Cub-n-Family

September 29, 2019

TBD

Saturday at 8:00 am - Sunday at 11:00 am

Cub-n-Family is a camp out for packs and their families. Cub Scouts will enjoy a day packed full of fun activities including a scavenger hunt, geocaching, campfire, Scout activities, and meeting World War II historians and reenactors.

Cub Scout sitting by a camp fire

Registration

The registration fee is $10 per Scout. Every Cub Scout gets a guard tower patch.  Please complete a registration form. You can pay onsite. Cubmasters - please let us know an estimated total headcount/number of tents for your pack expected. We'll assign your pack's campsite based on those numbers.

All participants need to bring a BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A&B for all Scouting events).

Registration opens in September.

Sample Program

Cub Scouts (and siblings) will:

  • Participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the day
  • Learn about how a compass works from the guard tower
  • Learn about geocaching (download the free intro app from Geocaching.com)
  • Locate and learn about historical artifacts at the camp
  • Interact with Boy Scout troops that will be volunteering and guiding activities
  • Identify poison ivy
  • Meet Heino Erichsen, a former German POW who was confined at Camp Hearne. He will be on site in the visitor's center and will be signing his book and answering questions. 
  • Visit Camp Lili, a WWII Signal Corps Encampment with lots of hands-on goodies to experience
  • Meet and interact with D-Company, WWII reenactors donning American GI uniforms and gear.  
  • Meet and interact with 167 Volksgrenadier Division, WWII reenactors representing German infantrymen
  • Watch a weapons demonstration by American and German reenactors (firing blanks with lots of noise, really cool!)
  • See a Stuart M5 Tank on display from the Museum of the American GI
  • Enjoy a  campfire Saturday night!
    • Skits and jokes - Cub Scouts and leaders bring your best skits and jokes!
    • A special award for the first Scouts to complete the scavenger hunt 
    • Close with the retirement of an American flag (please wear your field uniform, if you have one)

Typical Schedule

Saturday

8:00 am - noon Check-in and campsite setup
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Camp Hearne Living History Day Open House (open to the public) (Scavenger hunt begins)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Continue Cub Scout specific activities
5:00 pm Packs prepare their own supper and eat together
7:00 pm Campfire and retirement of a United States flag
9:30 pm Quiet
10:00 pm Lights Out

Sunday

7:00 am Reveille
7:30 am Breakfast with packs
8:15 am Scouts Own Service (interfaith service)
8:30 am - 11:00 am Pack up camp, clean campsites, and depart

What to Bring

  • Tent and ground cloth
  • Sleeping bags
  • BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • Registration fee (check payable to SHAC)
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries and personal medications
  • Closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes or boots)
  • Activity uniform (pack or Scout t-shirt) to wear on Saturday, if you have one
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) for the campfire on Saturday night, if you have one
  • Sleeping clothes 
  • Change of clothes for Sunday
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain poncho
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Mess kit: fork/spoon/knife/cup
  • Sack lunch for Saturday
  • Camera 
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Skits, jokes and/or stories for the campfire

Note: Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast is to be planned with your Cub Scout pack

 

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For more information, or to volunteer, send us an e-mail or call 979-571-6293


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