Virtual Camporee

Calling all scouts! Calling all scouts! It’s time to go camping! But wait, in social distancing, how do we do that? Well I have the answer for you! Cradle of Liberty Council is hosting a Virtual Camporee the weekend of May 15th-16th. Join us in camping in your backyard, or in your living room, just keep the smelly socks upstairs!

There will be a multitude of activities for cub scouts, older scouts, as well as adults and leaders. If you have a sibling that’s not a scout, let them join in the fun and try to recruit them. Here’s a little info on how this will work.

 

  • Friday Night at 7pm there will be an opening campfire hosted by the COL Venturing Officer’s Association (you may see some familiar faces performing!)
  • You can view the campfire as well as the opening colors (flag ceremony) at 8:30am, as a livestream on the council’s facebook.
  • Go to the Camporee website to see the day’s schedule
  • Click on the classes you wish to be apart of, register (for free!) in order to get sent the link for the zoom rooms!
  • During second period, at 10am, join myself, Ms. Avery, in a cub scout cooking class! I would love to see my 1776 scouts there, I miss you guys!
  • A parent guardian can send pictures to the Cub Scout Facebook page, or email the leaders, with permission to share on our Facebook. We want to showcase the scouts participating!
  • Closing scout’s own will be at 4pm, livestreamed on Facebook.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to view the live, just click the link above. You do not need a zoom account to participate, just click the link you get after registering.

I hope to see a bunch of the 1776 scouts at the camporee, if you have any questions, you can reach me at asytsma@cubscoutpack1776.org.

Sittin’ Around the Virtual Campfire…

Hello 1776 Cub Scouts! Tonight at 7pm, join us at the Cradle of Liberty Virtual Campfire. Scouts and Scouters from across the council will be livestreaming a campfire performance for all to enjoy. Our very own Bear leader, Miss Avery will be singing! So grab your snacks, your camp chair, and your scout spirit and sing along with us.

It will be livestreamed on the council Facebook page. Here’s the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/146757846735326/

Hoping all are well and summer camp

  1. Hello scouts!!
    Right now may be upsetting and dreary, but summer is just around the corner and fingers crossed this virus and quarantine will all be behind us. Here’s something to look forward to:  SUMMER CAMP!!  Here is what you need to know (please visit the BSA website for any additional information as they run the camp, not our unit)  this is a lot of fun and my son and I have enjoyed it for many years
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Cub Scout Summer Camp 2020 March 2020
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Musser Upcoming Events
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Stay informed of all of the events happening at Musser Scout Reservation!

 

May 16
June 5-7 or 12-14 –
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and Nov 1

Watch for our ads on Facebook and Google! 

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Dear Cub Scout Families,
As the Scout Motto Says – Be Prepared – WE ARE PREPARED for an awesome summer camp season! Even in this ever-changing world in which we all are living, your camp leadership teams are still preparing for an exciting summer at Cub Adventures and Community Day Camps! We have recruited an all-star staff that are ready to welcome you and your Cubs to camp this summer.
Be sure to continue to sign-up your Cubs for camp – It is our intention for summer camp to be run as planned this season. Click here for summer camp options for your Cub Scouts!
We have developed resources to help you continue your Scouting program at home while we all practice social distancing. Take a look at these resources on our Scouting at Home page!
We are fully committed to offering the same quality camping experience this summer that we have in summers past even with the current COVID-19 situation. This is a new adventure that we are embarking on, the likes of which we have not seen in recent history. But it is an adventure we are ready to tackle head-on to make 2020 a memorable and safe stay in camp for everyone. We hope to see you there!
Yours in Scouting,
The COL Cub Camping Team

Its Camp Promotion Time
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With everyone cooped-up indoors, we want to make sure that EVERYONE knows about Summer Camp! Our goal is to help get every Cub Scout outdoors this summer, and to make that a reality, we want to promote camp to your Scouts, parents, and leaders. Since Packs aren’t meeting in-person, we are happy to join you on your digital call and provide you with digital resources to share with your families.
Fill out a Camp Promotion Request to have us join you digitally.
If you are willing to help promote camp to other packs, please contact Jason Burns

Wild West Adventures at Musser

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Howdy, Partner! The Sheriff and his deputies invite you to participate in Wild West Adventures for Summer Camp in 2020. Cubs and their Pack will have the opportunity to attend camp for Day Camp, or overnight at our extended-weekend overnight camp or the full-week overnight camp!
Help get your kids outdoors this summer and give them an adventure they won’t forget!
IMPORTANT NOTES:
**Due to the COVID-19 circumstances:
1. Campership deadline has been pushed-back to April 15th
2. Pre-Camp Leader’s Meeting scheduled for April 20that the Valley Forge Middle School will now be held virtually in early May.

Stay tuned for updated information at the

Backyard Wild West Adventures with Cub Scout Community Day Camps

Looking for a local Day Camp close to home or your work? This year we are offering 9 opportunities, 5 of which are in Philadelphia, for your Cub Scout family to experience Cub Scout Day Camp. Ideal for younger Scouts (1-3 grades) but any Cub Scout should attend to get this awesome outdoor experience.
Go to our Day Camp web page to learn more and register today!

Check out Musser Scout Reservation’s NEW Website

Head-over to musserSR.org to see our brand new website! This is a great resource for planning your summer adventure, as well as finding options for your next Pack Camp-0ut.
 
Take a look and let us know how we can continue to improve it to help better-serve you!

Wolves are getting ready for Spring with hiking and camping preparedness

Cub Scout Six Essentials Over the past two weeks, wolves have worked on various required and elective adventures related to hiking, camping and being prepared.  Our program is designed to teach safety, as represented by the buddy system, what to do in an emergency, how to handle different weather conditions and natural disasters, signaling for help, what items to have on hand, and more.  We also learned about the outdoor code and general principles on how to treat the land and wildlife.  Our cubs built first aid kits and learned a new knot.   All in all, this is all prep for the fun hiking and camping activities that we have scheduled for the warmer days ahead.  The best part is: these skills are not only useful for hiking and camping – they are life skills that can and should be applied to any outing, school trip, vacations and experiences.  So, parents, we encourage you to review our six essentials and other preparedness measures with your child at every opportunity.  Really all it requires is common sense and repetition on your part.  All of our guidelines and lists may be found on the BSA website, on scoutbook and in the wolf manual! So, just remember  – outings are fun, but a lot more so when we know our child is safe and prepared!

FALL FEST 2019 – November 1-3 with the pack OR any other time on your own

Hello, fellow scouters and parents!  Just a few quick important things about Fall Fest.  This is an activity with a lot of flexFall Fest 2012ibility.   Scouters may attend any weekend it is offered.  Scouters may camp for the weekend OR come up for a day.  Please speak with any of our leaders if you have any questions.  AS A PACK, our leaders have a cabin for the weekend of November 1-3.  If you are planning to camp WITH US all weekend, please MEET Dan, Mike, Nora and Regina at MUSSER campsite at 6 PM in the parking lot at HART.    ***if you only wish to come up for the day on November 2, our group will be staying at RED FOX  – you can meet up with them there, or the mess hall.  Whether you make this a full weekend or just a day trip, it is always a blast!  It’s always smart to bring your hiking gear/boots and warm weather clothes, rain gear (as a precaution), a good flashlight, some extra toilet paper, a pre-charged phone charger, some snacks and water (though we will have food) and some S’More makings, ’cause what’s a campout without S’Mores! Hope to see you there for all of the fun and comraderie!

REMINDERS-Camping Trip sign up deadline and Pennsbury Manor.

As a Reminder, Cub Scout Pack 1776 is headed to Pennsbury Manor this weekend, July 27, 2019, to tour the reconstructed house of William Penn.. The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Tours include entrance into the exhibit, William Penn: Seed of a Nation, an orientation video, and a guided tour of the Manor House and Kitchen House. Scouts and their families  will be meeting at Pennsbury Manor at 11am and our Tour will being promptly at 11:30am. Scouts are asked to pack a lunch for this event as well as extra water and sun screen. The cost of this event is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-11 and $5 for seniors. Pennsbury Manor is located at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mike at MMagras@cubscoutpack1776.orgThe deadline to sign up for our camping trip to Fort Washington is this Wednesday, July 24th. I will be at the church from 7-8pm to collect payments. The cost for the trip will be $20 per person and includes includes: Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Campfire Snacks; and Sunday Breakfast. If you plan on attending or need to make other arrangements please email dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org.

Mayfair Cub Scout Pack 1776 camping at Fort Washington

Fort Washington Camping Trip

Cub Scout Pack 1776 is scheduled to camp at Fort Washington State Park this August 9th-11th. The cost for the trip will be $20 per person and includes includes: Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Campfire Snacks; and Sunday Breakfast. If you plan on attending please email dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org. I will be available at the church to drop off money on  July 10th and 24th from 7-8pm. I will also be able to collect payments at our fishing trip on July 13th.

Fort Washington State Park is rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington’s troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring and the park is popular with hikers and picnickers. The seasonal migration of raptors is enjoyed by many avid birders from the parks observation tower.

Fort Washington has 3.5 miles of trails, fishing, a disc golf course, a softball field and lots of space to play and do activities.  Scouts are welcome to bring bikes, fishing gear, and those scouts who have earned their whittling chip will be allowed, with parental approval, to bring their pocketknives.

 

Camping at Camp Hart

 

When: Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4th

Where: Camp Hart  1125 Camp Rd, Pennsburg, PA 18073

Deadline to sign up: Monday, October 22, 2018

 

We will be camping at Camp Hart, in a cabin. Meals included will be Saturday breakfast, Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast, and campfire snacks. Families are welcome to bring something with them Friday evening.

 

On Saturday, we will be attending Fall Fest, which includes Saturday’s lunch. More details about the Fall Fest activity can be found at:

Attending Fall Fest is a required part of this camping trip for all campers, scouts & adults.

The cost of Fall Fest is $25 for participants; $8 for adults and den chiefs. New Cub Scouts (just joined in the last few months):  FREE

The Cost of Camping is $20 per family , up to 3 people, and $5 per additional person.

Arrival will be Friday evening after 6:00 pm, Departure will be by 10:00 am Sunday morning.

 

 

What is Fall Fest?

Fall Fest is a Day program designed to introduce you and your Cub Scout Family to what Cub Scouting has to offer.  Your Cub Scout will get to try many different activities to get them excited about Cub Scouting and even Summer Camp.  All of the day’s activities are designed for Cub Scouts of all ages/ranks. Activities include:

  • Archery
  • BB rifles
  • Slingshots
  • Apple Chucking
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Bouldering wall
  • Scout Skills
  • BB gun shooting
  • Giant Lawn Games
  • BMX Bikes
  • Crafts
  • Science

If you did not want to camp, Scouts and their families are welcome to join us for the day:

Cost is $25 per Cub Scout and non-Cub Scout participants; includes lunch. Cost is $8 for adult non-participants; lunch included.

Check in is between 8:15-8:45 am | Program begins at 9 am with an opening ceremony | The day ends at 4:30 pm

Tent Camping at Hibernia County Park

Our August Camping trip to Hibernia County Park is just a just a little over a month away, with that it is time to start collecting headcounts and payments.

When: August 17th- August 19th
Where: Hibernia County Park
Cost: $20 per person
Includes: All meals (Friday dinner through Sunday Breakfast & Campfire Snacks)

Headcounts and payments must be received no later than August 8th. Headcounts can be made by email to dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org

We will be available at the Saints United Gym Wednesday July 18th , August 1st and 8th between the hours of 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM to collect payments.

Tent Camping at Camp Delmont

 

Just a reminder that our first camping trip of the summer is this weekend, June 15th-17th at Camp Delmont. We will be Camping at Camp Site 1 (MAP.) and the arrival time is any time after 6pm on Friday.

 

 

 

 

Weather

The weather is expected to be mostly sunny weekend with the temperature ranging between 59-87°,so you may want to pack a light jacket for the evening.

 

Outdoor Essentials for Cub Scouts

  • Personal first aid kit
  • Filled water bottle
  • Flashlight with spare bulb and batteries
  • Whistle
  • Rain Gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Trail Food
  • Map & Compass

With permission and appropriate training:

  • Pocketknife (Whittling Chip required for scout activities)

** If you or your scout require any medications please be sure to bring them and store them in a zip lock bag **

What you have above, is the basics necessary for taking care of yourself outdoors. It is vital to always have the above with your regardless of the activity type you are participating in.

Now for our camping trip the following items, in addition to the items above, are necessary for this weekend to be a successful and safe weekend.

  • Backpack for your gear
  • Scout Uniform hat or billed hat (ball cap)
  • A knit cap is great to sleep in if you get cold easily
  • Clothes to sleep in (pajamas or sweats)
  • Sweatshirt and/or Jacket
  • Hiking boots (it is recommended that you scotchguard them)
  • Rain Gear (jacket and pants preferred over poncho)
  • Extra shoes, socks & underwear.
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Tent, poles, and stakes
  • Waterproof ground cloth (tarp or plastic sheet)
  • Sleeping bag +20 degree recommended (if it has cartoons or super-heroes on it it is NOT a sleeping bag)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Pillow
  • Extra blanket (optional but could be necessary).
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Cup or Mug and Mess Kit
  • Toilet paper (remove tube, crush and put in zip lock bag) this is a must have !!!
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap, washcloth, towel
  • Cub Scout Handbook (in plastic bag)
  • Good Attitude!

OPTIONAL FAMILY ITEMS

  • Camp/Lawn chairs
  • Lantern
  • cooler/ice chest

Directions:

If you are using a GPS you can use the following address:

Camp Delmont

5505 Upper Ridge Road

Pennsburg, PA 18073

Click to access Camp_Delmont.pdf