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Polar Cubs

Get Your Chill On


Think camp is just for the summer? Think again! Polar Cubs is one of the largest Cub Scout Day Camp programs in the country and it's happening at a camp near you. This single day program is filled with classic winter activities as well as some unique Scouting adventures. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the fun!

Some Activities You'll Do At This Event

Tubing and Sledding

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

Broomball

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

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.

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.

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

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!

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!

Tomahawk Throwing

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

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.

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!

Hot Chocolate

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

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

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

Polar Cubs is designed to be safe and fun for all winter conditions! We even have sled chutes for days when there's no snow on the ground and a special patch for the days when it's below zero temperatures! See a full list of awesome activities on the Overview tab above!

Program Highlights

Phillippo Scout Reservation and Rum River Scout Camp both have snow-less sledding options available! So no matter what the weather is like you are guaranteed to have a great time!

NEW in 2017 Polar Cubs will have Kick Sleds! This popular Scandinavian activity is perfect for kids of all ages (3 - 99!). Glide across the snow by yourself or have a friend join you on the sled!

Schedule

  • 9:15 - Opening Ceremony
  • 9:30 - 12:00 Morning activity rotations (about 30 minute stations)
  • 12:15 - Lunch
  • 12:45 - 3:15 Afternoon activity rotations (about 30 minute stations)
  • 3:30 - Closing Ceremony

Advancement

Polar Cubs is designed to be an activity based program instead of advancement focused. Scouts will not complete any adventures while at Polar Cubs.

Who can go to Polar Cubs?

Polar Cubs is open to all Cub Scouts and their families. Polar explorers of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun!

How much does it cost?

  • Youth $33
  • Adult $13
  • Youth under 5 are FREE!

Fees include a hot lunch and a patch for each youth participant (siblings and Scouts).

When is Polar Cubs?

Every Saturday and Sunday - January through the first weekend in March

Program starts at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

What should I bring to camp?

Polar Cubs is a single day program - however due to the unpredictable nature of our winter weather we encourage everyone to dress in layers and maybe bring extra layers just in case! Jack Frost won't keep us down - to make sure you don't miss out on any of the arctic activities we recommend you have the following layers:

  • Base layer - AVOID COTTON fabrics touching your skin! Cotton will absorb water which can quickly turn into cold toes and fingers! We recommend synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon.
  • Warmth Layer - this will be where the bulk of your warmth comes from. We recommend fabrics such as wool, polar fleece or flannel. This is the perfect opportunity to dig out the ugly christmas sweaters and fuzzy pajama pants!
  • Wind/Water Layer - your outermost layer should be wind and water proof. Most jackets and snowpants have this built in - but if not you can throw a rain jacket over the top of a fleece jacket for the same effect!

Please also make sure that everyone has a water bottle. You will be doing a lot of moving around and it is just as easy to get dehydrated in the winter as it is in the warm summer months!

What forms do I need to bring to camp?

Every participant (youth and adult) must have a completed health form - parts A and B. We also ask that you come prepared with a shooting sports waiver in case we need to substitute an activity for BB Guns or Archery - this tends to happen when we do not have any snow on the ground.

What food is provided at Polar Cubs?

Every participant will be served a hot lunch - includes main dish, salad bar, hot soup, bread and milk/juice/coffee. Please view the attacehd document about dietary restrictions if you need to request a special meal.

Where do I go to Check In?

  • Phillippo Scout Reservation - Dining Hall
  • Stearns Scout Camp - Tonkawa Lodge
  • Rum River Scout Camp - Thurston Lodge
  • Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp - Swanson Lodge

Polar Cubs takes place at different locations through the winter, so choose your favorite camp!

2018 Polar Cubs at Fred C. Andersen Camp

2018 Polar Cubs at Fred C. Andersen Camp

Fred C. Andersen: 715-549-6641
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


 Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp
Houlton, Wisconsin


2018 Polar Cubs at Phillippo Scout Reservation

2018 Polar Cubs at Phillippo Scout Reservation

Camp Phone: 507-263-4324
Reservation Questions: 651-287-3699


 Phillippo Scout Reservation
Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

  • 1/6/2018
  • 1/7/2018
  • 1/13/2018
  • 1/14/2018
  • 1/20/2018
  • 1/21/2018
  • 1/27/2018
  • 1/28/2018
  • 2/3/2018
  • 2/4/2018
  • 2/10/2018
  • 2/11/2018
  • 2/17/2018
  • 2/18/2018
  • 2/24/2018
  • 2/25/2018
  • 3/3/2018

2018 Polar Cubs at Rum River Scout Camp

2018 Polar Cubs at Rum River Scout Camp

Rum River: 763-427-8340
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


 Rum River Scout Camp
Anoka, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

  • 1/6/2018
  • 1/7/2018
  • 1/13/2018
  • 1/14/2018
  • 1/20/2018
  • 1/21/2018
  • 1/27/2018
  • 1/28/2018
  • 2/3/2018
  • 2/4/2018
  • 2/10/2018
  • 2/11/2018
  • 3/3/2018

2018 Polar Cubs at Stearns Scout Camp

2018 Polar Cubs at Stearns Scout Camp

Stearns: 320-236-7879
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota



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