AOL / Webelos Campout 2022

Pack 197 Families –

One of the coolest things about being a Webelos or AOL Scout in Pack 197 is the ability to go camping without the rest of the Pack! We are pleased to be able to bring this fun back to Pack 197 with an early November campout at Sycamore State Park and a trip to Wright Patterson Air Force Museum!

In addition to having fun, a focus of the campout will be to help build the skills for our AOL/Webelos to prepare them for a successful Scouts BSA transition. They will be working in groups to prepare food and cook under adult supervision.

Details of the campout are below.

Friday, November 4th 7pm – Sunday, November 6th, 10am. We will plan on arriving at Wright Patt around 9:30am on Saturday and stay through the afternoon.

$10 per person for a scout who is attending the full weekend to cover the cost of food (planned by the Webelos Den) and facility rental. If you are attending for just the day, please let me know separately.

Registration is open on the Pack 197 website – Please register by October 31st.

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

As always, siblings are welcome to attend.

Where: We will be camping at

Sycamore State Park near Dayton, OH.

4675 Diamond Mill Rd, Dayton, OH 45426

We will be staying in Group Camp B – this should have similar amounts of space to what the AOL/Webelos had at Hocking Hills. We will also have a shelter available.

Agenda (Details Subject To Change)

7:00p – Arrival and Camp Set Up
8:00p – Cracker Barrel / Snacks
9:00p – Lights Out

7:00a – Rise & Prepare Breakfast
8:00a – Breakfast
9:00a – Depart For Wright Patt
9:30a – Arrival At Wright Patt
12:00p-1:00p – On your own lunch
4:00p – Depart Wright Patt
6:00p – Dinner
8:00p – Snack
9:00p 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

We will be staying in personal tents. If you do not have a tent – ask!.

Plan for cold weather. It’s November.

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.

Pocket knife (Whittling Chip card holders only! Bear rank and up).
Wagon to transport gear to campsite.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Yours In Scouting

Rob Bryant
Assistant Cubmaster / Webelos Den Leader / Popcorn Kernel


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