Camping is one activity that the boy looks forward
to in Scouting
Scoutmaster’s Greatest Opportunity
Camping can’t fail to grip every scout’s wish
It’s outdoor life and Path finding
taste of the world Pioneering
Improvised cooking Minor hardship
techniques & menus Jolly of campfire songs
Games of woodlands
In Scouting, what appeals to boys and is, at the
same time an education for them, is real Camping.
They prepare their own encampment to the
extent of pitching their own tents & learning
to cook their food.
Camp is essential to the successful training
of a troop
The camp must be a busy one & not a school for
The first Scout Camp was conducted by
Baden Powell in Brownsea Island.
Which led to the formation of scouting worldwide
Kinds of Camping
A. SHORT TERM CAMPING
Overnight campouts & weekend trips
Most troops go camping at least twice a year in nearby
country or in scout camp grounds.
By camping as often as you can, you have plenty of
chances to master good outdoor skills.
B. LONG TERM CAMPING
Outings of more than just a few days
Spending a week with your troop at scout camp
Or an expedition that includes hiking, boating & etc.
Longer trips usually take place in summer and
Christmas vacation, when you are out of school
C. VENTURE CAMPING
Usually combines camping with backpacking,
orienteering, wilderness conservation projects
& dozen of other challenging activities
Older scouts my join a Senior Scout Outfit, whose
planning & practice lead to ultimate adventures deep
in backcountry, on river and lakes, in wilderness
areas, and over the open road.
D. HIGH ADVENTURE CAMPING
It takes you on wilderness treks of a week or
You can push yourself toward a mountain top,
wrestle a canoe through thundering rapids, sail ship
on the sea, scuba diving, etc.
Preparing Scout for Camping
Present yourself for inspection suitably
clothed for the season and weather, &
equipped & packed for an overnight camp.
Camping clothes have 2 major functions :
1. To protect the body surface from sunburn,
insects, scrapes & cuts
2. To conserve body heat when the air is cold, &
to ventilate heat away when the air is warm
Preparations for Camping
1. Decide WHEN you can camp.
Choosing the date when all of you can be
free from school or other obligations
2. WHERE will it be held?
This depend on what you would like to do
Will you have swimming, hiking, nature, arts &
What facilities are needed & how much is the
cost of camping in that place?
FIVE S’s OF A GOOD CAMP SITE :
a. It must have a good SUPPLY OF DRINKABLE
WATER AND WOOD for cooking, campfire and
It should not have too flat nor too slope.
A gently sloping site is recommended.
It should be a well-drained land, sheltered enough
from the sun and the wind.
Site must not be a war zone or rebel infested area.
Avoid pitching your tents beneath tress where fruits
might fall into campers.
Watch out for poisonous plants and animals
The site must have access to a nearby medical
center for emergency purposes.
Enough space is needed for tentage, cooking,
washing & activity purposes.
Beautiful sceneries must be near enough to see.
3. HOW will you reach the chosen camp?
Will you assemble at a certain place where you
can fetched by a bus and then brought to the
If so, set the time for everyone to be at the
Or will you just meet one another at the camp
4. WHAT TO EAT in camp?
“A well-feed camp is a happy camp.”
Decide on a camp menu that is low in cost
but high in nutritive value.
Meals that are simple & easy to prepare
will require equipments & are therefore the
best choice of food in camp.
It is wise to have a packed lunch for the
first meal to allow more time for the setting
5. HOW MUCH IS THE COST OF
Add up all the expenses:
Transportation, food, program materials, campsite
fee and the like.
from the total amount you can decide the share of each
What other sources of funds are available?
Do you have troop funds allotted for this camp?
6. WHAT TO BRING?
Trill of camping starts with the preparation
Checking of the list of things to bring
Packing & placing tags on every pieces of luggage
Bring only necessities
Equipments in Camping
1. PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS
Pack, Dufflebag or Knapsack Watch
Camp uniform Musical instruments
Working clothes Sewing / repair kit
Underwears Swap materials
Handkerchiefs Persona; medicine
Metal polish Rubber shoes
Broad brimmed hat / ball Compass
cap Comb / mirror
Scout Knife Sleeping bag
Slippers Complete scout uniform
1. Personal Equipments (Cont.)
Socks Individual toilet paper
Shoe polish kit Sleeping gears
Towels Camp guide book
Writing materials Art materials
Scout canteen Insect repellent
Raincoat Swimming trunks
Jacket Knot-tying ropes
Flashlight Spoon & Fork
2. Patrol / Troop Equipments
Patrol / troop Tents Ring Buoy & safety
(complete with guy lines, Equipments
tent poles & pegs) Bugles & whistles
Poles for Flags & Fly tent set
Gadgetries Screening for latrines
Ground Sheets First Aid Kit
Troop & Patrol Flags Hand saw
Pulleys for flag poles Ropes of assorted sizes
Trash bags Maps
2. Patrol / Troop Equipments (Cont.)
Casseroles, Pots, Meat bags / canned
Pans & Kettles Goods
Bolo / Knife Water Container /
Chopping Board pails
Washing Basins Cooking Utensils
Plates, Bowls, fork & Can opener
spoons Activity materials
Food Box Cooking stove
Pot Holders Matches
(steel wool, soap,
1. Entrance of the camp should be defined.
2. Flagpole should have a prominent position.
3. Best place to pitch the tents is in the open where
it will get benefit of the morning sun.
Ground under trees is generally damp & wet
When it rains , heavy drops of rains coming through the trees
can the tent
Three is danger of falling branches or fruits which may hurt
both campers & the tent
4. There should be enough space between tents to
prevent tripping on guy lines & pegs.
Between rows & pegs, there should be space for at
least 2 campers to walk by.
5. Kitchen should be on the leeward side of
In the direction when the wind blows
It should be near water source.
Grease and refuse should be far from water
supply to avoid pollution.
6. Latrines should not be near the kitchen for
It should be at least be 1 meter x 60cm x 30cm
Pile of soil soil be on the trench with a shovel
for putting in after use.
7. The campsite area depends on the ground
area available & the beauty of the setting.
PREVAILING WIND USUALLY
COMES FROM SOUTHWEST
Dispose of garbage properly
if trash are not collected daily, dry & wet pits
should be dug.
Air bedding every morning
Sleeping bags, ground sheets, etc
Provide dishwashing facilities
i.e. wash basis rack
Have proper food storage facilities
As a Boy Scout you are expected the ff.:
Make a special effort towards anti-littering
Observe silence during taps & if you wake up
Do not disturb anyone until the rising whistle has been
Cleanliness is a must in camp
Notonly must the camp site be orderly & clean, the
campers must also have a really good wash daily.
Avoid being fussy about your likes & dislikes on
The menu is always set for the good of the majority
Avoid eating sweets and junk foods in camp.
Never leave candies or sweets in your sleeping
Observe patrol system in camp.
Everyone should have a turn in doing the chores in
Rotate responsibilities among the patrol members.
Patrol keep chart is useful to provide division of
Courtesy is never outmoded in camp.
Givedue respect not only to camp leaders & fellow
campers but also to nature.
Each scout must check his personal
Do you still have all the personal things you
brought to camp?
During the camp, new acquisitions to bring
home ( i.e. souvenirs, gifts ,etc) must fit as
well to the bag
isn’t nice to see a camper going home with so
many things sticking out o their bag
Settle all your accounts & dues
Return all borrowed equipments
Do not stay too late on the last evening in
While you might want to savor the fun of
camping on the last night, busy day lines ahead
which will require your reserved energy.
Leave your site in manner that no one will
know you’ve camped there.
Burn all garbage
Flatten tins & put them in trash bags
Fill in all pits & latrines
Put out the fire & burry the ashes
Put a ‘foul ground’ sign on former latrines areas
Do a ‘police search’ of the camp site for
Pick up every scarp of litter whether or not you
put it there
As you depart, make sure you leave nothing
except your THANKS to the owner of the
Without hispermission, there would have been
no camp at all.
Post – Camp Activity
A camp doesn’t end in campsite. Some
activities have to be conducted after the
Equipments & materials used must be
returned to the appropriate venues for
Iftents are still wet from a storm during camp, it
should be dried beneath the sun
Dirty utensils must be cleaned
Evaluation is necessary to know if the
camp was successful.
Italso prevents camp leaders from repeating
the same mistakes again.
Appropriate reports must be submitted
Leaders must ensure that the campers are
well and arrived safely at home
If possible, parents must be informed of their
sons’ performance in camp
Keep a log of the camp.