Cub Adventure :: The Ultimate Campout

Cub Adventure :: The Ultimate Campout

My daughters joined cub scouts this year. We just went on our first camp out, and it was so much fun! The Evangeline area council puts on Cub adventure at Mountain Bayou Scout Camp, which is near Chicot State Park. Cub scouts and their families are invited to camp out and enjoy a ton of fun activities throughout the day and night.

Some of the activities included were: rock climbing, canoeing, archery, slingshot, BB gun, sling shot car, pool noodle rocket, boxcar derby races, cooking in a Dutch oven, tying knots, whittling chip, flag ceremony, Catholic mass or interfaith worship, campfire program, a nature hike, and more.

Events were scheduled throughout the day so we never felt bored. We enjoyed food from the dining hall since there was a burn ban no campfire cooking was allowed. We are also novice campers, and everyone was so welcoming and helpful with all our camping questions. Dad stayed home with the toddler and pre-schooler, but we saw lots of families there with little ones. We can’t wait to go camping again with our whole family! Some families just came for the daytime activities and went home at the end of the day. Here are some of the highlights of our trip:

Rock climbing

This was my girls number one favorite activity. They climbed the rock wall three times throughout the day and would’ve continued if time allowed. Ringing the bell at the top was very exciting.

Shooting sports

The scouts received safety rules and instruction on how to shoot archery, BB guns, and slingshots at different targets. My girls loved the archery most of all. Katniss Everdeen vibes anyone?


We canoed on the beautiful lake. It was covered with giant lily pads, bigger than your head.

Pool noodle rockets

The scouts built rockets out of pool noodles and got to launch them. They also built sling shot cars out of popsicles sticks and raced them.

Nature Hike

There was a group nature hike where scouts got to learn about identifying trees, plants, and wildlife tracks. As well as, safety for hiking and camping and the leave no trace principal. My girls also loved the campfire program, in which scouts from different packs performed songs, skits, or jokes.

We made memories as a family and memories with friends. If you’re interested in joining scouting and taking your kids on fun adventures like this, please click here.

Sicily Smith
Sicily grew up in Acadiana and graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a degree in fashion merchandising and design. She has spent the last decade moving around the world while her husband served in the military. She returned to Lafayette in 2022 to raise her four daughters in Cajun country. Her daughters Evie(9), Talulah(6), Gemma(4), and Sylvie(1) keep her house messy, her schedule busy, and her heart full. These days she’s traded her fancy clothes for a strong cup of coffee, comfy leggings, and a good book. Her hobbies include going to local music festivals and farmers markets, trying new restaurants, running, and starting a bookclub with her daughters. She is also currently writing her first children’s book.


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