Saturday, September 3, 2016

Another Opportunity to camp

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One of the changes with the new Cub Scout program that rolled out last year is the emphasis on the importance of connecting boys back with nature -- in short, THEY WANT TO CAMP!  So, we want to get them camping!  In fact, going on a campout is now a requirement to earn your rank badge with Wolf, Bear and Arrow of Light dens.  Our Pack will be camping October 7-9 at Worth Ranch but the following weekend, we have the opportunity to camp AGAIN and attend the Fall Festival and Haunted Hay Ride at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.  

So, be sure you save the date for the Pack 1910's SECOND October camp-out.  

WHO:  Pack 1910 Scouts and their families

WHAT:  Fall Festival and Haunted Hayride camp out 
WHEN:  Friday, October 14; Sunday, October 16
WHERE:  Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, Bridgeport, TX
WHY:  To work with your son to earn his rank, to get outside, to camp, to have fun!
COST:  $23 per child, $11 per adult
RSVP DEADLINE:  Payment and registration forms due to April, Tuesday, Oct. 11.
PAPERWORK:  The registration form, your payment and your BSA Health Form must be on file.  The registration flyer can be found here.  DO NOT TURN ANYTHING DIRECTLY INTO BSA.  

Check in is at 12 and will be done by our Pack leader on site.  S/He will pick up and distribute the patches, wrist bands to everyone at our designate campsite.  Activities are from 1-4:30 with no set rotation.  Relaxed atmosphere.  Lunch is on your own.  Supper is provided and mealtimes are assigned.  Hayrides are about 20 minutes in length and the wait can get pretty long too.  Be prepared.  Sunday breakfast is continental style and then there will be a Scout's Own chapel service.  

We reserve the camping area for BOTH Friday and Saturday night, but the official camp out activities do not begin until around 1pm on Saturday.  By allowing families to come Friday night, we are able to be more flexible and have more boys and families who can participate in the camping program.  In fact, there is even a place on the registration form to indicate Friday night camping - please fill this out.  Camping Friday and Saturday night is a great way to get to know your Pack families.  Please note, the form says to turn it into the Longhorn Council -- DO NOT DO THIS!  Forms need to be turned into April so that she can register us as a pack.  Payments via check should be made out to LONGHORN COUNCIL.

Activities begin around 1 on Saturday and include items like bounce houses, leather crafts, archery, bb guns, pumpkin carving, etc.  The haunted hay ride is fun and generally NOT that scary, but you know your child and, as such, it is not a mandatory requirement and they may stay back at the campsite with you until our group returns.  


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