Camping is fun, and it’s good for your mind, body, and spirit. It helps you learn to rely on yourself—on your own skills and knowledge. When you go camping as a Cub Scout, you get skills you will learn and use more, later, as a member of a Scouts BSA Troop.
Cub Scout camping has day camps, resident camps, Webelos den overnight campouts, family camps, and pack overnighters.
Day camp lasts for one day to five days. It’s for Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos Scouts. Day camps are held during the day or early evening. Campers do not stay overnight.
At resident camps, Cub Scouts camp overnight. Every year, the resident camp has a different theme and different adventures. Examples of themes are Sea Adventure, Space Adventure, Athletes, Knights, Circus Big Top, American Indian Heritage, Folklore, and the World Around Us.
Webelos Den Overnight Campouts
Webelos dens go on overnight campouts. Each Webelos Scout camps with their parent or guardian. The campers learn the basics of Scout camping, under the direction of the Webelos den leader. Sometimes, leaders from a Scouts BSA troop may join you.
Webelos dens also have joint overnight campouts with a Scout troop. Each Webelos Scout has a parent or guardian with them on these joint campouts, too.
Council-Organized Family Camps
Family camps are overnight camps for more than one Cub Scout pack. You may hear these events called “parent-pal weekends” or “adventure weekends.” Each Cub Scout camps with a parent or guardian.
Packs on their own can hold overnight campouts for the families in the pack. Cub Scouts’ brothers and sisters can go on these pack overnighters. In most cases, each Scout will camp with a parent or guardian. Every young camper is responsible to a specific adult.
Training for Webelos Den Camping or Pack Campouts
At least one person from the Pack or Webelos Den going on the camp out will need to complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation, commonly called BALOO. The Great Alaska Council teaches this course in conjunction with Inttroduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills (IOLS). These courses are taught at Camp Gorsuch. Registration is available on the Council Calendar.