2022 Greene Valley Camping Trip

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Sign up is open for the early Summer camping trip to Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville!

Greene Valley Camping Trip: Saturday, June 25th – Sunday, June 26th

Pack 24 Cub Scouts are traveling to Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville for a tent camping trip. All Cub Scouts and their entire family are welcome to attend this outing.

Stay tuned for a volunteer sign-up sheet. We will need parents to help with the following:

Volunteers for Camp Activities – 2 adults for each

Flag Ceremony – Den that has most participants will perform flag ceremony

Skit Organization – 3 groups for skits (skits will be provided)

Songs at Campfire – lead songs after skit performance

Itinerary:

Saturday 

8:00-8:45  Arrive and tent setup

9:15 Gather as a group for potluck, buffet style breakfast

10:30 Flag Ceremony

10:45 Introduction to Veteran who will teach flag folding and the “why”

12:00 Lunch – scouts will help prepare on a line

2:00 Scavenger Hunt Hike

3:30-5:00 Small groups for skit prep

5:00 Dinner – scouts will help prepare on a line

7:30 Songs & skits by the campfire

Sunday

8:00 Buffet style – make your own fruit pizzas

10:00 Knots – learn and practice two styles of knots 

11:30 Breakdown camp

General Notes/Information:

Click here to print the consent waiver and health form that the BSA requires for each participant (youth and adults). Please provide hard copies to leader upon arrival, these will be returned to you at the end of the weekend (keep on-hand at home for future overnight camp outings).

We will send a packing list to registered families before the campout. While we will be providing plastic cups, paper plates/bowls, and plastic utensils, we ask you to bring your own water bottles and reusable mugs for hot drinks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the cost?

A:  Scouts and siblings under 16 are $20 each, adults are $35 each. The entire family is welcome to attend.

Q: Where is it? 

A: The Youth Campground is a 23-mile drive from Riverside and is located on 79th Street, 0.5 mile west of Greene Road. Campsite numbers will be provided at a later time to those who register. 

Q:  What are the facilities like?

A:  The facilities at our campsite are rather rustic (no electricity, pit toilets only). Bring your own tent.  

Q:  What are we going to eat? 

A: Your registration includes the following meals, as well as water and coffee.  Please let us know if anyone in your family has food allergies.  If you/your family cannot eat the below meals, please make sure to pack your own.  

Saturday – Breakfast — potluck

Saturday – Lunch — pizza quesadillas & fruit skewers  (cooked on grill)

Saturday – Dinner —  chicken & vegetable skewers  (cooked on grill)

                                    Dessert foil cones (cooked over fire)

Sunday —  Naan fruit pizzas & breakfast sausage (cooked on grill)

All families in attendance are requested to bring a dish to pass for the below:

  1. breakfast-like item to pass for Saturday morning after tent set-up
  2. a side to go with dinner 

Here is the sign-up! If you are viewing this via email or cannot see the form on your mobile phone, please visit pack24riverside.org on a desktop to register.

Sorry, sign up for the Greene Valley camping trip is closed.

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