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Cub Scout Pack 4173
(Guntersville, Alabama)
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2012 Buck's Pocket Campout









Camping Dates

Pack 4173 Camping Dates:
Nov 5th-6th at Camp Sumatanga - complete!

Dec 23rd at Monte Sano - complete!

March 3-4 at Buck's Pocket - complete! 

 March 30-April 1st (Pack Trip)




Camping Supplies

The following is a list of equipment that would be useful on a campout
*useful...not required*:


  • Tent & tent pegs/stakes
  • Tent broom
  • Tarp for under Tent
  • Rake (to clear area under tent)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Air mattress, Cot, Sleeping pad
  • Extra Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Ear Plugs
  • Bug Repellant
  • Sun Screen
  • Lantern
  • Flash Light
  • Table & Chairs
  • Folding Chairs (Handy around the campfire)
  • Stove and fuel or metal grate to put over campfire
  • Firewood for campfire 
  • Lighter fluid for fire
  • Matches
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Cord, rope, clothes pins
  • Long fork or hangers for roasting marshmallows
  • Small tools hammer, wrench
  • Bucket – for water to put out fire
  • Shovel, to put out campfire
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing gear
  • Food, Snacks, Beverages, Coffee
  • Ice Chest / Cooler w/ice
  • Salt, pepper, condiments
  • Cookware & cooking utensils
  • Hot Pads or gloves
  • Plastic / Paper cups, plates, utensils, bowls
  • Coffee mugs
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Dish rags & Dish soap, Brillo Pad
  • Can opener
  • Garbage bags
  • Baby wipes  
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Dry sleep clothes-you will stay warmer
  • Extra socks, shoes, underwear
  • Rain gear – poncho recommended
  • Sweatshirt and/or Jacket
  • Hats
  • Towels and washcloth
  • Personal items & toiletries
  • Place clothing in Ziploc bags to keep dry
  • Books (Tree / Bird Identification or Other)
  • Cub Scout Handbooks (Mandatory)
  • Camera & film
  • Good Attitude :)


Pocketknife – Only Cub scouts who have earned their whittling chip and are supervised by a parent are allowed to have knives.

A full Cub Scout uniform is required for the overnighter. Sturdy shoes that are suitable for hiking will be

Scouts carrying or using cell phones or gaming devices is highly discouraged.  Please leave them at home, silent, or in tent/vehicle.

NOTE: Leave Your Pets At Home!




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Camping Safety

Always be careful. 
Not only should you watch what you do but also try to be aware of what others have done before you. 
This young Cub was injured at a camp site by someone's careless litter.

Be Prepared:
Sleeping Bags...Know your temperature rating and camping conditions!


Family Camping Location Suggestions:

Lake Guntersville

Cloudland Canyon

Desoto Falls

Cathedral Caverns

Wildcat Creek

Buck's Pocket

Camp Jackson

Tallulah Gorge

Sharon Johnston

Monte Sano

Rickwood Caverns

Raccoon Mountain

Joe Wheeler

Dismal Canyon

More?  Yes!  but please share....

Trail Mix

Trail mix is a combination of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and often chocolate that is taken with us when we camp and hike.  It is considered an ideal snack for hikes, because it is tasty, easy to carry/store, and nutritious.  Trail mix provides a "quick boost" from the carbohydrates in the dried fruits and/or granola, and "sustained energy" from the different unsaturated fats in nuts.  Chocolate just makes it awesome!

I'm going camping when?

Don't wait till the last minute!
Things you need to prepare for:

72 hrs out
Ensure you have dry firewood
Check propane/fuel levels
Check Batteries

48 hrs out
Charge lanterns
Charge airpumps
Charge portable radios

24 hrs out
Charge cell phones
Check First Aid kit

You are not finished yet!

One of the most important steps to a successful camping trip is coming home and unpacking.  You must take care of your gear so that it is ready for the next grand excursion!

  • If you packed a wet tent or rain gear, open it all up and let it dry completely. 
  • Inspect your gear for tears and damage.
  • Inspect your gear and yourself for wildlife that may have hitched a ride with you!
  • Remove alkaline batteries from devices you may not use again soon.
  • *Unroll your sleeping bag.  Most bags are meant to be stored open. (often this is not convenient!)  Check your's.
  • Clean and dry your coolers.
  • Wash your cookware


GAC Polar Bear Award

Earn this award as a Cub or family member by spending the night in a tent outdoors where the temperature drops to or below 32 degrees between 12am and 6am.