Camping Preparation

GENERAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR CUB SCOUT CAMPING TRIPS:

  • Prior to all outings parents an EventBrite link to RSVP for themselves, their scout, and any other family members who may be attending.  Please be sure to complete this form to help with planning meals and activities.
  • Items for outing: usual car-camping gear
  • Each person must have:
    • plate, cup and utensils for eating (no paper goods or extras will be available on site)
    • daypack for hikes and/or bike rides
    • reusable water bottle
  • Reminder: Pack’s meals can be supplemented with your favorites or to suit your needs.
  • If you'd like, bring a camp stove or coffee preparation equipment, and join the breakfast cooks on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • Parents and especially scouts may be cold at night and in the mornings.  To combat the cold, bring:
    • layer-able clothing and bring lots of layers. 
    • a blanket to go in or over your sleeping bags.
    • a warm hat (and consider gloves) for everyone.
    • a tasty, high-calorie snack to eat at bedtime (or if you wake up cold; e.g., Cliff bars or Snickers; don't sleep with open food or wrappers inside your tent unless you like furry visitors.)
    • a camping stove, even if it's just a backpacking stove, so that you can make your own coffee, hot chocolate, etc.
  • Other recommended gear and food includes:  sunscreen, water, fruit punch or Gatorade mix-ins (makes staying hydrated more palatable for some), day snacks, and any supplemental food items.
  • As always, please ask any of the leaders if you need packing help or advice.

PACK HIKES:

Each trip involves a pack hike on Saturday morning after breakfast.  Often there is a long option and a short option.  To help prepare your scout for the hike, you may want to review these paths taken on our 2014-15 options.  Each trip was completed by a Tiger Scout.

MEDOC MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

NEW RIVER TRAIL (VIRGINIA) BIKE RIDE

FALLS LAKE STATE PARK

PILOT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK