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Ratios for Adults to Scouts

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There isn't an official ratio of adults to scouts on a Scouts BSA campout, right? Just "the appropriate number registered leaders beyond 2 for the activity" or something like that?

I couldn't find the ratio for Cubs when I looked for campouts. Is there one from national? Or is that just local?

Thanks for the help!

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The Boy Scouts of America has established the following guidelines for its members’ participation in camping activities:

  • Overnight camping by Lion, Tiger, Wolf, or Bear Cub Scouts as dens is prohibited. Webelos dens may participate in overnight camping.
  • Lions, with their adult partner, may participate in child-parent excursions, pack overnighters, and council-organized family camping.
  • Tigers, with their adult partner, may participate in child-parent excursions, day camps, pack overnighters, council-organized family camping, or resident camping.
  • Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may participate in a resident overnight camping program operating under BSA National Camping School–trained leadership and managed by the council.
  • Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the youth on approved trips.



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