Wolf Howl 2013
PIRATES FROM THE ISLAND
All Aboard for Pirate Adventure to Receive your Pirate Certificate, find Treasure, Walk the Plank, get Tattooed, make Maps, and meet other MOTLEY Brigands and Landlubbers from far-away lands ….
When: Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5, 2013
Where: Camp Barnard, 3202 Young Lake Road, Sooke, BC
Arrival: Friday 7pm
Closing: Sunday 11am
Cost: $40/youth, $30/ adult, $30 day trippers
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2013
Who: Wolf Howl is open to all registered Cubs. Cubs who will be Scout-aged next year may consider participating in Scout Spring Challenge Camp, running concurrently at Camp Barnard. Participating Cubs may use the Cub cabins or tent, and adults will tent nearby their Cubs.
Friday: Arrive, get settled, flag, sword & bandana making, campfires at cabin circle, creating sea shanty, cheer or skit by each circle for presentation at Saturday formal campfire.
Saturday: Opening ceremony, stations, formal campfire
Stations: The Cubs will be divided into Motley Bands of Pirates and stay together, travelling from station to station.
- Walk the Plank
- Rubber Band Cannon
- Map Making
- Ship Building
- Mermaid Fishing
- Sinking Ship Bouncy Castle
- Pirate Dunk Tank
Sunday: Cleanup, Pirate Treasure Hunt, Pirate School Certificates, Closing Ceremony
Please register using the Event Registration Form. This event usually is at capacity for attendees. Register early!!
Payment in full must be received at Scout House by Saturday, April 13th, 2013. Upon arriving at Camp Barnard, only one leader needs to register with the camp administration at the registration desk. Signs will be posted to indicate where each group is sleeping (please be sure to inform parents to look for these signs). Participating Cubs may use the Cub pirate cabins or tent, and adults will tent nearby their Cubs.
Groups will be expected to volunteer at least two adult names (who have met all of Scouts Canada requirements for adult assistance with youth). Ratio must be kept in addition to the volunteer assistance for the camp duties. Remember that any parents who are staying overnight with their own child must still have completed the Child & Youth Safety training, signed a current Code of Conduct and had their role explained to the youth in your Group.
Because this is an Area camp, the same Area Rules apply for all. Please advise each Cub prior to arrival at camp.
- no knives
- no games, toys other than a teddy bear or equivalent
- no candy or food (allergies, critters)
- no money
- no fighting or swearing
- Cubs must follow ‘Buddy Rule’ at all times
- Cubs may only enter their own cabin – other cabins are out of bounds
- all medications must be turned over to the adult in charge of group
- behaviour in washrooms must be respectable at all times
- cubs and leaders will carry out all Duty Roster tasks as assigned
Leaders, not the station or camp staff, are responsible for the behaviour and actions of the youth in their group. On Saturday each group will travel from station to station, usually accompanied by one or more other groups, depending upon group size.
- Pirate costume
- Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow and ‘stuffy’
- Campfire Blanket
- Mess Kit: Knife, Fork, Spoon, Mug, Plate, Bowl (unbreakable type in bag for hanging on hook)
- Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, tooth paste, face cloth, towel)
- Sun screen and insect repellent
- Clothing suitable for the weather including: rain gear, sun hat, warm clothes, shoes, mitts / gloves, T-shirts, shorts, sweaters, etc.
Cleanup: All leaders / adults are expected to help keep Camp Barnard clean during and at the end of camp, including washrooms, kitchens, sleeping cabins and the grounds. Sub-camp Chiefs will assign clean-up duties within their sub-camp. Small cleanups done regularly during camp will ease the final cleanup. Please do your share.
Uniforms: Should be worn to and from camp, and at closing. Dress up in pirate garb!
Download the information sheet!
ATTENTION LEADERS: As usual there are plenty of jobs to go around. Please contact us to find out more or to sign up for a job. Volunteers needed for Wolf Howl for the following activities:
- Sub Camp Chiefs
- Knot station
- Walk the plank (obstacle course)
- Hoisting the sails (hopefully someone from 14th JDF can take care of this.)
- Map Making (hoping to get BC Maritime museum to assist us)
- Dunk tank (need somebody with a trailer hitch)
- Bouncy castle
- tattoo station
- Rubber Cannon (Paul Scuttle is in charge of this station)
- Need somebody to find a quote on foam swords, stuff to make flags (for Friday night)
- We will have a treasure hunt on Sunday, so I will need someone or 2 or 3 people to take this on.
If you are interested in any of these positions, email me at email@example.com and let me know as soon as possible.
As usual, preference for registration will be given to groups which have provided staff for camp activities.