When; Sat 9/30-Sun 10/1
Where: Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp
186 Andersen Scout Camp Rd, Houlton, WI 54082
Lower Camp - Site #3, & 4 and Shelter #2
(Please be sure to RSVP for both an adult and scout. If you have siblings or multiple adults attending, please note this in the comments so that we can accurately plan for meals)
What: This FUN campout is how Pack 60 traditionally kicks off its scouting year. New scouts will spend some time learning the basics of Cub Scouting, and earning their first badge for their grade... the Lion's Honor, or the Bobcat. Scouts will then work in small groups on other rank advancement activities, such as going on a hike, and preparing for our evening campfire program. We will enjoy dinner prepared for us by our Webelos (5th Grade) Scouts. Then, we will all gather around the campfire to perform skits, tell stories, and sing songs. Finally, we will retire back to our campsites for s'mores before turning out the lights. In the morning, breakfast will be served, and we will have time to visit the Archery and BB Gun ranges before heading home.
Most of our families pack a tent and stay overnight. However, some have elected to go home Saturday night and return Sunday morning. If you stay overnight, it is preferred that you stay in your own tent. However, if you don't have the appropriate gear, please let us know, as we do have limited space inside the cabin that we have reserved. Ultimately, you do what you are comfortable with, as we want to make this an enjoyable 1st experience for all!
When: September 30 - October 1, 2023 (Saturday overnight)
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 #3 & 4 and Shelter 2
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 Thursday, Sept. 15th so we can appropriately plan for meals. RSVP HERE
Every attendee (adult and child) will need to have an up-to-date health form on file with the Pack.
Every attendee planning on using the BB-gun or Archery range will also need a shooting sports permission form.
More information on Fred C. Anderson Scout Camp, including policies and rules.
The campout is a screen-free environment for the Scouts. Please leave iPads and other electronic devices at home.
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 guests 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.
11:00 am: Leaders Arrive
12:00 pm: Overnight campers arrive to set up tents and gather with Dens
1:00 pm: All other Scouts arrive
2:00 -2:30 pm: Opening Ceremony and camp orientation
2:30 - 5:00 pm: Den Activities
* New Scouts will work on their Bobcat and Lion's Honor badge
* Webelos Den will prepare dinner
* 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: Gather Scouts for Dinner
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (provided by Webelos Scouts)
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Pack 60 Campfire Program
*Bobcat/Lion's Honor Ceremony; Skits and Songs from Dens & Leaders; Flag Retirement Ceremony; Taps
8:00-9:30 pm: S'mores & glow sticks at at Pack Campfire ring
9:30 pm: Quiet Time and lights out
6:45 am - Coffee on!
7-7:30 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)
11:00- 11:15 am - Closing Ceremony
11:15 - 12:00 pm - Finish breaking camp and depart
Map & Parking information
We are at the lower camp, shelter #2 and campsite #3 & 4. See this map of the camp. 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 MN Highway 36. Continue east and cross the new Stillwater Bridge into Wisconsin onto Wisconsin Highway 64 / 35. Follow Wisconsin Highway 64 / 35 and take Exit 4 for Andersen Scout Camp Road / Co Hwy V. Take a left on Andersen Scout Camp Road and travel North for 1.2 miles. The scout camp entrance will be on your right.
Air Mattress / Sleeping Pad
Water Bottle – the camp site has clean, drinkable well water
Money for the trading post. (Not a requirement, but it is a popular place for the scouts to buy a candy bar or two)
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.
Snacks (Saturday Dinner, S’mores and Sunday Breakfast are provided, but there are no snacks available otherwise) Please arrive on Saturday having already eaten lunch.
Headlamp / Flashlight / Lantern – check the batteries or bring extra
Chairs for around the campfire
Weather appropriate clothing
Tentative Menu (Provided by the Webelos Scouts).
Saturday Dinner: Walking Tacos - gound beef, dorritos, cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce
Saturday Evening Dessert - S'mores
Sunday Breakfast: eggs and sausage or oatmeal
If you have any special dietary needs, please contact us to discuss options.
Outdoor Activities Coordinator