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How to Plan for Your Cub Scout Pack’s Spring Campouts

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Enrich Your Cub Scout Pack Campout

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to start planning spring campouts for your Cub Scout pack. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a memorable outdoor adventure: 


  1. Plan early: Start by choosing a suitable campsite and setting a date that works for everyone in the pack. Consider coordinating your campout with another unit to include more Scouts, registered adult leaders, and resources.

  2. Gear up: Make sure each scout has the necessary gear, including the 6 Essentials, a tent, a sleeping bag, a flashlight, and appropriate clothing for the weather. 

  3. Safety first: Review basic camping safety rules with the Scouts, including fire safety, hiking guidelines, and how to identify and avoid potential hazards. Check the weather forecasts and follow the BSA Weather-Related Safety guidelines.

  4. Get organized: Create a packing checklist to ensure nothing essential is forgotten, and assign responsibilities to adult leaders and scouts to help with meal planning, equipment setup, and cleanup. 

  5. Have fun: Encourage teamwork, outdoor exploration, and a sense of adventure among the scouts, and don't forget to pack some fun activities and games to keep everyone entertained during downtime. With proper planning and preparation, your Cub Scout pack is sure to have a fantastic spring campout experience! 


Learn more about Scouting in Southeast New Mexico on our website at NMScouts.org.

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