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Eagle's Nest is a weekend long spring campout consisting of area packs and troops. Saturday is spent doing a rotation of 7-8 stations consisting of crafts, games, archery, BB guns, scout skills and more! Saturday evening there is a campfire program/fire bowl where the scouts (and leaders) will perform skits. The fire bowl will typically also end with a patriotic flag retirement ceremony.
The activities, dates, and other specifics are determined by a committee with representatives from each of the participating packs/troops. These details will be shared by the pack as we have specifics, but a typical weekend schedule would be similar to the following:
Eagle's Nest is meant for our all of the Cubs in the pack. The group sizes are based on having enough time for the scouts to complete the activities we have planned for them. Unfortunately, non-scouting siblings will not be able to attend or participate in the activities of Eagle's Nest. It is also required to have at least one parent/legal guardian attend with the scout for the duration of the Eagle's Nest activities.
Eagle's Nest will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. The Pack will provide Cracker Barrel/snacks on Friday and Saturday night. Please bring any snacks or drinks you may need for the remainder of time. Also please feel free to bring a snack to share during the Cracker Barrel!
We have compile a list you can use to help you pack for the weekend. Please take into account that the days and/or nights could be cold. Make sure you bring enough warm clothes for both you and your scout. Also, plan ahead in case it is raining. Being prepared will make for the best experience for both you and your scout. Bring a small back-pack to carry stuff on Sat. Uniforms for the weekend are utility uniforms (which are typically provided by Eagle's Nest) during the day, and Class A Uniform on Saturday night for the fire bowl ceremony.
If staying in the cabin, there will be bunks with no bedding. You will need to bring your pillow and sleeping bags/bedding. Tent camping is also typically available outside, but you must bring your own tent and gear.
As mentioned in the schedule, there will be a Water Bottle Rocket launch on Friday night. Scouts are expected to bring a completed rocket made from 2-liter bottle(s) in a ready to launch state, as there will not be time or supplies to build a rocket at the launch site. Plans for these rockets are available from numerous web sources, and we have also provided a link on our Resources page to a simple water bottle rocket.
Payment - The cost is typically $40 per person, both scout and parent. You may be able to utilize scout funds to pay for this.
Forms - We need medical forms (part A & B) for all attendees (even the parents). The current medical form is available from the main BSA site, or can be requested from your Pack 152 leaders.