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Cub Scout Day Camp FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can attend Day Camp?

Any registered Cub Scout may attend. Day Camp open to all ranks of Cub Scouts. Tiger Cubs, Scouts enter 1st grade in Fall 2016, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian each day of camp.

2. When Can I Go to Camp?

You may choose the location, date or theme that meets your needs or interests. http://www.alamoareabsa.org/daycamp2016 

3. May I attend multiple weeks?

Absolutely!!! With multiple themes and activities you will have a different experience each week you attend.

4. How do I register?

All registrations may be made online here: http://www.alamoareabsa.org/daycamp2016

5. What is the difference between individual and unit registration?

Either option will allow your Scout to attend Day Camp. The Unit Registration will allow unit leaders to view all unit members who are registered. Individual Registrations will not be accessible to unit leaders, only to the parents of the registered individual Scout.

6. Will my Scout stay with his unit?

Yes. The entire pack, whether 2 or 20 Scouts, will remain together throughout Day Camp, regardless of the rank of individual Scouts.

7. What does my Scout need to bring to Day Camp?

Location specific lists are found on the Details/Resources pages of individual camps: http://www.alamoareabsa.org/daycamp2016

8. Will my Scout earn a badge/rank during Day Camp?

Yes, and no. Each Scout, who attends all five days of Day Camp, will meet the requirements for the new Shooting Sports Award, which is rank specific. This is the only complete advancement which will be met during Day Camp. Other advancement requirements will be met; however, the burden of registering the advancement of individual Scouts will be the responsibility of the Walking Den Leaders from each unit.

9. Is Walking Den Leader Training mandatory?

No, but it is highly recommended. Training will cover an overview of camp, emergency procedures, the introduction of camp staff as well as a job description and expectations.

10. Is Youth Protection Training required?

Yes. In Person/Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training (YPT) is state mandated for all adults who will be on site. In Person YPT will be offered during the last hour of each Walking Den Leader Training AND during the first hour of Day Camp each Monday morning.

11. Are siblings welcome at Day Camp?

Most Day Camps offer a Me, Too! program for siblings who are four (4) years or older and out of diapers. The Boerne and Mays Family Scout Ranch locations do not offer this program. Me, Too's! may be registered during Scout registrations. Younger Siblings are not included in this program. Walking Den Leaders are strongly encouraged to make other arrangements for these children so that their attention may be focused on the Scouts. 

12. Do adults or siblings need a health form?

All individuals attending Day Camp must submit a complete health form. Health forms are available on the Details/Resource pages of each camp: http://www.alamoareabsa.org/daycamp2016

13. Who is responsible for Day Camp?

The Outdoor Adventure Center of the Alamo Area Council. The Outdoor Adventure Center is seeking to address any and all concerns or questions which may keep your Scout from attending Day Camp. For additional information contact Jay Ghormley, Outdoor Adventure Executive at jay.ghormley@scouting.org or 210-464-6643 (cell/text).

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