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Family Camp Spring 2022

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Time & Location

We are going to Camp Tahuaya at the David Crockett campsite. The pack should plan to arrive at (or after) 6pm on Friday (or whenever you like on Saturday). (Don’t try to arrive early. If you get there before the Cubmaster… you get to wait.)

We are NOT car-pooling. Meet us there. It is a 2hr 15min drive, or 3 hours if you stop for food on the way. If you are arriving Friday evening, please bring your own dinner (or eat it on the way).

Sunset is at 8:19pm. If you arrive around then, you may be setting up in the dark. That’s ok! Bring a flashlight, and we’ll all work together.

Our campsite is David Crockett, the first campsite on the right, directly across from the main camp entrance. There is a parking lot conveniently located next to camp.

Our sister Girl Scout troop will be in one of the sites next door to us. We will camp separately, but they will be joining us for dinner and the campfire service.

Medical Forms

All attendees must have medical forms on file for the duration of this event (even if they are not staying overnight). Forms are only valid for one year, so unless you filled out a new one for the Fall campout, then you probably need to give us an updated copy.

See the Medical Forms page for PDFs and additional information.

Equipment

We have a recommended packing list with it’s own page: Packing List. Everything you need, you already have at home. You can borrow a tent, and might also be able to borrow sleeping bags or a cot depending on availability. Talk to Cameron or Megan to make these arrangements.

Branding

We will have branding available this campout.

The following items brand well:

  • Camp mugs
  • Ball caps
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Wood disks
  • Smooth dowel rod hiking sticks

Weather

Check the weather before you arrive: https://www.wunderground.com/calendar/us/tx/belton/KACT

A partially-zipped Summer sleeping bag (rated for 40*F) or medium blanket will be adequate for most people, based on the current forecast (low of 60*F).

For light rain, a light rain jacket or poncho will be adequate for most people. You should bring this, even if there is a 0% chance of rain in the forecast.

Agenda

Friday

  • 6pm – Beginning of campsite arrival and setup
  • 8pm – Small campfire and s’mores
  • 10pm – Lights out

Saturday

  • 7am – Start preparing breakfast
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – First Scout Activity
  • 10:30am – Light Hike
  • 11:30am – Start preparing lunch
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 2pm – Den time
  • 3pm – Second Scout Activity
  • 5pm – Start preparing dinner
  • 6pm – Dinner
  • 7pm – Light campfire, Branding
  • 8pm – Campfire ceremony
  • 10pm – Lights out

Sunday

  • 7am – Start preparing breakfast
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – Scout’s Own Service
  • 10am – Clean up
  • 12pm – Exit camp by this time

Food

Families can bring their own snacks, whatever you need for your family to be happy! Coolers are allowed. Families are strongly encouraged to keep food in a latching plastic container and move it into the trailer overnight.

Never bring food inside your tent! (Or else you may get ants and raccoons as roommates.)

Families are responsible for cleaning their own personal dishes. We will teach you how, but we expect families to do their own dishes. It would be great to include the scouts in this activity to teach them responsibility.

We will assign other kitchen duties when we arrive in camp.

Friday

  • Dinner – Bring your own or eat on the way
  • Cracker Barrel – S’mores

Saturday

  • Breakfast – TBD
  • Trail Snack – Trail-mix Activity
  • Lunch – TBD
  • Dinner – TBD
  • Dessert – Cobbler

Sunday

  • Breakfast – TBD
  • Lunch – Camp is over, eat on your own

Water

We will have running water.

If you are sensitive to the taste of water, consider bringing water (or a water filter) for your family and limit sugary drinks. You will need to drink water constantly, more than you would at home. Even though the weather is mild, scouts should be drinking water constantly.

The chart below is for young adults, but will serve as a guide.

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Toilets

We will have latrines available. These are not flushing toilets, so always close the lid when you finish to reduce the odor.

Depending on the style, there might be a male side and a female side, or a sign that can be flipped depending on who is currently using it. Always announce yourself. Youth and adults cannot be in the latrines at the same time, nor can males and females.

To give you an idea, they might resemble something like this:

Red Cedar Campsite Latrine | 3D Warehouse
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