Promoting Summer Camp in Your Pack

  • What does camp provide Scouts?

    • FUN!
    • Opportunity to meet other Scouts and make new friends.
    • Chance to learn new skills and try new things.
    • Advancement (one of the few opportunities to work on the archery and BB belt loops.)

    What does camp provide packs?

    • Scouts who attend camp are more likely to stay in Scouting.
    • Opportunity to earn the Summertime Pack Award.

    What does camp provide families?

    • Opportunities for parents and Scouts to share in the fun.
    • A safe and supervised environment for Scouts to learn and grow.
    • An excellent value as compared to other day-care options.

    How can you help get more of your Scouts to camp?

    • Designate a camp coordinator within your pack.
    • Remind parents about camp during den and pack meetings.
    • Make use of our Blue & Gold Banquet Placemats. You can download and print your own, or contact Scott Rosengren (scott.rosengren@scouting.org) at the council service center for copies.
    • Invite a camp representative to visit a pack meeting and talk with Scouts and parents.
    • Arrange for your den or pack to attend camp at the same time so boys will be with their friends.
    • Encourage parents to serve as camp den leaders.

    Suggested camp promotion timeline

    • January: Recruit pack promotion coordinator. Figure out when your den/pack will attend.
    • February: Camp brochures mailed to families.
    • March: Invite camp representatives to a pack meeting or Blue & Gold.
    • April – June: Pack coordinators encourage and track registration.
    • July: Go to camp. Have FUN!

    Pack Camp Coordinator Job Description

    • Work with the camping committee to keep parents informed of camping opportunities.
    • Promote Cub Scout day camp at pack meetings and events.
    • Remind parents of application deadlines, and assist with understanding applications and medical forms.
    • Help recruit leadership and parents to volunteer at day camp.
    • Attend the camp orientation meeting.