Cub Scout Activities
Cub Scout

Weekend Camp Programs

Programs and activities for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Stanhope NJ

Boy Scout

We offer a variety of Saturday programs available to groups camping with us for the weekend and for day trippers. A few special programs are also held on Sunday. Most programs are held at Camp Wheeler Download and Camp Somers at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Programs include scheduled classes/programs, self scheduled programs and other programs available upon request. Most programs are suitable for Cub Scouts and Webelos. A few are for Boy Scouts only. See the program notes for details. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, call Tom at 973-765-9322 x413. We may be able to accommodate you.

Scheduled classes/programs

CookingDownload the flyer for dates and times of these programs.  Programs include:

Call Tom at 973-765-9322 x413 to schedule these programs.  All classes are held indoors unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the program notes for more details.

Historic TrailFree self-scheduled programs (free guides available)

Call Tom at 973-765-9322 x413 to register and reserve your guide or GPS. Please refer to the program notes for more details.

RifleOther programs available on request

Call Tom at 973-765-9322 x413 to schedule these programs.  Please refer to the program notes for more details.

General Information for All Programs

Reservations/Questions

Call Tom at 973-765-9322 x413 to reserve your date and desired program. All programs including self scheduled programs require a phone call. Programs and dates are subject to availability of the instructor. The information on this web page is also available on a printable flyer.

Payment

Any required group registration fee must be received no later than 10 days (no reminders) from date of phone registration or the reservation will be cancelled.  Payment of any individual fees are done on day day of the program.

All checks should be made payable to: Patriots’ Path Council, BSA.

Make your phone reservation, then mail check to:
Tom Stoddard, Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874

General guidelines for all programs

  • Minimum class size:  (4 except where noted)
  • Minimum charge:  Registration fee + 4 times the per person fee (except where noted)
  • Refunds: Requires notification a minimum of 14 full days prior to scheduled date.

Program Notes

Allamuchy Challenge Trail (Self-guided)

Self-guided trail which tests various Scouting skills. Group size should not exceed 12. To reserve a guide call Tom at 973-765-9322 x413. Minimum required equipment: pad, pencils, compass, Scout handbook. (Outdoors) Participation patch available - $3.

Archery (Kent Center – Indoors/Heated)

8 shooting stations – fees include all equipment and instructor. It is strongly suggested that no more than 8-12 shooters be scheduled for any one hour period. Call for available hours. $15 registration/hour + $3/shooter/hour. Shooting patch available - $3. See the flyer for dates and times.

Archery shooting sports pin (Kent Center only)

Maximum class size is 8. Requires the booking of a full morning or afternoon session. $30 registration per group + $9 per Scout. Shooting patch available - $3.

Archery range rental (Indoor)

Rental to qualified/trained (proof required) leaders (minimum 2) – 3 hour morning or afternoon session (based upon availability) at Kent Center. $90 per session. Shooting patch available - $3.

Archery range rental (Outdoor)

Rental (minimum 2 hours) to qualified/trained (proof required) leaders (minimum 2) $30/hour. Fee with our instructor (when available) is $45/hour. Closed Dec – March. Shooting patch available - $3.

BB guns (Indoor)

8 shooting stations. Fees include: indoor heated range, range officer, shooting instruction, safety talk, and all equipment. Cubs shoot for fun/or belt loop. Boy Scouts shoot for fun or merit badge. Call for available hours. Safety talk and instruction takes approximately 15 -20 minutes for new shooters. It is strongly suggested that no more than 8-12 shooters be scheduled for any one hour period. $15 registration/hour + $3/shooter/hour. Shooting patch available - $3. See the flyer for dates and times.

BB gun range rental (Indoor)

Rental (based upon availability) to qualified/trained (proof required) leaders (minimum 2). Camp Wheeler/Kent Center 3 hour morning or afternoon session. $90 per session. Shooting patch available - $3.

BB gun range rental (Outdoor)

Rental (minimum 2 hours) to qualified/trained (proof required) leaders (minimum 2) $30/hour. Fee with our instructor (when available) is $45/hour. Closed Dec – March. Shooting patch available - $3.

BB shooting sports pin

Maximum class size is 8 – requires the booking of a full morning or afternoon session at the Kent Center. $30 registration per group + $9 per Scout. Each shooter must bring a blanket, rug, or beach towel on which to lie, sit, and kneel for the various shooting positions.

Bear Cub cooking & knots

Achievement 9 (What’s Cooking?) and Achievement 22a&b (Tying it All Up). All food and supplies provided. (min. 4 & max 12) requires the booking of a full afternoon session at the Kent Center. $30 registration per group + $9 per Scout. Call to select date. Participation patch available - $3.

Bear Cub knots

Achievement 22a&b (Tying it All Up). Limit of one group (min. 4 & max 12) per session at the Kent Center. $15 registration per group + $3.50 per Scout. See the flyer for dates and times.

Breakfast With Santa

Visit with Santa, have your picture taken with him, enjoy breakfast and have fun making a craft. A separate registration form is required. Available online.

CompassCompass (Basic)

Introduction to the use of map & compass, and orienteering. Instruction and practice is held indoors. Each participant needs an orienteering compass with a base plate. Acceptable compasses include: Silva Starter 1‑2-3, Silva Polaris, Four Fold, Polaris Plus, Polaris, Explorer 3, or Map Compass. (Map Compass is on sale at class for $6. with 2 weeks notice. Speak to Tom at 973-765-9322 x413) $15 registration per group + $3.50 per Scout. See the flyer for dates and times.

Compass course (Self-guided)

Step course to determine your pace followed by a basic compass course that requires measuring distances. (Outdoors)

Family Life merit badge

Introduction to badge, requirements 1, 2, & 7 completed. Scouts provided with record sheets for remaining requirements. Scouts complete badge as individuals and return with paperwork to complete the badge. Blue card required. $3 per Scout. See the flyer for dates and times.

The Great Pumpkin’s Pumpkin Hunt

Designed for Cub Scouts and families, but Boy Scouts are welcome too. will go forth to find and count the pumpkins about the camp. Phone reservations are required and must be followed with official registration form (call Tom Stoddard 973-765-9322 x413). The registration fee is $4 per person. Payment to follow within 10 days or reservation will be cancelled. Limited to the first 50 paid registrations (adults, Cubs, siblings) per day/time. All participants receive a “goodie” bag to take home. (Outdoors)  See the Great Pumpkin's web page for more details.

Historic site hike (Self-guided)

A good hike for Scouts and Cubs. Tiger Cubs can complete achievement 1g and 5g. Walking shoes a must and dress for the day’s weather. To reserve a guide call Tom at 973-765-9322 x413. (Outdoors) Participation patch available - $3.

Historic trail (Self-guided)

An easy 4 or 5 mile walk/hike back into the history of the area (both on and off the camp property). A trail guide can be reserved by calling Tom at 973-765-9322 x413. Special narrated hikes may be available. Speak directly to Tom. Not suitable for younger Cub Scouts. (Outdoors) Participation patch available - $3.

Maple syrup making and pancake eating

Designed for Cub Scouts and families, but Boy Scouts are welcome too. Follow the process from tree tapping, sap gathering and syrup making, to pancake making and eating. Registration fee of $45 (credit given for 15 participants on day of event) must be paid in advance. Additional participant fee is $3 per adult and child. Actual group size/payment must be made by 2 weeks prior to selected date. Held rain or shine. Dress for the weather. (Indoors and outdoors). See the Maple Syrup Making web page for more details. Participation patch available - $2.

Rifle range rental

Can be rented (when available) by groups having a trained instructor (proof of training must be received and be approved before a troop’s registration will be processed.). A range contract will be issued which lists specific responsibilities. All equipment is provided. $35 per hour (2 hour minimum).(Outdoors) Closed Dec – March. Fee is subject to change based on cost of ammunition. Shooting patch available - $3.

Rifle range (Scheduled date)

Based upon availability of instructor.  Boy Scouts only. 8 firing ports. $50 per hour (2 hour minimum) includes range officer, instruction, and all equipment. Call to request a date/hours. The safety talk and instruction takes approximately 10-15 minutes. It is strongly suggested that no more than 8-12 shooters be scheduled for any one hour period.(Outdoors) Closed Dec – March. Fee is subject to change based on cost of ammunition. Shooting patch available - $3.

Shotgun range rental

Can be rented (when available) by groups having a trained instructor (proof of training must be received and be approved before a troop's registration will be processed.). A range contract will be issued which lists specific responsibilities. All equipment and supplies are provided. The fee is $20 per box of 25 shells. Guns, 25 birds and thrower included. (Outdoors) Closed Dec March. Fee is subject to change based on cost of ammunition.

Shotgun range (Scheduled date)

Based upon availability of instructor. Boy Scouts only The fee is $25 per box of 25 shells. Includes range officer, instruction, supplies, and all equipment. Call to request a date/hours. (Outdoors) Closed Dec March. Fee is subject to change based on cost of ammunition.

Webelos Outdoorsman cooking and knots

Requirement 8 (cooking) and requirements 10 & 11 (knots).  Limit of one group (min. 4 / max 12 Cubs) per session. All materials and food provided. Requires the booking of a full afternoon session at the Kent Center. $30 registration per group + $9 per Scout. Participation patch available - $3.

Webelos Outdoorsman knots

Outdoorsman requirements 10 & 11.  Limit of one group (min. 4 / max 12 Cubs) per session at the Kent Center. $15 per registration per group + $3.50 per Scout. See the flyer for dates and times.

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