Cub Pack Overnight Camping

Each Cub Scout pack is encouraged to provide its youth members with enriching, positive outdoor activities. Family camping can be an exciting addition to your pack’s program. During family camping, the pack leadership plans the camping program and food.

Pack overnighters are “pack-organized overnight events involving more than one family from a single pack, focused on age-appropriate Cub Scout activities and conducted at council-approved locations. If nonmembers (siblings) participate, the event must be structured accordingly to accommodate them. 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.” 

What does unit-coordinated camping mean?

A unit-coordinated campout is one that is entirely planned and executed by the leaders and parents in a Cub Scout pack and not by the pack’s district or by Susquehanna Council. That means the pack adults are solely responsible for organizing transportation and activities at the campout and ensuring that all BSA rules are followed. This includes having at least one registered adult leader trained in Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) who oversees the planning and is in attendance for the pack campout.

What else do I need to do as I plan a unit-coordinated campout?

Make sure the location where you will be camping is approved by Susquehanna Council. The chart below is under construction; please contact your district executive (Ashley Sparrow for Clinton and Lycoming County packs and Halia VanKirk for Nothumberland, Snyder, and Union County packs) to request an appraisal of a site if it is not on the chart.

Campsite nameCampsite descriptionCommentsExpiration
Beavertown carnival groundsopen grassy field, three pavilions, bathroomsRescue Hose Company, 222 S. Sassafras St., Beavertown8/31/25
Lions Club Youth Centeropen grassy field; two pavilions; full kitchen; two bathroomsApril-Oct only; for units in Milton & Warrior Run school districts8/31/25
Watsontown Masonic Pavilionopen grassy fields; pavilion: stage; kitchen; two bathroomsApril-Oct only; 1250 8th St. Drive, Watsontown.8/31/25
Ricketts Glen State Park6 rustic organized group tent sitesApril-Oct only; pay phones instead of cell serviceTBD
Shade Mountain Bowmen, grassy field, wooded creekside sites4717 Creek Road, Beavertown8/31/25
Worlds End State Park3 rustic organized group tent sitesApril-Oct only; pay phones instead of cell serviceTBD