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1 Pack 459 Spring Camping Weekend ...........Pack 459Spring CampingWeekend.....April 19-21, 2013Robins Air Force Base; Warner Robins, GAFriday, April 19thArrive in Camp after 5:00PMDirections: Robins AFB is off Highway 247, just east of Warner Robins , 16 miles south of Macon. The base is 9 miles east of I-75 exit (Approximately 2.5 hours from Alpharetta).When you arrive at the base, stop at the Main Gate Visitor Center to obtain a base pass from the Security Forces. Please ensure that each vehicle driver has a current copy of the vehicle registration, insurance, and a driver’s license. Guard will direct you to the campsite.Set up camp (Sunset is approximately 8:00PM)Our camping area is the “PAVE PAWS Tiger Den camping facility” – an area reserved exclusively for use by Boy Scout and Girl Scout units. PAVE PAWS has running water, electricity and a covered and lighted pavilion. Pave Paws has no restrooms, but there are port-a-potties located near the campsite for use. (Pack 459 will be arranging for additional port-a-potty units which will be reserved for use by our female campers.) You will need your own camping gear (tents, ground cloths, canopies, grills, etc.). Showers and flush toilets are available at the base gym. The gym itself, however, is off-limits.Friday NightMeals and evening activities are on your own (bring wood for the campfire and s’mores supplies). Coordinate plans with your Den. Note: We may be restricted to using the one central fire ring. Details to be confirmed.Saturday, April 20thLate Arrivals check in and set up campBreakfast and morning activities are on your own. Coordinate plans with your Den.Most Dens will work together on an achievement, elective or belt loop activity.Afternoon Lunch and Pack activity:At 11:30, we will hike from camp across base and eat lunch at the Museum of Aviation café. After lunch, we will spend the afternoon touring the museum. (Depending on the gate access and distance, we may need to drive. This will be confirmed in advance.) Bring water and hiking sticks.Pack Dinner at the Pavilion in camp (A vegetarian option will be provided)Pack CampfireEach Den should offer a skit or song for the campfire entertainment.Sunday, April 21stBreakfast is on your own. Coordinate plans with your Den.“Scouts Own” nondenominational devotional gathering (optional)Pack out and departure by 10:30AM
2 What you need to know: How to register: We’re going to have FUN!This is a Family Camping trip:All family members are welcome!MEDICAL FORMS are required in advance for ALL PARTICIPANTS.ON-SITE CONTACTS:Mike Grissom – Cell: (770)Mike Siegel – Cell: (770)Cost: $20 per family, includes Saturday lunch and Pack dinner (What a deal!)Payments and registration to be coordinated BY DEN LEADERS.Final date to submit registration list to Mike Grissom is Friday, April 12.What to bring: (See checklist)Camping gear (tent, ground cloth, sleeping bags, tarps, lanterns, flashlights)Cooking supplies and food (stoves, pans, utensils, plates, napkins, towels)Hiking stick, camera, sunscreen, bug sprayFirewoodProps needed for campfire skits (if any)What not to bring:Alcohol, tobacco or firearmsPocket knives only permitted with Whittling ChipVideo gamesHow to register:Contact your Den Leader immediately (not later than April 2nd)Indicate whether you are attending, or not (both are important to know!)If attending, provide the name, date of birth, and indicate adult or child, for each person participating, and pay your Den leader $20 per familyConfirm that Medical Forms are on file for everyone attending.Trivia: Why “PAVE PAWS”? PAVE is an Air Force program name relating to electronic systems, while PAWS stands for Phased Array Warning System. It was operated from , and was used to detect submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM’s).