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Polar Cubs Winter Camp - Jan. 12

posted Oct 22, 2012, 8:39 PM by Unknown user

A one-day experience filled with fun, adventure, winter activities and advancement opportunities. Scouts will receive a special Polar Cubs patch for their participation.

Saturday, January 12
8:15am - 3:00pm

Rum River Scout Camp
15659 Saint Francis Boulevard
Anoka, MN 55303 (driving directions)

Some past Polar Cubs activities have included snow-tubing, broomball, obstacle course, winter nature activities, crafts, snowshoeing, capture the flag, and snow golf.

Webelos have the opportunity to be in a special Webelos program, designed just for them to learn about winter survival, animals and outdoor sports.

A hot lunch is provided in the camp dining hall for everyone. Scouts and parents will learn how to keep warm and stay dry in the snow and cold.

Fees & Payment

  • Cub Scouts: $30 each
  • Adults: $10 each
  • Siblings: Sorry, only BSA registered youth may attend.

Pay with a check:
Payment can be made by checks written to "Pack 151".
-or-
Pay with Scout Account funds:
Scouts that sell popcorn and wreaths earn money towards paying for camp.  Your Scout's 2012 Fall Fundraising "Scout Account" funds will be available on Nov. 8 to help pay for Polar Cubs. Please check balances with the Pack Treasurer during Nov. 8's Pack Meeting. Be prepared to write a check if there isn't a sufficient balance to cover the entire cost.   The Pack's Refund Policy will be posted on the Pack website.

Required Forms

For each person wishing to attend, each of the following forms must be turned in. Use the links below to download and print the necessary forms.

Arrange with the Outings Chair to drop off your forms and check, or email scans of your forms.

If you attended Fall Festival:
We likely already have your Annual BSA Health & Medical Record & ID photocopies. Everyone needs to turn in a new Camping Participant Waiver.

Deadline - Nov. 8

Space is limited at this popular camp. To ensure our Pack can attend together, turn in your registration forms and payments no later than Nov. 8.

Adult Participation

Is encouraged for all Cubs and Webelos.  Lion and Tiger Cubs are required to attend with an adult partner. (1/1 ratio of youth to adult).

Transportation

We recommend coordinating with another scouting family to carpool and arrive prior to 8:15am to shorten your hike.

What to Wear

This is an all-day outdoor camp experience. Dress in layers and be prepared for the weather. Each Cub Scout and adult must have proper winter outdoor clothing including snow suits/pants, boots, hats and 2 pair of mittens.

Weather Cancellation Policy

Polar Cubs is a Northern Star Council sponsored event. Decisions for official camp closing will be made by the Council's Camping Director. When camps are officially closed, fees may be transferred to another weekend within the Council's Polar Cubs season. More often than not, the Director will not close the camp. To check weather conditions for the weekend- call for a weather update (651) 254-9134 on Friday, Jan.11.

Alternate Dates for Individual Registration

The Pack's chosen date may not work for all families. Individual families may instead sign up for Polar Cubs if the Pack date(s) doesn’t fit the family’s schedule.  Check space availability at www.goscouting.org  Make sure you follow the Council's payment procedures and registration requirements.  See this link for more info. Bring your documents along with you to camp.

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. 

For More Information

Have questions? Let us know.

Mark Viker
Pack 151 Outings Chair
4545 Garden Way N.
Hugo, MN 55038
outings.pack151@gmail.com

 

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