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Pack Spring Family Campout 2012

When & Where? The Pack 3894 Spring Family Camp out will be held at Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve from Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20, 2012. Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve is located at 16999 Comly Road, Seward, IL 61077 (65 miles from Chicago).

All Scouting families (siblings included) are encouraged to come out for this fun camping adventure, and if you know any families who are considering joining the Pack next year, invite them as well. We hope everyone will come out for the entire weekend, but there are pricing options for 1 night / day trip,  or 2 night only.

 Activities will include hiking, sports, campfires,  and specific achievement-oriented activities coordinated by each den leader. Here are the event details:

Schedule of Events:
** for those interested in 2-night camping.
Friday, May 18th
After 3pm – set up Camp
7pm – Dinner
8pm – Informal Campfire
10pm – Lights Out

Saturday, May 19th
We like to have program start by 1pm, those leaving Chicago on Saturday-plan to leave Chicago by 10am.

8:30 AM – Breakfast
10:00 AM – Flag Ceremony
10:15 AM Den Meetings
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM  – Hikes, Nature Conservation, Demonstrations, Pack-wide Game
5:00 PM Dinner prep – Fishing Time
6:00 PM Dinner
Dusk- Campfire Ceremony
Star Hike – Tentative
Sunday, May 20th
7am – Wake up Call
8am – Breakfast
9am-11am Program
12pm Break Camp

Cost:  Friday through Sunday – $20 per person           Saturday Dinner & Sunday Breakfast only – $10 per person.  Children under 3 no COST.

Registration & Volunteers:
We are asking for online registration and payment to centralize this operation. The Pack will buy the food, and supplies; however we will have the boys learn from example with Parents helping out in one meal. See Registration for your choice in volunteering.


Youth Protection Training:

All parents and legal guardians attending MUST have completed the  ONLINE Youth Protection Program by May 17th ( Thursday). All parents who taken this before are on file, so any parents who have not been to a campout before will need to go through the 15-20 minute Online course. No exceptions will be made and this matter will be strictly enforced. The reason for this policy is because of the nature of sleeping arrangements on overnighters and all parents need to be aware.  Not following this policy puts our entire Pack at risk, via the BSA Tour Plan that we have filled out.  The Youth protection online course is free and takes approximately 20 minutes to go through. The link to this can be found at here  . Once completed please provide us with your UserID you created as part of the Online  Campout registration Form.

Please communicate with your respective den leaders about car pooling.  This will be required due to the limited number of vehicles permitted on the camp ground.

Recommended Equipment List:
-Tent *if you do not have a Tent — no problem, please let the pack know via Registration Form.
-Sleeping bag
-Sleeping mats
-Extra set of clothes
-3 Pairs of socks
-Rain coat/poncho
-Jacket-weather appropriate
-Hiking boots/Sturdy shoes
-Extra pair shoes
-Flashlight with batteries
-Water bottle
-Personal toiletries-(soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth,etc)
-Prescription medicines (if needed)
-Extra pair prescription glasses (if needed)
-Back pack(optional)
-Binoculars (optional)
-Notebook-small and pen/pencil (optional)
-Lantern (optional)
-Compass (optional)
-Stocking Cap (to sleep in)
Location: 16999 Comly Road, Seward, IL 61077
12 miles west of Rockford on Highway 20 to Pecatonica Road, south 1 mile to Comly Road, west 1½ miles.

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Drive-in /Pull up Access to site
Long Hike Trails
Fishing in the Creek/ River

Youth Camprounds & Bathroom Facilities

See Link HERE for Map of the Forest Preserve.

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