Last updated October 2018.
Cub On is an event run by the Pacific Skyline counsel. It is a great introduction to “family camping”. This is an optional event, but we encourage you to go! Please sign up here. You can go to any Cub On, but we typically select one date to go together as a pack. For the date of this year’s Pack 83 Cub On – see our calendar.
At Cub On, scouts have the opportunity to to activities like hiking, fishing, boating, archery, BB guns, crafts and fishing. There are many optional badges which scouts can earn at Cub On — ask your Den leader for details.
Cub On takes place at the Cutter Scout Reservation, which is about 1.5 hours away in the Santa Cruz mountains. All meals are provided in the dining hall. Parent(s) who attend are expected to volunteer for a shift in an activity and in the dining hall.
Note that the Cub On details often change, for the latest see Cub On details on the Pacific Skyline’s website.
Forms / Maps / Directions
- Getting there – see the driving directions. Make sure you have a car GPS or pre-download the maps to Google Maps – you will NOT have cell signal along the way or at camp. China Grade Road, the 4.1 mile road into the camp, is mostly unpaved. Roads within the camp are all unpaved. We do NOT recommend taking sports cars or other cars with lower than normal ground clearance.
- When to get there – It’s always best to drive into camp/setup camp when it’s still light out — try to arrive before the sun goes down. Registration typically starts at 6:00PM on Friday and is in the Harkson Lodge. If you register early, you’ll be able to choose your preferred parent volunteer slots.
- Scouts and Adult Leaders, bring your Class A uniform – we’ll wear it as a Pack during Saturday dinner and Campfire. If you have a Pack T-Shirt, bring it.
- If attending, you’ll be emailed additional information including a schedule directly from the District – sent the week of the Cub On.
- We’ll be assigned a single camping area — so we can camping together as a Pack. See the Cutter map as FYI.
- Bring a tent, sleeping bags and pads or air mattress. See the Packing list for additional items – including insect repellent and sun screen.
- Wear layers, it can be warm during the day, but chilly in the evening/morning.
- Most campsites have pit toilets, but there are flush toilets in Harkson Lodge and at the pool bathrooms.
- You DO NOT need to bring your own food. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in the dining room (Harkson Lodge). Bring some snacks for in between meals, or your own food if you have dietary restrictions. Friday dinner is usually late, so bring some snacks to tide kids over to dinner. The Dining hall is not big enough for everyone at once, so we will be assigned a meal shift at registration.
- Parents will need to volunteer at a meal and at an activity. Make sure you coordinate with another parent so that your Scout(s) always have an adult that is responsible for them.
- If you are planning on arriving on Saturday morning, please give us the heads up so we don’t worry about you when you don’t show up to camp on Friday night.
- Fill up those tanks!