Cub Scout Day Camp
Cub Scout Day Camp is fun with a purpose:
- Boys explore, learn, and grow while having fun outdoors.
- Adventures might include Archery, BB-Guns, Fishing, Swimming, sports, squirt guns, games, and crafts.
- Boys who attend Day Camp are more likely to stay in Scouting.
- Day Camps teach citizenship and encourage social development.
The camp that comes to the boy
"Day camp is an accredited, organized, one- to five-day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts under trained leadership at an approved site, and is usually held during daylight or early evening hours, but not overnight. Den members are supervised by den and pack leaders."
"Day camp is an organized, multiple-day, theme-oriented program for Tiger Cubs and their adult partners, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. Day camp is conducted by the council/district under trained leadership at an approved site during daylight or early evening hours. Day camps do not include any overnight activities. The day camp program is age-appropriate and theme-based."
For Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts
"Tiger Cub day camp programs should be geared to the physical and mental abilities of their specific age group. Program session time schedules and activities should be geared specifically for Tiger Cubs, with the involvement of their adult partners. This usually will require adjustment of an existing day camp program geared for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.
"Approval to conduct a day camp is granted by the council. Training for camp directors and program directors is provided through the National Camping School. All day camps shall be conducted in accordance with established standards as given in National Standards for Local Council Accreditation of Cub Scout/Webelos Scout Day Camps, No. 13-108."
Check with your council and district leaders for day camp opportunities available in your area.
National Day Camp Standards
"Day camp is an organized 1-to-5-day program for Tiger Cubs (and their adult partner), Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts under trained leadership at an approved site, during daylight or early evening hours but not overnight. Day camp youth participants are limited to registered Tiger Cubs (and their adult partners), Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts."
- Sample Mandatory Standards
- M35: The on-site day camp director is at least 21 years old (preferably 25 or older) and has successfully completed National Camping School.
- M36: The on-site day camp program director is at least 21 years old (preferably 25 or older) and has successfully completed National Camping School.
- M41: BB-gun shooting is conducted by a qualified on-site range officer, at least 18 years of age. Additional adult supervision and guidance are provided, and minimum state requirements are met. All BB-gun range officers have successfully completed the BB-gun Safety and Training program from a qualified instructor, who is a valid instructor as outlined in Shooting Sports for Cub Scouting, No. 13-550.
- M46: An orientation (precamp or opening day) has been provided for adult leaders and parent volunteers who accompany Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scout campers.