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Campout on October 3

Come camping with us on October 3. The cost is build right into your dues, and you don't need to buy anything to get started! We will be camping at Hills and Hollows in Denton, TX starting 10am on Saturday, October 3. We have the site until 2pm the next day, so we won't be rushed leaving camp.

This is going to be a fairly short and relaxed campout, as we are just getting to know each other. There will be time to explore and learn about the natural environment around us, but mostly this will be a campout for hanging out with family and new friends. If you have a favorite yard game or a comfy camp chair, bring it!

Where is it?

Hills and Hollows is at 3945 Roselawn Dr, Denton, TX 76207, and is a 45 minute drive from Woodland West Church of Christ (3101 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013). If you would like to drive with us, you are welcome to meet up with us and follow the trailer at 9am on Saturday morning. Otherwise, we will see you there!

What do I bring?

A full packing guide (with pictures!) is available at pack379.org, and we guarantee that you already have almost everything you need already in your home. We have tents to borrow, and some sleeping bags as well (though depending on the weather, soft blankets and sheets will do the trick just fine).

Do not bring alcohol, pets (Service Animals are ok), firearms (except for officers required to carry), slingshots, bows, or explosives (such as fireworks) to the activity. Scouts younger than Bears should not handle or carry knives. Bears and up can handle and carry knives after they have earned the Whittling Chip award. If you are uncertain, contact us.

What will we eat?

We have a $25/scout food budget per campout. This means, we will provide a reasonable amount of simple food. If there is something special that you want to bring, or if you want to pitch in with a few families to get something extra to treat the kids - you are more than welcome to do so!

  • Saturday Breakfast - on your own (eat before you arrive, or on the way)
  • Saturday Lunch - Walking tacos (taco meat and toppings mixed into a Dorito bag) and fruit
  • Saturday Dinner* - Hot Dogs, chips, and s'mores
  • Sunday Breakfast - Pancakes, eggs, bacon
  • Sunday Lunch - on your own (eat on the way home, or after the activity)

* The King family will most likely make cobbler as well, as an extra treat - if you have a favorite flavor, let us know!

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Fundraising

The Popcorn selling season is already in progress, and continues until November 19. We have a ton of resources available to help you be sucessful. 30% of all popcorn sold goes to offsetting dues and camp costs.

The Hike-a-Thon will be on October 24, for anyone who wish to participate. Talk to friends and family to see if they will donate to support your scouting journey! Take send anyone who supports your scout pictures of them on the Hike-a-Thon as a way to say, "Thank you for your support!" Donations can be made by clicking the button on the right hand side, at pack379.org.

Remember to wash your hands with soap and water!

COVID-19 Protocols

We will comply with the guidance for Youth Clubs, as posted on the Opening Up Texas website.

While COVID-19 is still spreading through the community, we will be taking the following measures to ensure our Scouts (and their families) remain safe.

Voluntary Pre-Screening

Families with new or worsening symptoms consisting of any of the following, are asked to remain at home:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

Sub-Divide into Smaller Groups

Within a meeting, we will divide families into smaller groups. These groups will be no larger than 10 people.

A Scout is Clean

Hand sanitizer (and disposable masks) are available at both entrances to the church building. Families are encouraged to wash their hands upon arrival and when exiting the building.

Regularly touched items such as chairs, tables, and door knobs will be disinfected using a commercially available solution, which is found on the CDC’s approved list of chemicals known to be effective against COVID-19. Furthermore, we will use a solution known to be safe for environments where children are present.

Wear a Mask

Any time we are indoors, or when 6 feet of separation is not possible, all attendees will be required to wear a face covering of some kind. Masks will be provided for anyone who does not have one.

Camping

Nobody should share a tent with a person outside of their own household.

Food will be prepared and served in such a way that attendees are not reaching into common containers or cross-contaminating dishes or utensils. All items will be cleaned using the four-bucket method, which includes a bleach sanitation step.

Credits:

Created with images by Laura Pluth - "Campsite at golden hour" • William Iven - "Social Media Facebook" • Kelly Sikkema - "Hands and hand sanitizer pump"