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UPDATED 2017 Fall Campout

posted Oct 14, 2017, 7:14 AM by Committee Chair Pack23   [ updated Oct 14, 2017, 7:23 AM ]
Hi Scouts!

The weather didn't cooperate with our first weekend choice, so we re-planned for October 21-22!

Our Pack does 2 campouts every year.  One in the Spring and one in the fall.  Our 2017 Fall Family Campout will be Saturday, October 21 to 22.  We will be camping at the Blackwell Forrest Preserve Youth Camp in DuPage county.  the address of the campground entrance is:  28W580 Mack Rd, West Chicago, IL

Here is the google address for the camp ground.

We will be in camp sites 6 and 7 which are at the end of the parking lot near the turn-around.  See the map below.  We usually have a nice warm campfire, do some skits, maybe sing a song or two, and learn a few skills or things about nature. Its a great time!

The campout will start on Saturday, October 21.  We will meet at the camp site on Saturday anytime after 1pm.  If you have sporting events on Saturday, come out after the sports events are done.  We will stay one night and come back on Sunday afternoon.

We plan on cooking dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday together.  To be good stewards of the environment, we will use reusable dishes, so please bring a mess kit for everyone in your family attending. We will have wash stations to clean up afterwards.  We usually have basic meals that include meat and can include dairy and gluten, so if your diet has restrictions to these, please plan on bringing some appropriate food for yourself.

The cost is free for Cub Scouts of Pack 23 and his family!  

Please sign up on the form below before Friday October 20.  The form includes how many people from your family will be attending, so we know how much food to buy. 

Feel free to reference this handy Gear List to help you pack for the trip.  If you need a tent or any gear, send a note to a leader or enter it on the sign up form below.

It can be chilly at night on our campouts, so make sure you plan ahead.  A nice, warm sleeping bag is a must, and some sort of sleeping pad or air mattress is very helpful.  A couple warm blankets work well too.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

2017 Fall Pack 23 Family Campout Signup-Redo