Camp is the place where Cub Scouts get to participate in fun events such as canoeing, archery, BB shooting, rappelling, swimming, wilderness survival, and more.
Camping is fun, and it’s good for your mind, body, and spirit. It helps you learn to rely on yourself- on your own skills and knowledge. When you go camping as a Cub Scout, you get skills you will learn and use both now, and later, as a member of a Scout troop.
Our district and council-organized events supplement Pack and den programs and events such as family campouts and Webelos Den overnighters that are also a crucial part of the outdoor experience for Cub Scouts.
Each of the three districts of the Pony Express Council offers a Cub Scout Day Camp. These take place at locations that fit the program needs of each year’s Day Camp theme and activities.
Our Council’s Day Camps can last between 2 and 3 days and are for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos Scouts. Day Camps are held during the day or early evening and generally do not include overnight camping.
Register for Day Camp:
Loess Hills Day Camp: https://scoutingevent.com/311-loesshillsdaycamp2020
Grand River Trails Day Camp: https://scoutingevent.com/311-grandrivertrailsdaycamp2020
Lewis & Clark Day Camp: https://scoutingevent.com/311-lewisandclarktwilightcamp2020
Family Adventure Camp
**IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING CUB SCOUT FAMILY ADVENTURE CAMP**
It is with disappointment that we share the news that the decision has been made to cancel Cub Scout Family Adventure Camp (originally scheduled for June 5 and 6) for the 2020 camping season. This decision was not one that was made lightly, and was made after conversations between local health officials and the Pony Express Council Camping Committee.
With the decision to cancel Cub Scout Family Adventure Camp, we want to share with each Cub Scout family that each of the 3 districts in the Council are still planning on holding “Down on the Farm” Cub Scout Day Camps in July. Here is the link to learn more about and get signed up for Cub Scout Day Camps: http://ponyexpressbsa.org/camping-and-activities/cub-scout-day-camps-2020. The early fee period for Day Camps is being extended until June 15. Cub Scouts of all ages are invited to attend Day Camp.
The Pony Express Council is still planning on holding Webelos Weekend, and we’ll have an update about the plans for this program to share with everyone on May 4. All Cub Scouts entering 4th and 5th grade next school year are invited to attend Webelos Weekend.
All families of Cub Scouts are also invited to attend Spooktacular Saturday on October 10 at Camp Geiger, which will include the option for an overnight experience.
**It is important to note that this decision does not reflect any other summer 2020 camping programs sponsored by the Pony Express Council. In the event that any other camping events are canceled, and official notification will be made. We will continue to monitor the safety of holding all events and will follow the guidance of health officials when making any decisions about holding these programs.**
Spooktacular is the annual Halloween-themed Camp Geiger open house for all Cub Scouts and their families. No pre-registration is required, and everyone is encouraged to wear their costumes. Some of the programs offered include a haunted house, haunted hayrides, BB shooting, archery, crafts, and games.