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Cubs Camping

When taking cubs out camping overnight, is there a requirement for a distance of the bathroom/shower facilities?

There’s some information about distance requirements in form 430-902. There’s a link to the form here:

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Remember, as a local unit (or parent) you can have more stringent requirements if you believe it’s necessary.


There is not for those items. The local council has to put up a few portapotties in one camp because their main weekend camping spot for decades doesn’t have any formal toilets within a 10 minute walk (a long distance for a Kindergartener)

That’s a long distance for anyone in the middle of the night…

Considering the post Charley shared says 300 feet…

Heck at my age with prostate cancer 10 feet is enough

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Not sure where you are at in the volunteer spectrum. But Cubs must camp at council approved locations. If you are looking to add a site to the list, a conversation with someone on that committee would be a great starting place.

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Camping Location

I am seeing different rules for family camping and park organized over night camping.

Family Camping

BSA Home > Scouting Safely > Guide to Safe Scouting > Camping

Recreational Family Camping

Recreational family camping occurs when Scouting families camp as a family unit outside of an organized program. It is a nonstructured camping experience, but is conducted within a Scouting framework on local council-owned or -managed property. Local councils may have family camping grounds available for rent. Other resources may include equipment, information, and training.

Reference: Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines, No. 510-631

Pack Overnighter

BSA Home > Programs > Cub Scouting > Activities > Camping and Outdoor Adventures, © 2020 Boy Scouts of America - All Rights Reserved, extract:

Pack Overnighter

Packs can conduct overnight campouts. A pack overnight campout can be a great way to get to know the families in the pack and to work on outdoor adventures.Packs may not conduct campouts longer then overnight. The location is a site that is approved by the local council using the Pack Overnight Campout Appraisal Form. In order to conduct an pack overnight campout at least one registered adult leader who is attending the campout must complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training.

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