Camping

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.

  • Camping contributes to good health.
  • Camping helps campers develop self-reliance and resourcefulness.
  • Camping enhances spiritual growth.
  • Camping contributes to social development.
  • Camping is an experience in citizenship training.
  • Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces Cub Scouts to the knowledge and skills they will learn and apply more thoroughly as a Scout.  
"A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room."
Robert Baden-Powell
Scouting Founder

Cub Scout Camping Opportunities

  • pack overnighters
  • Webelos den overnight campouts
  • council/district-organized day camps
  • council-organized family camps (ie Parent N Pal, Cub Adventure Weekend)
  • resident camps (ie Camp Mountaineer)

Scouts BSA Camping Opportunities

  • troop campouts
  • patrol campouts
  • troop-based high adventure trips
  • council-organized weekend activities
  • resident camps (ie Camp Mountaineer)
  • specialty camps (ie NYLT, NAYLE, NOAC)
  • high adventure camps
  • National/World Scout Jamborees