Activities & Camping
April 28-30, 2017 | Lagenburg Field, Forest Park
Open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers! For more information, contact Paul Winter, Camping Chair Grand Towers, at Paul@krispaulw.com or 314-962-3377.
Take Your Place in History!
Join the ranks of millions of Cub Scouts who have stood in the derby winner’s circle. Cub Scouts just like you have been building their own cars and competing in Pinewood Derby® events since 1953! At the heart of this event’s success is the process itself – bonds are strengthened as the Cub Scout partners with a parent or adult mentor to design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race the car. In addition, Cub Scouts build confidence and take pride in their own growing skills and hard work. So enjoy the ride!
Results that Last A Lifetime!
While the exhilaration of the actual race lasts only moments, the Pinewood Derby® experience lasts a lifetime. The benefits, for Cub Scout and adult, are discovered through the derby process itself: strengthening bonds, sharing responsibility, developing teamwork, learning new skills, exercising creativity, building sportsmanship, and making new friends.
Racing in the Pinewood Derby® creates a bond between a Cub Scout and all those who have raced before, as well as those who will follow to participate in this same tradition. Walk up to any Boy Scout – youth or adult; if he participated in a derby, his memories will resemble those of all other participants in the history of the event.
Sportsmanship! The BIG WIN!
The father of the Pinewood Derby®, Donald Murphy, described his vision for the event to Scouting magazine in 1999: “I wanted to devise a wholesome, constructive activity that would foster a closer father-son relationship and promote craftsmanship and good sportsmanship through competition.” As Cub Scouts learn the skill of good sportsmanship, they are better able to recognize and appreciate the new skills they’ve acquired, to show respect to all those involved, and to experience the fun and excitement of competition.
WEBELO I CAMP! Camp May
The Greater St. Louis Area Council has two programs tailored specifically for Webelos Scouts (boys going into grades 4 & 5). Webelos live in tents camping with their den, hike trails, swim twice a day, have fun at campfires, work on activity badges, learn outdoor skills, and much more. Webelos camp is three days and two nights. | Register
Session 1: June 24-27
Session 2: July 8-11
Session 3: July 15-18
ARROW OF LIGHT – WEBELO II (5TH GRADE) CAMP!
Webelos Resident camp is specifically for Webelos II and is an important step in preparing for Boy Scout camping. You’ll learn new skills and work on advancement along with all of the FUN a camp setting provides. All of the food, equipment, and training is provided by our extraordinary staff; just bring your personal gear and a desire to learn! Webelos II Camp is six days, five nights. | Register
Session 1: June 10-15
Session 2: June 17-22
Session 3: July 8-13
Grizzly Day Camp at Beaumont Scout Reservation:
Grizzly Camp provides leadership for you! Traditional drop off and pick up for all Cub Scouts above the Tiger Rank. Have a Tiger who wants to attend? Attend with him! All Tigers need an adult partner with them during their experience. Siblings more than welcome. Each nonstop week of fun is $110. | Register
June 25-29: Gizmos and Gadgets
July 16-20: Jurassic Camp Grizzly
July 23-27: Guardians of the Grizzly Galaxy
July 30-August 3: Heroes of Mythology
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Overnight Cub Scout Camp, & Cub Scout Family Camp
Cub Scout overnight camps – Webelos Camp, Arrow of light Camp, and Cub Adventure Camp are great opportunities for your Scouts to start out the year with a few Adventures/Advancements well underway and completed, while having a super fun time at camp!
Family Camps are opportunities for Scouts to spend a day and a night, over a weekend, at one of our properties, sharing the fun of the outdoors with mom, dad, and Cub Scout-aged siblings! In addition to Family Camp, we have Dad and Lad Camp in April, and Mom and Me camp in September.
Summer Camps are in June and July, at Camp May (Beaumont), Warren Levis, Pine Ridge, and Lewallen.
Register here to see all the opportunities and reserve your summer of fun! | Register