Camping is one of our most popular activities. Our pack goes camping up to 4 times per year (October, December, February, April). We typically visit campgrounds within 60-90 minutes of SVdP.


This is car camping and no experience is required! We’ll help out anyone who may be a novice camper or does not have camping gear.

Gear and Tips for First Time Campers:

BSA Pack Overnighter Checklist

REI Car Camping Checklist

This document includes some gear suggestions from with some additional thoughts by one our Den Leaders.


The Usual Rules for Pack 505 Camp Outs:

  • Plan meals with your Dens.

  • Make sure you check your email before departing in case of last minute weather related cancellations.

  • Cubs are welcome to bring their families and siblings. Moms, Dads, brothers and sisters are great to have in camp. Each Cub must have at least one parent or guardian on the campout.

  • Each Cub must share a tent with his own parent or guardian. Two older Cubs may share a tent, if there are no adults in the tent.

  • Fire Safety: Campfires must be attended at all times; fire buckets (provided by the Pack) must be placed at each campfire and unattended fires must be extinguished.

  • Medical forms are required for each attendee (parents, Cubs, siblings). We ask that you bring your BSA Medical Form A & B ( to the October Pack meeting or to the campout. We will maintain these in a file through the year

  • This is car camping. Bring enough stuff to be comfortable. But please do not bring TVs radios, video games, etc. This is an opportunity to experience the outdoors.

  •  In the event of dangerous weather the Pack will call off, delay, or reschedule the campout. Check your email before heading out. The Pack has leaders with BSA Weather Training and we will keep safety as the #1 priority

  • No open-toed shoes for any participant. 

  • No alcohol or tobacco use during the event.

  • Bears and Webelos who have earned their Whittling Chip may use their pocket knife at this event. They must carry their Whittling Chip during the event. If they break a rule, they will lose a corner of their card.

  • Bring uniforms. We will wear uniforms on Saturday for Opening Ceremony and Campfire, and for Closing Ceremony on Sunday.

Mark your calendars for our first camp out of the year. We will have our first Pack camp out October 4-6.

Our second Pack camp out is scheduled for December 13-15, 2019.