Laurel Highlands Council

Cub Scout Winter Weekends

Winter Fun

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 2020 WINTER WEEKENDS OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2019

January 24 - 26, 2020 January 31 - February 2, 2020
February 7 - 9, 2020 February 14 - 16, 2020
February 21 - 23, 2020 February 28 - March 1, 2020

Register

Cost

Downstairs Open Room Space

  • $75 per person if paid in full by December 31, 2019
  • $85 per person if paid after December 31, 2019

Upstairs Semi-Private Room Space

  • $90 per person if paid in full by December 31, 2019
  • $100 per person if paid after December 31, 2019

There will be a $25 per person deposit due at the time of booking which is non-refundable, non-transferable, and can not be used toward any group balance owed.

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

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.

Check-In

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.

All adults spending the night at camp must attach a copy of their completed, current BSA Youth Protection 2.0 Training and required PA background clearances to their medical forms to be turned in during check-in. Failure to provide those documents with your Health and Medical form will result in dismissal from the property. No refunds will be given for those individuals who are asked to leave for non-compliance.

Housing

Updates to the BSA's Youth Protection Guidelines and the Lodging/Cabin Accommodation guidelines in the Guide to Safe Scouting (https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss01/) require several changes to how housing assignments will work.

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 Semi-Private Rooms* -
    • Room 1 - Holds 4 to 5 people.
    • Room 2 - Holds 2 to 3 people.
    • Room 3 - Holds 2 people.

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 semi-private room space.

Housing change requests to 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.

*Semi-Private Rooms are not guaranteed to be one family only.

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, PA 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