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 name Campsite description Comments Expiration
Bald Eagle State Park 170 individual sites (no group site); bathrooms; pavilions April-Dec only; pay phone; 149 Main Park Rd., Howard, PA 16841-3508 4/29/26
Beavertown carnival grounds open grassy field, three pavilions, bathrooms Rescue Hose Company, 222 S. Sassafras St., Beavertown 8/31/25
Black Moshannon State Park NOT APPROVED due to e. Coli in well water and lake April-Dec only; pay phone; 4216 Beaver Road
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Cherry Springs State Park 30 individual sites (no group site); bathroom April-Oct only; pay phone; restrictions on white light; 4639 Cherry Springs Rd., Coudersport, PA 16915 4/29/26
Hickory Run State Park 13 organized group tent sites; latrines April-Dec only; very large and busy park; 3 Family Camp Rd., White Haven, PA 18661 4/29/26
Hills Creek State Park organized group tent site; bathrooms; pavilion April-Oct only; pay phone; 111 Spillway Rd., Wellsboro 4/29/26
Hyner Run State Park 30 individual sites (no group site); bathroom April-Dec only; pay phone; 86 North Park Road
North Bend, PA 17760
Lions Club Youth Center open grassy field; two pavilions; full kitchen; two bathrooms April-Oct only; for units in Milton & Warrior Run school districts 8/31/25
Little Pine State Park 4 organized group tent sites; bathroom April-Dec only; pay phone located at lakefront; 4205 Little Pine Creek Road,
Waterville, PA 17776
Masonic Pavilion open grassy fields; pavilion; stage; kitchen; two bathrooms April-Oct only; 1250 8th St. Drive, Watsontown. 8/31/25
Ricketts Glen State Park 6 rustic organized group tent sites April-Oct only; pay phones instead of cell service 4/29/26
Shade Mountain Bowmen, Inc. open grassy field, wooded creekside sites 4717 Creek Road, Beavertown 8/31/25
Watkins Glen State Park 305 individual sites (no group site); pavilions must be reserved separately April-Oct only; Gorge Trail currently closed; 1009 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891



Worlds End State Park 3 rustic organized group tent sites April-Oct only; pay phones instead of cell service