only)*
* indicates optional Items  -  BOLD indicates very important items

Leave at home: The camping rule of thumb is that you should leave anything at home that you don't want to potentially get wet, dirty or lost. Definitely leave home:
  • Electronic devices (using as a camera is OK, but please limit other uses)
  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Firearms
  • Jewelry


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 Brandi Werra or Cubmaster Mark Vlker for more info.


Withdrawals and Refunds

Please refer to Pack 151's Outings Policy for more info.


Questions?

Pack 151's Outings Chair can answer your questions about Family Camp.

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