Eagle Cave registration is here!

by Joanne Gipson in Camping, Overnight, Pack

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Registration for the highly-anticipated overnight at Eagle Cave is here!  Join us for this amazing trip early Saturday morning November 10th through Sunday, November 11th, 2018.

You and your Scout will have a chance explore the largest onyx cave in Wisconsin with over 3,000 feet of passageways.  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 $50 per adult.  The cost includes hearty meals to keep up our energy for cave exploring and other activities. If we haven’t filled up all of our slots by the registration deadline, we will open registration to siblings at a cost of $35 each.

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 grade three and up given the distance from Riverside and the rugged conditions of sleeping in a cave. Our Pack will be sleeping on a hard surface near the front of the cave. If you choose to bring a tent, only a two-person tent is allowed for two people and a maximum four-person tent for 3-4 people since it is a crowded space and tents will be side by side. If your tent is too large, you will be asked to take it down. A tent is not required. Ear plugs and sleep masks are encouraged since the lights stay on and the sound does carry.

Register today — the deadline to register is October 17th, end of day. We’ll send a more detailed list of exactly what to bring, what time to arrive, etc. to all attendees before the trip.

Sign up below! Not seeing the form on your mobile device email? Click here to register. Note: If you register, but then need to cancel, a refund is not guaranteed unless we can find a family to take your place.

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