How do I get our Cub Scouts excited about Cub Camps? Schedule a Cub Camp Promotion Meeting!
Where can I find the event schedule? Schedules for each event will be handed out at the first “check-in”. Also, as soon as they are finalized for each event, a copy will also be available through each camp’s main tab (above).
When do I pay the event fees? You can pay the full amount online with a credit/debit card or personal e-check. If you pay the deposit only for each participant, you must pay the balance by June 1st, the latest (this deposit only option is not available for the family camp in April). Both Cub Family Camps and Twilight Camp require full payment (there are no “deposit only” options), since no financial assistance (scholarships) are available for these cub camps.
How/where do I pay the fee or the balance for cub camps in 2018?
What is a Cub Scout Scholarship? Scholarships are financial assistance for Scouts to attend some of our council’s cub camps. Go to the Scholarships page for more details.
BSA Annual Health Form – Go to the Health and Safety page for information.
What should we leave at home? Leave all valuable and sentimental items at home, including games, computers, phones, special gifts from family members, etc. If you’d hate to lose it, don’t bring it!
What items are prohibited? You cannot bring alcohol, fireworks, or other BSA-prohibited items are allowed in camp. See Camp Rules for a more comprehensive list.
Do I need extra money? No, but there will be a Trading Post to buy goodies. The schedule will let you know when it is open.
Who do I contact with program and advancement questions? Quinn Ryan at Quinn.Ryan@scouting.org
Who do I contact with registration, payment, and scholarship questions? Debi Geiger at Debi.Geiger@scouting.org
What time is check-in? At Indian Mound Reservation – 6pm-7pm; at Camp Oakarro – 5:30pm-6:30pm
When and where do we turn in the BSA Annual Health Form for Family Camp? You will be required to turn in all completed health forms at Camp Oakarro on the first day, at “check-in”. There will not be a “drop-off” option for any overnight camp.
What should we bring to Family Camp? Be Prepared! To ensure a fun-filled and comfortable day, make sure you send your scout to camp with the following:
Do I need to bring a tent? Yes, you need to bring your own tent to Camp Oakarro and Indian Mound Reservation (if not staying in a cabin). Let our staff know if you would like help setting it up.
Make sure everything is labeled with your scout’s name and Pack number. Lots of unlabeled belongings get lost every week and are never reunited with their original owners!
What meals are provided? We will provide a cracker barrel on Friday evening, all meals Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
What if I have special dietary needs? If you have special dietary needs, please contact the following people:
NOTE: If your Scout has allergies or other special dietary restrictions, or you want to supply your own food for any reason, you can do so. But, you will not get a discount or partial refund.
Can my son attend Family Camp with another family? From the Guide to Safe Scouting: Each youth member will be under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In special circumstances, a Cub Scout whose parent or legal guardian is not able to attend an overnight camping trip may participate under the supervision of another registered adult member of the BSA who is a parent of a Cub Scout who is also attending. The unit leader and a parent or legal guardian must agree to the arrangement, and all Youth Protection policies apply. At no time, may another adult accept responsibility for more than one additional “nonfamily member” youth.