2011 ARMY SCOUT DAY AT WEST POINT, 9/17
Football Game -- GO ARMY! vs. Northwestern -- 3:30PM
(Related Events [OPTIONAL]: Pack 75 Sr. Webelos-Only Overnight 9/17,
and Troop 788 Boy Scout Overnight 9/16 & 17)
Event Date: SATURDAY, September 17
Football Game Ticket Order & Payment Deadline: TUESDAY, September 13 at 12 NOON
CLICK HERE TO ORDER FOOTBALL TICKETS & RELATED OVERNIGHTRESERVATIONS
Who: All Cub Scouts (Pack 75), Boy Scouts (Troop 788), and their families and Scouting friends
Join the Cub Scouts of Pack 75, the Boy Scouts of Troop 788, and their family and friends for this special Weston Scouting joint event at only $21 per person!
Day trip up to beautiful West Point, New York with the family, plan to arrive by 12:00 Noon for getting through security and parking, and then visit the West Point Museum, take a special Scout Tour of the United States Military Academy led by a Cadet, watch the full-dress Cadet Review on “The Plain”, then head to the main event at Michie Stadium to watch the Army Black Knights take on the Northwestern Wildcats (3:30PM.)
Join other Scouts from all over New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut in the bleachers of Michie Stadium, ranked as the #7 Top College Venue by Sports Illustrated, in cheering "Go Army!", get the exclusive 2011 Army Football Scout Day patch, and enjoy one of the most unique college football experiences in the country. Pre-game events also include the Black Knight Walk, Cadet March-On, West Point band, and parachute delivery of the game ball. Yes, Army has AWESOME cheerleaders too! Tailgating in the parking lot "field" is great too – Bring a barbeque or just a few sandwiches. After the game, day trip participants head home.
Transportation arrangements for day trip participants (no Overnight) is on an individual basis for both Pack 75 & Troop 788 participants planning to attend just the Army Scout Day activities. Parking passes may be purchased directly from the Army Black Knights website ($15/vehicle) at www.goARMYsports.com (To order tickets- click here,) or purchased onsite on game day ($20/vehicle, cash only).
9/17 Saturday Army Scout Day at West Point (All for $21!):
10AM-3PM Cadet Club Activities Display
10-20 displays including interactive activities with Cadets from each club.
12:30PM Cadet Review (on "The Plain" parade grounds)
Full-dress Cadet parade is a time-honored tradition of a West Point football game day.
10AM-3PM Scout Tours by Cadets (begin at the Scoutmasters Council Tent on Daly Field
Tours last approx. 45 minutes. Scouts will talk with Cadets as they receive a guided tour of Central Area,
including Trophy Point, Battle Monument, the Great Chain placed across the Hudson River by George Washington,
cannons captured in the major wars of the United States, and much more. Parents and family members welcome.
1:30PM Black Knight Walk (Black Nights Alley of Michie Stadium, near Gate 3)
Be part of the cheer tunnel for the Army Black Knights parading to the locker room from the east side entrance.
3:05PM Pre-game events begin on-field
3:10PM Cadet March-On
3:20PM Parachute Demonstrations (Special delivery of game ball!)
3:30PM Kickoff! Go ARMY!!!!!!
Related Events (OPTIONAL):
Pack 75 Sr. Webelos-Only (5th Graders) Overnight at West Point's Lake Frederick, Saturday 9/17
Troop 788 Boy Scout Overnight at Lake Frederick Friday 9/16 and Saturday 9/17.
Pack 75 Sr. Webelos-Only Overnight on Saturday 9/17: Pack 75 Sr. Webelos-Only Overnight (with parent) at West Point’s Lake Frederick with Troop 788 the night of Army Scout Day counts as a "Troop Outdoor Event" for Arrow of Light and Crossover, and provides opportunities to work on Activity Badges (e.g. Outdoorsman.) Webelos in Pack 75 have a 5-year tradition of Army Scout Day with a related Overnight. At least one parent must attend, but unlike most Pack events younger siblings are not allowed. Participating Sr. Webelos should depart Weston by 9:00AM on Saturday morning in order to arrive at Lake Frederick in time to setup camp prior to traveling back to Michie Stadium for Army Scout Day by 12:00PM. After the game, participants will return to Lake Frederick for dinner, a campfire and cracker barrel (S’mores!). In the morning, participants will cook breakfast, work on Activity Badges, and then pack up and return to Weston.
Troop 788 Boy Scout Overnight 9/16 & 9/17: Troop 788 plans this event as a two-night overnight to take full advantage of the venue and facilities. Army Scout Day is popular with Pack 75 alumni and beginning in 2010 became a tradition for Troop 788 as well. This event is well attended by Troops from several states and Saturday evening has historically been a great overnight experience at Lake Frederic because of the facility and Scout Spirit. Troop 788 will depart Norfield Church via caravan on Friday evening, stopping enroute for a brown bag lunch for dinner, prior to arriving at Lake Frederick to setup camp and build a campfire. Patrols will prepare breakfast on Saturday morning and assist the Pack 75 Sr. Webelos with setting up camp prior to departing to Michie Stadium for Army Scout Day. After the game, participants will return to Lake Frederick for dinner, a campfire and cracker barrel (S’mores!). In the morning, participants will cook breakfast, help with Sr. Webelos Activity Badges, and then pack up and return to Weston.
Transportation arrangements for Pack 75 Sr. Webelos and required parents is on an individual basis, with any caravan arrangements communicated to participants by 9/16. Troop 788 transportation will be coordinated as usual based on participating Leaders/parents serving as volunteer drivers, equipment, and number of Scouts. Trip details including departure times will be communicated to participants by 9/16.
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS – 9/13 12 Noon Deadline!
CLICK HERE BY 9/13 AT NOON TO ORDER FOOTBALL TICKETS & RELATED OVERNIGHT RESERVATIONS
Information emailed to participants by 9/16 will include:
Directions to West Point/Michie Stadium, directions to Lake Frederick from Weston and from Michie Stadium,
information on any caravan arrangements, Lake Frederick liability waiver (must be signed and witnessed by 3rd party), packing lists, etc.
$ 21/Person Army vs. Northwestern Football Game Ticket 9/17– Open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and families/relatives/friends
$ 7/Person Pack 75 Sr. Webelos-Only Overnight 9/17
$ 10/Scout Troop 788 Boy Scout Overnight 9/16&17
) (Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 788)