CUB SCOUTING

Youth Grades K-5

Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Cub Scout Outdoor Program

Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces boys to the outdoors and helps them develop outdoor skills at an age-appropriate level that will be applied more thoroughly as a Boy Scout. As Cub Scouts progress, the opportunities for outdoor adventures become more challenging.

Cub Scout Resident Camp

Cub Scout/Webelos Resident camp is a council-organized, theme-oriented overnight program that runs 4 days, 3 nights. It is conducted under a certified National Camping School-trained director at a camp approved by the council. Note that Tiger Cubs are not eligible to attend resident camp.

Resident camp typically includes, but is not limited to, outdoor program areas such as nature, camping skills, fitness, aquatics, and shooting sports. Each year, an overall theme is selected to offer different adventures. Theme examples include: Pirates, Gold Rush, Knights. Spy, & Time Travel

Resident Camps are offered at Camp Chief Little Turtle on the beautiful 1200 acre Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation.

For additional information regarding Camp Chief Little Turtle Resident Camp, Click Here

Cub Scout Day Camp

Day camp is organized by the Districts and is a day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. It is conducted under certified leadership at an approved site and during daylight or early evening hours. Certification of the day camp director and program director is provided through the National Camping School.

Day camp programs are theme-based and usually include nature, sports, aquatics, and crafts. 

For more information about day camp, click here

 

Fall Activities

When recruited, Cub Scouts are promised camping! To deliver on this promise, the Anthony Wayne Area Council hosts a Super Scout Cub-o-ree, at Camp Chief Little Turtle each fall.

  • Parents and Packs have the option to earn your Cub Scout rank camping requirements by camping Friday night, Saturday night or both nights. You must provide your own camping gear and additional meals. Saturday lunch is the only meal provided. Parents and Scouts are not required to attend with their Pack.

 

Family Camps and Pack Overnighters

Cub Scout family camping falls into two catagories: council-organized family camps and pack overnighters.  

  • Council-organized family camps are overnight events involving more than one pack, with the local council providing all of the elements to enhance the outdoor experience such as staffing, food service, housing, and program. These are often referred to as parent-pal or adventure weekends. Family camps should be conducted by trained leaders at sites approved by the local council. Youth should be under the supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

  • Pack overnighters are events involving more than one family from a single pack, focused on age-appropriate Cub Scout activities and conducted at council-approved locations. If siblings participate, the event must be structured accordingly to accommodate them. Adults giving leadership to a pack overnighter must complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO, No. 34162) and be present during the campout. BALOO trains participants to properly understand the importance of program intent, Youth Protection policies, health and safety, site selection, and sufficient adult participation.

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