For Cubs and Cub leaders, we need a
clear indication they want to attend. A
reminder that the uniformed leaders are an important factor in deciding how
many youth we can accommodate. We can’t
plan to go into the woods with more youth than 6x leaders. Leader responses are required early.
For siblings or parents who are members
of Scouts Canada, I need to also be given confirmation that they are
registered, and with what section (Company, Troop, Cobra, Lynx, A Colony, B
The following list includes items that
should not be brought when camping with Scouts:
- Guns (water, airsoft, BB, etc)
- Food (there is always a case when food is left in the tent and then
come the raccoons…)
- Video games
should be given to the leader for administration.
We’re not going to be interacting with the public or
other groups, so Cubs don’t need their uniforms or neckers this weekend. Leaders don’t need uniforms, but should
consider bringing neckers, to distinguish leaders from parent volunteers.
We need parent’s support to make each
event successful. We will need to borrow
coolers from parents to transport
the food and keep it cool. Please label
your cooler so we can easily return it.
If your child has allergies or dietary restrictions, we’ll ask for your help
identifying foods to take to camp.
After camp, some Cubs will bring home a tent or some pots and pans to be aired out and cleaned. When we pack up Sunday morning, tents will
not be perfectly clean or dry. I would appreciate some parent volunteers who
would take home a tent Sunday to dry out.
Those volunteers would unpack the tent, rinse/clean the tent stakes,
hang the tent on the clothesline or in the garage or basement, and give
everything a good 48 hours to air out. Then
pack the tent back up. Ideally, these
volunteers would be parents who aren’t camping/airing out their own tents.