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Cub Scout Pack 566
(Saratoga/Cupertino, California)
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Cub Scouts have Overnight Adventures

Pack 566 Camping Trip - June 1-2, 2019
Several other Council Overnight Options

 Our last overnight trips:

Pack Overnight on the USS Pampanito Submarine - May 18-19, 2019

Webelos II Camping with Troop 566 in several winter months.
Pack 566 Camping Trip - Oct 20-21, 2018
Pack 566 Camping Trip - May 19-20, 2018
Pack 566 Camping Trip Sat/Sun Nov 4-5, 2017
Pack 566 Camping Trip Sat/Sun May 5/6, 2017
USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Sat March 5th, 2017
Pack 566 Camping Trip Sat/Sun Nov 5-6, 2016

Oct 20/21, 2018 - Pack Fall Camping Trip. Hike to Peak, Cub Cooking, Cub Skills, Night hike, 30" Telescope and Astronomy

Cub Outdoor Classes, Hike to Summit 
360 view from the top.
Cubs prepare dinner/breakfast food for 60+ people
Cubs help cook. Small teams of cubs mix and bake 6 two-layer cakes for a birthday party after the night hike to the Observatory.

How does an overnight trip work?

Overnight trips are optional fun activities. At least one parent attends with their son. Depending on the overnight trip, siblings may be allowed to go. Trained adult leadership must also attend to provide safety for the entire group.

Pack 566 weekend camping trips

Pack 566 offers at least one family camping trip each year usually in the late summer or fall. For these trips, the planning is done by the Pack Committee so Cubs and parents can come and enjoy the trip without the stress or worry of setting up the trip logistics. At a fairly inexpensive cost per person, the Pack will supply the food and group equipment. We help with camping gear and knowledge. You and your son(s) will learn to cook "Boy Scout Troop 566 style" and Troop 566 eats really well! Day activities and evening campfire program are provided. Trips are close to home but definitely in the forest.

Pack 566 USS Hornet Air Craft Carrier Overnight Trip

The USS Hornet is a retired United States air craft carrier. It is docked in Alameda (near Oakland). The general public is allowed to tour during the day. But Cub Scouts can extend their stay overnight and get access to parts of the ship that the general public cannot. We sleep in the same bunks used by the crew and eat in their mess hall. At night, there ghost stories told in the bow of the ship with the groans and moans coming from the anchor chain. This trip is really popular with the Dads. Hope you like the color gray.

Pack 566 USS Pampinito Submarine Overnight Trip

The USS Pampanito is a World War II Balao class diesel submarine. It is moored in San Francisco. The general public is allowed to tour during the day but Cub Scouts and their parent(s) get a personal tour at night and sleep over in the actual crew bunks. We often get to watch a submarine movie in the torpedo room of the sub before bedtime. This trip is also very popular with the Dads. Oh the smell of 90 weight oil...

Pack 566 Lighthouse and Beach Youth Hostel Trip

Youth hostels are inexpensive hotels where the guests are also the unpaid staff. There is a hostel located at thePigeon Point Lighthouse on Highway One just north of Santa Cruz. This is one of the top rated hostels in the entire world. Explore the beach, tide pools, hiking trails. You might even see an elephant seal or gray whale depending on the time of year.

Council Family Camps

Several surrounding Boy Scout Councils provide Cub Scout 2-3 day family camps. The ones we have been going to include Camp Chawanakee (Fresno), Camp Wente (Willits), and Camp Hi Sierra (Sonora). Tents and food are provided as well as a fun-filled agenda of activities. These include crafts, archery, BB gun shootings, swimming, hiking, kayaks, row boats, camp fires, and more.

Other Overnight Trips

Roaring Camp Railroad
Bonfante Gardens.