Laurel Highlands Council

Cub Scout Winter Weekends

Cub Scout Camping

Cub Scout Winter Weekends

Winter Weekends at Heritage Reservation are a tremendous opportunity for Cub Scouts and their parents to enjoy fun-filled weekends in the great outdoors while experiencing the beauty of winter. Participants will stay in our Potomac Homes overlooking Lake Courage. Cafeteria style meals are provided in our dining area at Pathfinder Lodge. Come with your personal gear and enjoy winter with its exciting program features. Choose from several weekends - each of which is open to any Scout!


January 11th - 13th January 25th - 27th
February 1st - 3rd February 8th - 10th
February 15th - 17th February 22nd - 24th

Registration will open November 1, 2018



Per Person: $75 Open Room: $90 Semi-Private Room.

The Winter Weekend fee includes lodging Friday and Saturday night, Friday evening snack, all meals on Saturday, breakfast Sunday, plus program throughout the weekend.

Refunds must be requested in writing at least 14 days before the event. Refunds requested within 14 days of the event will be issued at the discretion of the event adviser. Requests after the event or for no-shows will not be considered. Refunds will be issued via check, less a 10% processing fee, and will be sent to the main contact on the reservation. Credit toward future events will not be given.

2019 Winter Weekend Parent & Leader Guide

Program Features

The weekend will include sledding, Klondike games, broom-ball, and snowshoeing. All needed equipment is provided. The camp has snowshoes, sleds, and helmets. However, please bring any equipment that you may have (no hockey sticks please). If there is no snow on the ground, the program will consist of log sawing, three-man slingshot, bb guns, archery, hiking, or just enjoying a weekend with your Scout.


Winter Weekend check-in begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Pathfinder Lodge. Weekend staff will be on-site to direct you to where you are staying and Pathfinder Lodge to check-in. During check-in, participants will be assigned to activity groups and will be provided with final weekend schedules.

Medical Forms

Please ensure that each participant (youth AND adult) brings a completed Annual Health and Medical Form parts A & B to check-in. If you have questions about the medical form, please see our Information and FAQ page. Medical forms will be collected and secured for the weekend. At the end of the weekend, participants can pick up their forms. Any forms not picked up will be destroyed.

Housing - Updated for 2019

Updates to the BSA's Youth Protection Guidelines and the Lodging/Cabin Accommodation guidelines in the Guide to Safe Scouting ( require several changes to how housing assignments will work in 2019.

Participants will stay in the Potomac Homes at Heritage Reservation’s Eagle Base Conference Center. Heritage Reservation’s Potomac Homes hold up to 22 people max and are arranged as follows:

  • Downstairs Open Rooms – Hold 12 people max. Youth will be assigned to one side and adults to the other.
  • Upstairs Private Rooms -
    • Room 1 - Holds 4 to 5 people in the same family.
    • Room 2 - Holds 2 to 3 people in the same family.
    • Room 3 - Holds 2 people in the same family.

When putting together housing assignments we try to:

  • Make sure private and open room reservations match the registrations for the weekend.
  • Keep packs together in houses when possible.
  • Adult men and women will not be placed in open rooms together. Families wishing to room together should reserve upstairs private room space.

Housing change requests can be made during check-in.

Winter Weekend staff have the final say in housing assignments and reserve the right to reassign housing assignments for weekend efficiency and to maximize the number of weekend participants.

Items to Bring

You will need to bring your own linens and personal items. We suggest that you bring the necessities; sweaters, warm jackets, flashlight, extra clothes, boots, etc. Dress for the weather. Be prepared to be outside, to get wet, and to get muddy. Washers and dryers are located in each Potomac Home. Detergents must be provided from home. A suggested packing list is provided here.

Heritage Reservation Address

The main address for Heritage Reservation is 300 Heritage Road, Farmington, AP 15437. Some GPS units, however, will try to bring people in through a locked gate on the back side of the property. The alternate address for Heritage Reservation is 2690 Dinner Bell Five Forks Rd., Farmington, PA 15437

Winter Weekend Staff

Join the Winter Weekend Staff and have lots of fun helping Cub Scouts and their parents enjoy the magic of winter on the mountain!

2020 Winter Weekend Staff Application