Camping

CAMPING

Your son will be involved in an overall program. Each day is important to the development of the program. He will need to be there the entire time. Please don’t plan on late arrivals, leaves in between, or early departures. If these are unavoidable due to emergencies, then let one of the leaders know before leaving. 
Note: There will always be (2) Trained leaders on all camping events. 

The following are just items that are proper camping etiquette. They are in no certain order. 
  • Do not allow scouts to run through other camp sites, regardless if it is at a BSA campground or a public site. 
  • Do not allow scouts to leave the immediate camp site area unless with their with a buddy LNT
  • Leaders & Scouts are to help clean up camp site and pack troop trailer before leaving. 
  • Pick up more than you bring. Remember “Leave No Trace”. 
All youth and adults should use the Buddy System when traveling through the camp at all times.
Scouts when venturing into near by wooded areas ALWAYS let your leader know where you are headed and which buddy will be with you.
The list below applies to both youth and adults

What to BRING on EVERY camp-out

On any camping trip it’s very important to Be Prepared and bring all the items that you will need when you go camping.

Here’s a check list to help you cover the basics. (Printable PDF)

  • GREAT ATTITUDE!!!
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Close Toed shoes (two pair: one for walking / hiking & one water / shower)
  • Uniform
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Pillow
  • Hammock (Must be First Class or above)
  • Bug Repellent
  • Sun Block
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Lantern
  • Light sucker
  • Extra batteries
  • Camp Chair
  • Water Bottle or Canteen
  • Firem’n Chit 
  • Totin Chip 
  • Pocket Knife / No sheath knives! **
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Mess Kit, cup, plate, utensils, bowl, & hot cup for cocoa
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Extra change of clothes, socks, & underwear
  • Rain gear – poncho is recommended
  • Warm clothes, sweatshirt/jacket & sleep wear
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Personal items & Toiletries (soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, etc.)
  • Baby wipes. small travel pack is good
  • Monkey Butt Powder & Paste 
    • **Do not bring powders that contain talcum.
  • Camera
  • Watch
  • Paper & Pen
  • Scout Manual
  • Day Pack / Backpack to carry items such as Scout Manual, pen, paper, water bottle, sun block, bug repellent, rain gear etc.
What NOT to BRING on any camp-out
  • BAD ATTITUDE!!!
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco 
    • Adults If you must smoke, please do not do it around the scouts & other campers. This means leave the immediate area. Leave No Trace! Dispose of cigerette butts or other tobacco waste properly
  • Drugs
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms
  • Electronics 
    • If electronics such as a smart phone or tablet is needed for a specific purpose, please seek prior approval.
  • Soda
  • No open-toe shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. Only closed-toe shoes, closed toed beach shoes or closed toed sandals are permitted.
  • Foul language