Fall Camping Trip - Bert Adams, Spooky-Ree 2017

Once again, we're headed back down to Bert Adams Campground for the traditional Spooky-Ree! For those of you who haven't been before, this is two nights of outdoor tent camping scheduled for the last weekend before Halloween. Drive down on Friday after work, leave Sunday morning, and Saturday will be filled with archery, BB guns, hiking, fall festival games, and all sorts of other cub-scout-oriented activities. You can find a map of the site and online activities here.

Camping is a big part of the Cub Scout experience, and we encourage every family that can to attend, even if that means coming up Saturday morning instead. (Note that the road to the campground closes Saturday morning to protect the scouts, so in that case you'd need to park in a lot and set up your tent that evening). Most rank have requirements including outdoor/camping/campfire activities that are perfect for a time like Spooky-ree. More importantly, we want you to come! If you have any concerns about cost or equipment or skill level for camping, *please* speak with me (Bryan Davis, Camping Coordinator), Randy Farmer (Cubmaster), Heather Pequignot (Committee Chair), or your den leader. There are loads of ways we can help, and we're committed to make sure every scout gets to camp at least once a year.

The What

Tent camping, Campfire complete with campfire songs, trick-or-treating, fall festival, hiking, archery, bb guns, sling shots, inflatables, and more, all at the scenic Bert Adams campground.

The Where and the When

Bert Adams is at 218 Scout Rd, Covington, GA 30016, about 70 miles (90 minutes by the Interstate) south-east of Marietta (https://goo.gl/maps/3Mrp8WuyWu62). Sign-in runs from 5p to 8p on Friday, October 27th, and we check out at 9a on Sunday, October 29th. This is the weekend before Halloween. The schedule and activity list linked above tells you a little more. 

How Much Is It, and How do I Sign Up?

The cost for the weekend is $25 per cub scout, $15 per sibling 5 & older (under 5 are free!) and $5 per adult. This cost includes a pack-cooked dinner on Saturday night.

Sign-ups are closing on October 10th. If it's past that date and you want to make special arrangements, please email Bryan Davis, the Camping Coordinator.

What Should I Bring?

Please plan on bringing the following:
  • Camping gear: Bring a tent big enough for everyone coming, sleeping bags, air matteress(es)/cots, pillows, blankets if the weather has turned cold. Camping chairs. Please note that some of the pack leaders have spare tents they'd be willing to lend out if needed.
  • Food, utensils, plates, drinking water: The pack will be supplying dinner Saturday night, and Dens will be arranging their own lunches that day; please be prepared with your own food for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Friday night. We'll be eating camping-style, so there will be no picnic tables. Make sure to bring what you need, including plenty of water! We will have a campfire, so bring supplies for S'mores.
  • Clothing: Class B uniforms (the orange pack shirts) should be worn by all scouts on Saturday (and any adults that have them). Be prepared and bring an extra change of clothes and a warm jacket for each person. Any Scout who wants to bring a Halloween costume and trick-or-treat bag for trick-or-treating at the Fort Saturday night is encouraged to do so.
  • Other Items: Showers are available onsite, so bring soap, towels, and other shower items. It gets dark at night, so bring a lantern and/or flashlight. Bring a first aid kit, and a trash bag.

TL;DR

Spooky-ree! Tent Camping and Fall Festival, Covington GA, October 27-29
Cost: $25/Scout, $15/siblings over 5, $5/adult. Pay and turn in signup forms on October 6th at the Pack Meeting
Questions? Concerns? Commendations? Email Bryan, Camping Coordinator, britus@gmail.com
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Randy Farmer,
Sep 8, 2016, 8:31 AM