Scouting World Adventures 

Cub Scouts can participate in many types of activities including, archery, BB-guns, sling shots, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, scout skills, and a variety of other events. All areas (especially range activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures. It’s a fun-filled week of challenging Cub Scout activities, exciting adventures and new friendships. Camp is open to all Cub Scouts who will be in first through fifth grades as of September 2015.

Each camp offers FIVE action packed days (or evenings) filled with fun, learning, adventure, and more!


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Trained camp staff

Each camp is under the direction of a volunteer camp director and program director trained at the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School. A pre-camp and an on-site visitation by a trained day camp accreditation team certifies each day camp has complied with the national Boy Scouts of America day camp standards. There is a trained and certified supervisor for all aquatics activities and all shooting sports ranges are under the supervision of staff with hours of training and experience in their field. Safety is the number one priority at day camp followed by fun and adventure. In addition, each camp has onsite a certified health safety officer and all camp staff participate in day camp staff training and youth protection training.


 

Sign up as a pack, den or individual

Scouts primarily sign up and attend day camp with their Cub Scout pack. Camp is a lot more fun when your den attends together. However if your pack is not attending day camp there is no reason why you should miss out on the adventure. A scout and their adult partner can attend day camp and be matched with a den of scouts the same age OR if your entire den wants to attend that would be even better! We don’t want anyone to miss out on this awesome summer experience. Please contact your pack’s Camp Coordinator for information on how to attend without your pack.

 


2015 Cub Scout Day Camp dates

If possible, please register through your Cub Scout Pack.

Three things your pack can do now to promote Cub Camping

Cub Scouts love to go to camp, especially with their friends and the rest of the Cub Scouts in your pack! This does take a bit of effort, and here are three things to do now to make sure your parents stay informed and Cub Scouts can plan on attending camp this next summer.

Place mat order: Attractive place mats are available for every Cub Scout pack’s Blue and Gold Banquet. The best part is there is no charge!  Place mats need to be ordered by December 20, 2013 and will be available for pickup at January Roundtable meetings. All you need to do is place your order by completing the form at the following link.

>> 2015 Cub Camping Order Form

 

 

 Camp presentation: Each Cub Scout Pack should plan to have a brief camp information presentation. Usually this is scheduled by the pack’s camping coordinator and one of the camp staff members can present information. DVDs of the camp promotion video will be available to every pack to show at your Blue and Gold Banquet or January pack meeting. For packs with hi-tech meeting places, you can access the YouTube video below! Use the 2015 Cub Camping Order Form to let us know when your camp presentation will be scheduled.

 

Pack camping coordinator: Select one of the parents/friends or your Cub Scout pack that is excited about day camp and resident camp to be your pack’s CAMPING COORDINATOR. Please let us know who your pack’s camp coordinator is by using the 2015 Cub Camping Order Form.

 

 

 

 

2015 Cub Camping Video

 

 

 

 

This year’s Scouting World Adventures theme centers around the idea that the BSA would like to take Scouting all over the world! Cub Scouts and Webelos will arrive on the first day and learn valuable skills that they will need on their mission.  Throughout the week, they will encounter activities related to space exploration and visiting another planet.  Activities will include Archery & BB Gun shooting, sports, crafts, water games, and nature/ecology stations and more!

What is Cub Scout day camp all about?

It’s a summertime program for Cub Scouts and Webelos to get outside and do activities with friends from their pack.

It’s a fun and exciting camp experience!  It’s the first step in the camping progression.  Scouts spend each day with the same group and visit a variety of program stations. At the end of the day they return home. It’s a place for Cub Scouts and Webelos to test themselves, participate in new activities, make new friends and learn something along the way.
 
Den assignments at camp

Campers will be assigned to either Cub Scout (Tigers, Wolves and Bears) or Webelos dens based on their rank and pack.  Effort will be taken to keep Tigers, Wolves and Bears from the same pack together and Webelos from the same pack together.  It is quite possible that multiple packs may be assigned to the same Cub Scout or Webelos den.  Cub Scout and Webelos dens will participate in separate programs although some activities may be the same, such as shooting sports.  The Webelos program is designed to be more challenging for the campers and expand on the skills they’ve already learned as Cub Scouts.

T-shirts and patches

waving fists csCub Scouts receive a day camp shirt included in their registration fees. Pre-registered den walkers will also receive a t-shirt.  At the end of camp, each participant will also receive an official day camp patch.

Safe transportation to and from camp

When transporting scouts to camp, make sure the rules published in the Guide to Safe Scouting are followed.  (An online version can be found at www.scouting.orgExternal Link.)

Most packs carpool to transport Scouts to camp.  It is imperative that each vehicle is safe, carries insurance (state requirements) and is operated safely.  Be sure anyone taking your child in and out of camp is listed on the Camper Release Form.

Check-in procedures

Each morning scouts will be checked in.  If your child will not be at camp on a day that they are registered to be there, notify a unit leader or den walker so they can communicate this to camp staff.

Check-out procedures

When signing your scout out of camp, the scout will only be released to the people listed on the Camper Release Form.  Campers leaving camp before dismissal must be checked out at the registration area.  Any camper that is not properly checked out will be treated as a missing camper and missing camper procedures will go into effect until the Camp Director can verify where the camper is.  This process is necessary to ensure the safety of each child attending camp.

 

ScoutShopEach day camp will have a trading post, stocked full of many scout shop items, as well as a variety of affordable snacks and drinks. Boys love visiting the trading post! Prices are rounded to the nearest quarter and cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

 

 

 

What to bring to camp

Please mark all items with scout’s name & pack number

  • Day pack to hold personal gear
  • Lunch with name on container (no refrigeration is available)
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Rain gear (dress appropriately for the weather)
  • Water bottle (freeze ahead for cold water all day)
  • Sunscreen and non-aerosol insect repellent
  • Swim suit, towel and bag for wet clothes
  • Money for trading post items
What not to bring to camp
  • Knives, firearms, tobacco products, drugs or alcohol
  • Valuable that may get lost or broken
Unit day camp leadership (den walkers)

Every pack is required to provide its own day camp leadership while at camp.  One leader is required for every 5 youth in camp with a minimum of 2 leaders.  (Example: 11 youth require 3 leaders). The pack’s leadership will be divided between the Cub Scout and Webelos dens.

New Tiger Cubs (boys that have just completed kindergarten) are required to have a parent or guardian in attendance.

Pack leaders must:

  • Serve as leadership within assigned dens during camp.
  • Ensure buddy system is used while in camp.
  • Assure dens stay together as they travel from one station to another.
  • Maintain discipline.  Address any health and safety concerns.
  • Assist camp staff as needed.

 

 

RESOURCES FOR DISTRICT PROMOTIONS TEAM

>> Cub Camping Individual Registration Worksheet

>> Campership, online application

>> 2015 Campership Request Form

Need Assistance? Camperships are available for scouts needing assistance to attend day camp. Request forms are due to the Simon Kenton Council Office by March 1, 2014. Please download, print and complete the request form OR complete the online application.

>>Medical Form (Short-Term – Day Camp & Cub Resident Camp).

 

 

 

Simon Kenton Council day camp refund policy

30 Days prior is full refund. Anything between 2 weeks and 30 days is 50% refund. Within 2 weeks of the event refund is at the discretion of the event coordinator or staff adviser. Usually only granted in cases of emergency. Unless otherwise stated.