Scout Cabin Campout Details

by Kimberly Cimino in Camping, Instructions

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It looks like we have some people ready to do some camping!  There are nearly 90 people signed up for the Pack 24 campout this weekend to the scout cabin.  Now some people have asked exactly where we are camping,  click here for google map directions from the north side of Riverside.

The forecast calls for good camping weather this weekend: cooler, dry and sunny.

A late request:  if you can bring a mobile fire pit, please email us (pack24riverside@gmail.com).  We need one for the campfire.

Here is the agenda for Saturday:

  • 1:00 – Registration, Please bring your payment if you haven’t done so
  • 2:00 – Activities begin, we’ll break into groups for crafts, zip line, treasure hunt and skit practice
  • 6:00 – Dinner, Pizza!
  • 7:00 – Campfire time, skits, songs and possibly s’mores for all good scouts
  • 8:30 – Movie in the cabin (some of us may take an early bedtime though)
  • 10:00 – Lights out
In the morning we have breakfast and then get ready for the buses to take us to the Windy at approximately 9am CT.  Windy departs at 10:30 from Navy Pier for a one hour cruise, so we should be back to Riverside by noon.
There are always questions about what to bring camping, and here are some suggestions:

Essentials

  • Tent (stakes, rain fly, poles)
  • Ground cloth
  • Bed roll or sleeping bag
  • Flashlights or lantern (and batteries)

Personal items

  • Rain gear (poncho or equivalent – just in case)
  • Toiletries (including wash cloth, tissues)
  • Bug spray (may be overkill, but its up to you)
  • A water bottle
  • Medicine or medical equipment

Fun Stuff

  • Binoculars
  • Camera (and film or batteries, depending on the type of camera)
  • Sports equipment (football, soccer ball, frisbee, etc. Bring just one and write your name on it)
  • Board game or deck of cards (for inside or quiet time)
  • Reading material (again, downtime)

Comfort items

  • Pillow and extra blankets
  • Baseball cap or hat
  • Warm cap for sleeping in your tent
  • Extra clothes (consider layers based on the weather forecast)
  • Windbreaker, sweatshirt, extra layers
  • Extra pair of shoes or boots
  • Camp chairs (we actually consider these essential)
  • Air mattress (and pump, with batteries)
  • Plastic grocery bags (good for wet or dirty clothes, trash, etc.)

See you there.  If you have last minute questions, email us at pack24riverside@gmail.com.

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