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Mabry Campout with Troop 9

Although the weather this Friday morning looks frightful, tomorrow should see things much improved and it promises to be a great weekend for our annual Pack 9 - Troop 9 camp out at Camp Mabry.  It will still be a frosty night on Saturday but a tent, good sleeping bag and sleeping pad or mattress will get you through it in good shape.  Remember to dress in layers and a hat and gloves always help you retain a little more heat.  See the Camping 101 page for more info on the equipment and supplies you might want to bring.  One of the great things about Camp Mabry is that you can run home or to the store if you forget something.

Another great thing with this camp out is that the Boy Scouts organize and instruct our Cubs through a series of activity stations through which we will rotate.  Here is the schedule that Troop 9 has developed:

Saturday Feb 05 Mabry Campout
11AM Arrive at Mabry. Setup camp and activities, lunch.
1PM Opening flag ceremony
1:30PM Activity station 1 
2:00PM Activity station 2 
2:30PM Activity station 3 
3:00PM Activity station 4 
3:30PM Activity station 5 
4PM Dinner prep by Troop 9.
5PM Flag lowering. Dinner tigers first.
6:45PM No-fire campfire (sorry, Travis County burn ban)
9:30PM Quiet in campsite

Sunday Feb 06
7AM Breakfast served by Pack 9. Troop 9 breakout with Webelos 2/Parents.
8AM Webelos 2 meet with Boy Scouts and Scoutmaster for Arrow of Light
9AM Break camp
10AM Meet at pavilion. Police campsite.
10:15AM Closing flag ceremony. Return to scout hut.

As you can see, Troop 9 will prepare the evening meal on Saturday and Pack 9 will prepare breakfast.  Here are the Den Breakfast assignments.  Your den leader will get with you about specific responsibilities.

    Webelos II  - Hot Chocolate & Scrambled Eggs.
    Webelos I   - Coffee & Bacon
    Bears         -  Juice
    Wolves       - Tortillas, hot sauce, fruit
    Tigers        -  Grated Cheese

If you haven't been to Camp Mabry before, the map below shows the entrance off 35th street that gets you onto the post.  You will have to check in at the guard house - make sure you bring photo IDs.  Our camp site is near the picnic pavilion by the small lake.



Look forward to seeing a bunch of happy scouts this weekend.


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