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In the past, Pack 1151 has held family campouts either in the spring, fall, or typically both.  They are held over a Saturday night at a local park’s group camping area.  In order to meet District requirements, the selected campground and associated facilities must include flush toilets and showers.  All boys must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, hence the “family” nature of this activity.  Each family brings their own gear and food for the campout.

 

Locations used by Pack 1151 in the past include:

 

·       Burke Lake (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelake/) (2009)

o       7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia, 703-323-6600

o       Each group area holds 35-45 people) 

·       Lake Fairfax (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/) (2010)

o       1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA 20190, 703-471-5415

o       Each group area holds 35-45 people) 

·       Prince William Forest Park (http://www.nps.gov/prwi/) (2011, 2012, 2013)

o       18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle, VA 22172-1644, 703-221-7181

o       Group camping (Turkey Run Ridge) 

·       Pohick Bay - http://bit.ly/1wvI8dL (2014)

·       Lions - http://bit.ly/1r4rmmw (2014)

·       Bull Run - http://bit.ly/1oYAUO4 (2015)

·       Camp Highroad - http://bit.ly/1l4eWoW

·       Bears Den - http://bit.ly/1nx5x97

 

 

Sample Family Campout Itinerary:

Day                Time              Event             

Saturday

               noon – 3:00 pm              Arrive, set up camp             

              3:00 – 3:20 pm              Pack gathering, opening, announcements, weekend

                         overview

              3:20 – 3:35 pm              Activity Prep             

              3:35 – 3:55 pm              Den Activity 1             

Den/Family Hike: Crafts Hike or Stop, Look, & Listen Hike), or work on other Achievement

              4:05 – 4:25 pm              Den Activity 2             

                         Leaf ID/rubbings/scrap book;

                         or share writings from SLL Hike;

                         or work on other Achievement

              4:35 – 5:00 pm              Campfire skit & song prep             

              5:00 – 6:30 pm              Dinner w/ families, free time             

              6:30 – 6:45 pm              Pack gathering, proceed to campfire

              6:45 – 8:00 pm              Campfire Program             

              8:00 pm -               Return to camp, quiet time, lights out

 

Sunday

             8:00 – 9:30 am              Wake, breakfast w/ families             

              9:30 – 10:00 am              A Scout’s Own                                          

              10:00 – 11:00 am              Free time, camp break down, clean up

              11:00 am – noon              Depart

  • Month: October and May
  • Location: Various local campsites
  • Uniforms: No (optional for bonfire)

 

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