Camping

Our Pack participates in many camping opportunities and this page exists to advertise and catalog these opportunities so that perspective and active members will benefit from this knowledge.  These are camping opportunities that we have participated in as a Pack in the past.

Pack Camping
Summer Family Camp
Each August, our Pack has selected a weekend to get together at a local campground to camp together.  Past campgrounds include Chain of Lakes, Bunker Hills, and Interstate Park.  These camp outs are largely unstructured, but provide our Scouts with the opportunity to have fun in the outdoors.  Typical activities include outdoor games, hiking, fishing, campfires, swimming, and Sunday worship service outdoors.

Winter Family Camp
In recent years, our Pack has started camping each February at Camp Ajawah.  This campground gives us the opportunity to camp comfortably in the winter while participating in various outdoor activities such as sledding, ice fishing, and hiking. There is typically a Foosball tournament at some point during the weekend, and also indoor activities such as games, crafts, and usually a puzzle is being worked on throughout the weekend.  The Scouts also enjoy our campfire program and Sunday worship service.

District Camping
Fall Cub Camporee
Each fall the District puts on a three day, two night camp out at Rum River Scout Camp.  This camp is located in Anoka County and provides a convenient yet rustic camping experience for our Scouts.  Advancement related activities are done on Saturday and followed by a campfire program and supplemented with plenty of free time for exploring camp and checking out the obstacle course.

Spring Cub Camporee [aka Spring Fling]
The Spring Fling is a day camp at Rum River Scout Camp which consists of various advancement related activities.

Order of the Arrow Work Party
In recent years, the Order of the Arrow has invited Cub Scouts to attend their work party weekend in the spring when they prepare Rum River Scout Camp for summer camping and help with general maintenance of the camp.  For our Cub Scouts, the weekend consists of some light work and plenty of free time with a few structured activities.  This provides yet another opportunity for our members to spend the night in a tent at our local camp.

Council Camping
Tiger Den Days
Each summer Tigers are encouraged to explore our Council Camps for a day of advancement related activities.  These activities include BB Guns, archery, swimming, hiking, and crafts.  Typically our Pack has attended this activity in July.  

Summer Resident Camp
Many of the council camps offer an overnight experience for Wolves, Bears and Webelos to participate in.  This is also a structured, activity based, weekend, but is a step above the Tiger Den Day experience.  Activities include BB Guns, archery, swimming, hiking, crafts, boating and games.  Typically our Pack has attended this activity in July.

Webelos Outpost
After Summer Resident Camp winds down, and the Wolves and Bears go home, the Webelos are invited to participate in an extended experience where they sample some Boy Scout camping in a remote part of camp.  This activity can be good to learn how to do some of those advanced (for Cub Scouting) skills, and sample the Boy Scout experience.

Arrow of Light Camp
This camp is offered to Scouts entering the fifth grade at Tomahawk Scout Reservation.  Webelos take over one of the sub-camps (Navajo) and get the full Boy Scout experience which should help them consider spending the week as a Boy Scout.  We generally participate in this camp during the month of July.  Activities include Boy Scout orientation related activities and time to earn Adventure Pins.

Polar Cubs
Cub Scouts of all ages can participate in a day camp at any of the council camps which involves outdoor winter activities of all kinds.

Please see the Camping Checklist for a list of what to bring.
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