2019 Bear Paw Outdoor Registration


Three-day Winter Camping Experience 


The outdoor camping experience allows participants to put into practice what they learned during troop meetings, which is camping in the snow or a very cold environment within a very safe environment accompanied by a couple hundred fellow Scouters.  This may be the best high adventure they may ever participate in as a youth; even adults have fun.  The event has a focus on fun in the cold/snow, along with camping challenges that are easily overcome with experience and mentoring.

WHEN: FEBRUARY 22-24, 2019

WHERE: Cisco Grove Campground

Hwy 80 to Exit #165 (Soda Springs, CA)

This campground is 5 miles past Emigrant Gap


COST:$20.00 per participant before and on 1/30/19. $25 after 1/30/19.

Price includes campground fees, unit ribbon and patch with rocker for each participant.

There is an additional $10.00 “per car” overnight parking fee assessed by the owners of the Campground.  The parking pass will be handed out to unit leaders or drivers upon check-in with the Event Director, who will be at the ranger station/entrance on Friday.  These passes must be displayed in the windshield at all times.


  • Friday morning: 10:00 AM begin check-in, set up camp/build snow shelters. A leaders’ campfire and orientation meeting will be held that evening at camp Headquarters.  Time to be announced on-site.
  • Saturday activities are up to the individual units however, games will be available for fun on Saturday morning on the athletic field such as volleyball, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee, soccer on fresh packed snow, or any other event the youth wish to organize. Each Troop may want to develop a program for their unit that includes rank advancement requirements.  There is a Saturday night campfire program with a program put on by “every” unit (song, skit, reading, etc.), including a flag retirement.
  • Sunday morning: Cleanup, pack the cars and be checked out by 11:00 AM.

BearPaw can be considered a car camping event.  Units may leave the campground during the day on Saturday and drive up to Donner Summit (7 miles away), go skiing at Boreal Ridge or participate in any other activity desired.  BearPaw focuses on camping in cold weather with or without snow which includes cooking, sleeping and keeping warm.  Units are not required to be at Cisco Grove during the day Saturday-do your own thing.

Registration Note: There is no deadline for registration. Onsite registrations will be taken.
For additional details, contact Monte Crawford, Event Director, montecrawford@yahoo.com or call (408) 582.3993.


Attendee Information

If your unit has more attendees than this form allows, an additional new registration must be made. Please create as many additional registrations as needed.
Registration Fee 
*****If there are any cancellations, please notify the Program Director in writing at least two weeks prior to the committed date. All refunds/transfers are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. There is no refund two weeks before the event. For registration, facility questions, information and confirmation email training@svmbc.org. The event will be held rain or shine. No refunds due to weather.
How do you wish to pay for your registration? Online with a Convenience Fee for online credit card use - VISA/MasterCard Mail a Check to 970 W Julian Street, San Jose, Ca 95126 *