Campout Ideas

  • Fall Cubelos
  • Sandy Hook campground (need to watch when weekend block opens and book early)
  • Town Picnic Sleepover. The Saturday after Labor Day.

Sleepover Ideas

  • Liberty Science Center.  Usually offered in the late winter and early spring. Can go as a group or just offer it for individuals. Check the website to find out when. First offering is for scouts only, the second is for scouts & siblings.
  • Philly Zoo. We added going the the Liberty Bell/Constitution Center/Independence Hall before heading to the zoo
  • Battleship New Jersey.
    • We never added a second activity, but the aquarium is close-by.
  • Ripley’s sleepover. A little more expensive and on 42nd street.
  • Insectropolis

Overnights Not Tried Yet

  • PEEC. Pocono Environmental Education Center. Seems to be too expensive on our own. Possible to do with another group.

Day Trips for Pack

  • Intrepid Air & Space Museum. Too expensive for overnight (~$110), but good day trip. Take the ferry for an added bonus boat ride.
  • Cubmobile (district run)
  • Slot Car Racing at Zeppelin Hobby

Day Trips for a Den

  • Lakota Wolf Preserve. Located in Columbia, out route 80. Good to go out there with the Wolf den. Book early though, especially if you want to go in the fall.
  • Raptor Trust.
  • Firehouse. Fulfills Tiger requirement G2.
  • Police station. Fulfills Tiger requirement G2.
  • Jockey Hollow farm and huts. Best to check the national park calendar in the spring. Historic encampment is usually in April.
  • Pyramid Mountain center. Call ahead to plan education program for various rank and achievement requirements.
  • Franklin Mineral Museum (scouting programs)
  • Rockets at RVA Fields. 2014 was a co-event with Boonton Pack 201.
  • Biking. If in June, coordinate with police for lesson, scouts run biking course. One year ran bike donation drive with Petals for Progress.
  • Fossil dig at Poricy Park. They also have scouting programs.
  • Morris County Parks. From ecology to crafts to history and nature, our county parks have many activities that may interest the den or families. Check the morrisparks website, Also check the Pathways magazine, available under News and Events.

Activities Nearby

  • River Clean-Up. Fulfills Wolf requirement 7D.

Some Day Activities Not Tried Yet

  • Essex County Environmental Center, scouting programs available
  • Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, scouting programs available
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs (look for scout days)

Sporting Events (some offered through council)

  • Rutgers Football
  • West Point Athletics (Football, Lacrosse)
  • Red Bulls
  • NJ Devils
  • Skiing, Tubing (Jack Frost, Shawnee Mountain)

 Meeting Activities Ideas

At Octobers’ meeting we have a creative contest. So far we have alternated it between:

Fundraising Ideas

Our primary fundraiser has been through popcorn sales. There are others, but we have not pursued. Here are some:

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