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USS Cobia Campout

Who: All Scouts and Scouters
We only have 20 spots reserved so be sure to sign up early to secure your place.

What: Spend Saturday Night Aboard the USS Cobia, a restored World War II Submarine. We are also planning to stay at High Cliff State Park Friday Night and spend the day on Saturday exploring the park prior to heading to the submarine. The park is located on lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park. We will also be visiting the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on Sunday morning before coming home.

When: October 6-8, 2017

Where: High Cliff State Park on Lake Winnebago and at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Why: To have fun and to spend the night on a real WWII submarine

Cost: approximately $80

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, October 6th at 5:00pm. Eat supper before arriving.

Returning: Sunday around 5:00pm. Scouts will be dropped off at their homes.

Sign-up: Sign-up online or on sign up sheet will be at the troop meetings. No shows and cancellations after August 1st will be charged $80 unless a replacement is found.

Packing List:

Complete change of clothes and extra socks

2 underwear, 1 pair shorts, 2 pair long pants, 2 shirts

Sweatshirt, Jacket, Sleeping clothes, Rain Gear

Sleeping bag, Pillow, Sleeping pad,

Scout book, and Flashlight

Mess kit, cup, knife, fork and spoon (plastic recommended)

Water bottle

Backpack or duffel bag

Plastic bag for wet /dirty clothes

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap and washcloth

Personal medication

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

Check the weather forecast to see how cold it might get and pack accordingly 


If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, or call Eric Bergquist at 

651 329-3270. (email:

The USS Cobia Today

Commissioning Crew
The USS Cobia in 1943 with its crew

Post war photo

Eric Bergquist,
Sep 11, 2017, 10:35 AM
Eric Bergquist,
Sep 11, 2017, 10:33 AM
Eric Bergquist,
Sep 24, 2017, 2:17 PM
Eric Bergquist,
Sep 11, 2017, 10:28 AM