Pack 70 Camping Etiquette
Parents as you attend camping events with your scout, please beware of some camping rules and to always use proper camping etiquette.
There are really only a few rules, the rest is proper etiquette.
- NO drugs, alcohol, firearms, fireworks, smoking, or foul language.
- If you must smoke, please do not do it around the Scouts, the Campsite, or other Campers. This means leave the camping area. (BSA has also banned eCigs on scouting events)
- Always know where your child is at all times.
- All youth and adults should use the Buddy System when traveling through the camp at all times. This is both for safety and YPT purposes.
- No open-toe shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. Only closed-toe shoes, closed toed beach shoes or closed toed sandals are permitted.
- Cub Scouts who have earned the Whittlin’ Chip (Bears and older) may carry a pocket knife. As part of teaching a Scout responsibilities, Scouts using a pocket knife are required to have the Whittling Chip on their person while using the knife.
- Scouts venturing into nearby wooded areas ALWAYS let their adult partner or leader know where they are headed and which buddy will be with them.
- Remember the Leave No Trace Rules: Stick to the path, do not trample or damage plants or animals, do not break branches from trees, etc. If you are not familiar with these rules then you need to learn them before you go camping.
- No electronics permitted on pack camp outs or events. A scout may use them in their car on the ride up and home, but once you reach the scouting event, the electronic device needs to stay turned off and stay in the vehicle, NOT THE TENT, backpack, or anywhere it is accessible for a scout to play with. Scouts are at camp to learn and explore.
NOTE: Parents and Leaders may use phones for emergency use or camp organizational purposes only.
** Parents and Leaders: Please practice what we preach to the scouts.
The following are just items that are proper camping etiquette. They are in no certain order.
- Do not allow Scouts to run through other campsites, regardless if it is at a BSA campground or a public site.
- Do not allow Scouts to leave the immediate camp site area unless with their parent/guardian or with a buddy (with parent’s consent).
- Parents & Scouts are to help clean up campsite before leaving. Pick up more than you bring. Remember “Leave No Trace”.
Note: There will always be two BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) Trained leaders on all camping events. Our Pack Camp Outs are “Family Camp Outs” this means a parent or adult partner is required to attend with every Scout. Webelos may camp together in a separate tent with parents permission as they prepare to transition to Boy Scouts, but are not allowed to sleep in another adults tents.