Scout Cabin Campout Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 9

The Riverside Scout Cabin

Come join the 25 scouts that have already registered for Pack 24’s Scout Cabin Campout next Saturday, October 13.  The whole family is welcome to attend, and in fact, five brave siblings are signed up to join the fun.  Scouts that participate will receive a customized patch to memorialize this event.  While staying in-town is a good introduction to tent camping, you are not required to stay overnight.

The Scout Cabin is located at approximately 419 Fairbanks Road in Riverside, next to the bank of the Des Plaines River.  This is a great location for the variety of activities we have planned including:

  • 1:00pm: check-in begins and time for tent setup
  • 2:00pm sharp: opening flag ceremony
  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm: rotation amongst four different hour-long activity stations
    • Scout skills (instructed by Eagle Scout Rich Hosek)
    • Zip line rides
    • Treasure hunt
    • Construction and decoration of a wooden biplane kit
  • 6:30pm: Pasta dinner catered by the newest Riverside restaurant, Urban Leaf
  • Camp Fire Image
    Skits, songs & s’mores at the campfire

    ~7:30pm: campfire activities including

    • Humorous scout skits
    • Sing-a-long with guest musician John Haugland
    • Spooky ghost story
    • S’mores, s’mores and more s’mores
  • ~8:30pm: taps and adjourn, or optional movie for any night owls

On Sunday, we’ll serve breakfast, clean-up, and go on a nature hike lead by our resident botanist Mike Murphy (he is a professional).

We need an approximate headcount for supplies and food.  So please click here to register today.  Bring your payment to our upcoming pack meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, October 9 at the Riverside Presbyterian Church.  If you have any questions, feel free to email us at:

By the way, Riverside Art Center instructor Mr. T. is not able to join us for the Pack meeting, but he will be back in December.  In his place, Riverside Tae Kwon Do instructor Zach Burris, will visit us and give us an introduction to self defense techniques.

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