Our family camping weekends are a great time and our time at Shinleaf will be no exception. Here is some basic information about our family camping events:
Arrival - Come anytime after 4:30 or so. We'll have the sites assigned by rank, so all of the Tigers are together, Wolves, Bears etc. If you have multiple Scouts, choose the site that works best for you. Bring your own dinner that night.
Meals - We eat as a group from Sat. breakfast - Sun. breakfast. We provide plates/bowls/plasticware if you need it, but in order to encourage sustainability, those who bring their own mess kit go to the front of the chow line. If you have an allergy issue, we will accommodate you, but please note it on the RSVP.
- There is usually a service project we do on this trip. I haven't confirmed if we are doing that. We'll break into groups and walk the shoreline and pick up any trash we find as part of Wake County's Big Sweep program. We provide trash bags and gloves for this.
- Fishing - the pack will provide bait and a few poles, so bringing your own is highly recommended. We will have a contest for the biggest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught starting Saturday morning. Kevin will announce the start/end time. Awards will be presented at the campfire.
- Ranger Presentation at 3:00
- Rank requirements - I'm leaving it up to the Den Leaders if they want to break out after lunch and work on anything that can be done outside in the woods.
- Campfire - We'll have a storyteller and some skits/songs by the dens.
What to bring -
- Camp chairs are a MUST at this site. There is a large open field we'll use, but no picnic tables in that area. There are picnic tables in the campsites.
- Whittling Chip card - NO knife-using if your Scout does not have his Whittling Chip card on him. Anyone not following the guidelines will have a corner cut off of their card.
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