Pack 1537 Winter Family Outing January 2024

Event Date:

January 20, 2024

Event Time:

2:00 pm

Event Location:


Winter Family Outing
At Bear’s Den in Bluemont, VA
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Overnight Lodge for Webelos and AOL scouts

WHAT: Join us for a wintertime outdoor outing at the Bear’s Den in Bluemont, Virginia! The Bear’s Den is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail, with scenic mountain hikes on site. We’ll have dinner for all inside our indoor lodge, and an outdoor campfire with s’mores. Webelos (4th grade) and AOLs (5th grade) are able to stay overnight in the lodge with an adult caregiver. All other cubs are welcome to join for the hike, outdoor activities, and dinner/ s’mores from 1 pm until 8:30pm. Families with cubs in grades K-3 also have the option to tent camp overnight on the grounds outside the lodge.

WHERE: Bear’s Den Lodge; 18393 Blueridge Mountain Rd; Bluemont, VA 20135

WHO: The whole family is welcome for the daytime activities from 1pm to 8:30pm, including cub scouts and siblings. A parent/guardian must accompany and be responsible for their own child(ren). Due to limited space, the overnight lodge is open to Webelos and AOLs only. Cubs in the younger dens are welcome to stay only for the daytime activities or to tent camp with their families on the grounds outside the lodge for no additional charge.

Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bear cubs and parents: $5/ per person (includes activities and dinner); 5 and under are free.
Webelos/ AOLS cubs and parents: $25 per person (includes activities, overnight in the lodge, dinner and breakfast)

Medical Forms must be in hand or emailed in advance to BSA medical form A & B one form for each person attending (adult and child).

WHEN: Saturday, January 20th from 1pm-8:30pm; Parking is available on site.
Overnight cubs and their adults must check-out by 11am on Sunday, January 21st.

Events: Arrival is between 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Saturday, but you can come later if needed. This is a fun and informal family outing. General schedule:

2-3 pm Check-in and activities
3-4 pm Hiking
4-5:30 pm Activities and dinner prep
5:30 pm Dinner (pack provided)
6:30 pm Campfire Program with S’mores
8:30 pm Program Concludes for Lions, Tigers, Wolves and Bears
9 pm Quiet hours for Webelos/ AOLs staying overnight

Meals and S’mores:
Dinner at 5:30 pm. Campfire and s’mores thereafter.
The Pack will have an exciting campfire program. S’mores will be available at the closing. Please help to monitor your child(ren) around the campfire to ensure everyone is being safe around the fire.

What To Bring:
– Mess kit for your family, including any plate/bowl/cup/utensils;

– Dress for the weather: Wear layered clothing (activity shirts), hats, gloves;

– Camp chairs for sitting around the campfire, one for each family member.

– Children are not permitted to have electronic devices (e.g., tablets).

Families of Lions, Tigers, Wolves and Bears who wish to tent camp should be prepared for the weather. Use this cold weather camping list as a guide. 

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Event Location:

  • Bear
  • 18393 Blueridge Mountain Rd.
  • Bluemont
  • VA
  • 20135
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • January 20, 2024 2:00 pm   -   8:30 pm