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    Alison Oshop

    Does any sort of template or guide exist with ideas/suggestions for weekend camping with cub scouts? Many of our pack’s veteran parents have moved on to boy scouts so the newer parents aren’t really sure where to begin with this. Can anyone share how you have planned weekend camping trips? i.e. what activities have you planned for the boys besides a hike or some sort of orienteering?
    Thanks!

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    Christopher Thorpe

    Alison,

    Did you ever get a response. We have a structure that includes both FUN time and learning time for our Scouts.

    Our Weekend starts on Friday Afternoon with scouts and families arriving to setup and enjoy the evening with games (kickball or cards). We have a couple of fire barrels for everyone to cook dinner / desserts.

    Sat – After everyone is up and had breakfast we break into Dens and start with a learning exercise (required adventure or elective). After all have finished the boys get free time and can play, fish, or hangout. Some of the older boys may go on a hike as they are required. By the end it is time for lunch and a little rest time. We give the families a little more free time and then go into another learning session. This may be broken into two sessions if the leaders need more time. We conclude the day with dinner, a flag retirement ceremony and then a movie.

    Sun – Breakfast, Scouts own service, break camp and head home.

    Hope that helps.
    Chris

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