Approved Sites – Cub Scout Camping

The Boy Scouts of America has established the guidelines for a safe and quality camping experience. The primary reference for all camping activities are found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Additionally, supervision of camping activities by Cub Scout Packs or arrow of Light Dens must include qualified, registered, and trained adult leadership, at a minimum:

One leader present is current in Hazardous Weather Training

One BALOO trained leader. BALOO trained leaders understand the
importance of program intent, Youth Protection policies, health and
safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities and sufficient adult

These are for pack-organized overnight events involving more than one family from a single pack, focused on age-appropriate activities and conducted at council-approved locations. If nonmembers (siblings) participate, the event must be structured accordingly to accommodate them. All BSA Health and Safety and Youth Protection policies apply. In most cases, each youth member will be under the supervision of a parent or guardian. In all cases, each youth participant is responsible to a specific adult.

Cub Scout camping is a family-centric program.

Cub Scout youth may tent with a parent or guardian as outlined in Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse.

Cub Scout camping is limited to ONSC-designated locations with appropriate facilities. These are sites (see below) which have been approved by the ONSC Camping Committee using Pack Overnight Campout Site Appraisal Form. Packs can request a site appraisal but cannot do their own appraisal.

If members of your pack knows of a camping site they would like to use for an overnight activity in the future, please send the name, address, and contact information for that site to Old North State Council Camping Committee for approval (email to: This process is only for those camping sites that are located within the boundaries of the eight counties served by the Old North State Council. Sites in other areas must be approved by the appropriate local council.

Submit the request at least four (4) weeks before the date of your planned overnight activity. This will ensure that there is plenty of time for a camping committee member to conduct the site inspection and approve the site. Once a site is approved, it will be added to the master list of approved sites for two (2) years at which time it will need to be re-inspected.

Indoor facilities such as as YMCA or the unit’s own Chartered Organization do not need a council inspection as long as the mandatory standards in the Pack Overnighter Site Appraisal Form are adhered to.

Sites Approved for Cub Scout Camping in the Old North State Council’s eight county area.

Multi-unit Note: Old North State Council approval is required for unit-coordinated overnight camping activities involving other units not chartered by the same organization. Units that wish to host events involving other units that do not share the same charter partner must have approval from their home/local council. This includes events for packs, troops, crews, and ships from the same council; neighboring councils; the same territory; or other territory.