Camping is such an important part of Scouting, and we want to help you make the most of it with your Cub Scout Pack.  Per the Guide to Safe Scouting, Cub Scouts can camp up to two consecutive nights at council-approved campgrounds.  These rules apply to Pack and Den outings coordinated by the unit.  If you are participating in a summer camp or Cub camporee sponsored by the council or district, you do not need to worry about this — it is taken care of.

Before you head out, you will need to ensure that your destination campground is on the council “approved” list.  Below you will find a list of campgrounds that are approved.  Coming soon:  Lists of campgrounds with addresses and info!

If the campground does not fall into the categories or list below, you will need to complete the Pack Overnight Campout Site Appraisal Form and submit it to Connie Knie at

Approved Campgrounds


If you have doubts about whether the campground is in one of the “approved” categories, please fill out the form.

Pack Campout Site Appraisal Request

Please complete the form below to request a site appraisal for your Pack campout.

Pack Overnight Campout Site Appraisal Form

Your Name(Required)

Site Information

This site appraisal form is to be used by the local BSA council to evaluate pack overnight family camping locations. It should be kept on file in the council office for local unit reference and is periodically reviewed for accuracy.
Site Address(Required)
Site Contact Name(Required)
Person at the site with whom we can speak
Site managed by (check one)(Required)


1. The camping site is clean and safe from hazards.
2. The site is not located near any natural or manmade hazards.
3. Campsite areas are available for tents.
4. Facilities are available for proper sanitary disposal of garbage.
5. Drinking water from an approved source is provided at convenient locations.
6. Emergency medical services (EMS) are available within 30 minutes from site.
7. Cellular phone service is available.
8. If fires are permitted, an adequate fire lay area is provided.
9. Any individual site hookups provided for electricity, water, or sewer meet all appropriate local and state health codes.
10. Each family site is located within 300 feet of a sanitary toilet facility.
11. Shelter is available for program activities during inclement weather.


12. If swimming is available, facilities meet county and state health standards. BSA safety guidelines for Safe Swim Defense are followed.
13. Recreational vehicle sites are available.
14. Group campsite areas are available.
15. Clean and warm showers are available for all campers.
16. Sufficient picnic tables are available.
17. A permanent charcoal cooking station is available at each camping site.
18. An open area is available for group games and other recreational activities.
19. Well-marked and easy-to-follow trails are available.
20. Playground equipment is available and in good repair.

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