The most important thing to do on arrival at camp is to set up tents
as soon as possible. Adults will help
Cubs set up the Cub tents first, then while cubs get organized inside tents,
adults will erect their own tents.
Typical wake up time is between 6:30 – 7:00 am. After breakfast, morning activities will
include gathering deadfall branches for a fire and rotation between 3 to 4
activities. Afternoon will include a
hike and some open field games. After
dinner, cubs will have some quiet/free time until it will be time for the
campfire. The campfire will include
songs, skits, and stories. It will likely include some marshmallows for roasting.
After breakfast, we tear down the camp, have Cubs’ Own
and some play. Small picnic lunch will
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be eaten
together and afterwards cubs will wash their own plates, mugs, utensils. Each
night will include a mug-up.
The following menu can typically be expected during camping trips:
Breakfast: Pancakes, eggs, bacon, cereal, bagels/toast
Lunch: Hotdogs with veggies
Dinner: Pasta with meat/tomato sauce
Cubs will be provided with tents that sleep between 4
to 6 cubs. Otter Lake also has cabins
that we could take advantage of if the night is unexpectedly cold and cubs need
to warm up.
In the past we have discussed knife safety with the cubs and we might
do this again this year. So, Cubs may
bring a pocket knife to camp under these specific conditions:
- Each knife is labeled.
- Knife must be given to a leader.
- Leaders will give out knifes when they can be used and will take them
back when the session is over.
We should be spending some time talking about safely
lighting and extinguishing camp fires. For
some Cubs, this might be the first time they’ve lit or extinguished a fire, and
one of the few times they get within arm’s length of a fire. Cubs should not be bringing matches or