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!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 WINTER WEEKENDS OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2017

January 5th - 7th Cancelled due to lack of registration January 12th - 14th
January 26th - 28th February 2nd - 4th
February 9th - 11th February 16th - 18th
February 23rd - 25th

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2018 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 parent/son log sawing, three-man slingshot, Frisbee golf, archery, hiking, or just enjoying a weekend with your son.

Check-In

Winter Weekend check-in begins at 6:00 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 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.

Cost

Per Person: $70 Open Room: $85 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. Credit toward future events will not be given.

Housing

Participants will stay in the Potomac Homes at Heritage Reservation’s Eagle Base Conference Center. Each heated home includes bunk beds with mattresses, bathrooms, and showers. A clothes washer and dryer can be found on the lower level of each house to wash or dry muddy or wet clothing. We suggest that adults may want to sleep on the bottom bunk and youth on the top bunk. Heritage’ Reservation’s Potomac Homes hold up to 20 people and are arranged as follows:

  • Downstairs Open Room – Holds 12 people
  • Upstairs Semi-Private Room 1 – Holds 4 - 5 people
  • Upstairs Semi-Private Room 2 – Holds 2 - 3 people
  • Upstairs Room 3 – Holds 2 people

When putting together housing assignments we try to:

  • Make sure semi-private and open room reservations match the registrations for the weekend.
  • Keep packs together in houses when possible.
  • For youth protection purposes, keep mothers who are coming with their sons and wanted open room space in one or two open rooms together.
  • Adult men and women will not be placed in open rooms together. Families wishing to room together should reserve upstairs semi-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.

A semi-private room reservation does not guarantee that a parent/child pair will be in a room by themselves.

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!

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