Cub Scout Camping - Camp DuPortail
We are currently making plans for the 2013 summer camp season. Cub Scouts and Webelos will have lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.
The home for our Cubs and Webelos is Camp DuPortail. The camp offers a seven-week day camp program. Beginning their day at 8:50 AM the Scouts work on their Wolf, Bear, and Webelos advancements. The day also offers swimming and instruction at North Pool, a round at the archery or BB range, craft instruction at the Hofmann Cub Activity Building. Lunchtime finds the Cubs in their own dining hall where beverages are provided. A full service trading post and health lodge are located in the day camp. Resident Webelos Camp takes place in Camp Meade at the end of the Boy Scout camp season. Two sessions of a four-day, three-night camp give our second-year Webelos an opportunity to experience the Scout camp with a special program designed to meet their activity-pin needs.
A bit of history on the naming of Camp Duportail
Born in France where he was trained as an engineer in 1776, Louis Lebreque DuPortail (1743-1802) was hired by Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane and commissioned to serve as a Colonel of Engineers in the Continental Army. In November of 1777 he was promoted to Brigadier General. In December of 1777 he helped to select the Valley Forge winter encampment site and was responsible for its fortification.
He returned to France in 1782. He resigned his commission in 1792. As the associates of Lafayette fell out of favor with the French Government, he returned to America in self-exile in 1794. Seriously ill he departed for his homeland in 1802, but died at sea.
Cub Scout Super Weekend
Again in 2013, This is a unique opportunity for a Cub Scout and his male and/or female adult partner(s) to spend a weekend together with wholesome Cub Scout activities. The weekend will feature an afternoon and evening of games, crafts, aquatic activities, a campfire program, and an overnight camping experience. The fee for the weekend is $50 for the Cub Scout and Adult partner.
Cub Scout Day Camp
Day Camp 2013 is a five day program designed for Cub Scouts. In 2013 Day Camp will be offered for five weeks. Cubs participate in archery, BB shooting, swimming, nature activities, games, crafts, and have opportunities for advancement. A full service trading post and health lodge are located in the day camp. Lunch is provided daily for Cub Scouts. Leaders, parents, and siblings have the opportunity to purchase lunch. The fee for 2013 is $126. Please see the 2013 Cub Scout Leader Guidebook for additional information.
Cub Scout Resident Camp
In 2013 Cub Scouts will be able to attend Cub Scout Resident Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Cubs will sleep in one of two campsites designed just for them. Packs will sign-up for one of two sessions. The fee for 2013 is $126 for Scouts and $38 for Adults. Please see the 2013 Cub Scout Leader Guidebook for additional information.
WEBELOS Extended Camp
In 2013 WEBELOS Cub Scouts will again be able to attend WEBELOS Extended Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. WEBELOS will sleep in Camp Meade campsites. Packs will sign-up for one of two sessions. The fee for 2013 is $158 for Scouts; fees vary for Adults. Please see the 2013 Cub Scout Leader Guidebook for additional information.
Rollover Monies for units of Hawk Mountain Council
Years past, unit rollover monies were used to reserve camp sites for the following year during current-year unit leader's meetings. Due to accounting and auditing practices, rollover monies will no longer be used. This year, 2013, the $100 that was previously used as rollover monies will be deducted from the unit's final camping payment.
Beginning this year, unit's will have to reserve a site by submitting the reservation fee to hold a campsite for the following year. The reservation fee will then be deducted from the unit's final payment. Although this may be somewhat of an inconvenience in the beginning, this method will allow for the increased efficiency of planning and preparation for the summer camping season.
Cub Scout Summer Events for 2013
Cub Super Weekend
June 15 – 16, 2013
Camp DuPortail Day Camp
Week 1 – June 17 – 21, 2013
Week 2 – June 24 - 28, 2013
Week 3 – July 1 - 5, 2013
Week 4 – July 8 - 12, 2013
Week 5 – July 15 - 19, 2013
Cub Resident Camp
July 26 – 28, 2013
Webelos Extended Camp
Session 1 – August 4 – 7, 2013
Session 2 – August 7 – 10, 2013