Cub Scout camping is limited to their council’s designated locations with appropriate facilities.
Councils use Pack Overnight Campout Site Appraisal Form (www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/430-90218-PackOvernightForm_Fillable.pdf) to review and designate locations.
Units can request from their council a site appraisal but cannot do their own appraisal.
Cub Scout pack unit coordinated camping is limited to no more than two consecutive nights.
Cub Scout Camping: Cub Scout camping is a family-centric program.Cub Scout youth may tent with a parent or guardian as outlined in Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse.Cub Scout youth should attend the camping event with their parent(s)/ guardian(s).Lions and Tigers must have their adult partner present to take part.
For all other ranks: only in exceptional circumstances, a Cub Scout whose parent or legal guardian cannot attend a unit overnight camping trip may participate under the supervision of another registered adult member of the BSA, a parent of a Cub Scout who is also attending. The unit leader and a parent or legal guardian must agree to the arrangement, and all Youth Protection policies apply. At no time may another adult accept responsibility for more than one additional “non family member” youth.
Webelos and Arrow of Light Den Camping: Each Scout should attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s). A Webelos or Arrow of Light Scout whose parent or legal guardian cannot attend a den overnight camping trip may participate under the supervision of at least two registered leaders. The leaders and a parent or legal guardian must agree to the arrangement, and all Youth Protection policies apply.
Only Webelos and Arrow of Light dens may conduct den coordinated campouts. Webelos and Arrow of Light den coordinated campouts are restricted to no more than two consecutive nights. Den camping only includes the Webelos or Arrow of Light youth. As with pack coordinated campouts, the den must have a BALOO trained adult leader in attendance and all Youth Protection policies apply.
Webelos/Arrow of Light Den Camping may participate and camp at a Scouts BSA troop unit campout. All Cub Scout camping requirements still apply, including the den must have a BALOO trained adult leader in attendance and all Youth Protection policies apply.
Webelos/Arrow of Light Dens may only participate at a Scouts BSA “camporee” as day visitors.
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Vice President, Outdoor Programs