This camp focuses on Odawa Troops practicing basic winter camping skills and participating in the Odawa “Sub Zero Club”, if we are lucky enough to get conditions that allow us to meet the requirements.
For those Troops and Members that have never attended this camp, or need a refresher, here is a bit of a description of the area. The camp is in a wooded area with several large clearings which should give an adequate amount of snow for building quinzhees. Troops are also required to carry or sled in all their gear from the parking lot to their camping area.
Come for a taste of youth-led activities you can enjoy in Cubs or Scouts next fall.
Separate activities for Beavers and Cubs are planned and run by Scouts (supported by Scouters).
At the camp, you only need to BRING 1 Scouter per 8 youth. Yes, ONE Scouter can bring up to 8 youth without needing a second Scouter BECAUSE at the White Tail / Howler camp, we all camp together. We thus provide two deep to each other.
Adults at camp must be current on training/paperwork. If in doubt, ask your Group Commissioner.
Food, equipment, garbage, parking
Bring your own tents and sleeping gear. No kitchen equipment is necessary.
Bring your dishes and water bottles — we’ll feed and water you!
Helpers needed: People to bring home garbage/recycling, to direct traffic on Friday evening/Saturday morning, to act as registrar and to assist youth running stations as requested.
Parents dropping off and picking up youth are to park in the lot near the entrance to the camp and walk gear in/out. Youth should try to carry their own gear. Each Group may designate one emergency vehicle/gear hauler and park it in the lot just past the lodge (decide ahead of time). Please inform parents before camp about parking.
With activities like building fires, archery, a ninja line and baking cookies this is sure to be a can’t miss event. Wait – Baking Cookies!! – but how – we only have open fire!!! You will have to join the Fall Cubaree to find out!
Where: Apple Hill Scout Reserve
When: October 18 – 20 2019
Who: Open to all Odawa area cubs
Why: After building a fire, hitting a bullseye and completing a ninja line who wouldn’t want a cookie
Clearly this is a can’t miss event that needs to be added to your calendar now! Full camp details to be released by September 13 2019.
All the info you need to know about this year’s Night Owl is in the document below, but in short:
When: April 27-28, 2019
NOTE: Do not arrive before 3 PM, esp. if you have sr. Cubs joning you, as April 27 is the also the annual spring work weekend, and there will be heavy equipment onsite. If your group is helping with the work weekend and has Cub aged youth coming for night owl, please have them arrive after 3 PM on Sat.
Everyone needs to be offsite by 10:30 on Sunday the 28th.
Join us at Apple Hill Scout Reserve (near Maxville, about an hour from east Ottawa) for a weekend camp that prepares White Tail Beavers for Cub Scouts, and Howlers for Scouts.
Calling Odawa youth and Scouters!
a Scout, Venturer or Rover who’d
like to come and play for the weekend and show some youth leadership, let us
know. We’re recruiting the camp committee now. It’s a great way to earn volunteer hours. Planning and running a
camp looks great on your resume, too.
If you’rea Howler Cub Scout or White Tail BeaverScout, ask your Scouters to plan to come to this camp so you can preparefor advancement to your next section.
Scouters, worried about ratio? Never fear! You can bring a group of youth even if you have only one Scouter. We’ll be camping close to one another, and the other Scouters at camp will be able to help ensure that the two-deep rule is followed.