Pack 3322’s end of the year picnic will be held at Hudson Springs Park and will include a family picnic, canoeing, a fishing derby, hiking, games, and campfire ceremony, and more!
This event is open to new families who want to meet with Scouts and leaders and to learn more about Cub Scouting in Hudson, Ohio. Please note that only registered Scouts and their families are permitted to camp overnight. All families are welcome to participate in any as many, or as few, of the itinerary items that align with their schedule.
Saturday – May 11
1:30 – 3:30 – Set up camp and Canoeing
3:30 – 5:30 – Fishing Derby / Geocaching
5:30 – 6:30 – Dinner and clean-up
6:30 – 7:15 – Pack meeting
7:15 – 8:00 – Hike
8:00 – 9:30 – Campfire
10:00 – Campout / Lights Out (current registered families)
Sunday – May 12
8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 – Break camp and depart
Our last campout of the Scout year will take place May 11-12 at Hudson Springs Park (7095 Stow Road). This serves as BOTH our May outing and our May Pack meeting. The picnic is free (provide a side or dessert as outlined below); camping out is $10 per family. Regardless of whether you plan to just participate during the day or plan to also spend the night, please register on the Pack’s webpage.
The registration deadline is May 7th. During the day on Saturday, we will use the newly-constructed Galloway Pavilion (close to the parking, near the lake). For the campfire and overnight campout we will use the Park’s May Pavilion.
The featured event during Saturday’s activities will be a Pack Fishing Derby. Scouts will be recognized for catching the biggest fish, catching the most fish, and for other categories. Please bring a fishing pole and fishing gear for your son and/or daughter to participate. If you have extra gear that a Scout lacking gear could borrow, please consider bringing that as well. The Pack will purchase some bait, but feel free to bring your own. If adults also plan to fish, remember to obtain a fishing license. If you’ve never fished before, don’t worry; many a leader and parent in our Pack can help you out.
We will also have several caches set up for geocaching. For those that don’t know what geocaching is, basically an object is hidden somewhere, and seekers use provided GPS coordinates to find the hidden cache. Its like a digital-age treasure hunt. If you have a dedicated handheld GPS, that works best. Otherwise, an app on your phone can provide GPS coordinates. More details on this will follow.
If you plan on attending, please join the May 2019 GroupMe group by clicking here (you will also be prompted to join during the registration page).
As is tradition, Saturday night’s picnic dinner will be a potluck, with the Pack supplying the plates, flatware, cups, drink, burgers, and hot dogs (and accouterments), and families supplying an assigned dish, based on den. Please bring a serving utensil if your dish requires and PLEASE label it (and the serving plate, if it also in non-disposable).
- Lions – side dish
- Tigers – side dish
- Wolves – side dish
- Bears – dessert
- Webelos I – dessert
We know a lot of Scouts have other weekend spring activities (baseball, soccer, etc.). If your schedule dictates, feel free to come late, leave early, or leave and comeback. If you leave, please let your den leader or me know that you are leaving and if you plan to come back. Also, if you know your plans at the time of registration (late arrival, leaving early, etc.), please let us know in the Notes section of the online registration (and then again let us know during the event if you leave).
Scouts should wear their Class Bs. Families should also bring fishing gear and the gear needed for their group to spend the night (tents, sleeping bags, etc.), if applicable.
Saturday’s activities are also a recruiting event for the Pack, so if you know of any boys or girls that may be interested in Cub Scouts, please feel free to forward them this information. We only ask that the prospective families register through our webpage, so we can look for them and have enough food. As our Pack continues to grow, we may need to limit the amount of new-family spots in our Pack, so, to ensure space, we suggest new families register sooner rather than later. Prospective families are invited to participate in Saturday’s activities (including canoeing, fishing, hiking, and the campfire) and eat dinner with us (no need for prospective families to bring food). Unfortunately, unless they are officially registered as a Scout with the Pack, they will not be able to spend the night.