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Camping - Expectations

[Updated April 22, 2007]

IN PACK FAMILY CAMPING, SCOUTS WILL:


Follow the scout promise
  • Learn and follow the outdoor code (below)
  • Function in a small groups or patrols.
  • Help set-up and take-down family and pack camp site, including:
  • Hand wash stations (“piddlators”)
  • Dish-wash station
  • Trash and sump
  • Tents and family gear
  • Participate in preparation and clean-up of meals.
  • Help keep campsite clean and safe.
  • Be accountable for themselves and their space.
  • Earn awards for successful completion of responsibilities and activities.
  • Work with close supervision and encouragement from their group’s adult guides.
  • LEARN AND HAVE FUN!!!

PARTNERS AND SUPERVISION:
  • Buddy system always on excursions.
  • Adults lead and follow on hikes.
  • Parents involved in all activities, as partners and supervisors.
  • No scout leaves the site without an adult and without telling a leader.
  • Each scout must be accompanied by a parent or by an adult designated by a parent. The designee cannot be a scout leader. Leaders must have up-to-date health forms, permission slips, and emergency contact information for each scout.
  • Scout leaders are in charge.
  • No alcohol or tobacco

SAFETY:
  • Adults supervise always, and model behavior for the boys.
  • No stick play or rock throwing
  • No running in the camp site
  • No playing with material in fires, anything that goes into the fire stays there.
  • Matches and fire starters to be used by adults only.
  • Emergency water near fires and stoves.
  • Fires put out to be cool to the touch.
  • No combustible material within 8 feet of any fire, including overhead.
  • No tool use without adult supervision.
  • Tigers and Wolves are not generally permitted to use wood tools. We will permit scouts to use small saws only with closest parental supervision.
  • Woodcutting occurs only in a designated area. The area includes V-log to hold logs to be sawed.
  • Always use “Thank-You – You’re-Welcome” rule for passing tools.
  • Firewood must be stacked neatly and out of the way.

HYGENE AND CAMP CLEANLINESS:
  • A whole other page on this!

THE OUTDOOR CODE
I will do my best to:
  • Be Clean in my outdoor manners
  • Be Careful with fire
  • Be Considerate in the outdoors, and
  • Be Conservation minded.

Scouts will leave the site with no trace that we have been there, except that it will be cleaner than the way we found it.
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