Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Camp Chesebrough is located on Hwy 9 approximately 1.75 Miles South of the Intersection with Hwy 35 (Skyline Blvd).

Approximate GPS Coordinates to the entrance: 37°14'43.35"N, 122° 8'42.02"W

Distance from Intersection of Hwy 9 and Saratoga Ave. : 9.2 Miles

Weather Forecast:

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 boys.  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, October 20th and we will leave no later than Noon on Sunday, October 22nd.

How Much?: FREE - Fall Family Camp is included in Pack 32 Annual Dues!

How do I Register?

Go here to register - Registration is closed, talk to Cubmaster.

Why: Family Camp is much fun!

This time we will be camping at Chesebrough Reservation which is a Boy Scout Camp owned by the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay 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.

Pack 32 campsite is Upper Camp Grounds called 'Madrone'.  Map of Camp is at bottom of page.

Driving Directions from Saratoga, CA:

  1. Follow Hwy 9 South through the town of Saratoga

  2. Follow Hwy 9 to the intersection of Skyline Blvd / Hwy 35 (4 way Stop).

  3. Continue straight through the intersection on Hwy 9 for approximately 1.75 Miles.

  4. You will come upon a Day use parking area to your left. The entrance to Chesebrough is to the right across from the parking area.

  5. The entrance to Chesebrough is a SHARP RIGHT TURN, use appropriate care and signal traffic behind you in advance before turning. (Alternately you could turn left into the day use area and then cross both lanes of traffic to enter Chesebrough) 

Maps to Camp are at bottom of page.

Schedule of Events:

Class A Field Uniforms worn for bold faced events, Class B Activity Uniforms worn for non-bold event 

Friday Oct 20th:

4:00 - Camp opens

6:45 - All hands meeting (Breezeway)

7:00 - Dinner and making trail mix for Sat morning hike (Breezeway)

8:00 - Evening Activities

Dutch Oven Dessert Competition – Bring your Own Dutch Oven, Charcoal provided (Madrone)

Small Campfires (Madrone)

10:00 - Lights out

Saturday Oct 21st

6:45 - Coffee and Cocoa in Camp

7:32 - Reveille (Wake-up)

8:00 - Assembly, Flags (Flag Meadow) 

8:15 - Breakfast (Breezeway)

9:32 - Hike (meet at Teepee in Flag Meadow)

11:32 - Den Lunch / Lunch / Clean-up (Madrone)

1:32 - Free time / Crafts (Madrone)

3:32 – Snack/Mandatory Shooting Sports Safety Briefing (Breezeway)

4:00 - Shooting Sports (Archery and BB gun Ranges)

6:00 - Assembly, Flags (Flag Meadow)

6:15 - Dinner (Breezeway)

7:45 - Campfire Program (@ the Campfire Bowl)

10:00 - Lights out

Sunday Oct 22nd:

6:45 - Coffee and Cocoa in Camp

7:32 – Reveille (Wake-up)

8:00 - Assembly, Flags (Flag Meadow) 

8:15 - Breakfast (Breezeway)

9:30 - Scouts' Own Service (Chapel) 

10:00 - Camp Clean-up

11:00 - Sports (below Breezeway)

Human Foosball, Volleyball

12:00 – Pickup Campfire Ashes / Break Camp

Chef Dane's Menu:

Fall Family Camp-Pack 32 at Cheesebrough
Menu- Main Kitchen 
October 20-22, 2017 

FRIDAY Night, October 20

"Love My Spaghetti & Meatballs"
HIKING SNACK  **Assemble Hiking Snack for Saturday
(goldfish, chocolate chips, cran-raisins, pretzels, raisins, nuts)

SATURDAY, October 21

Chef's Wake-up Treat in Camp

  "California Style" Breakfast" at Dining Hall
Scrambled Eggs vegetarian
California Benedict can be vegetarian
Homemade Muffins and Bagels vegetarian/vegan/ & gluten free
Hash Browns vegetarian/vegan/ & gluten free 
Chicken Sausage
Cold Cereal and Hot Oatmeal vegetarian/vegan/or gluten free
Fresh Sliced Fruit & Yogurt vegetarian/vegan/or gluten free
Milk, Coffee, Juice, Tea  

In Camp by Dens
4:45PM - Assembly, Flags, Announcements
5:30 PM Dinner  "Mountain Lumber Jack"
Chef's Steak Pot Stew
White Rice       Mashed Potatoes
vegetarian/vegan/ & gluten free
Waldorf Salad vegetarian        Three Bean Pasta Salad vegetarian
Greek Spinach Salad vegetarian

Ice Cream & Brownies
       Campfire Treat   Caramel Corn Balls

SUNDAY, October 21

Chef's Wake-up Treat in Camp

"IHOP 32 Breakfast" at Dining Hall
Pancakes with Maple Syrup   vegetarian
Breakfast Sausage Links
Cold Cereal and Hot Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit vegetarian
Milk, Coffee, Lemonade, Tea  vegetarian

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:
  • 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
  • warm hat and gloves (optional)
  • plates, dishes, cups, and utensils (plastic or Metal) - Practice conservation, do not bring disposable dishes and cutlery
  • toiletries
  • insect repellent
  • sun block
  • rain gear
  • prescription medicines
  • food for special diets
  • camera
  • skits / songs / jokes you would like to share at the campfire
  • medical form with parts A and B completed
  • BRING EXTRA CLOTHES - it is a creek that boys 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.  Boys 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
  • electronic toys
  • pets

Important Notes

Chef Dane will be cooking for the Pack, which will provide Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast.  Each Den is responsible to cook their own Saturday lunch based on requirements for their rank.  Boys who need to help cook an outdoor meal for their advancement will have opportunities to do so.  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 Tudor at

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 boy 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 Cubmaster for the designated smoking area.

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