Cub Scout Activities and Camping
Boys join Cubs Scouts for the fun and exciting that our programs offer. For many boys, the outdoors is a big unknown. It is a world of wonder and adventure. Cub Scout activities and camping gives boys a chance to try new things such as archery, BB's gun shooting, and tent camping. They get to sit around a campfire, sing songs, tell stories, and roast marshmallows. Through the outdoor program, they learn to appreciate nature and to be conservation minded.
Cub Scouting is an age-appropriate program where boys work on new and more challenging rank requirements each year. That applies to the outdoor activities also. Cubs have an opportunity to try day camps and resident (overnight) camping. Day camps are held in four locations around the council territory while the resident camping programs are held at Camp Coker in Chesterfield County.
Cub Scout Day Camp
Day camps are offered in four locations each summer. These programs are usually 3-4 days long. Parents drop their sons off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. They are usually held at a park or in a church with outdoor space. Activities are organized and supervised by pack and district volunteers. Day camps may include archery, BB gun shooting, crafts, games and swimming.
This is the opportunity for a boy and a parent to spend the weekend of fun and adventure. They spend two nights in a tent provided by the camp where meals are served in the dining hall and activities are planned and operated by the camp staff. The Scout and parent bring a sleeping bag or blanket roll, personal items, and clothes. Activities include swimming, boating, archery, BB gun shooting, crafts and games.
Webelos Adventure Camp
This program is for boys going into the fourth and fifth grades. This camping opportunity allows older Cub Scouts to work in groups rather than with a parent. Parents are welcome to provide leadership though. They spend three nights in tents provided by the camp and eat in the dining hall. Webelos will be working on a variety of skills such as camping, boating, shooting, swimming, cooking, advancement, and other outdoor activities. Boys bring a sleeping bag or blanket roll, personal items, and clothes. All activities supplies are provided.
Other Cub Scout Activities
At different times during the year the council and each district runs other Cub Scout events such as "Scout-o-weens", Pinewood Derbies, and "Cub-o-rees." Check this website regularly for new event information.