Cub Scout Camping

Cub Scout Camping

Cub Scout and Dad in a canoe

Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world. You'll learn to live with others in the out-of-doors. You'll learn to be a good citizen of the outdoors.

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 Boy Scout.

There are lots of different opportunities for Cub Scouts to go camping including day camps, resident camps, Webelos den overnight campouts, family camps, and pack overnighters.

Day Camps

Day camp lasts for one day to five days. Day Camp is open to Cub Scouts of all levels but is best for Tigers and Wolves. Day camps are held during the day or early evening. Campers do not stay overnight.

Resident Camps

Cub Scouts

At resident camps, Cub Scouts and Webelos 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. At resident camp, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, their leaders and parents, get to try new skills and have a lot of fun with our incredible summer camp staff.

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 "Winter Weekends." Each Cub Scout and Webelos Scout camps with a parent or guardian.

Webelos Den Overnight Campouts

climbingWebelos dens go on overnight campouts. Each Webelos Scout camps with his parent or guardian. The campers learn the basics of Boy Scout camping, under the direction of the Webelos den leader. Sometimes, leaders from a Boy Scout troop may join you.

Webelos dens also have joint overnight campouts with a Boy Scout troop. Each Webelos Scout has a parent or guardian with him on these joint campouts, too.

Pack Overnighters

Packs on their own can hold overnight camp outs 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.