Thursday, September 30, 2021

Pack 722 Camping Trip

Hello Pack 722,

Our annual pack camping trip to Sudden Pond in Harold Parker State Forest returns this year on Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10, after a 2 year hiatus!  We are excited to be back at Sudden Pond as a pack after such a long time.  For those of you that have been on this trip before, there are some changes but the weekend promises to be as fun as previous years.  For those that have not been on this trip before, this is a Pack 722 tradition and we are thrilled to have you join us!

Here is a link for the location of the entrance to the Sudden Pond camping area:  The gate at this location is generally closed but will be open for us and we will have the Pack banner up as well at the entrance. There is generally enough parking for everyone but advise that in can get tight, so let's please keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.

Den activities will take place on Saturday along with our pack campfire/meeting on Saturday night, and potentially a den activity Sunday morning; Den Leaders will provide those details. Scouts are not required to spend the entire weekend to participate in any of the den and/or pack activities, but we do ask that each scout planning to camp has a parent/guardian accompanying them.  Scouts and families can attend as much as their schedule allows, and siblings are welcome to attend as well.

Scouts and families can arrive as early as 3PM on Friday.and departure is after breakfast Sunday morning.  We ask that before setting up your tent upon arrival, everyone check in with a scout leader so that they can be directed to the area their den will be using for the weekend so that the dens are camping together.  Camping gear is by family but if you do not have your own gear, please reach out as we may be able to find gear for you or at least direct you to wear it can be gotten.

The Pack covers the permit costs for the site, provides porta-potties with a hand-washing station, and will also provide water for refilling water bottles.  Meals will be per family or per Den, with the Saturday evening meal no longer being a Pack wide potluck but rather a potluck at the Den level.

Attached are 2 helpful documents that Den Leader Julie Wagner sent to her den with a FAQ and a packing list. Please note that some of the notations are specific to her Den but the documents are useful for everyone.
Yours in Scouting,                                                                               

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