The council day camp program is designed to meet youth needs (e.g., safety, variety, fun, advancement) to support the philosophy that Scouting is fun with a purpose and to be appropriate for participants’ ages. The program stresses adventure and fun over just advancement.
"Cub Scout advancement should not be emphasized in camp. Staff members must realize that while Cub Scout advancement may seem to be a natural in Cub Scout day camp, most of it should be done in Cub Scout pack programming." (Source)
Focus on Electives: BSA recommends focusing "day camp planning around elective adventures. There are 13 each for Tiger, Wolf and Bear rank and 18 shared for the Webelos rank and Arrow of Light rank. Any use of the required adventures at camp, while not recommended, should be channeled to “partials” – requirements which may be difficult for dens to accomplish on their own." (Source).
Approved Adventures for 2022
The following adventures were selected during the October meeting. Click on the link to see the requirements as listed on usscouts.org, an unofficial website; refer to the Cub Scout Handbooks or Scoutbook for official requirements.
Supplemental Program Ideas
Connections and Common Themes
Volunteers have identified 12 common themes among the adventures including outdoors, weather, knots, camping, and Scouting skills; art and design; sports and physical fitness; games; nature, plants, wildlife, hiking, and conservation; and science.