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Fall Family Campout 2016

WHO:
The Fall Family Campout is open to all Registered Pack 243 Cub Scouts, their parents, siblings, grandparents, and other immediate family members. All Cub Scouts must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

WHAT:

Come one come all to our annual Fall Campout! We'll be going to camp at Cedar Hill State Park on Joe Poole lake just outside of Cedar Hill, TX.
On Saturday we will have several activities for the family, and be sure to bring your fishing pole!

Other camping activities typically include:
-Campfire Program
-Games
-a night Hike
And more !

The site will have electricity and water, restroom facilities including showers are nearby.

Not wanting to stay the night?  That's OK! Just come by for the day, stay for dinner and the campfire!

WHEN
Date: Friday, October 14th through, Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Time: Friday afternoon until Sunday late morning                                                                                                                                                                                                               
RSVP below as soon as possible!!!  We ask for an RSVP because "A scout is thrifty" and we would like to spend the hard earned funds wisely on the food and site reservations.
RSVP no later than October 6rd!

WHERE:
The address for the park is:
1570 West FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(972) 291-3900 

Website at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/cedar-hill

It is 3 miles west of Cedar Hill.  From Interstate 20 exit FM 1382, 4 miles south on the right (on the Joe Pool Reservoir).


HOW MUCH:
The pack pays for the campsitedinner, lunch and 2 breakfast meals for families.
You will be responsible for entrance/overnight fee at the park entrance.

We can have 2 cars per campsite, overflow parking is available and the pack will cover that cost if any.


Things to bring:
Suggestions of items to pack:
    
Each Person:
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad (for comfort – foam, cot, etc)
Camp chair
Fork, knife, spoon, plate, cup (1)
Flashlight, at least one – with extra batteries
Clothes
Extra Socks
Hat
Appropriate Cub Scout Book
Cub Scout/Cub Scout leader uniform (Field(A) & Activity(B) shirt)
Pajamas or sleepwear
Jacket, gloves, and warm cap, as required
by weather
Durable, closed toed shoes
Canteen or water bottle
Toiletries
No electronic games, etc.
Each Family:
Tent
Tent stakes
Rubber mallet
Ground cloth
Camp chair(s)
Bug spray
Sun screen
Toilet paper
Igloo cooler
First Aid Kit
Binoculars / Telescopes
Nature guides / Books/ Identification Charts
Fishing gear!!

The pack will provide food and drinks for the meals noted, however you may want to bring any special snacks as well as extra drinks for your family.

The pack will NOT provide dinner on Friday night, each family is responsible for that.  We will have stoves setup so you can heat up something if needed.

Bring camp chairs for all your family, there is limited benches at the picnic area we will be at!

We are also asking that families bring a mess kit (plate, bowl, cup, fork, spoon) per person in order reduce the amount of paper products used.  We will have wash basins setup for use after meals. 


Notes:
EACH SCOUT SHOULD HAVE A MEDICAL FORM FILLED OUT BEFORE THE CAMPOUT!  IT CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Families can put them in sealed envelopes if they are concerned about personal information and we will only open them in case of emergency then return them at the end of the campout.  Signed forms are good for one year.


General camping Guidelines are here.


Fall Campout 2016


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