When & Where
The Pack 3894 Fall Campout will be held at Rock Cut State Park on Friday October 12th through Sunday October 14th at Youth Group Camp sites 007, 008, 009, and 010.
Rock Cut State Park is located in Loves Park, IL ( West of Rockford) 60 miles from Chicago. We have reserved four of the best group campsites right on the lake.
In addition to the specific achievement-oriented activities coordinated by each den leader the following amenities are also available:
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.
Den Cooking is the format for this camping trip. Each Den will be responsible for providing and cooking its own meals. Senior Den’s will be adopting Jr. Den’s to help the younger Scouts and their Leaders gain experience with food planning and preparation.
Schedule of Events
Arrival: Friday October 12th or Saturday October 13th
If you plan on coming Saturday a 10:00 AM arrival time is required to start den specific programs for advancement and achievement.
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 by September 28th.
Fee & Registration
A $5 fee & Registration will be charged for each person to cover the costs of camp site reservations, event patch, and program materials. Please pay via the following link:
Dens will set their own additional cost for the meals.
Youth Protection Training
All parents and legal guardians attending MUST have completed the Youth Protection Program by September 28th. 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.
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
-Rubber rain boots (optional)
-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)