Cresskill Cub Scout Pack 121
The overall aims of scouting are to develop a child's character, train him in good citizenship, and encourage him to become more fit—physically, mentally, and morally.
The vision of the Scouts BSA is to prepare America's youth to become responsible, participating citizens and leaders who are guided by the Scout Oath and Law.
More information about Pack 121
See tabs above for 2022/2023 Activity calendar, information on Uniforms and handbooks, FAQs and learn more about Pack 121.
June 10th Pack cookout and June 9 - 11th Cub Scout Camping Trip (same place)
We are fresh off the heels of an unforgettable overnight camping trip with the Rockland Boulders, and we are moving swiftly to our next fun-filled event happening this weekend, from June 9th-11th. For those just attending the cookout, it is on June 10th. Details below. Our recently crossed-over Webelos are also invited to attend.
Please confirm your attendance for the cookout and/or camping trip using the link I emailed. For new campers and those interested, I will share a list of recommended camping equipment in a separate message. For now, here are some final updates and reminders to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Expect mid-70's during the day and mid-50's at night. Dress in warm attire and ensure your bedding is suitable for those camping. We suggest a light jacket or fleece for the evenings, and for sleeping, consider adding an extra layer of clothing. An insulated sleeping pad or air mattress will also provide an additional layer of insulation from the cold ground.
**Location & Schedule:**
We will meet at the entrance of the park (see email for address) at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 9th. Let me know if you need a tent as soon as possible.
Saturday will include a day hike starting at 9:00 AM. All scouts and families, including those not camping, are welcome to join us. Please wear shoes comfortable for walking in the woods.
The Cookout will take place on Saturday, June 10th, from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the campsite in Carlson Park. Feel free to join, whether you're staying for the camping trip or not.
**Meals & Cookout:**
Meals will be provided for those camping. On Friday night, scouts should bring a bag lunch. For Saturday's cookout, we'll provide hot dogs and water. Please bring snacks or desserts to share. Inform us if your child has any special food needs or allergies.
Please pack the following for your scout and yourself if camping (see recommended core equipment list below).
- Scout uniform with scarf (scouts only)
- Tent (1 to fit both the scout and parent) (at least a 3 person tent).
- Small tarp to put under your tent (optional)
- Sleeping bag (temperature appropriate - at least comfort rated to 40)
- Insulated Sleeping pad (recommended)
- Camping pillow (recommended)
- Water bottle (filled)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Toilet paper
- Camp chair
- Pocket knife if they have their totin-chip
- Shoes appropriate for playing in the woods (no open-toe shoes or sandals)
- Clothing to change into on Saturday and Sunday
- Bug repellent
- Rain poncho/jacket (just in case)
- Knit cap (watchman's hat) [wear this while sleeping - this is one of the keys to a warm nights sleep]
We will have a portable bathroom available. If you are not comfortable with these facilities, we are close enough to homes for a quick run.
- A parent or guardian must accompany scouts on the cookout and the camping trip.
We're looking forward to another incredible weekend of outdoor fun and bonding. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Recommendations for equipment:
Sleeping Cot: MARCHWAY Ultralight Folding Tent Camping Cot Bed, Portable Compact for Outdoor Travel, Base Camp, Hiking, Mountaineering, Lightweight Backpacking (Grey) More for the parents, but my kids love them.
Tent: Coleman Sundome Camping Tent, 4 Person Dome Tent with Easy Setup, Included Rainfly and WeatherTec Floor to Block Out Water, 2 Windows and 1 Ground Vent for Air Flow with Charging E-Port Flap This is a great and solid tent. Recommend not getting the navy blue color as that is what the scouts get an dit would be easy to lose it in the mix.
Temperature appropriate Sleeping Bag: Kelty Catena 30 Sleeping Bag - Comfort rated down to 30 degrees F. Less than $60. Not too bulky. I and my kids use this bag when it is at these temperatures. Go to REI for assistance on this, they won't steer you wrong.
Insulated Sleeping Pad - Critical for a warmer night sleep
Klymit Static V Inflatable Sleeping Pad for Camping, Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Air Bed for Cold Weather,Orange
OR FOR higher End
Big Agnes, Zoom UL, Insulated Sleeping Pad, Wide Regular, Amber Glow, (25X72)
The Big Agnes is the best, but pricey. The Klymit has good insulation and good reviews.
Cubmaster: Michael Reavis, CS121Cubmaster@gmail.com