When a youth joins Scouting, they join an organization that values the fun and excitement of experiencing the outdoors. Each scouting unit is encouraged to provide its youth members with enriching, positive outdoor activities.
Adherence to the BSA’s policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting, Youth Protection Guidelines, and Scouting Safely are required. In addition, careful program planning will assure a positive experience for your unit, the Scout and their family.
Eno River District and its scouting units offer lots of camping opportunities.
Cub Scout Camping
Each Cub Scout camps with his/her parent or guardian. The campers learn the basics of camping, under the direction of their Den Leader.
Cub Scout Packs can hold pack campouts at various approved locations.
Effective September 1, 2023, Cub Scout packs who are conducting their own overnight camping activity may now camp up to two consecutive nights. Cub Scout packs who are conducting their own overnight camping activities must continue to have at least one registered adult leader who is trained in Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), oversees the planning and is in attendance for the pack campout. This updated policy also applies to Webelos and Arrow of Light dens who may conduct den coordinated campouts.
Packs and Webelos dens hold overnight camping trips as part of their annual program. Webelos with their parent/guardian may also be invited to camp with local Scouts BSA troops.
Cub Scout Family Camping
Well-planned, organized family camping at the pack level.
Cub Scout Day Camp / Twilight Camp
Several days of fun-filled activities, usually in June. Activities typically include BB guns, archery, sports, crafts, nature and Scout skills.
Webelos Resident Camp, aka Webelos Woods
This is a great way for a Webelos scout and parent/guardian to camp for an extended time and experience troop-level activities.
Scouts BSA & Venture Camping
Camporees are three day weekends full of lots of troop activities.
A week of camping and earning merit badges for advancement. Each troop camps as a unit at different summer camp locations.
Weekend Camping is a great opportunity for Scouts to practice their skills and have a great time in the outdoors.
High Adventure Bases
BSA’s four National High Adventure Bases offer a variety of activities for units willing to travel the distance. Each Base has it’s own unique “flavor” of adventure:
- The Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia – www.summitbsa.org
- Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico – www.philmontscoutranch.org
- Sea Base High Adventure in Islamorada, Florida Keys – www.bsaseabase.org
- Northern Tier High Adventure in Ely, Minnesota – www.ntier.org
Additional details about all these High Adventure Bases can be found here: https://www.scouting.org/outdooradventures/findyouradventure/