Mom & Me, Dad & Lad, Parent & Pal

 

Great people, great staff, great fun!" David, 2012 Parent & Pal Participant

 

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Moms are encouraged to participate right along side their sons in all the action-packed activities. These include the BB gun range, games and other hawaiian themed activities. This one day event will give you just a glimpse of all the fun offered to you and your son in the Cub Scout Camping life!

 

December 14, 2013     

Location: Cub World at Scouters’ Mountain

Cost: $30.00 per participant (meals and program materials included)

Things to bring: The weather can be unpredictable in December. Many activities will still be outside, so please dress in layers, including a coat, hat and gloves. It is important to wear good, comfortable (and waterproof) hiking boots. A flashlight and a waterbottle might also be helpful.

 

 

“My son and I had the opportunity to attend the Mom and Me Scouting adventure at Scouters’ Mountain and it was even more fun than I expected. My son said, ‘It was awesome!’ We can't wait to do it again next year.”

Melissa - 2011 Mom & Me Participant

 

 

Dad & Lad: Space Cowboys     Dad&Lad2

Dads will want to show off right alongside their Scouts during this exciting event. Activities are centered around the a new generation of cowboys in the future. Travel into the future for space-age fun! Learn how cowboys in the future cook, play and have fun! Program will be arranged with horseback rides, space-aged cooking, plus BB guns and archery.

 

February 8-9, 2014 Rescheduled for February 22-23, 2014

Location: Gilbert Ranch at Butte Creek

Cost: $40.00 per participant (meals and program materials included)

Things to bring: The weather can be unpredictable, so please be prepared and wear layers, including a coat, hat and gloves. Comfortable, waterproof hiking boots are recommended. You will also need to provide your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, flashlight, water bottle, and any personal toiletries you will need for an overnight stay. Because the nights can be very cold, you may also want to bring an extra blanket.

  

“My wolf scout told me several times that Dad & Lad was the best time of his life. Thanks for all your work to make it such an enjoyable weekend.”

Geoff - 2012 Dad & Lad Participant

 

Parent & Pal: Out to Sea REGISTER NOW!Dad&Lad3

Attacked by pirates or stuck on a deserted island, Parent & Pal is sure to bring you loads of fun nautical activities. You and your son will have to work together to ward off evil that may be lurking and rescue the camp mascot. Hone your skills at the ranges (BB gun and archery). Other activities may include a buried treasure hunt and water fun.

 

April 11-13, 2014

Location: Adventure Cove at Camp Clark

Cost: $55.00 per participant (meals and program materials included) 

Things to bring: The weather can be unpredictable, so please be prepared and wear layers, including a coat, hat and gloves. Comfortable, waterproof hiking boots are recommended. You will also need to provide your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, flashlight, waterbottle, and any personal toiletries you will need for an overnight stay.

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp

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Does your family like to go camping over Memorial Day Weekend? Leave all those noisy, unpredictable public campgrounds behind and head for the seclusion of Boy Scout beach-front property!

Cascade Pacific Council is offering FAMILY CAMP at Camp Meriwether over Memorial Day Weekend!

SECLUSION & FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS: As a members-only activity, your family is assured of a more peaceful and pleasant experience than you might have at a public campground, not to mention more elbow-room and friendly faces throughout the property.

ACTIVITIES: Families will enjoy a variety of activities such as sand-castle building and beach walks to the tide-pools. The weekend will be very loosely scheduled with an ‘open campus,' so your family can pick and choose from family camp activities, head into town to visit local attractions, or just enjoy the quiet coastline for the holiday weekend. Download the Memorial Weekend Family Camp Guide for a schedule of in-camp activities and lists of local community attractions.

This is a family event. This is not a Scout event where advancement and other Scout activities are part of the program. This is a family-camping-at-the-beach weekend.

WHERE: Camp Meriwether is just south of Cape Lookout State Park (west of Tillamook), a short two-hour drive from Portland (map). 

WHO CAN ATTEND: Families of Scouts. To participate, at least one member of the family must be a registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, Explorer or adult leader. Families attend together (parents and children); this is not a unit-organized event. Families register as a family, arrive as a family, and enjoy the weekend together as a family. If several families from a unit want to attend together, that's great...just have each family register themselves as a family, then meet at the beach!

WHEN: Friday evening (6:00PM earliest), May 23rd through Monday afternoon (3:00PM), May 26, 2014.

BRING: Parents and kids; sleeping bags (tents are provided, but you can bring yours if you like), games, activities...whatever you might bring on your annual Memorial Day camping trip (with exceptions, see below). If you're bringing your own food, plan for no-cook meals or bring your camp cooking gear.

WHAT TO LEAVE HOME: Because this is a Boy Scout property, alcohol is not permitted. Pets are not permitted. Tobacco use must only occur in your car in the parking lot. Noisy devices (stereos, etc) are discouraged. Fireworks and firearms are strictly prohibited. RVs cannot be accommodated. ATVs are not permitted.

COST: You can choose to bring your own food and eat in your campsite, or eat meals provided by the camp in the dining hall:

Food Provided: $59 per person for the weekend
Bring-Your-Own-Food: $19 per person for the weekend (age 6 and under free)

Pro-rating of meals or fees is not available. Full fee due at time of registration; 75% refund for cancellations before May 15th. See the Memorial Weekend Family Camp Guide (Coming Soon!) for details on refund and payment policies.

MENU: Campers paying for food will enjoy meals in the dining hall. Planned menu items are listed in the Memorial Weekend Family Camp Guide.

REQUIREMENTS: Participating families must have at least one child in Cub Scouting. Families register as families (parents and children), not as a pack or den. Children must be accompanied by at least one of their own legal parents or guardians. Boys of Scouting age must be registered; families must provide personal insurance.

HOW TO REGISTER: Register HERE. There is a capacity of 225 persons, so register early to be assured of space. If the event fills, a wait-list will be maintained in case of cancellations.

MORE INFORMATION: Download the Memorial Weekend Family Camp Guide. If the guide does not answer your question, specific questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

Girls-Camp

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The first thing you see at Gilbert Ranch is Main Street...there is a secret, though...it is really the dining hall!Everything at Gilbert Ranch is just like an old Western town...even the washstand that you pump a well to help each other clean up before supperAs soon as we arrived we were given a group, and we all stayed together the rest of the time...we became good friends with each other, too!We ate great meals inside the spacious dining hall just off Main StreetIts a cowboy life at Gilbert Ranch! We loved watching the wranglers twirl their ropes and work the horses

Gilbert Ranch is located at Butte Creek Scout Ranch near Scotts Mills, Oregon. It is a working horse ranch where, when each camper steps onto main street, she lays eyes on the old western town of Butte Creek, and finds it easy to imagine herself as part of the old west.

Camp Sessions are 3 days / 2 nights. Campers and parents stay in large two-person platform tents in campsites identified by different "brands" such as Setting Sun, Lazy B, Yellow Rose, Happy River, Circle T, 2 of Hearts, Flying J and Rocking K. Meals are served family-style in a large full service dining hall.

Many, many parents of Webelos attending Gilbert Ranch have said "it'd be wonderful if I could bring my daughter to Gilbert Ranch. She'd love it!."

Girls' Camp features everything the Webelos Scouts get to do...now girls can have the same fantastic summer experience! Whether it is riding horses, panning for gold, or learning to rope a steer, girls from ages 8 to13 will find the real cowgirl inside them!

Click here to register!

 

ACTIVITIES: camp 1074 Program highlights include horseback riding, BB gun shooting, panning for gold, archery, and of course Cowboy Campfires!

WHERE:Gilbert Ranch is located south of Molalla, Oregon, about one hour from Portland.

WHO CAN ATTEND:Girls ages 8 to 13. A minimum ratio of one parent per six girls is required, with two adults minimum per the BSA Youth Protection Two-Deep Leadership Policy. If attending as individual, one parent or guardian will need to accompany their daugther. All parents are welcome to attend. This becomes a fantastic daddy-daughter or mother-daugher event when a parent attends with their daughter.

Girls age 8-10 will enjoy a program for younger girls, while ages 11-13 will have a similar program amped up a tad for their age group including a 1/2 day horse ride.

WHEN: Sessions are three day, two-nights:

August 7-9, 2014 (ages 8-13) and August 10-12, 2014 (ages 11-13 only)

Space for the older girls' program (ages 11-13) is limited to 24 participants and 48 participants respectively. Due to the high volume of interest, it is suggested to register early.

Check in begins at 1:00 p.m. the first day and will end around 7:00 p.m. on the third day.

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Girls: $190 each (ages 8-10)

          $215 each (ages 11-13) 
Parents: $70 each

Pay deposit ($10/participant) at time of registration; $65 commitment payment is due March 1st. The balance is due May 1st. Pro-rating of meals or fees is not available. You may pay the fee online using a credit/debit card or check. The deposit and commitment payment is not refundable. Cancellations two weeks prior to the start date of the session will be refunded fees paid less $75. Cancellations within the two weeks prior to camp will only be refunded (less $75) if the family has an illness or major family emergency preventing attendance. A refund request form will need to be filled out prior to or at camp to be considered.

BRING:Sleeping bag, pillow, shower gear, warm clothing for cool nights, closed-toe shoes. See the Girls' Camp Guide for full details (available in early January).

WHAT TO LEAVE HOME:Because this is a Boy Scout property, alcohol is not permitted. Pets are not permitted. Tobacco use must only occur in your car in the parking lot. Noisy devices (stereos, etc) are discouraged. Fireworks and firearms are strictly prohibited. RVs cannot be accommodated. ATVs are not permitted. See the Girls' Camp Guide for details.

MENU:Campers will enjoy meals in the dining hall.  There is a sample menu in the Girls' Camp Guide.

REQUIREMENTS:Girls may register individual or as a group. Appropriate supervision is required to meet all BSA Youth Protection Guidelines. If registering individually, the girl must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If registering as a group, you must have a minimum of two adults in camp at all times.

All participants must carry adequate personal accident and medical insurance.

MORE INFORMATION: A Camp Guide for Girls' Camp will be available after the first of the year. The guide includes details about the activity schedule, menus and frequently-asked questions. You may also look at the Leader's Guide for the Webelos Camp for general information. If the guide does not answer your question, please direct specific questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Labor Day Weekend Family Camp

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TO REGISTER FOR LABOR DAY FAMILY CAMP, CLICK HERE.

 

Does your family like to go camping at the beach? Leave all those noisy, unpredictable public campgrounds behind and head for the seclusion of Boy Scout beach-front property!

Cascade Pacific Council is offering FAMILY CAMP at the Meriwether/Clark Scout Reservation at the end of Summer!

SECLUSION & FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS: As a members-only activity, your family is assured of a more peaceful and pleasant experience than you might have at a public campground, not to mention more elbow-room and friendly faces throughout the property.

ACTIVITIES: Families will enjoy a variety of activities such as sand-castle building, beach walks to the tide-pools, BMX bikes, field games, and more. The weekend will be very loosely scheduled with an ‘open campus,' so your family can pick and choose from family camp activities, head into town to visit local attractions, or just enjoy the quiet coastline for the holiday weekend. Download the Labor Day Family Camp Guide for a list of in-camp activities and lists of local community attractions.

This is a family event. This is not a Scout event where advancement and other Scout activities are part of the program. This is a family-camping-at-the-beach weekend.

WHERE: The camp is just south of Cape Lookout State Park (west of Tillamook), a short two-hour drive from Portland. (Map to Camp)

WHO CAN ATTEND: Families of Scouts. To participate, at least one member of the family must be a registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, Explorer or adult leader. Families attend together (parents and children); this is not a unit-organized event. Families register as a family, arrive as a family, and enjoy the weekend together as a family. If several families from a unit want to attend together, that's great...just have each family register themselves as a family, then meet at the beach!

WHEN: Friday evening, August 29th (6pm) through Monday afternoon (4pm), September 1, 2014.

BRING: Parents and kids; sleeping bags (tents are provided, but you can bring yours if you like), games, activities...whatever you might bring on a family camping trip (with exceptions, see below). If you're bringing your own food, plan for no-cook meals or bring your camp cooking gear. See the GUIDE for a list of suggested supplies.

WHAT TO LEAVE HOME: Because this is a Boy Scout property, alcohol is not permitted. Pets are not permitted. Tobacco use must only occur in your car in the parking lot. Noisy devices (stereos, etc) are discouraged. Fireworks and firearms are strictly prohibited. RVs cannot be accommodated. ATVs are not permitted. See the GUIDE for full details.

COST: You can choose to bring your own food and eat in your campsite, or eat meals provided by the camp in the dining hall:

Food Provided: $59 per person.
Bring-Your-Own-Food: $19 per person.
Children 6 and under are free.

Pro-rating of meals or fees is not available. Full fee due at time of registration; 75% refund for cancellations before August 15th. See the Labor Day Family Camp Guide for details on refund and payment policies.

MENU: Campers paying for food will enjoy meals in the dining hall. Planned menu items are listed in the Labor Day Family Camp Guide.

REQUIREMENTS: Participating families must have at least one adult or child registered in Scouting. Families register as families (parents and children), not as a pack, den, troop, etc. Children must be accompanied by at least one of their own legal parents or guardians. Boys of Scouting age must be registered; families must provide personal insurance.

MORE INFORMATION: Download the Labor Day Family Camp Guide. If the guide does not answer your question, specific questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Family Snow Days

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Aubrey Lodge sits in the shadow of Mount Hood, a few miles East of Government Camp, Oregon.The lodge features a large main hall with fireplace.Four kitchens provide shared cooking areas for visiting unitsBring simple, easy-to-prepare meals such as hot dogs, cocoa, etc; everyone loves a warm treat when they come in from the slopes

Enjoy a day on a private tubing hill right outside a warm mountain lodge on the slopes of Mount Hood.

Bring your family up to a Scout-owned mountain lodge for a day of tubing fun! The lodge is a warm place to retreat for hot cocoa, lunch or just to warm up after tubing and snow play.
 

Make a reservation for Family Snow Days


WHO:
       

Families and friends of Scouts and/or Scouting leaders registered in Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. All ages welcome for this family day activity; bring children, parents, grandparents, whomever...


WHEN:

Monday, December 30 - daytime (9am-4pm)
Tuesday, December 31 - daytime (9am-4pm)
Wednesday, January 1 - daytime (9am-4pm)
Friday, March 28- daytime (9am-4pm)

Saturday, March 29- daytime (9am-4pm)

Sunday, March 30- daytime (9am-4pm)

Dec 30 - 31 - overnight for up to four groups (6pm Mon, Dec 30 - 4pm Dec 31)
Dec 31 - Jan 1 - overnight for up to four groups (4pm Tue, Dec 31 - 4pm Jan 1)
Mar 28 - 29 - overnight for up to four groups (6pm Fri, Mar 28 – 4pm Mar 29)
Mar 29 - 30 - overnight for up to four groups (4pm Sat, Mar 29 - 4pm Mar 30)


aubreywatzekWHERE:

Aubrey Watzek Lodge, near the White River crossing of Highway 35.         Click here for map


COST:
       

 Daytime: $8 per person age 7 and older

 Overnight: $150 for the first 10 persons, plus $15 per additional persons - up to 30 total persons in a group. Each group is reserving one bunkroom which sleeps 30 persons.  You pay only for persons age 7 and older.


CANCELLATIONS:
       
Refunds are not available for this event. Winter weather conditions are not reason for a refund. The only exception is when ODOT closes the highway; in event of official highway closure, refunds are made in full.


FACILITY INFORMATION:
   

The lodge is a large building with a day capacity of 225 persons. Four kitchens each feature sink, oven, stovetop, refrigerator, and a few pots and pans for simple cooking. Four restrooms are availabe. A large central lounge area surrounds a large central fireplace.

Four bunk rooms will provide overnight housing for up to four families on these weekends. Bunks are wooden so you may want to bring sleeping pads.

A tubing hill with several runs is just outside the lodge. Inner tubes are provided, and ONLY inner tubes may be used (for safety reasons). Participating adults will be asked to serve as Safety Officers to ensure safety on the tubing hill.


BRING:

  • Warm clothes and footwear for tubing activities
  • Cross country skis if you wish to ski on nearby trails
  • A change of dry clothes for the drive home
  • Lunch for your family. Suggestion is sandwiches or foods that don't require a lot of cooking...there are stoves, but there may be a number of families attending so stoves will need to be shared.
  • Cocoa and/or other snacks for your family.
  • Lots of energy for climbing up the tubing hills!
  • Sled or toboggan for sliding gear in...but not for use on the tubing hill...only tubes are permitted on the hill.

 

DON'T BRING:
Please do not bring
pets, weapons, alcohol, controlled substances, snowmobiles.


BE AWARE:

Guests must pack out all garbage brought in; there is no trash service in winter. Snowball throwing is not allowed. Tobacco may be used away from youth in parking lot. All families must provide a roster of names to satisfy Oregon Health Department rules, collected by the volunteer Winter Lodge Host on arrival.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  •  May we bring our pet? No, pets are not permitted at any council property.
  • Where may I smoke? Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot. Fire is a constant concern, as is litter and exposure to children of smoke.
  • Are there flush toilets available? Yes, there are flush toilets.
  • May we bring our ATV or snowmobile? No, ATVs are not permitted to be used on any Scout property at any time. Snowmobiles are not permitted at the winter lodges.

 


Click to register for a Family Snow DAYTIME

Daytime Groups:  The listing on the next page shows
the remaining number of persons that may register.


Click to register for a Family Snow OVERNIGHT

Overnight Groups:  The listing on the next page shows
the remaining number of family sleeping areas available.

 


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