Camp Leader Activities
CUB SCOUT Summer Camp PROGRAMS
CUB SCOUT RESIDENT CAMP: It is the goal of the Cub Resident Camp Staff to give your scouts’ an exciting, fun, and educational experience while at Camp Chief Little Turtle. The activities that scouts will work on are meant to be fun with a purpose. While some activities will cover a wide variety of Wolf and Bear requirements, it is not our intention for scouts to walk away with completed ranks or activity pins. Focusing merely on advancement, the program would be limited in variety from year to year. We believe that scouts’ come to camp to have a great time and to do things they may not have an opportunity to do elsewhere. Each unit leader will, however, receive at the end of the week a complete list of requirements that were completed while they were at camp.
ROTATION SCHEDULE: All dens within a campsite will travel as a group to each program station. Each campsite will visit all six program centers one time, with exception to the waterfront which they will visit twice, in the two day period. The rotation schedule on the following page is tentative and WILL change based on the number of scouts in campsites. Smaller campsites will be paired together for the swimming session to allow for maximum utilization of the program center. Every effort will be made to keep group size to a maximum of 30 youth.
NATURE: The nature center will utilize the 1200 acre wilderness of the Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation supplemented by an exciting program to bring nature alive for scouts.
SWIMMING: Swimming and boating takes place on beautiful Pit Lake in Camp Chief Little Turtle. Pit Lake was once a rock quarry. Its crystal clear water and sandy bottom make it a fantastic location for our aquatic programs. Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in activities for their swimming ability. Appropriate instruction will also be available as needed. The aquatic staff are all trained BSA Lifeguards.
SHOOTING SPORTS: B.B. guns and archery are always a favorite for cubs. Scouts will be divided among the archery and B.B. Range and will switch halfway through the time allotted.
CRAFTS: Located at Grandstaff Lodge in Camp Chief Little Turtle next to the Dining Hall. Scouts will have the opportunity to create a craft project appropriate to the annual theme.
THEME SPORTS: Scouts will participate in a series of games centered around the annual theme with an emphasis on team play and sportsmanship.
FLEX: Flextime is an open session where you decide what you want to do. Each campsite will have one program period for flex during the two-day program (75 minutes). Dens may decide to break off and choose their own or complete campsites may opt to participate together. The den or campsite may decide to do some fishing at Pit Lake, take a hike to earn a trail award, do a service project, or participate in one of the many games that will be available such as volleyball, kickball, soccer, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, or badminton. More options may also become available.
NOTE: Fishing is available on Pit Lake without a fishing license during the period of resident camp. Those wishing to fish while at camp must provide their own equipment and bait. Bait and bamboo fishing rods are available at the camp store. Adults wishing to fish on Little Bower, Pigeon River, or Rock Lake MUST have a valid Indiana State Fishing License
WEBELOS ADVENTURE CAMP
Webelos Adventure Camp is an exciting program exclusively for Webelos Scouts. In addition to fun themed-activities, scouts will have the opportunity to earn up to three Webelos Activity Badges!
All scouts will participate in Aquanaut (or snorkeling if already earned), then will get to participate in the following: Geologist and Engineering. Webelos I and IIs will also participate in separate, unique “super activities”.
The “super activity” will take two program sessions (3 hours). Webelos I’s will take part in basic canoeing skills instruction, obstacle course, and have ample opportunity to perfect their skills around Pit Lake. Webelos II’s will get to learn the basics of rock climbing and bouldering on our 30ft climbing tower! In addition to the fun and advancement, scouts will prepare their own dinner over a fire on the second night. All equipment including staff support will be provided.