Prepare for launch as we count down to lift-off, 2020: A Scout Odyssey! Cub Scouts and their families will learn new skills and make new friends. Twilight camp is a council camp organized by districts/areas and conducted by ScoutReach staff and volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the next school year. Twilight camp is three days of fun with awesome programs and activities such as wrist rockets, archery, sports, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more. Each registered Scout will receive a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle.
Scouts will be able to participate in playing sports (e.g., basketball, soccer, obstacle course) and games (e.g., concentration), and participating in a conservation project. Scouts will also be working towards achieving parts of the following adventures (advancements).
Advancements earned at camp supplement the exciting program offered at the council's resident camp held in July. Consider also registering for resident camp, a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota, TX, for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year.
Tigers (going into 1st grade)
- Tiger Tag
- Good Knights
- Floats and Boats
- Stories in Shapes
Wolves (going into 2nd grade)
- Air of the Wolf
- Code of the Wolf
- Finding Your Way
- Motor away
- Running with the Pack
Bears (going into 3rd grade)
- Baloo the Builder
- Make It Move
- Marble Madness
- Super Science
Webelos Scouts (going into 4th and 5th grade)
- Build it
- Outdoor Adventure
- Art Explosion
What to Bring to Camp
- Scouts should eat a meal before camp.
- camp t-shirt (get this from your pack representative)
- Annual BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A and B for all Scouting events), if not already submitted
- very hydrated Scout (have them drink lots of water all day and a full water bottle on the way to camp)
- personal snacks (optional) (nonperishable in a resealable plastic bag with name and school). See details below.
- non-carbonated drink (water, sports drink, juice box)
- water bottle
- bandana, optional
- closed-toed shoes with socks
- hat and/or sunglasses
- rain poncho
- sunscreen (applied by parent before camp)
- insect repellant (applied by parent before camp)
- medications that need to be taken at camp must be in the original containers and turned into the health and safety chair. Scouts can carry their Inhaler or Epipen; however, the health and safety chair and camp staff must be notified.
Mark all items marked with name
Do Not Bring
- No aerosols of any kind in camp
- No carbonated drinks; they dehydrate the body.
- No eggs
- No mayonnaise
- No tuna or chicken salad
- No excessive sweets
- No perfume
- No eating during sessions – if there is a medical issue, please alert the camp director.
- No trading cards
- No pets
- No electronics – Nintendo DS, IPod, MP3, cell phones, radios, etc.
Snack Requirements, optional
Parents, please make sure the camp staff knows of any food allergies (e.g., peanut) your child may have.
Scouts may bring snacks to camp. For drinks, juice boxes or sports drinks work best. Please do not send carbonated drinks.
For snacks, use resealable plastic gallon-sized bags with the Scout's name and school written on it. Consider: frozen grapes, frozen bananas sliced, watermelon, strawberries, carrot or celery sticks with peanut butter, broccoli, beef jerky, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter or cheese crackers, canned tuna or chicken, trail mix, dried fruit, pickles, crackers and hard cheeses (e.g., cheddar, colby and provolone), pudding cup, fruit cups, applesauce cup, chips, raisins, dried fruit, almond butter, yogurt raisins, granola bar, summer sausage, crackers, Goldfish, pumpkin seeds, protein bar, dry cereal, muffins. Perishable or refrigerated foods, such as mayonnaise, meats, eggs, or leftovers are not allowed at camp.
There are several opportunities for Scouts to earn advancement at camp.
Lost and Found
Please label all items taken to camp with your child's name. Lost and found will be located at registration. Leftover items are donated to charity after camp.
All medications (with the exception of inhalers, emergency epinephrine kits, and diabetes kits) must be checked-in to the health and safety director in the first aid area by the parents of the child requiring the medications. Each medication must be in the original prescription container with only enough medication for the week, clearly labeled with the Scout’s name, dosage, and specific time(s) medication should be taken. A medication form will need to be filled out. Other than using an inhaler, Epi-pens or diabetes kits, no child should be taking any medication except while in the first aid area. Please inform the Scout's leader and the health and safety officer of any medications that need to be taken at camp. See the health and safety director at camp if there are any questions.
Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
Volunteer Training and ScoutReach Staff
Twilight camp is run ScoutReach staff and volunteers. The state of Texas requires that all adults attending camp must:
- Take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online at my.scouting.org. Certification lasts two years and must not expire prior to the last day of camp.
- Attend Camp Volunteer Orientation:
- Training #1: Date/time TBD at the Sam Houston Area Council BSA Office (2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008)
- Training #2: Date/time TBD at the Sam Houston Area Council BSA Office (2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008)
BSA requires a minimum of one person per 25 people onsite need to be trained in First Aid/CPR/AED. If currently certified, please submit a copy of your certification.
Volunteering at camp is fun. Many opportunities are available:
- Adult partner with a Tiger Cub
- Den walker (escort a group of ~10 Scouts from one area of camp to another)
- Sports and games
The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Enterprise Risk Management
Camps are operated and licensed under the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America National Camp Standards. Camps are inspected annually by the NCAP team to ensure compliance with the National Camp Accreditation Program (430-056), Day Camp Administrative Guide (13-33815), Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines (510-631), and the Guide to Safe Scouting.
The Texas Department of State Health Services Youth Camp Program is the principal authority on matters relating to health and safety conditions at youth camps in Texas. All youth camps must obtain a license prior to operating. Any youth camp may be inspected during operation to determine compliance with the Youth Camp Safety and Health Act and the Youth Camp Rules.
Twilight Camp Contact
For questions, contact Donald Guillory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The eScouter is the Sam Houston Area Council's monthly newsletter containing information about upcoming council events and activities. The council distributes The Scouting Trails at roundtable, and utilizes a variety of social media tools including Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, and YouTube.
Most packs celebrate Scouting anniversary week in February with a birthday party called the blue and gold banquet. Free two-sided placemats are available to use at blue and gold banquets or pack meetings to help promote twilight camp and resident camp.
The council has lots of ideas for blue and gold banquets and pack meetings (e.g., magic, beach). Follow us on Pinterest for more ideas.
Placemats and Blue and Gold Banquet Ideas