Pack 911 Organized Camping Guidelines
Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth. Cub Scouting offers camping opportunities throughday camps, resident camps, Webelos den overnight campouts, council-organized family camps, and Pack-organized overnight campouts.
We have listed a number of rules that must govern our behavior during family campouts. Many of these rules are BSA rules, which must be adhered to in order to receive BSA insurance coverage for all. We ask that you review these rules and use them to govern the behavior of your family on all family campouts with our Pack. It is essential that we follow these rules in addition to the visiting facility’s rules. We want everyone tohave fun and be able to participate in all camp activities.
• Cub Scouts are encouraged to arrive and depart from camp in Class A uniform
• Only tent camping is permitted.
• No one should enter anyone else'stent for any reason without permission.
• Cub Scouts may not share a tent with any other family (parents/legal guardian and siblings only) than his own
• Webelos can share a tent with each other, without adults
• No food in tents - Food encourages critters to enter your tent.
• No electronic entertainment (videogames, dvd players, etc.)
• Children are not allowed to wander camp alone. The buddy system applies at all times.
• Parents/legal guardians are responsible for the supervision of their children.
• No children will be permitted at thepool, beach, or other water without their parent or legal guardian present and
only when a lifeguard is on duty
• No alcohol or drugs can be possessed or consumed during a family campout. (In the event that drug or alcohol
use is discovered, the family will be made to leave the campout )
• Smoking is only permitted in designated areas AND must be out of sight of the scouts.
• No open toed shoes
• Do not cut down trees or vegetation. A Scout leaves an area better than he found it.
• No sheath knives, bows, ammunition or liquid fuel are permitted in camp.
• Anyone leaving camp must sign out with the Den Leader or Cub Master.
• At the end of a campout, each Scout is responsible for picking up all trash in their immediate camp area and the
common areas used by the Pack during acampout. Leave no trace.
• Do not bring anything expensive or irreplaceable. We are not responsible for your belongings.
• Tiger Cub Scouts are not allowed to carry or use knives. Wolves, Bear and Webelos Scouts may carry a knife if
they have earned the Whittling Chip.(Scout must carry Whittling Chip card with them at all times.)
• No pets are allowed.
There may be other groups at the facility while we are there, and we want them to have the best impression of scouting possible.
Pack leadership will monitor the weather while camping. If inclement weather is forecasted, the pack leadership will update accordingly. We will camp if there is light precipitation or intermittent rain, but will not (knowingly) camp in extreme weather.
Unless otherwise noted, all meals are group meals. It is possible that Friday night meals may be on your own (brownbag). Information about individual meal responsibility will be noted when acamping event is publicized.
• No fires can be constructed and lit at any camping event or den function without adult leader supervision. If a fire is built, at least two adults must declare that they have responsibilityfor it, and must constantly attend to it, and put it out at the end. No fire shall be left unattended.
• Fires may be started using kindlingwood, logs, lint, steel wool, cotton or paper products. Absolutely no gasoline, kerosene, white gas, lighter fluid, or any liquid or gas flammable may be used.
• Den leaders and adults should review with their Cub Scouts about fire safety rules prior to and during any fire events. No one may poke sticks in and out of the fire ring. Once a stick has been inside the fire ring, it must stay in the fire ring. No horseplay is allowed in the vicinity of a fire.
• 5 or more gallons of water must be kept by the fire in case of an emergency.
• Adults only manage camp stoves, and lanterns.
After the Campout
When you get back home the campout is not over. In order to keep your equipment in the best shape possible you and your Scout should:
• Air out sleeping bags for at least 24hours. Store sleeping bag in a loose bag, like a pillow case, not a stuff sack.
• If it rained during the campout, or if tents were damp when leaving the campsite, set up the tent and let it dry
• Check all equipment. Tighten screws, replace batteries or repair equipment as needed to keep it in tip top shape.
Guide to Safe Scouting
As a member of the Boy Scouts of America we are committed to providing a positive and safe experience for your Scout. If you have questions about the safety and age-level appropriateness of activities, please consult the Guide to Safe Scouting, publication 34416. BSAGuide to Safe Scouting