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Cub Scout Activities

Shoot-Outs

Come join us for a weekend of family camping near the coast in the beautiful California redwoods of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties. Archery, nature hikes, campfires, games, sports, and FUN! Great food, starting with cracker barrel Friday night, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

Family Camp

Come join us for a weekend of family camping near the coast in the beautiful California redwoods of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties. Archery, nature hikes, campfires, games, sports, and FUN! Great food, starting with cracker barrel Friday night, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

Cub Camp

Join Cub Camp volunteers this summer to participate in our first ever “Camp Inside Out”. With our traditional summer camps not being feasible this summer, we gathered up all of our creative resources and energy to deliver a fun, engaging and overall amazing.

Partner & Pal Weekends

Pack your day pack and get ready for a fun-filled weekend of archery, BB guns, crafts, games and much, much more!! 

Cub-O-Ree

Packs, this is a great opportunity for your brand new scouts that join in September to experience the fun of Scouting. Whether you have been to Chesebrough before or not, everyone is welcome to this fun one day camp!

Webelos Resident Camp

Cub Scouts who are ready for the chance to try real Cub Scout camping can participate in our Cub Scout Resident Camps. Campers will spend 3 night participating in fun stations like archery, hikes, knot typing, crafts, and more.

Scout-O-Rama

Over 120 interactive, hands-on Scouting activities will be on display hosted by local Scout groups.  Some of the activities include building and shooting water rockets, walking on a monkey bridge, shooting a bb gun, throwing a tomahawk, and racing a pinewood derby car. 

Kids have a thousand muscles to wiggle with and only one dozen to sit still with, that dozen gets mighty tired mighty quickly.

Bill Hillcourt

Get your Cub Scout out and moving with our Cub Scout Activities ranging from one day events to weekend adventures to entire weeks full of fun.

Year Round Cub Scout Activities

Cub Scout Shoot-Out

This fun-filled day will teach safety and proper BB, archery, and slingshot shooting techniques as well as give Tigers through Webelos an opportunity to focus on their Rank Specific Shooting Sports awards for Archery, BB Gun or Sling Shot. This program offers two separate sessions each day. (BB, Archery, and Sling Shot each session.)  Scouts can attend both sessions or choose morning or afternoon.

Oct 10

Cub Scouts Shootout #5

October 10 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

Family Camp

Come join us for a weekend of family camping near the coast in the beautiful California redwoods of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties. Archery, nature hikes, campfires, games, sports, and FUN! Great food, starting with cracker barrel Friday night, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

Typical Activities
  • Crafts
  • Nature
  • Archery
  • BB guns
  • Climbing
  • Metal work
  • Scout Skills
  • Games
  • & More

On top of this, the program will include a campfire, guided hikes and ample time for recreation and relaxation. Let us take the stress out of planning another event and come experience a weekend full of Scouting fun!

Who can Attend?

The Family Camping opportunities are open to all Scouting families. The programs are varied enough to appeal to all ages and stages, so bring the whole family from siblings to friends to grand parents.

Required Forms

Health Form (part A & B only) for all youth and adults.

Firearm Permission Form for youth attending events that involve shooting sports.

Where?

Camp Chesebrough Scout Reservation:  Straddling the Santa Cruz-San Mateo county border and nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Camp Chesebrough is is a 544 acre nature retreat.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

If you have any questions about Family Camp, please contact the Camping Director at Anthony.Burson-Thomas@scouting.org or 408.638.8312

Cub Scout Day Camps

At cub camp, we create adventures for Cub Scouts and their families. Cub Camp is an opportunity for your Cub Scout to enjoy Cub Scout activities in a day camp style setting. Dates and location vary throughout the Council and the summer.

It is with a heavy heart that we have cancelled in-person summer cub camp programs for 2020 due to Covid-19. We do not believe that state and county constraints on group events will be sufficiently lifted prior to the end of June to allow us to prepare for or offer any camp in a practical and safe manner in the month of July when our remaining camps were scheduled.

We will hold camp this summer virtually and hope you can join us one of our unique virtual programs!

Join Cub Camp volunteers this summer to participate in our first ever “Camp Inside Out”. With our traditional summer camps not being feasible this summer, we gathered up all of our creative resources and energy to deliver a fun, engaging and overall amazing Cub Camp experience for our Council Cub Scouts and their families.

There are 3 components involved in “Camp Inside Out”

  1. Earn at least one and possibly up to 4 STEM Nova Awards (activities open to all, NOVA awards only available for Wolf, Bear, Webelos/AOL ranks) (For Tigers some tracks include all materials for an elective.)
  2. Earn some and perhaps all of the required achievements for the Outdoor Activity Award (dependent on rank and which NOVA award signed up to complete).
  3. Includes an upcoming Shoot Out at Camp Chesebrough this fall or next year.

Click here to Register Online

If you have questions regarding Cub Scout Day Camp, please contact cubcamp@svmbc.org or 408.638.8300

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Cancelled or Postponed Camps

Name of campEarly Price2020 DatesCity/Area
Lake Cunningham #1– CANCELLED$225June 15-19San Jose
Fort Benito -POSTPONEDVariable. See websiteJune 15-19Hollister
Manzanita Park – POSTPONED$120June 15-19Prunedale
Chenoa – CANCELLED$155June 15-19Corralitos
Friendship Camp – CANCELLEDTBDJune 20-21San Jose
Vasona 5-Day Camp – POSTPONED$180June 22-26Los Gatos
Gilroy 5-Day Camp – CANCELLED$165June 22-26Gilroy
Gilroy 1-Day Camp – CANCELLED$50June 27Gilroy
Shaffer Park – POSTPONED$50July 11Santa Cruz
Lake Cunningham #2 – CANCELLED$225July 13-17San Jose
Cub Camp Chesebrough – CANCELLED$200July 27-31Los Gatos
Stevens Creek 5-Day Camp – CANCELLED$190July 27-31Cupertino

Updated 6/13/2020

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Partner & Pal (Spring)

2020 Theme: TBD

WHAT: You are invited to participate to this year’s Partner & Pal (Spring) weekend. All Cub Scouts are invited to bring a positive adult role model for a weekend camp out together. This year’s theme is still being decided, but be ready to have a blast!

WHO: All Tiger, Wolf, Bear Cubs and Webelos. Each Scout must bring a positive adult role model

WHERE: Chesebrough Scout Reservation off Hwy 9, 26005 CA-9, Los Gatos, CA 95033

There are no upcoming events at this time.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER: Click Here

Partner & Pal (Fall)

WHAT:         Pack your day pack and get ready for a fun-filled weekend of archery, BB guns, crafts, games and much, much more!!   All activity supplies will be provided.

WHO:           All Tiger, Wolf, Bear Cubs and Webelos. Each Scout must bring a positive adult role model(Dad, Uncle, Grandpa, Mom etc.)

WHERE:      Chesebrough Scout Reservation off Hwy 9, 26005 CA-9, Los Gatos, CA 95033

Oct 16

Partner & Pal (Fall) 2020

October 16 @ 5:00 pmOctober 18 @ 10:00 am

LEARN MORE & REGISTER: Click Here

Cub-O-Ree

WHAT:   Packs, this is a great opportunity for your brand new scouts that join in September to experience the fun of Scouting. Whether you have been to Chesebrough before or not, everyone is welcome to this fun one day camp!

WHO: Cub Scouts of all ages and an adult partner.  Please note: Siblings are not able to participate in this event.

WHERE: Chesebrough Scout Reservation off Hwy 9, 26005 CA-9, Los Gatos, CA 95033

ACTIVITIES: 
  • Archery
  • BB Guns
  • Climbing Wall
  • Arts & Crafts (typically a Beading project)
  • Indian Dance
  • Scoutcraft (Knots/Knives/Flags)
  • Cooking (Banana Boat)

Oct 03

Cub-O-Ree

October 3 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Oct 04

Cub-O-Ree

October 4 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

REGISTER & DETAILS: Click Here

Webelos Resident Camp

Cub Scouts who are ready for the chance to try real Cub Scout camping can participate in our Cub Scout Resident Camps. Campers will spend 3 night participating in fun stations like BB, archery, hikes, knot typing, crafts, games and more. A typical day looks like:

Typical Schedule

  • Raise Flags
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Program Activities
  • Lunch & Camp time
  • Afternoon Program Activities
  • Lower Flags followed by Dinner
  • Evening Activities/free time
  • Lights out

Activities

  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • B.B Guns
  • Archery
  • Crafts
  • Knot Tying
  • Webelos Advancements
  • And More!

Who can Attend?

We encourage incoming Webelos that have completed 3rd grade to join us this summer for a three-night adventure at our Webelos Adventure Camp at Camp Chesebrough.  Campers will want to come back to camp the following year to take advantage of the Arrow of Light Track as well.  For this two year program, the Staff is ready to assist with age-specific outdoor requirements and electives that are challenging to take care of outside of this resident camp environment.

Looking for opportunities for younger Scouts? Click here for Day Camps

Volunteer Requirements for Adults

  • Webelos Resident Camp: A minimum ratio of 1:8, adult to youth, is required.

Required Forms

Health Form (part A&B only) for all youth and adults.

Firearm Permission Form for youth attending events that involve shooting sports.

Where?

Camp Chesebrough Scout Reservation:  Straddling the Santa Cruz-San Mateo county border and nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Camp Chesebrough is is a 544 acre nature retreat.

Cost?

$295 per Scout
$180 per Adult
All food provided for Scouts and adults.
 

More Information

More Information to come. Check out 2017’s materials for a sense of what to expect.

2017 Cub Camp Registration Form

2017 Leader and Parent Guidebook

If you have any questions about Cub Scout Resident Camp, please contact Anthony Burson-Thomas at Anthony.Burson-Thomas@scouting.org or 408.638.8312

Interested in Staffing This Event?

We have paid opportunities for everyone 16 years old or older and volunteer opportunities for everyone 14+ as a counselor in training.

Requirements

    • Be available the entire Camp Season
    • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. (This can happen as part of applying to work at camp.)
    • Exemplify the Scout Oath and Law.

Email Deborah.Olsen@scouting.org for more information or to set up an interview and start the application process.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is a racing event for unpowered, unmanned miniature cars. With the help of adults, Scouts build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine wood, plastic wheels, and metal axles.

Come cheer on the Scouts and see all the hard work they have done to make the fastest and the most stylish cars in the district. Besides winners for time, we will also be judging based on appearance, so get out that graphite and detail that car, we are all going to “Do Our Best” and have a great time in the process.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Scout-O-Rama

Scout-O-Rama is a fun event for the whole community to showcase Scouting. Over 120 interactive, hands-on Scouting activities will be on display hosted by local Scout groups. Over 5,000 participants are expected to attend over the course of the day. Some of the cool activities include building and shooting water rockets, walking on a monkey bridge, shooting a bb gun, throwing a tomahawk, racing a pinewood derby car and seeing outdoor cooking demonstrations.  Enjoy food for sale from a variety of unique food trucks. Everyone is invited be a Scout for a day at Scout O Rama!

Oct 10

Scout-O-Rama

October 10

Visit the Scout-O-Rama page for more information

Please bring the following forms to all Council cub activities:
Health Form (part A&B only) for all youth and adults.
Firearm Permission Form for youth attending events that involve shooting sports.
As well as the Pack providing a minimum ratio of 1:4, adult to youth except for Tiger Cubs where the Tiger Cub Partner is required for each youth.
If you have any questions about Cub Scout Year-Round Activities, please contact council office: at 408.638.8312 or email camping@svmbc.org.
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