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

Scouts BSA Camping Opportunities

  • Troop campouts (reserve Camp Mountaineer)
  • 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

Camping Resources