Cub Scout Resident Camp

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Cub Scout Resident Camp is all of the fun of Cub Scout Day Camp plus Camping:

  • Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts have campfire programs and camp overnight.
  • 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 Resident Camp or Day Camp are more likely to stay in Scouting.
  • Trained staffs insure a safe site and environment. National inspection teams insure standards are met.
  • Day Camps teach citizenship and encourage social development.

Webelos Resident Camp is Cub Scout Resident Camp for Webelos.


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For Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts

"Cub Scout and Webelos Scout resident camping is a council-organized, theme-oriented overnight camping program. It operates for at least two nights and is conducted under certified leadership at a camp approved by the council."

"Each year, councils change their overall theme to offer different adventures. Examples of themes include Sea Adventure, Space Adventure, Athletes, Knights, Circus Big Top, American Indian Heritage, Folklore, and the World Around Us."

"Check with your council and district leaders for resident camp opportunities available in your area."

- Cub Scout Camping

Tiger Cub Scouts may not attend Cub Scout Resident Camp but may attend Cub Scout Day Camp with their adult partner.

Program and themes

"Cub Scout and Webelos Scout resident camping is a council-organized, theme-oriented, overnight camping program. It operates for at least two nights and is conducted under trained leadership at a camp approved by the council."

"Resident camping typically includes the following outdoor program areas: Showmanship, Sportsmanship, Craftsmanship, Waterfront, Fitness, Campcraft, and Nature."

"Each year, councils change their overall theme to offer different adventures. Examples of themes include Sea Adventure, Space Adventure, Athletes, Knights, Circus Big Top, American Indian Heritage, Folklore, and the World Around Us."

"Training of the resident camp director and program director is provided through the National Camping School. All Cub Scout and Webelos Scout resident camps shall be conducted in accordance with established standards as given in National Standards for Cub Scout/Boy Scout Resident Camps, No. 19-108."

- Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines

National Resident Camp Standards

"A Cub Scout or Webelos Scout resident camp is a council-organized camp of at least two consecutive nights duration and operates under trained leadership. A Boy Scout resident camp is a council-organized camp of at least five consecutive nights duration and operates under trained leadership."'

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.
- 2008 National Resident Camp Standards


See also

Cub Scout Day Camp


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