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2021 Maple Syrup Days

Event Details


Two opportunities to experience
Maple Syrup making
at Bear Paw Scout Camp 

this spring


Maple Syrup Days Open House
Saturday, March 6
(open to the public, family friendly with activities for Cub Scout aged (5-10) children)
event details below

Maple Syrup Days
Saturday, March 20 and Saturday, March 27
Activities are for Scout ages, 11-18
in 2021 there will not be evening programming on Maple Syrup Days weekends 

Want to see more of what Maple Syrup Days is all about? 
Check out our YouTube video or 
visit the Bear Paw Scout Camp Facebook Maple Syrup Days Album

Maple Syrup Days Open House

Saturday, March 6


The sap will be flowing and we want you to be a part of the fun!

Join us for a pancake breakfast and dozens of STEM activities.


Scouts, siblings, parents, and grandparents are welcome!

Register as a family, a Den, or as an entire Pack.
($10/person and children younger than Cub Scout age, 4 & younger, attend for free.)

Over 20 Activities!
(Many count towards Advancement Requirements)

Maple Syrup Making
Maple Sap Collection
Animal Tracking
BB Guns & Sling Shots
Climbing Wall
Dog Sledding
First Aid (Scarf Slings/Splints)
Geodesic Dome
Knot Tying

Lego Pinewood Derby
Nature Hike
Outdoor Code
Outdoor Games
Pinecone Bird Feeders
Pudgy Pie Making & Outdoor Cooking
Snow Kayaking
Snowball Launching
STEM activities
Two Man Saw


Saturday, March 6
8:30 a.m. - Check-in opens 
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Activities begin 
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Lunch items for sale 
3:00 p.m. - Program ends 

Bag lunches and walk-in registrations are welcome.


Maple Syrup Days

Weekend 1 - March 20
Weekend 2 - March 27 
Day Program with new track options
for Scouts & Venture Scouts

As winter melts into spring, the sugar bush comes alive at Bear Paw Scout Camp in Mountain, WI. This sweet Scouting program will offer hands on experience in the process of making maple syrup from bucket to bottle.

This program is intended for Scouts and Adult Leaders. They should be capable of participating in physical activities and 6th grade science based principles.

Sap runs occur when the daytime temperature is above freezing (32°F) and the previous night was below freezing. Full buckets will make everyone happy, but we cannot control the weather, we just hope it cooperates. Dress appropriately for the weather.

One Day Saturday Programs
March 20 & March 27 
The program starts on Saturday morning with check-in at 8:00 a.m. and a pancake and porkie breakfast featuring real Bear Paw Maple Syrup.  Participants will learn about the process of making maple syrup from tree to bottle in both modern and traditional methods.  The cost of the of the weekend program is $30.00 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, commemorative patch and 8 oz. bottle of Bear Paw Maple Syrup customized with their name.

New this year, there are two tracks for scouts to choose from
First Year Experience:  Like our traditional Maple Syrup Days program, Scouts will move in a round robin fashion through stations to introduce them to Maple Syrup making.  Learn all of the elements that bring sap from the maple tree through the cooking process to the bottle as syrup.
Second+ Year Experience:  Take a deep dive into maple syrup and choose from sessions that go in depth about different aspects of maple syrup making or complete merit badges that relate to maple syrup.


When & Where
Maple Syrup Open House
Bear Paw Scout Camp
Saturday 03-06-2021 8:30 AM CT to 3:00 PM CT
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Maple Syrup Days Weekend 1
Bear Paw Scout Camp
Saturday 03-20-2021 8:00 AM CT to 4:00 PM CT
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Maple Syrup Days Weekend 2
Bear Paw Scout Camp
Saturday 03-27-2021 8:00 AM CT to 4:00 PM CT
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