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Slingshots

It's another activity you can do at our Archery Ranges

It's another activity you can do at our Archery Ranges

Power Kiting

Harness the power of the wind with kites ranging from 2-3 meters in area. Controlled with a trapeze style bar they fly where you direct them to.

Harness the power of the wind with kites ranging from 2-3 meters in area. Controlled with a trapeze style bar they fly where you direct them to.

High Adventure Prep

Get ready for your High Adventure trip by visiting one of our camps.

Get ready for your High Adventure trip by visiting one of our camps.

Fat Tire Biking

Hit the trails this on a Fat Tire Bike and explore the trails in a new way

Hit the trails this on a Fat Tire Bike and explore the trails in a new way

Mushroom Ball

This game is a Polar Cubs original and it is a great way to warm up on those cold winter days! Lion - Bear Scouts can look forward to playing this activity at Polar Cubs.

This game is a Polar Cubs original and it is a great way to warm up on those cold winter days! Lion - Bear Scouts can look forward to playing this activity at Polar Cubs.

Kick Sleds

Try something new at Polar Cubs! Kick Sleds are a traditional Scandinavian activity that is similar to kick pushing a scooter, except you are on skis!

Try something new at Polar Cubs! Kick Sleds are a traditional Scandinavian activity that is similar to kick pushing a scooter, except you are on skis!

Tent Camping

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Tomahawk Throwing

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

Board Games

Spend time together and build learning skills.

Spend time together and build learning skills.

BB Gun Shooting

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Shotgun

Can you hit the clay pigeon?

Can you hit the clay pigeon?

Geocaching

Geocaching is an orienteering course using hand-held GPS units.

Geocaching is an orienteering course using hand-held GPS units.

Fire Building Techniques

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Hiking

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Card Games

Indoors or outdoors, camp can be the environment to try something new.

Indoors or outdoors, camp can be the environment to try something new.

Natural Rock Climbing

After trying climbing walls, you might be ready to try climbing on nearby real rock!

After trying climbing walls, you might be ready to try climbing on nearby real rock!

Ski Hills

Check out these nearby ski hills while you're at our camps.

Check out these nearby ski hills while you're at our camps.

Challenge Course

Our Low Ropes courses consist of real and imaginary challenges

Our Low Ropes courses consist of real and imaginary challenges

STEM

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

Council Fire

Gather around a warm fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at this Polar Cubs activity station. Share riddles, tell stories and enjoy the warmth before heading out to your next activity!

Gather around a warm fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at this Polar Cubs activity station. Share riddles, tell stories and enjoy the warmth before heading out to your next activity!

Broomball

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

Campfires

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

Cross Country Skiiing

Our camps are the the perfect setting for cross country skiing.

Our camps are the the perfect setting for cross country skiing.

Snowmobiling

Experience the winter with power while riding on a snowmobile. Snowmobiling is an activity only for Scouts registered in the Venturing Program.

Experience the winter with power while riding on a snowmobile. Snowmobiling is an activity only for Scouts registered in the Venturing Program.

Team Building Games

Enjoy the outdoors and hanging with your unit while doing new team building games each season.

Enjoy the outdoors and hanging with your unit while doing new team building games each season.

Volleyball

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

Ice Safety

Learning to cross ice safely is a crucial part to any fun winter adventure. Come to Winter Camp and we'll teach you how to test ice for safe crossing.

Learning to cross ice safely is a crucial part to any fun winter adventure. Come to Winter Camp and we'll teach you how to test ice for safe crossing.

GaGa Ball

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Cannon River Biking

Check out the nearby Cannon Valley Trail.

Check out the nearby Cannon Valley Trail.

Bouldering

Bouldering provides challenging horizontal routes for climbers that like the unique challenge of going sideways instead of up and down.

Bouldering provides challenging horizontal routes for climbers that like the unique challenge of going sideways instead of up and down.

Archery

Take up a bow and arrow and fire a few toward the bullseye

Take up a bow and arrow and fire a few toward the bullseye

Visit Points of Interest

Find the perfect spot at camp for that Kodak moment.

Find the perfect spot at camp for that Kodak moment.

Boating

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

Bounce Pillow

It's like a giant bouncy house that's built into the ground.

It's like a giant bouncy house that's built into the ground.

Climbing

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to Scouts of all ages

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to Scouts of all ages

Capture the Flag at Polar Cubs

Most people think of this as a summer time activity, but at Polar Cubs we prove that it is just as much (maybe more) fun in the winter!

Most people think of this as a summer time activity, but at Polar Cubs we prove that it is just as much (maybe more) fun in the winter!

Night Hike

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

Knots and Lashings

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Disc Golf

Can you toss a frisbee? If the answer is yes than you can try out this cool activity.

Can you toss a frisbee? If the answer is yes than you can try out this cool activity.

Snowballs

Webelos Scouts can look forward to playing this high energy and truly unique game.

Webelos Scouts can look forward to playing this high energy and truly unique game.

Hot Chocolate

Who doesn't want a cup of cocoa at camp?

Who doesn't want a cup of cocoa at camp?

Rifle Shooting

Can you hit the bullseye?

Can you hit the bullseye?

High Ropes Course

Our mind challenging and heart pounding elements give you a chance to test your ability to conquer fear and build self-confidence.

Our mind challenging and heart pounding elements give you a chance to test your ability to conquer fear and build self-confidence.

Horse Logging

Before the 1900's logging was done completely with the use of horses and oxen at the hands of lumberjacks. Join the Draft Horse Logging program and experience it first hand.

Before the 1900's logging was done completely with the use of horses and oxen at the hands of lumberjacks. Join the Draft Horse Logging program and experience it first hand.

Pedal Carts

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

Winter Cooking

Learn to cook filling and tasty food in the arctic

Learn to cook filling and tasty food in the arctic

Sports

Get a group together and play an active game.

Get a group together and play an active game.

Ice Fishing

Learn to ice fish with Minnesota's finest, utilizing modern equipment to feed your patrol.

Learn to ice fish with Minnesota's finest, utilizing modern equipment to feed your patrol.

Tubing and Sledding

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

Animals

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

Ultimate Frisbee

Tossing around a flying disc isn't just for picnics or lazy days at the beach.

Tossing around a flying disc isn't just for picnics or lazy days at the beach.

Maps and Compass

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Snow Sports

Learn from life long skiers and professional snow boarders how to be the best, all while working towards earning Snow Sports merit badge.

Learn from life long skiers and professional snow boarders how to be the best, all while working towards earning Snow Sports merit badge.

Rock Throwing Range

After we review the safety rules of Scout Ranges, take aim with a rock

After we review the safety rules of Scout Ranges, take aim with a rock

Nature Trail

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Stargazing

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

Canoe Rental

We can provide you with the canoes, a trailer to haul them, life jackets and paddles.

We can provide you with the canoes, a trailer to haul them, life jackets and paddles.

Leather Branding

Webelos scouts will have a chance to take home a leather round with a Fleur de Lis branded on it to remember their time at Polar Cubs.

Webelos scouts will have a chance to take home a leather round with a Fleur de Lis branded on it to remember their time at Polar Cubs.

Knock - It - Off!

If you like playing Angry Birds you will love playing Knock-It-Off at Polar Cubs! Scouts will build a structure using wood blocks and hope it can stand up to attacks from opposing teams.

If you like playing Angry Birds you will love playing Knock-It-Off at Polar Cubs! Scouts will build a structure using wood blocks and hope it can stand up to attacks from opposing teams.

Penguin vs. Eskimo

This wintery twist on a classic game of tag will both keep you warm and be a ton of fun! Lion and Tiger Scouts can look forward to this game at Polar Cubs!

This wintery twist on a classic game of tag will both keep you warm and be a ton of fun! Lion and Tiger Scouts can look forward to this game at Polar Cubs!

Fishing

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

Human Foosball

Stay warm while playing a real life size version of Foosball at Winter Camp

Stay warm while playing a real life size version of Foosball at Winter Camp

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding is very unique activity available through the Snow Base Winter Camping Program. Dogs lead the way as riders are pulled behind.

Dog Sledding is very unique activity available through the Snow Base Winter Camping Program. Dogs lead the way as riders are pulled behind.

Camp Store

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is an age-old activity essential to travelling in deep snow.

Snowshoeing is an age-old activity essential to travelling in deep snow.

Ice Climbing

Get to feel what it's like to kick a crampon and stick an ice pick into our ice walls this winter.

Get to feel what it's like to kick a crampon and stick an ice pick into our ice walls this winter.

4-Way Soccer

This game is just as it sounds, soccer with 4 goals instead of 2! Lion and Tiger Scouts can look forward to playing this game at Polar Cubs.

This game is just as it sounds, soccer with 4 goals instead of 2! Lion and Tiger Scouts can look forward to playing this game at Polar Cubs.

Snow Shelter Building

Come build winter shelters like Quinzees, Igloos, parachutes, or other wilderness survival like structures at our overnight winter programs.

Come build winter shelters like Quinzees, Igloos, parachutes, or other wilderness survival like structures at our overnight winter programs.

Search and Rescue

Learn from professional rescuers through winter based Search and Rescue challenges all while staying warm in North Wind gear.

Learn from professional rescuers through winter based Search and Rescue challenges all while staying warm in North Wind gear.

LEGO

Take some time to warm up while at Polar Cubs and build a Lego car!

Take some time to warm up while at Polar Cubs and build a Lego car!

Escape Room

Can you and your team escape Spider Island before the spiders return?

Can you and your team escape Spider Island before the spiders return?

Sled Chutes

Our sled chutes are designed for the impossible to predict Minnesota weather

Our sled chutes are designed for the impossible to predict Minnesota weather

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

2018 Discovery Day Camp at Base Camp

2018 Discovery Day Camp at Base Camp

Base Camp: 612-767-0042
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


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Fort Snelling, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

6/25-29/2018
7/9-13/2018
8/20-24/2018



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