Summer is right around the corner, and this summer our pack has decided to attend our own district’s day camp at nearby Firestone Scout Reservation. Our boys will be able to experience camp in a real Scout Camp, and parents will still be able to enjoy a local destination to drop off and pick up their scouts during the week.
What is Day Camp? Cub Day Camp is five full days of fun activities, advancement, and fellowship, and is one of the highlights of the Cub Scout Summer. This year’s theme is Exploring Your World and the camp will be held the week of July 25-29. Typical days run from 9:00 in the morning to 3:00 in the afternoon.
In addition to the fun activities had at previous years’ day camps, Firestone offers a BB-Gun rangefor those interested. This is always a big hit for Cubs. Other activities include: Archery, Wood Working, Sports Fun, Cooking, Wildlife Conservation, and a variety of Scout Skills.
The cost for five full days of scouting fun is only $130 per scout, however a discounted rate of $95 is available to those who participate in the Scout-O-Rama drive and turn in applications and fees by the April Pack Meeting. Be sure to sign up now for the Scout-O-Rama drive in order to be eligible for this discount.
Note that many Tigers, Wolves, and Bears complete many of their rank achievements in this week of camp. Attending camp will insure your scout is off to a great start towards his new rank. Keep an eye out for applications and a sign up form that will be posted on-line in the next few weeks.