When & Where?The Pack 3894 Fall Campout will be held at Rock Cut State Park on Saturday May 14 – Sunday May 15 2011. Rock Cut State Park is located in Loves Park, IL ( west of Rockford) 60 miles from Chicago. We have reserved the best five group campsites right on the lake. Activities will include hiking, sports, campfires, and specific achievement-oriented activities coordinated by each den leader. Here are the event details:
1) Why this location? We wanted to keep the cost low, provide more adventure and trully get away from the city and for many of the scouts & even parent would be an experience they wont forget. Rock Cut will provide us with the following amenities:
Water Front Camping
Drive-in /Pull up Access to site
Long Hike Trails
Fishing in plentiful Lake ( see top image)
Big Campfire Bowl
Pavilion in case of Rain
Rock Cut State Park
7318 Harlem Road
Loves Park, IL 61111
Directions: I-90 West to Rockford. Take the Highway 173 Exit. Go West for one-half mile to the Park Entrance.
2) Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 14
Update –( we need everyone to plan to leave Chicago by 10am)
12:00 PM recommended arrival time to start den specific programs for advancement and achievement
3:00 PM camp set up (earliest time to setup tent)
5:00 PM Dinner prep
7pm – GameTime
Dusk- Campfire Ceremony
Sunday, May 15
7am – Wake up Call
8am – Breakfast
12pm Break Camp
This is a Scout / Parent event. One parent or legal guardian must accompany their kids. To promote scouting, other non-scout siblings (boys only, ages 6-10) are also invited to come on this trip. Due to the size of our pack, entire families will not be allowed on this trip, but we will have an opportunity this summer for family camping. Please let your den leaders know the names of all attendees from your family by April 30.
A $10 fee will be charged for each person to cover the costs of camp site reservations, event patch, program materials, and two meals. Please provide these funds to you den leader by April 30.
5) Youth Protection Training
All parents and legal guardians attending MUST have completed the Youth Protection Program by April 30. Turn in/email your certificates to your den leaders prior to departure. No exceptions will be made and this matter will be strictly enforced. The reason for this policy is because of the nature of sleeping arrangements on overnighters and all parents need to be aware. Not following this policy puts our entire Pack at risk, via the BSA Tour Plan that we have filled out. The Youth protection online course is free and takes approximately 20 minutes to go through. The link to this can be found at here https://myscouting.scouting.org/
We prefer you send the Pack an “electronic” copy of your Certificate; so when you are prompted to print it, also SAVE the file or copy and paste it into Word as a file and email it to your den leaders. Or you can login to your online account and click View Certificate link and pull up that version and copy & paste it in same fashion as a file to save.
Please communicate with your respective den leaders about car pooling. This will be required due to the limited number of vehicles permitted on the camp ground.
7) Recommended equipment list
-Tent *if you do not have a Tent — no problem, please tell your Den Leader;)
-Extra set of clothes
-3 Pairs of socks
-Hiking boots/Sturdy shoes
-Extra pair shoes
-Flashlight with batteries
-Personal toiletries-(soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth,etc)
-Prescription medicines (if needed)
-Extra pair prescription glasses (if needed)
-Notebook-small and pen/pencil (optional)
-Stocking Cap (to sleep in)
See Google map below for details.
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Click here to see Rock Cut State Park Information.
Click here to see the Local Map of Rock Cut Trails
Possible Program Location
Campsite view of Lake
where we can fish
Campsite & Firebowl