Chicago Cub Scouts » Summer Campout – Owasippe – July 22nd-24th 2011

Summer Campout – Owasippe – July 22nd-24th 2011

SAVE THE DATE — Weekend of July 22nd-24th 2011, will be our Pack’s Summer Campout.

Who can attend? ANYONE and everyone in your family, yes moms & dads , sisters, grandpa too!

Why Family Camping? Cub Scouts Camping program was built on foundation of Family Camping,  because of the size of our pack in last few times we been challenged to have a large enough campsite to house as many as possible. We now have this special opportunity to travel to Whitehall, Michigan Area to Camp in the large Chicago Area Council BSA Camp Owasippe Scout Reservation.

Where? Owasippe Scout Reservation is owned and operated by the Chicago Area Council, BSA.  Since 1911, Owasippe has provided an exceptional summer camping experience, making it the oldest continuously operating Scout camp in the nation.  Owasippe consists of almost 4800 acres of lush forests, lakes, streams and hiking trails.  The Camp is located at 9900 Russell Road, Twin Lake, Michigan.

What is so special of this weekend? This is Owasippe’s 100th anniversary of America’s premier Scout Camp. There is a special celebration going on during this period and they are allowing anyone associated with a pack or troop to come camp up there. This opportunity allows us to come in early on Friday set up camp and stay till Sunday and enjoy the weekend celebration. Younger Scouts will be able to learn about Resident Webelos Camp and of course get a preview of what they will experience when they are boy Scouts. To learn more about the weekend and Owasippe please visit the following link:  http://owasippe100.org/anniversary-celebration

How will this work? We are hoping to get half the pack to camp out this weekend, and carpool as much as possible. The Outdoor Events Committee will be working on coordination of this Campout. The plan is to work the same method as the Spring Campout to have a fixed cost for the meals and eat together as a pack. There will be more details as we work through this. In the meanwhile if you are interested in attending please click here to email alert us :
Summer Campout – Owasippe !

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