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Thunderbird Games *Rain or Shine*
October 14, 2023 at FDR State Park with Tent Camping Saturday night at Durland Scout Reservation


UPDATE on Oct 13:  Event is rain or shine. Games begin at 11am. Weather looks to be dry up until around 2pm. Come on up!! Pack 6 is still camping at Durland; all must be signed up with Cubmaster (details below).
Wristbands/Tickets:  Should have been pre-purchased from Council. Put on your wristbands before you leave for Thunderbird. If you forget your wristbands, you'll need to pay $40 per new wristband : (
ALSO, everyone having a wristband on in the car will be the fastest way to get through the gate and to the games. Once you are through the gate, just park and go have fun. 
Contact the Cubmaster if you'd
like to purchase wristbands ($30 for youth, $20 for adults) for pick up from Cubmaster's home. If you have not purchased a wristband, you will be directed to a side line where registration volunteers will assist you in your car.

TICKET PRICES and SCHEDULE

Brand new scouts who just joined Cub Scouts get a FREE ticket ($25 value). This ticket will be available for pick-up at the event. New parents should buy an adult ticket as well as tickets for additional family members. 

"Early Bird" Rate - Available through Sept 27. Save $5 per ticket!

                         $25 per youth - day only. 11am - 4pm

                         $15 per adult - day only. 11am - 4pm

                         Youth under age 2 are free and do not need to be registered.

Regular rate - Available through Oct 4. **ALL Overnight participants must be registered by Oct 4**

                         $30 per youth - day only. 11am - 4pm

                         $20 per adult - day only. 11am - 4pm

                        Youth under age 2 are free and do not need to be registered.

Walk-in Rate - Oct 14:  $40 per person. Pay at the door. 11am-4pm ONLY.  **Walk-in's CANNOT camp overnight. 

Optional Tent Camping:  When you buy your Thunderbird tickets, indicate you are with Pack 6 Crestwood and select "Durland" for the tent camping site so Council can group all Pack 6 scouts together. NO payment is due to Council for tent camping, however Pack 6 will collect money for food ($15 per person over age 5).

Instructions re Pack Dinner & S'mores: Sign up by October 4th

Sign up for Dinner by October 4, 2023. Email pack6crestwood@gmail.com

Cost is $15 per person for dinner, s'mores and quick breakfast. Give cash to Cubmaster at the event.

Camping is encouraged but NOT required. Families may stay for the evening dinner/campfire and leave after the s'mores. Just bring a flashlight to get back to the parking lot. There are NO FIREWORKS THIS YEAR.

What is the event location/address? 

Daytime Activities: Thunderbird Games take place at FDR State Park. This is a NEW LOCATION. It is NOT at Croton Point Park...NEW for 2023. 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Evening Activities:  Camping at Durland Scout Reservation

 

What do scouts wear?

Scouts can wear their Pack 6 t-shirt or their full Class A uniform (blue or tan uniform shirt). It can get WINDY there, so dress for the forecasted weather.

 

What time should I arrive?

FDR State Park is about 35-minute drive from Yonkers. Your arrival time will VARY depending on your plans for the day. Games are open from 11am to 4pm.

  • Games ONLY| Plan to leave Yonkers around 10am. The Opening Ceremony is at 10:45am. The  Thunderbird Games are open from 11am to 4pm. You can arrive late, but the earlier you arrive the more time the boys have to participate in the Games.

  • Games and Camping| You can go to Durland first to set up your tent in the morning, and then go to the Games at FDR. OR, go plan to pitch your tent AFTER you leave the Games.

Is there more information?

Yes! Visit the Thunderbird webpage.

Should I bring my own lunch? Do they sell food?

We suggest you pack your own lunch and snacks/drink for Saturday. Food is sold at the Games, but the lines can be long and really cut into time for games.

 

Where is Pack 6 meeting at Thunderbird Games?

During the Games, there is no specific time/place for the entire Pack to meet.

We encourage dens to designate a meeting point. If everyone from a den are arriving at the same time, we recommend meeting at the main registration/check-in desk. Or, dens are encouraged to text/call each other to meet up in the mail field where the Games are being held.

After the Games, all Pack 6 scouts and families staying for dinner and campfire should drive to Durland Scout Reservation. To sign up for dinner, email pack6crestwood@gmail.com with your family's headcount. We will collect money for dinner and s'mores.

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