Cub Scout Camping & Events

Each Cub Scout Pack will plan and host their own activities and events, that youth can participate in.  Additionally, the local Gateway Area Council offers several activities and events for youth.  Most are held at Camp Decorah, and some are at other local venues.

 

Fall Family Camp

In September - Fall Family Camp is a first start into the Cub Scouting program, new recruits or established scouts will enjoy a relaxed overnight at Camp Decorah.  Tents, food and program provided, get a taste of outdoor camping for the scout and a parent or the whole family.

 

Spook-O-Ree

In October - The largest event in the Gateway Area Council, the Spook-O-Ree is a favorite of many. An evening of spooky stories, hayrides, and carnival games leads to a morning of camp activities and a costume contest. Sign up early to reserve a spot in the warm cabins, or rough it in a tent with your den.

 

Alive at the Y!

In December - a lock-in style event for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Alive at the Y! is a event like no other: NO QUIET TIME, NO SLEEPING, NON-STOP ACTION! At the YMCA we spend time in the pool, in the gym, and enjoying healthy snacks.

 

Cub Scout Hibernation

In January - explore the La Crosse Children’s Museum and enjoy a themed program and snacks put on by the museum staff. Enjoy the museum all evening, then unroll your sleeping bag and sleep in and around the exhibits for an overnight of fun.

 

Polar Cub Day Camp

In February - a winter adventure at Camp Decorah! A chilly theme for a chilly day, this event focuses on cold weather activities, winter sports, and fun in the snow! Bring your sled and mittens, this one is always a favorite. Hot chocolate and toe warmers recommended.

 

Webelos Pin Day

In February - Webelos Pin Day is an event where Cub Scouts from different packs get together to work on Webelos Activity Pins.  A fun and learning with expert Instructors for those pins that are not part of the local Webelos den's activities.

 

District Pinewood Derby

In April - all the individual pack and den champions, race for the ultimate District championship, and those looking to better their pack showing race again in the open class.  

Click your district name to find out more.

 

Cub Scout Camporee

In May - Just like for Scouting BSA Troops, the Cub Camporee offers a taste of Camp Decorah and its many programs. Explore Camp Decorah at the shooting range, fishing pond, riverfront, and the nature trails.

 

Scrap-a-Thon

In June - a joint effort of Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts, the Scrap-a-Thon is a day of recycling with proceeds benefiting the Gateway Area Council. Collected Scrap Metal is taken to the La Crosse County Landfill, or collected at Camp Decorah for Recycling.

 

Loggers Night

In June - take me out to the Ballgame, and let me camp out there, too!  Enjoy a La Crosse Loggers baseball game, with your cub scout friends and family, then after the game setup your tent on the field, watch a movie on the big screen.  Wake up to breakfast and a baseball clinic with the Loggers’ players! 

 

Summer Day Camps

In June-July - one of the highlights of Cub Scouting are summer day camps. These one-day events take place at various locations in the area, a long standing one is held in Prairie du Chien, and other locations.  Activities feature the core components of Cub Scout programs, with new adventures and themes every year.

 

Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp

In July - bring your Webelos and Cub Scouts to Camp Decorah to hang out with the highly-trained, fun-loving Camp Decorah Staff!  A 2 or 3 night camp, where scouts interact with the camp staff on belt loops for Cub Scouts and Activity Pins for Webelos, as well as camp fun; fishing, swimming, shooting sports, and campfire programs.

 

Week-Long Day Camp

In August - five days of day camp awaits your Scout. Cub Scouts and sibings welcome, for 5 full, exciting days of camp activities, shooting sports, nature, swimming, and special guests.  A themed camp full of fun.  Options for single days, busing, siblings, and more. Your scouts will talk you ear off with all they did that day until they fall asleep on the way home.

 

District Camping and Events

Districts may host their own Events, Check your district for special events.

 

Camping Property

Camp Decorah, near Holmen, WI,  is a developed property, with dining, and meeting facilities, as well as camping, cabins, and various program area.  Click here to learn about Camp Decorah.

 

Resources and Forms for Camping