Monday, March 2, 2020

Huntington Beach State Park Campout



WHAT: Pack 99 Campout - all Cub Scout parents/guardians and siblings are welcome.

WHERE: Huntington Beach State Park Primitive Campgrounds located at 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrels Inlet, 29576 (843-237-4440)


WHEN: Friday, March 13th to Sunday, March 15th


DRESS:  Class A (Cubscout uniform) for flag ceremony events, Class B for other events.

COST:   $10 per person, max expense of $40 per family, please use the PayPal link below to pay.  Please also complete the Google Form further down to let us know who will be coming.  We don't get the information we need from the PayPal payment, so we need both to be completed.

Total Attendees
Scout's Name
 
Weekend Agenda:

The agenda is still being worked out, check back for a final update.

Friday March 13, 2020
  • Arrive at Huntington Beach State Park—16148 Ocean HWY, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 (843-237-4440) 
  • The campground is open for check-in at 2:00. Tell the person at the front gate that you are with Pack 99 in the primitive sites. They will not charge you to enter the park. Then you will go over the causeway and take a right to get to the camp store. In the camp store they will give you your tag for your car and direct you to the primitive camp sites (at the north end of the park.) The park hours in March are 6am-10pm. 
  • Dinner on your own or by Den
  • 7:00 PM—Welcome and Flag Retiring Ceremony
  • 9:45—Bugle Call (Taps)
  • 10:00—Lights out
Saturday March 14, 2020
  • 7:00 AM—Bugle Call (Reveille)
  • 7:00AM-8:30AM—Breakfast by Dens
  • 8:30AM—Flag Raising Ceremony and discussion of the day’s events
  • 8:30-9:30AM—Free time (Remember, no swimming or going in the water is allowed per BSA rules)
  • 9:30AM— Head over to park office.
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM —Learn the ancient art of fish printing. Bring a T-shirt or pillowcase to print; fabric paints and paper provided. Cost is $3, not included in the camping fee.
  • 12:00-1:00PM—Take a fascinating tour of the former winter home of the Huntingtons with a guide from the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park. Atalaya Admission is $2, not included in camping fee.
  • 1:00PM-2:30PM - Lunch and free time or activities by dens. 
  • 2:30 - 3:15PM - Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail Hike to the Nature Center. This easy 2-mile out and back trail meanders past one of the best-preserved beaches in South Carolina’s upper coastal plain. You will walk on a boardwalk which passes over spartina grass and black pluffmud, then through a coastal forest of oaks, red cedars, and many creeping vines. You’ll soon come to a saltwater pond, where observation towers allow you to view a wide array of birds including herons, egrets, and ospreys. Huntington Beach State Park is among the East Coast’s premiere birding destinations, particularly during the winter migration period.
  • 3:15PM —Meet at the Nature Center. The Nature Center features natural history displays and live animals, including a saltwater touch tank and a live baby alligator among its exhibits. This will give us time to look around before the Snakes and Reptiles program begins. Folks may choose to drive to the nature center or walk the 1 mile Sandpiper trail to get there.
  • 4:00-5:00PM—Snakes and Reptiles audio-visual presentation. We will learn about snakes and their cold-blooded kin during this presentation. You may get a chance to touch and maybe even feed a snake! 
  • 5:30-7:00PM—Pizza Dinner hosted by the Pack
  • 7:30PM—Flag retiring Ceremony
  • 7:30-9:00PM—Pack Bonfire
    • Den Skits
    • S’mores
    • SC Low Country Ghost Stories
  • 9:45—Bugle Call (Taps)
  • 10:00PM—Lights out
Sunday April 27th
  • 7:00 AM—Bugle Call (Reveille)
  • 7:00AM-8:30AM—Breakfast by Dens
  • 8:30AM—Flag Retiring Ceremony and closing announcements
  • 10:00-12:00 noon—Break camp. Check out by 12:00 noon.

Additional Details
  • We have all three primitive campsites for that weekend. The primitive campsites are a minimum of 10 people per site and a maximum of 25 per campsite. We have all three campsites so we can accommodate anywhere between 30 and 75 people. There is no maximum number of tents for this area. Each site has a large fire ring and a picnic table. The sites are a short walk from the parking area, about 150 yards to the beach. There are no showers or electricity. However, within walking distance there are running restrooms with sinks for access to water as well as a public outdoor shower/rinse station on the main boardwalk that goes to the beach.
  • No tobacco, alcohol, or pets. BSA rules.
  • A first aid kit will be available at the campsites.
  • Bears and below are not permitted to play in, poke at, or put anything in the campfire. Webelos 1 and 2 are permitted to tend a fire with adult supervision for training only (BSA rule.) Marshmallows and hotdogs are allowed to be cooked. No flaming food. 
  • Use the buddy system—no solo scouts. 
  • Whittling chip required for pocket knife use.
  • No video games or electronic devises at the camp.
  • NO SWIMMING (BSA rule for Cub Scout events.)




Sign up Form:
Please pay using the PayPal link above AND also sign up using the form below.
We don't get the information we need from the PayPal payment, so we need both to be filled out.


 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Pack 99 Blue and Gold event - February 29th, 2020



Cub Scout Packs celebrate the Scouting Anniversary with a Blue and Gold Banquet. In Pack 99, the Blue and Gold banquet is a huge, fun event with more than 300 people attending!  This year's Blue and Gold banquet theme is Hometown Heroes, we will be inviting and honoring our police, fire, ems and military.  Please join us for food, Carnival games, fun,  and prizes -- we want to make sure we have all our Scouts' families join!

Pre-Sale Ticket admission is $7 per individual (3 and under are free) up to a maximum of $30 per family. Online ticket sales end at midnight on February 26th! 

Admission at the door will be $10 each.  

Purchase tickets online using the PayPal link below and simply check in at the Will Call table when you arrive.

Online Registration is closed
 
ALL SCOUTS SHOULD BE IN CLASS B AT THIS EVENT

What:   Blue and Gold Banquet 2020

When:  Saturday, February 29th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. (see agenda below).

Where: Weddington United Methodist Church, Family Life Center

Who:
  All Pack 99 Cub Scouts and their families

Uniform:  All Pack 99 Cub Scouts should be in Class B

Plan to bring the entire family for Carnival fun and a night of food, and magic!
Dinner Included - Pizza, pasta, salad, chips, fruit and drinks.

Raffle - Buy raffle tickets at the event for a chance to win some prizes:
  • A signed football by Super Bowl XLI winner Antoine Akeem Bethena
  • Cabin at Cane Creek park during the Pack 99 Cane Creek camp out
  • Two day passes to the Whitewater Center
  • $825 value gift card from Tile collection
  • Carolina Ale House Gift basket
  • Nintendo Switch Gift basket
  • and more...

FUN & ENTERTAINMENT!
  • Carnival games - play games, win tickets, redeem for prizes
  • Obstacle Course designed and managed by Dream Chasers Organization

Cake Contest - Who will win?  Plus -- it's our dessert!  :)
  • Boys can create any type of dessert that honors our Police, Fireman, Military, Emergency Responders or any of our HomeTown Heroes.

Volunteer
We had several volunteers signup at the Pinewood Derby.  Thank you!  There are still volunteer opportunities available.  Click here to see how you can help!
(If you signed up already and forgot what you signed up for or when, use the link above to check your signup.)


Agenda

  • 4:00 - Doors Open, Raffle and Obstacle Course Open,  Games Open, Prize Table Open
  • 4:00 – 5:00
    • Arrival of guests
    • Name tags at entry
    • Cake voting beads passed out at entry, voting ends at 6:00
    • raffle ticket purchases, open until 6:30
    • camp card purchases, open until 6:30
    • cakes to cake tables 
  • 5:00 – 5:45
    • Obstacle Course/ Carnival Games for kids 
    • Raffle / Camp Cards, open until 6:30
    • Prize Booth open
  • 5:45
    • Obstacle Course Closes
    • Carnival games will shut down by 5:45, games will not reopen after they close
    • Prize booth will shut down by 5:45 , Prize Booth WILL reopen later
  • 5:45
    • Welcome and Introduction
  • 6:05
    • Devotional, prayer and dinner
    • Flow through dinner line by rank (Lions first and up from there)
    • Raffle ticket purchases, Raffle is open until 6:30
    • Camp Cards available for purchase until 6:30
  • 6:50
    • Final call for dinner – 2nds, 3rds, whatever is left 
    • Presentation for Friends of Scouting
    • Determine winner of cake contest!
  • 7:10 -8:00
    • Blue and Gold Presentation
    • Awards (God and Me/God and Family)
    • Scouts Group Photo
    • Winner of cake contest is announced 
    • Raffle winners announced
    • Prize Booth reopens if needed
  • 8:15- 8:30 
    • Clean-Up/Pack up 

Location
The Blue and Gold event will be held at the Family Life Center.  See the picture below for the location.