Eagle Cave Camping – November 8 & 9

by Kimberly Cimino in Camping

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Eagle Cave MapWe’ve talked about it, but now it’s time to begin registration for the Eagle Cave trip which is only 30 days away.  You and your scout will have a chance explore the largest onyx cave in Wisconsin with over 3,000 feet of passage ways.  It’s so extensive, that the folks at the Eagle Cave don’t think that scouts can visit every part of the cave in one weekend, plus there are many other fun activities for the scouts, including:

  • Organized group games
  • Scavenger hunt & geocaching
  • Hay rides
  • Bingo for prizes
  • Camp fire (with s’mores)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (and a guided night hike)
  • Sledding / skating (if we have an early winter due to another polar vortex)

The pack  will actually sleep in the cave, which advertised as a comfortable 52 degrees year-round.  The cost will be $25 per scout and siblings and $48 per adult.  The cost includes five “hearty” meals to keep up our energy while we’re at the cave and also all activities.  Eagle Cave is in Blue River, Wisconsin, which is west of Madison and about four hours away from Riverside.  As the event draws closer, we will organize car pools so families can share a ride.  Click here to view their website and more details related to the outing.

This event is open to all pack 24 cub scouts, but our leadership team thinks it may be better suited to our older scouts given the distance from Riverside and the semi-rugged conditions of sleeping in a cave.  Click here to register today; the deadline to register is October 14 – our next pack meeting.

 

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