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 - 2018 Fall Campout - Camp Wortman

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When: Saturday, September 29th – Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Where: Camp David Wortman, 56651 Eshom Valley Rd., Badger, CA 93603

Cost: $20 per family. The $20 covers the cost of campsite and kitchen rental at the lodge and the pack will provide Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. You are only responsible for the other meals and snacks for your Scout and Family.

Directions from Hanford (driving distance is about 63 miles and it’s about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there): Enter Hartland Christian Camp into your GPS or Map App.

Take Highway 198 East through Visalia to Lemon Cove

Continue for 1.1 miles and look for the Highway 216 sign

Turn Left on Highway 216 towards Woodlake

After crossing the Kaweah River Bridge (.5 miles), turn Right on Dry Creek Drive, The mileage sign will say Badger 19 and Pinehurst 25

Follow Dry Creek Drive for a total of 16.9 miles. You will be heading for Hartland.

After 16.9 miles, look for a fork in the road. Bear right on Stagecoach (MTN 453)...continue towards Hartland.

Continue on Stagecoach (MTN 453) for 2.2 miles and you will then find another fork in the road. Bear right once again, heading towards Hartland.

You will then pass through the Eshom Valley and begin to climb in elevation as the road winds up the mountain. After 5.2 miles, you will be at Camp Wortman. You will see two mailboxes on the right side of the road.

Look quick before you miss it: on the LEFT is the driveway to the Camp Wortman south gate.

Drive down the gravel driveway and park...you are there!!! (If you reach Hartland, you have gone too far)

What to expect:

Wortman is at 3,500 feet and wooded with pine and cedars. Temperatures will be 10-15 degrees cooler than the valley floor. There are 17 tent campsites and sites will be given out on a first come first serve basis. These campsites can accommodate multiple tents and we are a big group so sharing is a must. The campground has running water available; however it is advised that every family bring at least 2 gallons of water. There are flush toilets available in the camp area, along with a kitchen and dining hall with a campfire area. The camp is 60 acres and owned by the Boy Scouts of America. We will have the entire area to ourselves and it is fenced in, there are trails and a creek running through camp. It is a great spot for the scouts to get out, explore, and enjoy themselves.

 Uniforms:

Class A is requested for traveling to camp and for the opening flag ceremony. Class B uniforms (Any Pack or Cub Scout T-shirt/sweatshirt) may be worn during the campout.

What you will need to bring:

Meals- Saturday lunch and anything special you or your Scout may want. 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, and Pancakes).

We will be having a pack campfire at the main fire ring.

Please see the Pack 400 Campout Checklist for  a more complete list suggested items to bring.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Saturday, September 29th

● 8:00–10:00 AM Camp Setup

● 10:15 Flag Ceremony, Camp opening

● 10:30–12:00 PM Pack Activities

● 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (Bring your own)

● 1:15 – 3:00 PM Pack Activities

● 3:00 – 5:30 PM Free Time

● 5:30 PM Flag Ceremony

● 6:00 – 7:00 PM Pack Dinner – Dining Hall

● 7:30 – 9:00 PM Campfire

● 9:00 - 10:00 PM Cub Scout Fireworks or Stargazing Hike to the OA Teepee

● 10:00 PM Lights Out

 

Sunday, September 30th

● 8:00 - 9:00 AM Pack Breakfast

● 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Free Time and Campground Clean Up    

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