Fri, May 05|
Spring Family Camping 2023
Spring Family Camping 2023
Time & Location
May 05, 5:00 PM – May 07, 10:00 AM
Scoutland, 3685 Looper Lake Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506, USA
About the Event
Join us for some fun as Pack 504 goes on our final camping trip for the 2022-2023 Scouting year.
- The cost is $10 per family. We will be arriving for 2 nights on Friday, May 5th, and leaving on Sunday, May 7th.
- Check-in is permitted from 4 pm to 9 pm on Friday and we must vacate the property by 11:00am on Sunday.
- The pack will have some planned activities throughout the day. Campsite details here. (Note: this is NOT a district-level event like Fall camping)
- Included in this cost is breakfast and dinner on Saturday as well as smores. Families are responsible for their other meals.
What else to know?
- FIRE WOOD To ensure that we have plenty of fuel to feed the campfire, we ask that each family bring one bundle of firewood. The pre-packaged bundles you find at Kroger or the corner gas station are perfect.
- UNLOADING You will be able to unload your car at the campsite upon arrival, but you must move it immediately after unloading and prior to setting up your tent. I’m not sure if the campground will allow Saturday arrivals to drive into the site. If not, please don’t be too shy to ask for help – there should be lots of kids (and adults) available to work.
- FOOD Dinner is your responsibility on Friday, and the pack will be providing breakfast and dinner on Saturday. Breakfast is usually sausage & eggs, some cereal/milk, coffee, hot chocolate, juices & fruit, and some breakfast breads. Dinner is typically hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, chips, lemonade, & smores for dessert. Your lunch/snack on Saturday is your responsibility. You are welcome to use the pack’s stoves or grills for your meals if you’d like.
- WHAT TO PACK Attached is a sample list of some things you will want to consider bringing. You won't need to bring all the food items listed (coffee, condiments, etc) since the pack is providing breakfast and dinner on Saturday. You will, however, want enough to feed yourselves at other times. Please also consider packing a reusable water bottle for you and your kids to reduce the amount of waste we produce while we are there.
- ACTIVITIES We are camping independently from the Sweetwater District family camping weekend. As such, we’re responsible for our own entertainment. The kids usually don’t really need any help with this, but feel free to bring a frisbee, football, soccer ball, etc. If any family has an interest in teaching any sort of scout skills while we're there, please let us know (orienteering, knot tying, outdoor essentials, etc).
- PARENT ASSISTANCE We expect families to help with setup, cooking, cleanup around meal times. The leaders don't mind helping, but we're there to have fun with our families as well, and many hands make for lighter work. Setting up pack equipment on Friday and tearing down on Sunday should be ALL HANDS ON DECK. This is in an effort to make things go as quickly and smoothly as possible and to be sure it doesn't all fall on a few parent volunteers or pack leadership to do everything.
- NO SWIMMING We do not have the BSA required credentials for the kids to swim during this event. Please make sure your kids understand this policy and leave your swimsuits at home.
- FISHING IS ALLOWED, so bring your gear! You may not fish from the docks, however.
- NO DOGS ALLOWED. We all love them, but they are not allowed on the scout property.
Please plan on helping out throughout the weekend, including keeping camp clean, cooking or serving meals, cleanup after meals, enforcing rules with kids, setup/cleanup of pack equipment, etc.. Teamwork makes the dream work!