Fall Campout

  • When; Sat 9/25-Sun 9/26

Where: Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp

186 Andersen Scout Camp Rd, Houlton, WI 54082

Lower Camp - Site # 4 and Shelter #3

The Essentials

When: September 25-26, 2021

You can attend any or all parts of the campout. Many new Scouts just come for the day on Saturday to check things out. There is no expectation at all that anyone attending (Scout or adult) has any experience camping. Don’t hesitate to contact a leader with any questions you have.


Please wear "Class A" Scout Uniforms for Saturday and Class B Pack 60 T-shirts for Sunday (new scouts, no worries if you have not yet purchased a scout shirt, don't let that deter you from attending!!!)

Where (see maps section later in the document):

Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp

186 Andersen Scout Camp Road

Houlton, WI 54082

Lower Camp – Site #4 and Shelter 2

Who:

All Scouts in all Dens are invited to attend along with other family members and siblings.

Cost and Registration:

There is no cost to attend the Campout. This is entirely paid for out of our fundraising budget for the year. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 22nd so we can appropriately plan for meals.

https://scoutbook.scouting.org/

Every attendee (adult and child) will need to have an up-to-date health form on file with the Pack. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf

Every attendee planning on using the BB-gun or Archery range will also need a shooting sports permission form:

https://scoutingevent.com/attachment/BSA250/16870_1406040709_1689.pdf

More information on Fred C. Anderson Scout Camp, including policies and rules:

https://camp-dev.northernstar.org/Fred-C-Anderson-Scout-Camp/camp-policies-and-rules

Additional Policies

· The campout is a screen-free environment for the Scouts

· No pocketknives are allowed unless the scout has a whittlers chip in his possession. No hunting or sheathed knives or axes are allowed under any circumstance. Bow Saws to cut wood are provided by the camp.

· Only flashlights and electric/battery lanterns are permitted in the tents per BSA rules. NO OPEN FLAME OF ANY KIND IN TENTS.

· Direct supervision of your Scout, siblings and guest is the responsibility of the parent or the legal guardian. Campouts are intended to be FUN camping outings and everyone’s active participation in the activities and camping experience is a benefit to make it a successful adventure.


Campout Schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 25th

12:00 noon: Leaders Arrive

1:00 pm: Scouts arrive to set up tents and gather with Dens

2:00 pm: Scouts arrive (Day only, no overnight camping)

2:30 -3:00 pm: Opening Ceremony and camp orientation

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Den Activities

* We will have new scouts so introduce each other\play a name game (ice breakers)

* Have parents introduce each other also. (ice breakers)

* New Scouts will work on Bobcat

* All Dens will prepare a skit for the Campfire Program

* All Dens will work on any required activities (selected by Den leader).

5:00 – 5:30 pm: Free time

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (provided by Webelos Scouts)

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Pack 60 Campfire Program

*Skits from Dens & Leaders, Bobcat Ceremony songs, flag retirement ceremony

7:30 - 8:00 pm S'mores at Pack Campfire ring

8:30 pm - Return to camp & tents

10:00 pm lights out


Sunday, Sept. 26th

7:30 am - Wake up

8:00 - 9:00 - Breakfast (provided by Webelos Scouts)

9:00 - 11:00 - Archery and BB Gun Range Open (Scouts will rotate by Dens in shifts)

  • there will be time between shifts to break camp

11:00- 11:15 am - Closing Ceremony

11:15 - 12:00 pm - Finish breaking camp and depart


Map & Parking information

We are lower camp, shelter #3 and campsite #4 (we do not have the training building as in years past). The final decent is steep and parking is somewhat limited, overflow parking is available in the upper campground. If necessary you can drop your gear off in the lower parking area and then park up top. Please note: Cell coverage is poor at our campsite, but available in the upper camp area

The walk to our campsite is perhaps ¼ mile. There are some carts available for your gear. If you have a collapsible wagon it would be useful.




Directions to Fred C. Anderson Scout Camp from St. Paul/Woodbury:

Take I 694 north to east Minnesota Highway 36. Continue east and cross the new Stillwater Bridge into Wisconsin onto Wisconsin Highway 64. Follow Wisconsin Highway 64 to Wisconsin Highway 35. Follow Wisconsin Highways 64 & 35 north than east to Scout Camp Road.

Follow Scout Camp Road north to the camp entrance.

Packing Checklist

ü Tent

ü Sleeping Bag

ü Pillow

ü Air Mattress / Sleeping Pad

ü Water Bottle – the camp site has clean, drinkable well water

ü Toys / Games - There is a lot of open room. Feel free to bring outdoor toys or entertainment for inside such as card games or crafts if the weather is bad. We have the use of our Shelter #2 and the picnic shelter if there is rain.

ü Snacks (Saturday Dinner, S’mores and Sunday Breakfast are provided, but there are no snacks available otherwise) Please arrive on Saturday already eaten lunch.

ü Headlamp / Flashlight / Lantern – check the batteries or bring extra

ü Chairs for around the campfire

ü Weather appropriate clothing

ü Toiletries

ü Rain jacket

Tentative Menu (Provided by the Webelos Scouts).

Saturday Dinner:

Campfire Macaroni and Cheese, hot dogs, and peas. Lemonade

Sunday Breakfast:

Pancakes, sausages, yogurt, and Orange tang.

If you have any special dietary needs, please contact me to discuss options.

Thanks everyone!

Ross Dahlin

Assistant Cubmaster, Camping Coordinator

Rossdahlin78@gmail.com

612-272-7141