Get excited to spend a memorable evening with fellow pack members as we celebrate the crossing over of each scout in a formal ceremony called Crossover. Below you will find directions, a schedule, and what to bring. There is no cost to attend but we need a count of those attending the evening only and those spending the night. This is the final event for the 2011/2012 school year. RSVP by May 11th.
DATES: May 19 (overnight stay recommended but optional) & May 20
LOCATION: Asheville Outdoor Center, Amboy Road off I-240E, Exit 1A, Asheville NC.
Directions: Take I-26 West to I-240 East towards downtown Asheville. Exit I-240 at Exit 1A, Amboy Road. Asheville Outdoor Center is located at the base of the exit ramp.
Saturday, May 19th
12:00- Arrive early & explore on your own: walk, bike, fishing, gem mine, tent set up, (Soft start)
3:00 Activities: Volleyball, field games, etc.
5:00 Crossover Ceremony (Official program)
6:00 Celebration Dinner
7:30 Campfire and Program
Sunday, May 20th
8:00- 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 Chapel Program
9:30-10:00 Break camp
10:00-11:00 Activities: walk, bike, Carrier Park playground, gem mine (fee)
What to bring:
“Class A” uniform for Crossover
Lite snack items
Secure (closed toed) shoes
Tent & appropriate supplies
Sleeping bag & pad
Kitchen supplies: Personal Plate, Cup, fork, knife, & spoon
During our trips we noticed a tremendous amount of garbage generated from the meals. The majority of the garbage is a result of disposable plates, bowls, cups, plastic ware, etc. Most parents we spoke to remembered bringing their own “mess kit” to scout overnight events. In order to teach our boys, and provide a good example as environmental stewards, we are a “bring your own” personal eating tools/mess kit pack. This creates an additional layer of personal responsibility on the boys as well as reduces the impact our events can have in trash generated. Please be aware that there will be a community dishwashing station set up so scouts can appropriately wash and rinse their eating tools. This procedure is being implemented at all campouts including Crossover so please bring eating tools. Reusable items vs. disposable are requested so we accomplish the goals of reduced use and disposal of garbage.
“On your own” Activities: The Crossover event is free. Several activities are available in the area that can be planned outside of the official cub scout/ Pack 73 event. Those activities may require a fee such as gem mining,