Did you know Packs can go camping throughout the year on their own? With a little bit of planning, pack-led campouts can be a great way to offer additional outdoor fun, complete advancements, and grow your Pack community!

In order to go on an overnight campout with your Pack, there’s a few things you should keep in mind.

  • At least one leader attending the campout must have the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training. This is an in person training offered at various locations throughout our council. To find the next training, check our Council Calendar.
  • At least one leader attending the campout must have completed Hazardous Weather Training. This is an online training found at my.scouting.org.
  • Any adults attending the campout without their own child must be a registered leader with current Youth Protection Training (YPT). If an adult will be responsible for any children other than their own, they must also be registered and have current YPT. While YPT is not required for non-registered parents, it’s a good idea to encourage them to complete YPT.
  • Packs may only camp overnight for one night at a time.
  • Packs may only camp at approved locations. The Mid-America Council has a list of approved sites that can be found here, but any pack can request a site appraisal if their desired location is not listed. To request a site appraisal please contact mac@scouting.org or fill out the form below.



Take YPT Here- my.scouting.org
Approved Pack Camping Sites
Request Camping Location AppraisalĀ 
BSA Camping Resources