Family_Camp_Boulder_Creek



Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

  • Friday: Average High 73 F, Low 42 F
  • Saturday: Average High 73 F, Low 42 F
  • Sunday: Average High 72 F, Low 41 F



Who: Cub Scout Family Camp is open to all active members of Pack 32, their brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and potential scouting families invited by the Cubmaster. 

What: Family Camp is one of the most fun events we do, and a favorite of the scouts.  For Fall Family Camp, all costs are included in the annual dues.

When:  The Pack may start arriving at the campground after 4pm on Friday, November 2nd, and we will leave no later than Noon on Sunday, November 4th.

Where: (
Map to BCSR) 
This time we will be camping at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation which is a Boy Scout Camp owned by the Pacific Sky Council in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The camp has flushing toilets and a shower house, the Pack is also renting the use of the Kitchen and Dinning hall.

Pack 32 campsite is 'Cubland'.  Here is map of the campsites.

How:  Since all costs are included in dues, You must fill out the attendance survey.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Amme1BPYjz36f-dBz_0F5MqiOh_aVkwip7fTvIqLILU/edit

Deadline to RSVP Friday, October 25th.  For questions cubmaster@pack32santaclara.net

Why: Family Camp is much fun!



Schedule of Events:

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Friday, November 1st:
  • Arrival any time after 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM is ideal
  • You must back-in to the parking spaces
  • Check-in and confirm kitchen duties (starting 5pm)
  • Discussion of rules and boundaries
  • Set up camp
  • 6:09 PM - Sunset
  • 7:00 PM - Dinner in Families/Dens 
  • Make trail mix for Saturday hike (at dining hall)
  • 10:00 PM - Taps (lights out and good night)

Saturday, November 2nd:
  • 7:34 AM - Sunrise
  • 8:00 AM - Assembly and Flag Ceremony (Full Uniform) at Flag Meadow near Dining Hall (up the road)
  • 8:30 AM - Breakfast in Dining Hall
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Nova Program
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch in Dens & Den Activities
    • preparation
    • clean up
    • Complete Den Flag and Cheer
    • Plan Campfire Skits and Songs
  • 1:30 PM - 4:32 PM - Hike TBD (last year Redwood Historic Trail) 
  • 4:00 PM - Committee meeting location Outside the kitchen
  • 5:00 PM - Assembly and Flag Ceremony (Full Uniform) at Flag Meadow near Dining Hall (up the road)
  • 5:32 PM - Dinner in Dining Hall
  • 6:08 PM - Sunset
  • 7:00 PM - Campfire / Flag Retirement (Full Uniform) at Campfire Circle
  • 10:00 PM - Taps (lights out and good night)

    Sunday November 3rd:
    • 2:00 AM - Fall Back! - Set clocks back 1 hour and an extra hour of sleep!
    • 6:36 - Sunrise
    • 7:32 AM - Assembly and Flag Ceremony (Fully Uniform) at Flag Meadow near Dining Hall (up the road)
    • 8:00 AM - Breakfast in Dining Hall
    • 9:00 AM - Scouts Own - Chapel (behind flag meadow near Dining Hall)
    • 10:32 AM - Capture the Flag (Cubland)
    • 11:32 PM - Break Camp







     



    Packing List


    What to bring:  You will need to bring everything you would need to go camping for several days with the exception of food for the provided meals and cooking equipment.  Your list of items should include:
    • A positive attitude!
    • Youth Protection Training (YPT) Diploma - REQUIRED for all Adults
    • Medical Form A and B - REQUIRED for every attendee (Adults & Youth)
    • bedding (sleeping bag and pad)
    • tent (family size tents are OK)
    • clothing for different weather conditions
    • full Cub Scout uniform for flag ceremonies and Saturday campfire
    • hiking shoes and socks
    • water bottle for hike
    • flashlights with extra batteries
    • warm hat and gloves (optional, but highly recommended)
    • plates, dishes, cups, and utensils (plastic or metal) - practice conservation, do not bring disposable dishes and cutlery
    • toiletries (toothbrush, towels, etc)
    • insect repellent
    • sun block
    • rain gear
    • prescription medicines
    • food for special diets
    • Cub Scout Handbook for your rank
    • camera
    • camp chairs
    • wagon to transport gear to/from campsite
    • skits / songs / jokes you would like to share at the campfire
    • appropriate sports equipment (soccer, football, frisbee, volleyball, etc)
    • boardgames or cards
    • musical instruments (guitar, harmonica, etc for campfire songs; trumpet/bugle for flag ceremonies)
    • BRING EXTRA CLOTHES - there is a creek that scouts like to play in.
    What not to bring: As a general rule in scouting, when camping we do not bring electronic devices with the exception of emergency cell phones for adults, and hand held GPS devices.  Do not bring the following items:
    • firearms (we are not permitted to use the firing range)
    • fixed blade knives or folding knives with quick releases, or any knife that has a blade over 2 1/2 inches.  Scouts are not permitted to have a knife other than a pocket knife, then only after completing their totem chip requirements as a Bear.
    • toy guns, swords, or other weapon.
    • water balloons
    • video game devices or electronic toys
    • pets
    • alcohol



    Important Notes


    Dens are individually responsible for Saturday lunch.  Lunch should be appropriate for the age/rank with appropriate scout involvement.  The planned meals will provide a vegetarian option at each meal, please note your desire for a vegetarian meal when you RSVP.  If you have any other dietary restrictions or need a vegan meal, you will need to tend to your own meal needs.

    Families that need to leave during the day on Saturday for sports or other events may do so, and enjoy the short drive back to civilization.

    Each scout that attends will need to have a copy of their medical form on file with the pack (parts A and B, no physical is required).  You do not need to have a physical, that portion of the form is for resident camping.  If you have any questions about family camp or the medical form please email Ron at cubmaster@pack32santaclara.net

    In keeping with the BSA youth protection policy, adults should remember two deep leadership.  Unless it is your child, you should not find your self alone with a child in a tent or other non public setting. 

    In keeping with the BSA smoking policy, adults that smoke may not do so in the camp ground.  All scout functions are smoke free.  If you must smoke consult with Rob for the designated smoking area.

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    Toby McPheeters,
    Apr 7, 2014, 11:16 PM
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