Cub Scout Camping

Page updated March 16, 2023

To learn about and register for camping opportunities beyond the Pack Overnighters below, see Day Camps (3-5 days in June and July) or Webelos Resident Camps (4 days in July/August). For Packs that wish to camp for two consecutive nights at one of our GTC properties, we plan to institute a Short Term Camp Policy effective September 1, 2023. 

To make reservations on council properties at other times see Year Round Camping or more directly, our reservation system

Click here to access the on-line Guide to Safe Scouting and pay special attention to reference to accommodation requirements. Don't forget to collect permission slips, Activity Consent Forms

Pack Overnight Camping

One Night Only

Packs can conduct overnight campouts.  A pack overnight campout can be a great way to get to know the families in the pack and to work on outdoor adventures. Packs may not conduct campouts longer than overnight.  

At Approved Locations

The location must be a site that is approved by the local council using the Pack Overnight Campout Appraisal Form.  Check below for our approved locations. If where you want to camp is not listed, you must request a site appraisal by the Great Trail Council. Contact Phil Kuestner at 90 days before the event date with name and address of facility and a contact name and number. GTC will verify the location meets Cub Scout Overnight standards and will notify the Pack leadership. 

Our camps, Manatoc Scout Reservation (Camp Butler and Camp Manatoc) and Camp Stambaugh are approved locations for Cub Scout overnights.

With Trained Leaders 

In order to conduct an pack overnight campout at least one registered adult leader who is attending the campout must complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training. 

Hazardous Weather Training is required all adult leaders who take their pack camping and can be accessed at At least one adult present has this training.

All adults attending the campout as leaders must have a paid adult registration in the BSA. The only exception is a Cub Scout parent or legal guardian with no leadership responsibilities over any other youth. (link to the Guide to Safe Scouting).

Keeping Safety in mind

All activities must be age appropriate. (PDF

You must follow guidelines specifically for Cub Scout Unit-Coordinated Camping (link to the Guide for Safe Scouting). 

Only Webelos and Arrow of Light Dens may conduct den-coordinated campouts. 

Council Approved Locations

Locations are added as we approve them. This listing updated March 10, 2023. To add a site to the list see above.

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Buffalo, NY 14202

Approved: March 4, 2023 to March 4, 2025


View the Approved Campout Appraisal Form

Maps Air Museum, North Canton, OH 44720

Approved: March 4, 2023 to March 4, 2025


View the Approved Campout Site Appraisal Form

Moebius Nature Center, 929 E. Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH 44202

Approved: March 9, 2023 to March 9, 2025


View the Approved Campout Site Appraisal Form

Izaak Walton League of America, Ravenna, OH 44366

Approved: August 12, 2022 to August 12, 2024


View the Approved Campout Appraisal Form

Nearby BSA Council Camping Sites


Beaumont Scout Reservation

Firelands Scout Reservation


Seven Ranges Scout Reservation