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. Weekend participants will stay in our Potomac Homes overlooking Lake Courage. Come with your personal gear and enjoy winter with its exciting program features. Choose from several weekends - each of which is open to Cub Scouts of all ages!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 WINTER WEEKENDS OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2020
 

February 5 - 7, 2021 February 12 - 14, 2021
February 19 - 21, 2021 February 26 - 28, 2021
March 12 - 14, 2021 March 19 - 21, 2021

*Due to the rise in COVID cases around the region, the January sessions have been canceled. If you would like to move your reservation to a different weekend, please contact Amanda Erickson at Amanda.Erickson@Scouting.org*

At this time we are only accepting In-Council registrations for this event

Heritage Reservation is committed to the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there have been some changes to our programs, lodging, and cleaning protocols. 
  • The Potomac Homes are limited to 12 participants per house with 7 of those houses available. Houses may only be reserved by a single unit and may not exceed the 12 participant sleeping occupancy. Units reserving houses for the weekend will take their meals inside their assigned house.
  • Masks must be worn at all times when inside a building or when social distancing is difficult with the exception of eating.
  • Staff will be routinely cleaning high touch areas in the common spaces and cleaning program equipment before and after each use. 

Cost

Potomac Home (12 persons per house,  7 Houses available): Houses must be reserved by a single unit only.

Pricing is the same as 2020:

  • Flat Rate until 1/1/2021: $90/space x 12 spaces = $1,080
  • Flat Rate 1/2/2021 after: $100/space x 12 spaces = $1,200

(The unit is responsible for all 12 spaces regardless of whether or not they use all 12 spaces) 

Price Includes:

  • The house rental price includes lodging from Friday evening through Sunday morning 
  • Snacks on Friday evening and Saturday evening 
  • All meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning  
  • Fully staffed program on Saturday. 

Saturday Day Participant: Participants arrive on Saturday morning. 

  • By 1/1/2021 - $35.00
  • By 1/2/2021 or after - $45.00

Price Includes:

  • Price includes a fully staffed program
  • Lunch

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

Total weekend participation is limited to 146 people due to COVID-19. Please do not reserve space for individuals without a firm commitment for their participation.  Reserving spaces without a firm commitment may result in spaces being blocked for others who wish to participate.

Event refund policy will be strictly enforced.

REGISTER HERE

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

We are encouraging each unit to have their participants self monitor for the five days leading up to the event. All participants must review the LHC COVID waiver and screening checklist prior to arrival. Anyone who does not pass the screening checklist or does not feel well must stay home. 

Upon arrival, participants will temperature checked in their vehicles. If any participant reads a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they and the other participants who traveled with them must return home. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Full Weekend Attendees

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 final weekend schedules.

Saturday Day Participants

For Saturday only participants, check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. at Pathfinder Lodge. Participants will be assigned to activity groups and wil be provided with a schedule for the day. 

MEDICAL FORMS, COVID WAIVERS, & CLEARANCES

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.

Additionally, each participant must provide a signed COVID-19 participation waiver with their medical forms that will be kept on file for this event only. 

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.

Required Paperwork List:

  • All Youth and Adults - BSA Medical Form Parts A &B, COVID-19 participation waiver 
  • Adults - 
    • Current Youth Protection Training Certificate
    • Pennsylvania State Police (PATCH) Criminal Background Check
    • Pennsylvania State Child Abuse Clearance
    • EITHER: Resident Volunteer Verification form (if you have lived in the state of PA for 10 consecutive years or longer) OR FBI Fingerprint clearance (If you have lived outside of PA).

HOUSING

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are restrictions on the capacities for our indoor activites. As a result, this year each Potomac home is limited to 12 spaces. The houses are a flat rate for those 12 spaces. Units will be responsible for assigning participants to rooms and maintaining Youth Protection and social distancing standards. Houses may only be utilized by a single unit and there will not be discounts for spaces not used nor may they been given to a different unit.

Your unit will receive your house number at check in.

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 to the right under Attachments.

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!

2021 Winter Weekend Staff Application