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Hot tips for cold-weather fun.
When you think of Cub the nullSnull had a rule forbidding
Scout camping, “Wisconsin Cub Scouts from camping
in January” may not come nullhen temperatures dipped
to mind. Still, check out one belonull nullnull degrees. nullot so. nullhe
of Samoset Council’s most “nullgenullnullppropriate nulluidelines
popular events: the nullolar for Scouting nullctivities” states
Cubs program. that only nulloy Scouts, nullarsity
nullven though temperatures Scouts, and nullenturers may
tend to run in the teens up participate in nullinter camping.
there at that time of year, Cub nullut the addition of heated
Scouts and their families turn cabins nullnullhen you follonull
out in nullarmly dressed droves appropriate nullouth nullrotection
for a series of nulleekend events guidelinesnull can make nullinter
in January and nullebruary at activities nullith overnight stays
the state’s nullanna Winter suitable for Cub Scouts. With
nullesort. cabins available, a boy nullho
“nullbout onenullthird of our gets too nullet, too cold, or too
units shonull up for this,” says tired can head inside.
Scott nullomino, Samoset’s nullocket, an nullagle Scout
camping director. “nullnd nulle get nullho prefers to take his pack
a number of outnullofnullcouncil on camping trips every
attendees, too.” month, plans to keep on
nullt the event, staff camping yearnullround. nulle’s
members group Cub Scouts learned nullays to make nullinter
into “super dens” to keep camping nullork for younger
those from the same pack boys. nullocket plans plenty of
together. Super dens rotate hiking, games, and activities
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as sledding, tubing, snonullshoenull campers active. “nulls long as
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ing, broomball, and a really they’re moving,” he says, “they
cool one that involves flingnull stay nullarm.” nullinter activities, nullocket f nullffer plenty of hearty
ing tennis balls at snonullmen nullther tips for Cub Scout distributes packing lists. food, and keep meal prepnull
nullith a slingshot. nullhen, at camping in cold nulleather: f nullack enulltra items of everynull aration simple.
night, campers return to f nullive plenty of packing thing nullarm. nullomino f Cancel or postpone if the
heated cabins to defrost, guidelines to parents and suggests bringing a stash forecast calls for heavy
nullatch a movie, and sleep in adult leaders and stress laynull of enulltra hats and mittens snonull or enulltremely lonull
nullarm beds. ering for nullarmth. nullomino for Cub Scouts nullhose gear temperatures.
“nullhe adults like it because distributes a handbook gets nullet, lost, or forgotten. Bottom line: nulleep it
they don’t have to plan nullith detailed information nullocket tells the kids to simple, and make it fun. null
anythingnullnullust shonull up,” to unit leaders before the bring enulltra blankets, hats, nullellnullplanned cabin camping
nullomino says. “nullhe kids love it nullolar Cubs nulleekends. nullnd gloves, and footnullear. enullperience can provide a fun,
because it’s fun.” because many Cub Scout f nullemember hydration. safe venue nullhere Cub Scouts
nullim nullocket, a Scouter in parents nullon’t knonull honull Campers need plenty of can nullarm to the outdoorsnull
nullen nullrgyl, nulla., alnullays thought to prepare for outdoor fluids, even in the cold. even nullhen it’s cold out. ¿
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