Webelos Fall Camping

Ricketts Glen State Park

October 12-13, 2019

This year, our overnight trip will be to Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton, PA on October 12th to the 13th. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, or a parent willing to take responsibility if their own parent cannot go. In order to maximize the experience of the Webelos, this trip is designed for Webelos, as opposed to the entire family. Please sign up below if you plan to attend.

At the camping trip, Webelos 1 and 2 will be satisfying the Cast Iron Chef and Castaway badges, respectively. Each of these badges involves, to some extent, planning and preparing a nutritious meal for their den. It is important that parents communicate any allergies to leaders in advance of the camping trip so that we can plan meals accordingly. In addition to these badges, Webelos 1 will satisfy the Webelos Walkabout badge, while Webelos 2 will satisfy the Outdoor Adventurer badge.

Please register on this SignUpGenius page if you plan to attend so we can get a headcount for food and supplies. Thanks!

Schedule of Events

Saturday 10/12

  • 12-1 pm – Arrive at Ricketts Glen, set up tents. Scouts should bring their own lunch to eat as we prepare camp
  • 1-1:30 - Walk to environmental center
  • 1:30-3:30 – Compass course with ranger at environmental center
  • 3:30-3:45 – Walk back to campsite
  • 3:45–4:45 – Collect firewood, start fires
  • 5-6 – Cook dinner (Webelos 2 to cook)
  • 6-7pm – Eat dinner (sun sets at 7pm)
  • 7-7:30 – Clean up after dinner
  • 7-9:30 – Campfire, s'mores
  • 10 – Lights out

Sunday 10/13

  • 7am – Wake up
  • 7:30–8:30 – Eat breakfast (Webelos 1 to cook)
  • 8:30-9 – Sunday service – Scouts are encouraged to bring and share with the group a short prayer or expression of thanks
  • 9-9:30 – Break camp, pack up
  • 9:30-12 – Falls Trail Hike. The full loop is 7.2 miles. However, we will likely take the shorter 3.2 mile loop, which will still allow us to see most of the waterfalls. The falls range in height from 11 to 94 feet.

Recommended Pack List

❑ Arrive for fall-in in uniform

❑ Rain gear

❑ Hiking boots or good walking shoes

❑ Spare shoes

❑ Sweat pants/Sleepware

❑ Sweatshirt

❑ Undergarments

❑ Socks

❑ Toothbrush and paste

❑ Soap

❑ Small towel

❑ Water bottle

❑ Flashlight

❑ Sunscreen

❑ Bug repellant

❑ Bowl/plate – Please be prepared to use your own mess utensils. We hope to avoid the need for paper plates and plastic cutlery.

❑ Spoon/fork/knife

❑ Cup

❑ Small dish soap and sponge

❑ Tent

❑ Tarp

❑ Sleeping bag and pad

❑ Chair

❑ 50 feet of 550 paracord