Camping and events
Pack 283 has many events throughout the year including camping, a pinewood derby, and summer outings. Participating in Pack and Den activities (i.e., camping and outings) requires completion of Annual Health and Medical Form for each cub scout and participating adult. The form can be accessed from the Camping and Event Forms page.
Pack 283 organizes an annual overnight camp event at Stearns Scout Camp near Annandale in early October. Activities typically include tent camping, pancake breakfast and hot dinner, archery and BB guns, nature hikes, scout skills, field games, skits, and songs. This is a great event to kick-off the program year.
Fall Base Camp Outing
Pack 283 is organizing an outing to Base Camp on November 13, 2022 from 1 pm - 6 pm. Base Camp is a Northern Star Council one-of-a-kind interactive experience in a unique urban setting. Located in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, they offer year-round opportunities. Pack 283 will have a fun afternoon of team building, rock climbing and archery. More information and sign-up coming soon
Pack 283 members usually attend Polar Cubs at Camp Phillippo (near Cannon Falls MN), which has historically included snow-tubing, broomball, obstacle course, winter nature activities, crafts, snowshoeing, capture the flag, and snow golf. This is a Council camp and we plan a few weekends in January and February from which families can choose to attend with other members of Pack 283.
Pack 283 typically holds the Pinewood Derby on the first weekend of March each year.
BLUE AND GOLD
The Blue and Gold Banquet will take place at the end of February each year. We have an exciting evening of fun, games and food planned PLUS a talent show
SPring Family Camping - Outdoor learning center
Pack 283 returns to Baker Park's beautiful Outdoor Learning Center in Medina each April. Scouts and their families are able to come for the day or stay overnight in rustic cabins. Activities include meals, naturalist programs, scout skills, service project, skits, and songs. See information on our 2022 event here: Spring Family Camping 2022
Each summer, Pack 283 cub scouts attend summer camp, which is open to all packs in the area. We plan a few weekends from which families can choose to attend with other members of Pack 283.