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Camping Weekend Canceled due to Weather -- Dinner and a Movie Instead

posted Oct 24, 2018, 5:09 PM by Peter Jacobus
Our goal, of course, is to have a safe and great weekend for all of our campers so they'll have a lifelong love for camping. The current weather models say that there is a likelihood of winds of 50-70mph on the coast from VA to Maine, with significant winds and rain inland.  Given that, it's the right answer to cancel the camping weekend and propose an alternative to you, our families, who have blocked off this weekend for our Pack.  The Committee has discussed several alternatives, and the best path ahead is:

First, this weekend: Gather Satuday at 4PM at the Wesley Freedom Youth center (where we normally meet).  Games and activities 'till 5:30PM.  Dinner at 5:30PM (walking tacos and hot dogs, chips, drinks).  Then movie night with popcorn (movie TBD).  After that -- dismissed except for the Lions who will be able to sleep over in the game room in their tents.  There is the possibility that a couple of other families could sleep over, but we'll have limited space due to the need to keep most of the chairs, etc. in place for the church services the next morning.  The Lions **really** want to sleep in their tents, and this seems like a very good way to make that happen.

Second, plan an outing before it gets too cold.  It was mentioned taking a hike in Gettysburg.  We could always do McKeldin, too.  Something to get outside and do the exploration and nature parts of the camping weekend we're missing.

Please let your Den Leader know if you can join us for dinner and a movie night.  We appreciate your flexibility!!!