South Florida Council

2016 Cub Scout Day Camp “Cub Scout Investigators”

 

What is it?
“Cub Scout investigators” is a fun filled themed week of Cub Scout Day Camp being offered in five different locations in Miami Dade and Broward Counties on different weeks. Activities include Scout Skills, Archery, Arts & Crafts, BB Gun Shooting, Land Sports, Special Guests, Daily Programs, Conservation Programs and much, much more. Scouts may sign up for multiple weeks for six different camps.
When & Where?  Day Camp Hours are 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM. Before & aftercare available.
Supervision?   The Pack should assist and provide leadership and adult supervision for their Cub Scouts who attend Day Camp, parents provide transportation to and from the camps. It is recommended that packs have at least one registered adult leader attend camp for every five to six Cub Scouts. Adults must complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous Weather (both free online).
Cost?                Take advantage of Early Bird Rates!
  • $115 per week if paid by April 30th, 2016 …………Save $ 60 per week
  • $130 per week if paid by May 16th, 2016 ……………….Save $ 45 per week
  • $150 per week if paid by May 30th, 2016 ……………….Save $ 25 per week
  • $175 per week Walk in Price after May 30th, 2016 ..    Based on availability
Refunds? Refunds are not available after June 1st but fees are transferable to another Scout
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Food? All Cub Scouts should bring their non-perishable lunch each day and any snacks. Water is available all day to all campers (We are working on a lunch option again this year)
What to Bring? Cub Scout may come dressed in a Cub Day Camp T shirt, uniform shorts or shorts, socks and closed toe shoes or sneakers. Each Cub Scout will receive two Cub Scout Day Camp T shirts, patch and a plastic cup to use for water during the day. This is a “rain or shine” event. Buildings are utilized for inclement weather.
Registration: Pre-Registration can be done online by clicking the camp link below. Pre-registration closes on May 30th. Registration can also be completed with a paper registration form. All registrations must be received in SF Council by the deadlines to qualify for discounts. Registrations online can be modified, so save your password.
Click    Cub Day Camp Registration  to register your Scout for Cub Day Camp
More Info?
*     Quiet Waters Park-           Ruth Martinez      lighthousedaycamp@yahoo.com
*     Camp Elmore-   (week I)    Ana Duarte         daycampelmore@gmail.com
*     Holy Rosary Church-         Sandra West      swest_bsa@yahoo.com
*     Tropical Park-                   Sandra West       swest_bsa@yahoo.com
*     Amelia Earhart                  Darlyn Espinosa  Bsanorthdaycamp@yahoo.com
*     Camp Elmore-  (week II)    Ruth Martinez     lighthousedaycamp@yahoo.com

Let’s just get this out first – Tanah Keeta was a great campout. This is an official Boy Scout campground in Jupiter, Florida ran by the Gulf Stream Council.  The campgrounds, facilities, amenities were great but the weather was fantastic!!  Who would of thought we would have such great weather camping in April.  We also had a great turnout with about 30 campers.  There was great food, a hike, we saw wildlife, used the pool, enjoyed the hot showers and as always had some terrific camp fires…

Our latest camping trip was to South Florida Council’ own Camp Everglades.  I have to admit, it was a tough weekend in terms of weather.  The Friday was ridiculed with heavy rain which was a deterrent to many.  Only myself and Jim, one of our Den Leaders were able to make it to the actual campsite.  When I tell you that my little car almost got stranded, there was a good 3ft of water on the muddy road.  Nonetheless, we made it in and made camp.  The four of us enjoyed the evening.  On Saturday morning, we had the majority of the campers roll in and we quickly established camp and were able to stay (for the most part) on agenda.

The highlights of the weekend were the two (2) tours we had – 1 at the Gumbo Limbo trail, where are resident know-it-all Mr. Kevin captivated Scouts, parents and even tourists to follow him through the trail as he spoke just about everything.  This was a fantastic campout and apologize for the delay in getting these pictures up.

 

We had our 1st campout of the season two weeks ago and I can definitely call it a success.  We have many new Scouts on board both camping and coming out for the Saturday activities and had a wonderful turnout.

The only thing I will say is that the weather was a nuisance to say the least.  It rained, it stopped, the sun came out, the clouds moved in, it rained some more…. This went on throughout the weekend but we all persevered.  The Scouts stood strong and didn’t let the weather dictate their outing!

There were many activities on Saturday right after a great breakfast.  We went on an early hike, followed by a few games of Dodgeball.  The leaders/parents also joined in and had their 2nd annual Dodgeball challenge vs. the Scouts.  The Parents were able to retain their title as they beat the Scouts once again!  Better luck next time Scouts….

smoresAfter lunch we all cooled off in the Pool followed by some free time, a Pinewood derby workshop and everybody joined in to cook Dinner.  After dinner, we had a quick campfire (due to the weather) and managed to stuff our faces in smores.

This was a great first campout as it was a good eye opener to the new Scouts and their Parents on what goes on.  I should also mention this was the first campout that we went green!  All the Scouts brought their meal kits and cleaned their own dishes.

green earth concept

This certainly was a win-win.  We were able to save space in the trailer, made cleanup considerably less, saved time, did our part in keeping the earth clean and if that was not enough, Scouts cleaned their own dishes.  We encourage all the Parents to purchase their own meal kit in order to keep this initiative moving.

 

 

Enjoy the pictures!