Fall Campout

Fall Campout

We welcome new and returning scouts to the Pack 197 fall campout at Camp Falling Rock.

On this page you will find:

  • Who is invited?
  • 2021 Event Dates and Location
  • Online Registration link
  • Campout agenda
  • Campsite assignments
  • Helpful tips; Dos and Don’ts
  • Recommended gear

Who is invited?

The fall camp out is for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts and their parent/guardian/siblings. Lion cub scouts may attend if they are siblings.

2021 Event Dates and Location

When: Saturday, Oct. 2nd – 2:00 PM through Sunday, Oct. 3rd – 10:00 AM

Optional: Friday, Oct. 1st – 6:00 PM for Webelos/AoLs only

Where: Camp Falling Rock, 12637 Houdeshell Rd, St Louisville, Ohio 43071

It will take one hour to drive from Westerville to the camp without stopping. Cell service is unavailable as you get close to camp so I recommend having directions printed or written down.

(Directions)

Registration

To help offset the cost of food, the Pack collects a $10 per camper fee for those arriving Saturday.  For those arriving Friday (Webelos and AOL’s optional only), the camper fee is $15 per camper. Please contact Sarah O’Bryan if you have questions about registration.

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Agenda

Saturday

12:30 – Den Leader arrival and set up

1:15 – Den Leader Meeting at Pine Grove entrance (Campground Walk Through & Logistics)

2:00-3:00 – Family arrival and camp set up

  • Webelos and AoLs assist with gear and tents

3:00 – Camp Opening Ceremony as a Pack

  • Meet at the LDS Shelter and line up as Dens
  • Webelos/AoL Lead Flag Ceremony

3:05 – Campout Briefing

  • Campsite Rules – Pack 197
  • Bathroom Rules
  • Emergency Rules

3:15-5:30 – Program Time w/Den (Rotation between Stations – TBA)

5:15-5:45 – Dinner Prep (One Designee from Each Den to Support)

5:45-7:00 – Dinner at the LDS Shelter

6:30-7:00 – Dinner clean up (One Designee from Each Den to Support) 

7:00-8:00 – Campfire Program as a Pack

  • Bring chairs & flashlights
  • Song and/or skit from each den
  • Cubmaster Minute/Vespers 

8:00 – S’mores, each campsite (Den Leader Responsible for Fire to be Cold at Lights Out)

9:00 – Lights out

 

Sunday

6:30 – Breakfast prep, One Designee from Each Den

7:00 – Rise and Shine 

  • Begin to Pack Up Gear

7:30-8:30 – Pack breakfast at the LDS Shelter

  • 6-8 Scouts to clean tables and assist chefs

8:30-9:00 – Pack Up Personal Gear

9:00 – Campwide Policing the Area

9:30-10:00 – Interfaith Service (Tentative)

Meals

Saturday Dinner: hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, macaroni and cheese, chips and fruit

Saturday Cracker Barrel: s’mores

Sunday Breakfast: pancakes, sausage, bananas or other fruit, condiments, coffee and hot chocolate

If you have dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten free or food allergies, please feel free to bring an alternative item and put it in the pack coolers upon arrival at camp. Our Camp Chef can cook veggie/black bean/tofu/etc burgers or dogs on a separate grill pan, if needed. Check with Sarah O’Bryan if you would like to have her send you a picture of the ingredient labels.

Campsite Assignments

We will be staying in Pine Grove A & B campgrounds. Campsite assignments will be distributed at check-in upon arrival. All campsites are relatively close together. 

Helpful tips; Dos and Don’ts

This is a family camping event and we ask at least one parent to accompany their scout. This is not a drop-off event.

We will be staying in personal tents. Campsites are primitive. There are bathrooms and shower facilities at the pool within walking distance from our camp sites as well as some latrines throughout the property.

There are a limited number of wheelbarrow-type carts at this facility but there is also a district event happening at the same location with other campers arriving at the same time so if possible please pack in a large backpack or bring a wagon to shuttle your gear.

Upon arrival, check-in with the designated Pack Leader in the parking lot to turn in your medical forms, if you have not done so already. Check with Sarah O’Bryan if you are unsure if you have already turned in a medical form. Medical forms are REQUIRED. Please make sure to fill out BSA medical form (both parts A & B). Both adults and Scouts need to provide these forms to Den Leaders.

A schedule of activities will be distributed at check-in. Your Den Leaders will also have activities planned in order to meet rank-specific goals.

Note

Scouts should not bring or play on any portable video games or other electronic devices.

Unfortunately pets cannot join us for this fun campout.

There are critters in this campground that like people food. If you bring a snack, please make sure all uneaten food and/or trash are returned to your vehicle at night or placed in the pack coolers so we can all have a restfull night.

Recommended Gear

Check weather forecast (sun/rain, low/high temperature) and BE PREPARED for it!

Personal Gear

Water bottle
Medications
Day pack/backpack
Flashlight
Meal kit (plate, cup, utensil set)
Hiking boots or hiking shoes
Tall hiking socks (and change)
Pack hat
Sunscreen, Lip balm
Toothbrush, paste
Folding chair or blanket 

Layers of clothes for weather

Rain jacket or sturdy poncho
Warm jacket or vest
Long pants
Scout activity uniform t-shirt for hot weather
Long-sleeve shirt

Sleeping

Soft cap (hoodie might be OK)
Sleeping pad or an air mattress (with battery powered pump with batteries).
Sleeping bag (rated 20 degrees below the forecasted low temperature)
Thermal underwear for colder nights.

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 – no AC power.

Optional
Gloves
Ear plugs
Hiking stick
Pocket knife (Whittling Chip card holders only! Bear rank and up).
Wagon to transport gear to campsite.