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Hou Koda District Day Camp Info

posted Jun 12, 2018, 1:54 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 396   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 3:42 AM ]

Parents & Scouts:

Please refer to the information below regarding Hou Koda Camp at Avon's Washington Township Park.

Dates: 6/18 - 6/22
Location: 435 Whipple Ln, Avon, IN 46123 (Google Maps link:

Schedule Hours: Monday Thursday (arrive by 8:45am)

Arrival time for the first four days will be from 8:00 9:00 AM. There will be a unit leader meeting at the camp office each morning at 8:45 AM. Opening and start of program will kick off promptly at 9:00 AM each day. Lunch break will be at 12:00 Noon and will last about an hour. Everyone will need to bring their own sack lunch. Each unit should plan to bring a cooler (Pack 396 will provide a cooler), we will have ice available daily if needed. Program finishes at 4:00 and all campers need to be picked up by 4:30 PM. Pack / Den leaders will be issues daily schedules at the start of the week and any updates or adjustments will be communicated to leaders each morning at opening.

Friday (starts at 12:30pm)

Friday starts early afternoon and program is operated up until dinner time. Please plan to arrive by 12:30 PM and program will officially start at 1:00 PM. Please note, no lunch time will be provided on Friday, please eat prior to arrival. Various activities will be opening and closing throughout the day so please make sure you have a Friday itinerary with you. The activities will conclude at 6pm as we transition into the family picnic hour. Starting at 7:30pm EVERYONE needs to gather at the campfire area for the Grand Finale! Your sons/daughters as well as staff will be singing songs, performing skits and putting on a fun show. This is not something you will want to miss. Camp officially concludes after campfire has finished, around 8:00 PM. Packs are welcome to spend the night under Pack Overnighter rules and we have some fun activities planned for those who are staying though this is not an official part of camp.


  • If you are staying for the day, please park in the farthest south lot in front of the Pavilion Center. This is the second parking lot you will come to in the lower section of the park. The section of the lot directly in front of the flag poles will be cordoned off and will be reserved for guests to the Pavilion.

  • If you are parking to drop off / pick up a youth, please park in the lot by the splashpad and shelters. This is the first parking lot you come to in the lower section of the park.

    Monday Thursday

    Each participant is responsible for their own sack lunch the first four days of camp. We recommend that units bring a tote to keep their lunches together (we can store it inside during the day) and / or a cooler if they need refrigeration. We can store these overnight throughout the week and can provide bagged ice each day curtesy of Home City Ice.


    Participants need to eat lunch prior to arrival at camp on Friday. Dinner hour will run from 6pm 7:30 PM. Each family or pack can bring their own picnic-style food option

    Trading Post:

    We will have a trading post open throughout the day at camp. We will have snacks, candy, and drinks as well as T-shirts, toys, and various other items provided by the Scout Shop available for purchase. At least a small amount of cash will allow scouts the opportunity to pick up something from the trading post.

Clothing, Sunscreen, etc:

Participants should bring appropriate clothing for the days weather. Program will continue as normal in the rain unless we have lightning. If it looks like rain is a possibility a poncho is a great thing to have with you! Also, we recommend sunscreen and bug spray for all participants as we will be in the great outdoors all day, every day. Even if it doesnt rain, we will be getting wet every day! There are multiple activities including the Splash Pad and Sponge Fights where scouts will get wet. We recommend fast drying clothing such as swim trunks and athletic wear as there are limited facilities and time to change clothes and most participants will opt to dry out naturally in the sun.

Activity Groups:

All scouts from each unit are staying together in one group. Based on our registration numbers and some issues properly identifying what program level each participant is at we decided not to split Webelos of into contingent groups. Alternatively, we have setup multiple program stations throughout the week to have different activity options available at them for Webelos. This simplifies adult coverage needs for units and still allows older scouts to have expanded program options appropriate for their age. Please note, most activity groups will be made up of two units and will average 16-18 youth participants total per group. We do have a couple of larger units who will be their own activity group. Your Activity Group number will line up with the camp program schedule showing you where you need to be when. The schedule will be in the leader guide handed out at camp.

Medical Forms:

EVERY Cub Scout, Webelos Scout, tag-a-long, and adult is required to turn in a completed Class A & B Annual Health and Medical Record All Blanks Must Be Filled In! If your unit has not turned them in yet please either scan and email them to (Attached is blank copy of the medical form.) If the forms dont make it in before the start of camp they will have to be turned in or filled out at the morning registration which can create delays and prevent your unit from starting activities on time.

Supervision and Discipline:

Just a reminder, our volunteer staff is here to provide an awesome program experience for all participants! They are not here to be disciplinarians or supervision for youth participants. We greatly appreciate the effort of all unit leaders and parents in camp, assisting staff in program areas and keeping an eye on their unit’s participants. If you need assistance with any issues, please see the Camp or Program Directors, one of us will generally be in the camp office.

Monster Jam - Feb 10, 2018 @ Lucas Oil Stadium

posted Dec 10, 2017, 8:45 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 396

Lucas Oil Stadium
Sat., FEB. 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Scout Families Save $7 - $15 Per Ticket
Discounted Tickets are $16 & $26!

Every Scout ticket purchased includes:

  • A discounted event ticket for Saturday, FEB 10, 2018
  • FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2018 Scout Pit Party (6p to 8p)
  • Opportunity to purchase a general public pit party pass for Sat, FEB. 10 for a discounted amount of $5 (2:30pm to 5:30pm)
  • Scout Patch




**Must order by DEC. 18, 2017 - no orders will be accepted after this.


FEB. 10, 2018 Monster Jam Truck Line-Up!*

Grave Digger driven by Morgan Kane

Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk

El Toro Loco driven by Becky McDonough

Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten

Zombie driven by Travis Mowery

Soldier Fortune driven by Chad Fortune

Earthshaker driven by Steven Thompson

Mutant drive by Coty Saucier

Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten

Slinger driven by Scott Hartsock

Raminator driven by Mark Hall

Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon

Bad News Travels fast driven by Brandon Derrow

FS1 Cletus driven by Marc McDonald



*Trucks subject to change.





Pack 396 Popcorn Sales Update (10/4/17)

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:24 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 396

From our Pack 396 Popcorn Kernel, Matt Simpson:

I wanted to give everyone on update on important popcorn information. We were able to get more popcorn tonight, so we should be able to fill most orders (still no cheese lovers box).

The sales goes until October 22, but I have to have all popcorn turned back in on the October 24. If orders are turned in on the 22, there is a chance popcorn will not be available at that time.

All of the popcorn kernels are being encouraged to try to have all orders filled in the next week if possible because of the issues with getting popcorn. This doesn't mean you can't keep selling, but if you have orders to fill we can get them completed. This will make it so there will not be any large orders that will need to be filled in that last week.

The online sales blitz is October 7-15. If you sell $180 with the online sells you get the Marble copter that is on the popcorn prize sheet.


How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:03 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 396

In order for a scout (Grades 1-3) to earn the Cyber Chip Award, he must complete the exercises in the document "How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide". This must be completed with the parent, guardian, or other caring adult. A copy of this document (PDF format) is attached to this post.

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.

Note: All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to "recharge" the chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area. This space will hold new information, news, and a place for the Scout to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.

Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card)
Watch the video "Bad Netiquette Stinks." (
Play the Router's Birthday Surprise Interactive Adventure, and print the completion certificate to give to your den leader. (
Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned. Cyber Chip:

Pack 396: OPTIONAL Circuit of Fun Family Scouting Activities (Oct-Dec)

posted Sep 29, 2017, 12:29 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 396


Scout Night with Indy Eleven-, October 7*, 2017; 6 pm @ Carroll Stadium - IUPUI

Scouts and their family are invited to participate in our fantastic Scout Night with the Indy Eleven. By purchasing tickets thorough this offer, Scouts will be able to kick a soccer ball into the net on the field after the match and receive a FREE Indy Eleven Scout Night Patch!

For more information and order methods click here.


Civil War Days - Battle of Belzer, October 20-22, 2017

Come join us for the unique experience of Battler of Belzer where both youth and adults are enlisted into the army for the weekend. You will live like a Civil War soldier, and learn to battle as they did during this time.

Groups are paired with Civil War reenactment actors and will travel through historical education stations, participate in company and battalion assemblies and parades, and attend military drills including the School of the Soldier. They will get to witness cannon firings as well!  Our soldiers will also live camp life in the bivouac area including eating a soldier's rations such as hardtack and beef jerky. This is a great hands on learning event for Scouts an Adults! To learn more click here, and to register click here.


Bewitched Belzer Bash-October 29, 2017, 5:30 - 8PM @ Camp Belzer- $15 per car.

Join us for a night of spooky family fun and celebrate Halloween in a setting that can't be beat!  We will have many activities including haunted hike, storytelling, campfire and festive games, candy amd food..and more!!

Admission is $15 per car for a scary fun! To learn more visit


Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers-November 17, 2017, 7PM (Doors open at 6 PM )

Scouts are invited to participate in our fantastic Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers, where each Scout cam earn a Patch! This event will sell out, so do not miss your chance to root on the hometown team!

By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also shoot a free throw on the main court after the game, receive a FREE Scout Night patch! and access to a SPECIAL MEET & GREET with a Pacer after the post-game free throw! And through the Scout Value Package $30 or $50 ticket option ONLY you will get FREE hot dog, bag of chips, small Pepsi product and Pacers hat!  You can order tickets by completing this form or visit and use passcode Scout.  Tickets must ordered by October 18th.


Colts vs. Titans @ Lucas Oil Stadium - Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1:00PM

Scouts and their families are invited to attend the Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans game. The day will include a special ticket offer to the game, post-game field pass, a photo opportunity with your fellow unit members (don't forget to bring your cameras) and a Patch!  All participants MUST purchase Colts game tickets by filling out this form or purchasing it online at  *Order tickets by November 3, 2017 (based on availability) and payable to "Indianapolis Colts". 


Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes - December 3, 2017

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe for evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control. Special pricing for all Scout families! To order tickets click here.  Order by Nov. 16.


For a complete list of events:


Bill Holloway

Youth Protection Training!

posted Aug 31, 2016, 7:45 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 396   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 3:26 PM ]

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the safest environment possible for our youth members. To that end, BSA’s ScoutingU has created some additional Youth Protection training to professionals, volunteers, and leaders regarding the prevention of youth-on-youth incidents that might occur within the context of Scouting, especially in a camping or overnight setting. It is designed to help prepare adult leaders to prevent and appropriately respond to these incidents.

You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

To take Youth Protection training go to  and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number. Please email your member ID to your son's Den leader for their records.

From the  portal, click Menu then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in our system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued when you created the account.

Why you should take Youth Protection Training today -->

New Pack Website - Welcome!

posted Jul 1, 2016, 12:01 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 396   [ updated Jul 1, 2016, 12:08 PM ]

You will notice some changes in the way we go about Pack business over the next several months and we are pretty sure they will be changes for the better.  Our hope is that you can (eventually) rely on the website as your main source of information about our Scout program.

In the near future, our leaders will learn to post stories and update their calendars and some other nifty tricks to keep everyone at the top of their game. Please give them some leeway as the changes go into effect and everything starts smoothing out.  It might get a little rocky before it gets smooth.

We think you are going to like the changes.  This website is already packed with features and when we get in a groove at the leadership level it will be even better.

If you'd like to contribute let us know.  You can start at the "Become a Leader" section.

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