Camp Leadership

Two Deep Leadership: It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that at least 2 leaders are in charge of the troop on all meetings, trips, and outing. Both leaders must be over the age of 21. Both must be registered members of the BSA and have taken youth protection training in the last two years. Troops may camp together and share leadership with charter organization approval.

BSA Membership Requirements: All Adults attending camp with your troop must be registered members and have taken Youth Protection training.  Plan accordingly as background checks take more than 24 hours and adults are not registered until after the background check has been approved.  Ideally, the camp leader is the troop Scoutmaster, but if the Scoutmaster is not able to attend camp, a troop camp leader is able to be appointed by the troop committee to fulfill this role. The camp leader works with the Patrol Leaders Council through the Senior Patrol Leader in developing and scheduling the troop’s program.

Camp Cuyuna Friendship FireScoutmaster’s Coffee: There will be a short meeting of all adult leaders in camp daily at 9:15 a.m. We will discuss the daily schedule and topics of interest to the camp.

Camp Leader’s Steak Fry: Thursday lunch is an informal camp leaders steak fry social at 12:15 p.m. All camp leaders are invited to attend. The cost for this meal is included in the full-week leader’s fee, but there is an additional $10 charge per person for guests and part-time leaders.

Senior Patrol Leader: The Senior Patrol Leader is the youth responsible for leading the Patrol Leaders Council through the week of camp. Senior Patrol Leaders will meet six times during your stay at camp: Sunday after the camp wide meal (approximately 7:00 p.m.) at the camp wide meal area and at 8:30 a.m. each morning at the Scoutmaster Coffee Area.

Patrol Leaders Council: This group consist of the Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, and Troop Guides. They plan and carry out the troop program in camp and at home. They also conduct progress reviews as needed. If the Patrol Leader of any patrol is unable to attend camp, his patrol should elect a temporary Patrol Leader. The troop should plan on having a Patrol Leader’s Council Meeting at least twice while at camp.

Scoutmaster Training: Proper training is required for a variety of activities in Scouting. Some training sessions will be provided at camp, but many others can be completed on-line prior to arriving at camp. Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training will take place at the Aquatic Area at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Camp Week: Camp begins with check-in between noon and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and ends with check-out no later than 9:30 a.m. on the following Saturday.

Check-In: Upon arrival at camp, you will let us know who is in camp and received a check in process. You will then immediately go to your campsite to begin set up starting with your dining fly. Medical checks will be done in your campsite. You will receive your schedule for camp tour and time for swim checks. (Exact order may change based on how your unit arrives at camp or availability in the Health Lodge or Waterfront).
All part time leaders checking in to camp at any time other than Sunday should first check into the camp office, turn in health form, and receive an arm band. Health Form Parts ABC are required for part-time leaders even if only staying for 1 night.

Vehicles: Please check the Guide to Safe Scouting for rules and regulations concerning the transporting of Scouts both to and from camp. Vehicles will only be allowed past the main parking lot from 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday for check -in and after 6:00 p.m. on Friday to facilitate check-out.

Check-out Procedure: All troops must check out by 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. All camp equipment must be returned to the appropriate area by Friday evening to avoid being charged. All units must be checked out of their sites to assure all campsites are clean and ready for the next troop. Next, troops return all unused items to the commissary. Final check out and unit account settlement will be made at the administration building prior to departure. All medical forms, medications, merit badge applications, mail, and other paperwork will be returned to the unit at this time.

camp cuyuna trail hikingRelease of Scout to someone other than Parent or Legal Guardian: If a camper under the age of 18 needs to leave camp with a person other than his legal guardian, we require a signed statement from the parent or legal guardian stating who will be picking them up and when they will be leaving. A Scout Leader must accompany the camper to the administration parking lot to verify the identity of the person picking up the camper.