2022 Details

Intro to Pack 36 Camping

The annual Cub Scouts camping trip is a great intro to camping for families who haven't camped before. [Most] meals are provided, and you'll have lots of support from other families. Here's what to expect:

We camp for two nights, arriving Saturday afternoon and departing Monday morning of Memorial Day weekend. Boulder Creek Scout Reservation is a campground owned by the BSA. Cubland, where we typically camp, is one of about six groups of campsites, with space for ~70 people, a covered pavilion, a fire pit, and a spigot with potable water. Cubland is about a hundred yards from the parking lot, and lots of folks bring wagons to share to help tote gear from the cars. There are bathrooms with running water just up the hill, and a port-a-potty next to the campsite. There are also showers, but expect much of the pack to revel in being dirty.

Expect a mixture of structured activities and free time to play/socialize/relax. The whole family is welcome (including younger siblings!), but note that all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All participants must have received all Covid vaccinations for which they are eligible. We will not require masks outdoors.


  • Saturday night: Hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips, fruit and veggie trays

  • Sunday morning: Scramble (potatoes, peppers, cheese, sausage - veggie and meat) + coffee/tea/hot chocolate

  • Sunday lunch: Bring a brown bag lunch to eat while hiking

  • Sunday night: Fajitas, beans

  • Monday morning: Oatmeal w/ fruit, nuts, raisins + coffee/tea/hot chocolate

We will need volunteers to help with meal prep and clean-up (both directly and supervising scout volunteers).



3:00-5:00 Families unload, set up tents

5:00-6:15 Dinner prep

Dens prepare campfire skits

6:15-6:30 Flag Lowering - Webelos

6:30-7:30 Dinner - burgers

7:30-8:00 Dinner cleanup - Webelos

Fire building - Tigers

8:00-9:00 Campfire

9:00-9:30 Smores

9:30-10:00 Optional quiet campfire time

10:00 Lights out


7:00-7:30 Breakfast prep

7:30-8:15 Breakfast - scramble

8:15-8:30 Cleanup - Lions

8:30-9:00 Unstructured time, prepare for day

9:00-9:15 Flag Raising - Tigers

9:30-10:30 Knots (including shoe tying)

10:30-11:30 Outbound Hiking - 3.5 miles total

11:30-12:00 Lunch away from camp

12:00-12:30 Nature scavenger hunt

12:00-13:00 Return from Hike

1:00-1:30 Free time

1:30-3:00 Den activities

3:00-3:30 Snack

3:30-4:30 Pack-wide shelter building

4:30-5:15 Free time

Dinner prep

5:15-5:30 Flag Lowering - Siblings

5:30-6:15 Dinner - fajitas

6:15-6:30 Cleanup - Lions

6:30-7:00 Den time - skit prep

Fire building - Webelos

7:00-7:30 Smores

7:30-8:30 Campfire

8:30-9:30 Optional quiet campfire time

10:00 Lights out


7:00-7:30 Breakfast prep

7:30-8:45 Breakfast - oatmeal

8:45-9:00 Breakfast cleanup - siblings

9:00-10:00 Break camp, pack cars

10:00-10:30 Campsite cleanup contest

10:30-11:00 Free time

11:00 Check out

What to Bring

*Note that you can also rent gear at Sports Basement. This is a blog post written by Caitlin a few years on camping with kids that talks about gear.

  • meals not provided by the pack

    • lunch for hike on Sunday

    • snacks

  • camping equipment

    • tent and stakes

    • sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress or pad

    • reusable cup, bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon, mesh drying bag (for each family member)

    • clothesline

    • lawn chairs

    • first aid kit (the pack has a large one of these)

    • water bottle

    • flashlight/headlamp, bulb, batteries

    • sunscreen

    • insect repellent

    • whistle

    • wagon for transporting gear (if you have one)

  • clothes

    • Cub Scout uniform (for flag ceremonies)

    • weather forecast-appropriate outerwear (poncho or raincoat, warm jacket, gloves, etc.)

    • pajamas

    • regular clothes

    • durable shoes

    • sun hat

    • water shoes for creek play

    • extra socks, shoes, other extra clothing

  • toiletries

    • toothpaste, toothbrush,

    • washcloth, towel

    • soap in container

    • extra plastic bag or container for wet stuff

  • extras

    • camera

    • binoculars

    • sunglasses

    • pocket knife (Bears / Webelos)