ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP
Saturday October 17, 2015 | Noon - 6pm
IMPORTANT - PARKING INFORMATION - CARPOOLING RECOMMENDED
We are expecting over 400 participants and 100+ vehicles for Zombie Survival Camp. We strongly encourage carpooling. Please coordinate carpooling with other families in your Cub Scout Pack for Zombie Survival Camp. The road into Larsen Meadow is a dirt road - please drive slowly and carefully.
Arrival Instructions -
All Zombie Survival Camp participants (Cub Scouts and their families) will be parking at Larsen Meadow. There will be volunteers posted along the Larsen Meadow entrance road to direct you to the parking area. Once parked all participants will be going on an approximately 20 minute hike to Rancho Alegre where registration and activities will take place*. This hike has some hills to climb, but is on a wide road that connects the Larsen Meadow side of camp to the main part. Please be prepared for a 20 minutes hike - wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a water bottle, snack, flashlights, a walking stick (optional), and no open toed shoes. Again, volunteers will be posted along the trail to guide you.
*If you need special parking accommodations and are unable to hike the distance as stated above, please email LosPadresCouncil@Scouting.org by Thursday October 15 and we will provide you with alternate information for entry and exit.
Departure Instructions -
After the event is over, you will hike back to Larsen Meadow and exit camp the same way you came in. It will most likely be getting dark at the time the event is over so please bring a flashlight. Cars will be released to leave camp in groups of 15-20 at a time, so please be patient! This is for safety reasons.
Highway 154 is a two lane road with a lot of traffic on weekends, so our preparations for you to enter and depart are very important for your safety.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS IN ORDER TO SAFELY ENTER AND EXIT THE CAMP. THANK YOU.
DIRECTIONS TO LARSEN MEADOW FROM SANTA BARBARA AND SOUTH OF SANTA BARBARA:
Take Highway 101 to Highway 154 towards Lake Cachuma. When you get on Highway 154, you are approximately 16.7 miles from the Larsen Meadow entrance to Rancho Alegre. One of the landmarks you will pass is Rancho San Marcos golf course (it will be on your right) and you are now approximately 4.5 miles from the Larsen Meadow entrance. Watch the blue call boxes on the right had side of the road. You will see call box 154-163, and directly opposite that is the first entrance to Rancho Alegre – it is marked by a brown sign with white lettering “Rancho Alegre” and there is also a gold fleur de lis and the street number 3200. GO PAST THAT ENTRANCE APPROXIMATELY ½ MILE and there will be a left turn pocket; the road has three camp signs – Rancho Alegre, Circle V Ranch Camp, and Camp Whittier; turn left onto that road and STAY TO THE LEFT of the three mail boxes. Go up that road about 1/3 mile and you will see a bridge across a small creek – turn left over that bridge and bear to the left as you cross the bridge and you are at Larsen Meadow.
DIRECTIONS TO LARSEN MEADOW FROM THE SANTA MARIA/SAN LUIS OBISPO AREA:
Take Highway 101 southbound towards Santa Barbara and exit at Highway 154 towards Lake Cachuma. You will pass the small town of Los Olivos, and then pass the intersection with Highway 246. You are now approximately 6.5 miles from the Larsen Meadow entrance to Rancho Alegre. You will pass the entrance to Lake Cachuma County Park (it is on your left had side), and you will continue approximately ½ mile. On your right hand side (after going through an S curve) you will see three camp signs – Rancho Alegre, Circle V Ranch Camp, and Camp Whittier. Turn right on that road and STAY TO THE LEFT OF THE 3 MAILBOXES. Go up the road approximately 1/3 mile and you will see a small bridge that crosses a creek – go across that bridge and bear left and you will be at the entrance to Larsen Meadow.
PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR GPS OR GARMIN DEVICE TO PROGRAM IN THE ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS, AS THERE ARE SEVERAL 2680 NUMBERS ALONG HIGHWAY 154. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS!
Remember that ZOMBIES may attack at any time, so be on the lookout as you enter camp!!
WHAT TO BRING:
- BB Gun Permission Slip - For using a BB Gun, your parents will need to complete and bring this form required by California law.
- Sack Lunch
- Flash Light
- Water Bottle
- Sun screen
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Sturdy/Comfortable walking shoes
- No open toed shoes/sandals
- Money for the Trading Post
- Jacket or Sweatshirt
- Walking stick (optional)
If you have FOOD ALLERGIES please contact LosPadresCouncil@Scouting.orgby Thursday October 15.
Would your Cub Scouts be able to survive a zombie apocalypse? Come to the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP at Rancho Alegre on Saturday October 17 to learn zombie apocalypse survival skills. Some of the survival skills the Cub Scouts will be learning are zombie first aid, zombie tracking, anti-zombie fortresses, fire building, cooking, and pioneering.
This is a Scouting event and before a Cub Scout can be participate in all the fun activities he will have to be certified as a prepared for a zombie apocalypse. To become certified they will need to complete their Zombie Survival Training. Once the complete their Training they will be receive their ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP patch and can then participate in all the fun activities – like BB guns, archery, sling shots, face painting, and more!
All Cub Scouts are encouraged to bring their friends to the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP. The ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP is meant to be a fun recruiting activity for Cub Scouts to invite their friends to. The ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP will showcase all the fun things Cub Scouts get to do – BB guns, archery, fire building, leatherwork, a closing campfire, and more!
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 12 Noon – 5 pm
Location: Rancho Alegre Scout Camp
- $15 - for one Cub Scout ($25 after October 2nd)
- $25 - for two Cub Scouts from SAME family ($35 after October 2nd)
- $5 additional per Scout - for third or more Cub Scouts from SAME family
- No charge for parents or Cut adult unit leaders - but please register.
For using a BB Gun, your parents will need to complete and bring this form required by California law.
Here is a nostalgia video on Zombie Camp from our first camp two years ago. Some of those Zombies are still hiding in the hills around Rancho Alegre. Come check out these long-term denizens of Rancho Alegre.
If you are interested in joining Cub Scouts visit www.BeAScout.org to see the Cub Scout Packs in your area. Cub Scouting is a program designed to support and encourage quality family involvement for boys in the first through fifth grades. Each Cub Scout learns about respecting his home, country, and other people. The program also helps boys this age to:
- Learn new physical skills through sports, crafts, and games.
- Learn how to get along with others through group activities.
- Develop outdoor skills like camping, whittling, and fire safety.
- Develop personal independence.
- Learn to make value-based decisions that assist them throughout their adult life.
Cub Scouts is a lot of fun... with a purpose. Join Cub Scouts Today!!
Boy Scout Troops - We Need Your Help!!!
We are reaching out to all the Boy Scout Troops of the Los Padres Council to help put on a fun and exciting event for Cub Scouts - the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP!!! This event is similar to Scout-O-Rama in that we are asking Boy Scout Troops to help put on ZOMBIE themed (kid-friendly, please) activities (crafts, games, etc.) for our local Cub Scouts to participate in. We have listed 8 activity ideas that we would like to see happen at the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP. With each activity (cooking, crafts, first aid, etc.) we want your troop to use their imagination to create a fun kid-friendly ZOMBIE themed activity. If you have ideas for any other activities please let your District Executive know. Please contact your District Executive for more information or if you have any questions.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP!!!
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