ADDITIONAL CAMP POLICIES

It is expected that Scouts and their adult leaders live up to the Scout Oath and Law at home and at camp. A good camper always maintains high standards of personal conduct, safety, courtesy, and conservation. Therefore, scouting units are expected to observe the following policies as required by B.S.A. National Standards.

Liquid fuel and fireworks: Fireworks are not permitted in camp. The use of liquid fuel will be permitted in the campsites only under direct adult supervision. Extra liquid fuels must be stored in a locked cabinet under adult control. Units that do not have adequate storage may use the camp lockbox at the ranger’s shop.

Personal Archery Equipment and Firearms: Ammunition, firearms, and archery gear may not be brought into camp by Scouts or leaders due to safety reasons.

Alcoholic Beverages and Marijuana Possession, consumption, or being under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, will not be tolerated by anyone on the properties of the Boy Scouts of America. This is a “zero tolerance” policy and those in violation will be asked to leave. This includes family camp.

Tobacco Products: National policy states that adult leaders must support the attitude that youth and young adults are better off without tobacco and may not allow the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving youth participants. Adults are not allowed to smoke around youth or inside campsite and buildings. All smoking must be done out of the site of others and no butts left behind. Adults caught smoking/vaping or using other tobacco products around youth may be asked to leave camp. Youth will be asked to leave camp.

No Flames in Tents: “No Flames in Tent” must be marked on or adjacent to each tent according to national standards.

Animals/Pets: There is an abundance of wildlife at camp, which often puts nature and people in close quarters. To avoid injury to Scouts and harm to the animals, please do not feed or handle the wildlife at Cuyuna. Do not remove baby birds from nests. Do your best to let nature take its course without interference. Pets are not permitted at Cuyuna Scout Camp.

Vehicles in Camp: National standards state that no vehicles are allowed in campsites except during designated times and/or by special permission. The designated times for use of vehicles in camp are from troop check-in until the camp-wide meal on Sunday night for setup purposes, Friday night after the camp-wide meal through check-out on Saturday. Special passes may be given to a troop if a camper has a medical condition that warrants the presence of a vehicle or for temporary transportation of gear or campers checking in or out of camp during the week. At all times the roads through the campsites and program areas are restricted to service vehicles only. Vehicles must be parked in the administration building parking lot. Please park in designated areas only.

Buddy System: The buddy system should be promoted and used in all camp activities, at all times. Each troop is responsible for a visual attendance count of its members at all meals, events, and ceremonies. Buddy pairs should be no more than 2 years apart in age and of the same gender.

Lake Safety: No aquatic activities will be permitted after dark. This includes swimming, boating, and fishing between sunset and sunrise. The swimming and boating areas are also off limits during daylight hours when closed and un-staffed. The “Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat” Programs are used in all camp and troop aquatic activities. This includes any troop activities at Family Camp.

Boat Landings: The canoes and sailboats at Goodrich and Pickerel Lakes are for scheduled and approved trips only, not for general use by campers. Do not use them unless permission has been obtained through the aquatic director; you have filed an approved and signed float plan; and your campers are listed on the buddy board at the aquatics area.

Discipline: Unit leaders are responsible for order and discipline in their own units during the entire camping period. Camp staff members will refer all problems to the Camp Director who will visit the unit’s camp leader. Units unable to resolve issues may be asked to send Scouts and/or leaders’ home to ensure others have a safe and enjoyable stay at camp.

Restricted Areas: The following areas should be avoided by Scouts and leaders: staff housing areas, ranger’s house and shop area, staff and leader shower rooms, and all waterfront and program areas after hours, especially after dark.Friendship Fire

Dress Code: The Scout uniform is appropriate attire for summer camp. Casual wear should not include advertisements or slogans in-appropriate to youth or the BSA Personal appearance should always be in keeping with the Scout Oath and Law. Shoes or adequate footgear must be worn at all times in camp.

Knife & Axe Safety: Totin’ Chip cards will be required for all Scouts who wish to use a knife or axe and may be spot-checked by staff members. Scouts must also have a Totin’ Chip card to check out or use wood tools. We suggest you teach all your Scouts Totin’ Chip before arrival at camp, or send them to Eagle Trail or Scoutcraft for training. All campsites should have a well-defined, spacious axe yard with an established entrance.

Visitors: Any family or friends visiting Scout camp must check in at the administration building before entering the camp area. Note: This does not include the family camp. All persons wishing to tour camp must be escorted by a member of the associated troop or by an assigned staff member. Guests must pay for meals ($10.00/meal) or the troop will be charged for additional food supplied.