Camping

Some of the most fun we have as a Pack is on our campouts. Camping is central to scouting and it allows the Scouts to experience nature and adventure in a fun and safe atmosphere while learning and growing with their fellow scouts. All cub scout campouts are family campouts and a parent or guaradian is required to participate with each Scout.

See the Pack 400 Camping Checklist for suggested items to bring.

Our Next Campout-

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Pack 400 - 2019 Spring Campout - Pine Flat Lake

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When: Saturday, May 18th - Sunday, May 19th

Where: Pine Flat Lake, Island Recreation Area - Deer Creek Point Group Camp (32303 E Trimmer Springs Rd, Sanger, CA 93657) Driving distance is about 55 miles and it’s about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there.

Cost: $20 per family- Price includes tent campsite and the pack will provide Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. You are only responsible for the Lunch on Saturday and snacks for your Scout and Family.

What to expect:

There is room for 20 cars and 80 people in each camp area (Buckeye & Blue Oak) and many sites have picnic tables and their own fire pits.

Playground, Horseshoe Pits, and a Volleyball court are available as well.

The camp area has running water available at most campsites, however it is advised that all water should be filtered, treated or boiled before using it for drinking or cooking. We suggest that every family bring at least 2 gallons of water. There are pit toilets available in the camp area, along with a picnic pavilion, large grill, and campfire area.

Uniforms:

Class A for travel and flag ceremonies and Class B uniforms (Any Pack or Cub Scout T-shirt/sweatshirt) may be worn during the campout.

Service Project:

The Army Corp of Engineers (the agency that manages the Pine Flat Recreation Area) is providing our campground to us at a discount, in return; the Scouts will be providing a service project to the recreation area. The Service project will be on Saturday afternoon and equipment and supplies will be provided. Typically we will pick up litter around the camp areas or lakeshore and boat ramp areas.

What you will need to bring:

Meals- The pack will be cooking dinner for everyone on Saturday Evening (Tentatively Hamburgers / Hot Dogs and chips) and Breakfast on Sunday Morning before everyone packs up (Tentatively Eggs, Bacon, Potatoes and Pancakes)

Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday is your responsibility. Also please bring any snacks that you want for your Scout.

PLEASE BRING PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER FOR YOU AND YOUR SCOUT, there is running water at Pine Flat but it is suggested that it be boiled before it is used.

Please see the Pack 400 Campout Checklist for suggested items to bring.

Fishing:

During free time and/or on Sunday you can drive your vehicle down to the lake to reach the edge of the water. We encourage everyone to bring a fishing pole. A reminder that a license is only required for those 16 and older.

There is a fish cleaning station at the Island Park camp area if you catch any and want to keep them.

The Marina store and the "I Forgot" store located about 10 minutes from camp have fishing supplies and bait.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Saturday May 18th

● 9 – 10:00 AM Campsite selection & Setup

● 10:15 Morning Flags

● 10:30 AM-12:00PM Den and Pack Campout Activities (TBD)

● 12:00PM-12:45PM Lunch in Campsites

● 1:00–2:30PM Service Project

● 2:30–5:30PM Free Time

● 5:30PM Evening Flags

● 6:00PM Pack Dinner

● 7:30-9:00PM Campfire

● 10:00PM Lights Out

 

Sunday May 19th

● 8:00AM Pack Breakfast

● 9:30-11:00AM Site and Campground Clean Up*

*Please inspect your site and surrounding area and place your trash in the dumpster by the road leading out of the camp area.

© 2019 Hanford Pack 400