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Spooky-ree Campout 2014

posted Oct 2, 2014, 6:49 AM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 8:09 AM ]
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Spooky-ree is a Fall Festival-themed weekend at Bert Adams Scout Reserve in Covington GA, filled with Fall activities, including a creepy-crawly nature show, pumpkin carving and decorating, archery, BBs, s'mores, and a campfire. The highlight of the weekend is the Trick-or-Treating Trail for all Scouts and an extra spooky haunted trail for the older Scouts and adults.

This is a Family Camping Event, so parents, siblings, and other family members are welcome to attend. A parent or adult partner must attend with each 1st - 3rd grade scout. Webelos Scouts (4th-5th) grade may attend without a parent provided their parent has arranged for another attending adult to be responsible for the scout during the weekend.

EVENT DATE: Fri-Sat, Oct 24-26
(Note: This is the session that Pack 815 is attending as a group. If you cannot attend this weekend, then your family can individually register for and attend one of the earlier Spooky-ree sessions on either Oct 10-12 or 17-19. Go to the Atlanta BSA Spooky-ree site if you need to register for one of these other weekends.)

LOCATION: Bert Adams Scout Reserve, 218 Scout Road, Covington, GA 30016

COST: $15 per scout (actual cost is $25 per scout but Pack 815 will cover $10 per scout)
            $12.50 per sibling (5 and older)
            $3 per adult
            Children under 5 are free

REGISTRATION: To attend Oct 24-26 with Pack 815, sign-up on our Spooky-ree Registration page.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register and pay by Oct 11th. (We can take late registrations up to Oct 22nd, but earlier registrations make it much easier for our meal planning. If you register after Oct 11, you must pay online.)

HEALTH FORMS: An annual BSA Health Form (Parts A & B) must be submitted for EVERY person attending the event (including siblings and parents). Immunization dates are required on this form (years will suffice for adults if you don't have specific dates). You must also attach a copy of the front and back of the person's insurance card to each form. Please turn in (or arrange to have turned in) these forms at the Pack meeting on Sat, Oct 11th. The form is good for one year, so you won't have to fill out another form until next Oct.

ACTIVITIES:
All activities are first come, first served. No specific activity tickets or individual start times will be given. To support the excitement around Archery and BB shooting there will be between 48-64 lanes of shooting offered continuously throughout each Saturday! To support our Rangemasters, the ranges will close off the line at 11:45am for lunch and 5:00pm for the day.
  • BB Shooting- Take aim at our shooting range. 
  • Bows & Arrows- Can you hit the bull's eye?
  • Slingshots- Grab a "wrist rocket" and see if you can hit the target!
  • Pumpkins-  Every Scout and sibling gets a pumpkin!  2nd graders and youngers decorate their pumpkins and 3rd graders and older can carve with adult supervision.
  • Letters to the Troops- Write a letter to a US service man or woman who is deployed so that they can receive it on Thanksgiving.
  • Creepy Crawly Nature Show- Learn about the things that go bump in the night (aka. spiders, snakes).
  • Guided Nature Hike- Camp staff will guide you on a trail to see wildlife, plant life, and explore our ecosystem.
  • Field Sports- Learn the rules and play a sport!
  • Fall Festival- Play carnival games, explore the inflatables, and much more!
  • Scavenger Hunt- Explore our camp and see how many items you can find.
  • Council Fire- Make s'mores and learn about Cub Scout summer camps!
  • Campfire- Experience a real Scout campfire program in the huge amphitheatre.
  • Trick-or-Treat Trail- Put on your costume and Trick-or-Treat on our slightly spooky trail.
  • Haunted Trail- For the older Scouts and siblings (recommend 3rd grade or older), a haunted trail that is complete with a ghost pirate ship, cemetery, and zombies!
Click here for a tentative Activity Schedule. Activities are subject to change.


PACK 815 MEAL PLAN: $10 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday (exact menu TBD)
Eating together as a Pack during camping trips is one of the fun things to do as a group and it makes it easier for new campers since they don't have to stress about preparing meals. If you attend the entire weekend, then there are 5 meals to plan for: Friday dinner, Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat dinner, and Sun breakfast. For $10 per person, Pack 815 will cover the 3 Saturday meals, so you are on your own for Friday dinner and Sun breakfast. For those two meals, you can eat before arriving on Friday and after leaving on Sunday, bring your own food to prepare, or you can purchase individual meals from the Bert Adams Dining Hall.


DINING HALL MEAL OPTIONS: As an alternate option to eating with the Pack, the Bert Adams Dining Hall will offer complete meal deals for the weekend as well as individual meals. These must be pre-ordered when you register for the event.

Meal Plan Options:
  • Complete 5-Meal Deal - $25 per person (Includes Friday dinner, Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat dinner, and Sun breakfast)
  • Sat/Sun 4-Meal Deal - $20 per person  (Includes Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat dinner, and Sun breakfast)
Individual Meal Options:
  • Friday Dinner - $5.50 each: Your choice of pizza, hot dog, or hamburger. Potato chips, cookie, and drink.
  • Saturday Breakfast - $5.25 each: Scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuit, potatoes, cereal, fresh fruit, milk, juice, and coffee.
  • Saturday Lunch - $5.50 each: Chicken tenders, French fries, corn, fruit, salad bar, cookie, and drink.
  • Saturday Dinner - $6.50 each: Turkey pot roast, green beans, mashed potatoes, roll, cake, salad bar, and drink.
  • Sunday Breakfast - $5.25 each: French toast, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, juice, and coffee. 

CAMPSITES: The event is filling up quickly this year and all of the permanent tent campsites have already been taken. We will be assigned a "primitive" campsite, which means each family must bring their own tent (including ground cover, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, etc.). If you don't have this stuff, Wal-mart and Amazon are your friends (but feel free to ask us questions if you're not sure what you need to bring). The site will have running water and there will be restroom facilities nearby, however it is likely that the campsite will NOT have electricity.

Youth Protection Reminder: Per BSA rules, no child may sleep in a tent with an adult who is not their parent/adult partner. 

RESOURCES: Useful information about Bert Adams Scout Reserve (BASR):

QUESTIONS: For questions, contact Cubmaster Steve Sanchez at cubmaster.pack815@gmail.com.
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Pack 815 Webmaster,
Oct 2, 2014, 8:06 AM