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 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.

Pack 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.

Council Camping

The Northern Star Council offers camping for Cub Scouts at all times of the year. Offerings include day camps, fall camps, winter camps, and summer programs. Participation can be on an individual basis, with a Den, or with the Pack. These camps feature a staff that provides programming including BB gun shooting, archery, swimming, boating, nature, bicycling, and more!

Health forms are needed to camp.

Our Council has camperships available to pay for up to half of camp fees.

Camping Checklist

Outdoor Essentials

  • canteen / water bottle / coffee mug*
  • day pack
  • flashlight
  • sunscreen
  • lip balm
  • insect repellent
  • first aid kit

Overnight Gear

  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad / cot
  • pillow
  • night clothes (jammies)
  • backpack / duffle bag
  • ground cloth
  • tent

Seasonal Clothing

  • Class A and Class B Uniform
  • cap / hat
  • extra day of clothing
  • extra dry clothes
  • night clothes
  • rain gear / poncho
  • shoes / boots
  • gloves / mittens
  • snow pants and winter jacket

Cleanup Kit

  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • hand sanitizer
  • dental floss
  • comb
  • soap
  • washcloth
  • towel
  • medications

Other

  • camera
  • watch
  • blanket (for evening campfire)
  • swimsuit (if applicable)
  • sunglasses
  • chemical hand warmers
  • card game and/or board game

Optional

  • notebook
  • pencil or pen
  • compass
  • binoculars
  • Scout book
  • camp chair
  • glow sticks

*Please bring a mug for everyone in your family to reduce our use of paper products!

Cub Scout Six Essentials

Cub Scouts are required to learn about the 6 essentials as part of their rank advancement.

Remember that when you're camping, the trail food needs to stay outside of your tent!