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Cub Scout Camping Guidelines

The Boy Scouts of America has established the following guidelines for its members' participation in camping activities:
Den Camping
Overnight camping by first-, second-, and third-grade Cub Scout dens is not approved, and certificates of liability insurance will not be provided by the Boy Scouts of America. A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by his mother or father. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of an adult. Joint Webelos den-troop campouts are encouraged for dens of fifth-grade Webelos Scouts with their parents to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips.
Council-Organized Family Camp (Cub Parent Weekends)
Council-organized family camps are overnight events involving more than one pack. Blue Ridge Council family camping takes place in the fall during the Cub Parent Weekends at Camp Old Indian. The Blue Ridge Council provides all of the elements of the outdoor experience, such as staff, food service, housing, and program. In most cases, youth members will be under the supervision of a parent or guardian. In all cases, each youth participant is responsible to a specific adult. All overnight activities involving more than one pack must be approved by the council. Council-organized family camps must be conducted in accordance with established standards as given in National Standards for Council Family Camping, No. 13-408. Tigers, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may participate.
Pack Overnighters
These are pack-organized overnight events involving more than one family from a single pack, focused on age-appropriate Cub Scout activities and conducted at council-approved locations or on council property. Contact the Blue Ridge Council service center for a list of approved locations. If nonmembers (siblings) participate, the event must be structured accordingly to accommodate them. BSA health and safety and youth protection guidelines apply. In most cases, each youth participant is responsible to a specific adult. Adults giving leadership to a pack overnighter must complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) (No. 34162A) to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection guidelines, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation. If a Pack is camping outside of Blue Ridge Council boundaries or more than 500 miles away they must file a Tour Plan 
Approved Pack Overnighter locations*:
Blue Ridge Council Properties & Facilities:
Camp Old Indian
Camp White Pines
Camp Carroll Brown
Camp Arrowhead
Other Approved Locations:
Andrew Jackson State Park
Camp Bob Hardin
Cow Pens Battlefield
Devil's Fork State Park
Gray Moore's Farm (Greenwood Area)
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
Kings Mountain State Park
Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area
Oconee State Park
Table Rock State Park
*Please contact the Scout Service Center at 864-233-8363 for more information about the above locations.
Webelos Dens are encouraged to visit Boy Scout district camporees and Klondike derbies. The purpose of these visits should be for the boys to look ahead with anticipation to their future as Boy Scouts and observe troops they might join. Webelos Scout dens should not compete against or participate in activities designed for Boy Scouts. Webelos Scout dens should not spend the night as participants at the event if the program is Boy Scout-based.
Camping Resources
The current editions of the following manuals provide information about Cub Scout camping: A Guide to Safe Scouting, Cub Scout Leader Book, and The Webelos Leader Guide.
Please Note: If a well-meaning leader brings along a child who does not meet these age guidelines, disservice is done to the unit because of distractions often caused by younger children. A disservice is also done to the child, who is not trained to participate in such an activity and who, as a nonmember of the group, may be ignored by the older campers.