Fall Campout

Pack 197 Families –

Registration for our Fall Campout is Open and will be open through Tuesday, October 4th. Please visit our pack webpage https://westervillepack197.org/product-category/activities/ to register.

Cost is $5 per person and $10 for our Webelos / AOL scouts who are attending on Friday.

Saturday, October 8th: 2pm – Sunday, October 9th 10am. (1 night – registration)

– Optional: Friday, October 7th 6pm (for Webelos / AOL scouts only) (2 night – registration)

– Optional: Families may choose to arrive earlier than 2pm on Saturday if they would like to set up and explore any of the sights prior to the 2pm Pack activities.


This fall we will be visiting Hocking Hills State Park for our Fall Campout. This is a new location for the Fall Campout and we’re really excited to bring a beautiful park of Ohio to our Pack.

Hocking Hills Large Youth Group Campsite
19852 State Route 664 S
Logan, OH 43138

Note – the directions take you to Old Man’s Cave. The Large Youth Group Campsite is about 1/2 mile prior to Old Mans Cave on SR 664.

We will be camping in sites Y11 and Y12 and have reserved the Ash Cave Shelter on Saturday. A map of the campsite is attached.

Agenda (Details Subject To Change)

12:30p – Den Leader Arrival & Set Up
1:15p – Den Leader Meeting
2:00p-3:00p Family Arrival & Camp Setup
3:00p-5:30p Camp Opening & Program
5:30p-7:00p Dinner
7:00p-8:00p Campfire Program
8:00p – S’Mores
9:00 Lights Out

7:00a – Rise & Shine
7:30a – 8:30a – Pack Breakfast
8:30a – 9:00a – Pack Up Pack Gear*
9:00a – 10:00a – Pack Up Personal Gear & Departure

*Note that we ask families to help pack up the Packs’ gear (cooking, canopies, etc.) prior to packing up personal gear and families departing.

Helpful Tips

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

We will be staying in personal tents. If you do not have a tent – ask!. Campsites are primitive. There will be latrines on the property, but bathrooms are limited to Old Man’s Cave. Cell reception is extremely limited (translate: non-existent). I recommend printing off driving directions prior to departure.

The weather forecast calls for beautiful weather (upper 60s during the day and upper 40s at night) with low chance of rain. However, my experience is that if Scouts are camping, the chance of rain increases to 100%. Please plan and prepare accordingly.

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

Unfortunately, pets cannot join us on this campout. There are critters in the area that like food. If you bring a snack, please make sure it is returned to your vehicle at night or placed in the pack coolers.

Recommended Gear

Personal Gear
-Water bottle

Day pack/backpack


-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

-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). Generally, if your sleeping bag has a character on it, it will not be sufficient for cooler temperatures.

-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.


-Ear plugs

-Hiking stick

-Pocket knife (Whittling Chip card holders only! Bear rank and up).

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Yours In Scouting

Rob Bryant
Assistant Cubmaster / Webelos Den Leader / Popcorn Kernel