Spring Campout a.k.a. “Cold Toes”
This is an easy, “car camping” type of event. We will be staying in the Dragonfly Day Camp, located near the back of Highbanks Metro Park. The camp will have bathrooms and running water, as well as cots. We plan to tent camp, but if you have any questions or concerns please contact your Den Leader.
The Boy Scout motto is Be Prepared. With that in mind, please make sure to bring water bottles, sun protection, bug spray, and rain gear. For tent camping, make sure you have a ground cloth and rain fly.
Cold Toes is always a ton of fun!
When: April 22th, 2:00pm – April 23th, 10:00am 2023
Where: Dragonfly Day Camp – Highbanks Metro Park
685 West Powell Road, Lewis Center, 43035
Ranger contact: 614-906-3149
To help offset cost of this event, fee is $5 per camper by 4/18/2023.
Pay online here: https://westervillepack197.org/shop/spring-campout-2023-registration/
The Pack 197 annual Cold Toes campout will be here before you know it! Details and event agenda will be posted soon, please email your Den Leader if you have questions.
Note: The event agenda is subject to change as details are finalized and volunteers offer help with exciting workshops for scouts.
1:00-2:00 Campers and families arrive and set up camp
2:00-2:15 Flag ceremony
2:15-6:30 Den Activities/5 activities 45min then rotate/Skit planning
6:30-7:30 Dinner/Free time for scouts
7:30-8:30 Camp Fire/Skits/Songs
10:00 lights out
7:30-10:00 Breakfast and teardown
8:30am – Optional non-denominational service
Your Den Leaders may have additional or other activities planned, in order to help all of our Scouts reach their goal of completing rank by Blue and Gold.
Please make sure to bring a BSA medical form both parts A & B. Both adults and Scouts need to provide have these forms available for Den Leaders to collect.
Lightweight hiking boots or hiking shoes
Tall hiking socks
Layers of clothes for weather
Rain jacket or sturdy poncho
Warm jacket or vest
Scout t-shirt for hot weather
Soft cap hoodie might be OK)
Sleeping bag, rated 20 degrees colder than lowest forecasted temperature
Sleeping pad or an air mattress, with battery pump
Day pack/small backpack (for scouts going on a hike)
Tent camping add-ons
Tent (campsite is mostly flat)
Rain fly for tent (unless it’s built-in)
Full set of tent stakes
Tarp or tent footprint
Battery pump instead of AC powered.
Pocket knife (scouts must have Whittling Chip with them and follow its rules).
Wagon or cart to transport gear to campsite 1/3 mile away from parking lot. (Camp Lazarus has a few, but sometimes you have to find them).
Scouts should not bring or play on any portable video games or other electronic devices.
No cars are allows at any BSA camps, except on a parking lot.