Attention Bear & Webelos Families – It’s time to sign up for Camp Cherry Valley this summer!
The Webelos Resident Camp runs Thursday, August 13th through Sunday, August 16th. The theme this year will be “Knights of the Campfire,” meaning activities and campfires will feature themes of medieval knighthood. Scouts, adults, and staff wear costumes with that theme for campfires. Camp Cherry Valley is well-known for its location on Catalina Island, which includes access to the ocean, traditional facilities, good food, and the best staff of any Webelos resident camp. Activities include snorkeling, fishing, archery, BB guns, kayaking, hiking, and a marine lab. Travel to and from the camp is via ferry between Long Beach and Two Harbors. Each Scout and a parent sleep in a two-man canvas tent which are provided. Camp Cherry Valley is a true Boy Scout camp that opens its doors to Webelos scouts for a couple sessions each year. Photos from previous years are posted in our Photo Albums, a video can be see HERE, and further details are available in the Leader Guide.
If we have enough boys sign up, we will have our own patrol and own campsite. Reservations for the camp opened in January, and they will fill up very soon. Please SIGN UP by May 24 if your son will attend. I will make a group reservation the next day and collect money by the June 10th campfire. The total cost (including the boat trip and all meals) is $235 per Cub Scout, and $175 per adult. Checks should be made to “Pack 811”. No siblings are allowed, and adults are optional.
A few final thoughts. This camp is optional. Summer, and August in particular, can be a busy time. However, Cherry Valley is a memorable experience for Scouts and parents alike. It will truly prepare your son for what lays ahead in Boy Scouts. Please let me know if your Scout can attend. If you cannot commit now, you have the option of making your own reservations, but there is no guarantee there will be space. As a result, we encourage an early group reservation as the best way to guarantee spots and keep everyone together. If you have any questions, many of the Webelos dads can give you the scoop.
Yours in Scouting,