Suffolk County Council
Boy Scouts of America
Cub Camping Polices
Approved Pack Overnighter Camp Sites
as of March 4, 2008
The following locations in Suffolk County have been inspected and approved by the Suffolk.
County Council BSA Camping Committee. These locations are approved until April 1, 2009. A Baloo trained leader is required on all Cub Scout overnighters. Note: Some areas have additional requirements.
Baiting Hollow Scout Camp.
Hoyt Farms – Use restricted to Units chartered in the Town of Smithtown.
Southaven County Park.
Blydenburgh County Park – Group/Club and Picnic area only. Youth area for Webelos only.
Cathedral Pines County Park – Sites 1 - 4, & 17-24 only.
Heckscher State Park – Campground area only.
Sears Bellows County Park – Group/Club area only. Youth area for Webelos only.
Cedar Point County Park –Group/Club Camping only: Sites A, B, C, & D only, Units required to setup tarps. Youth area for Webelos only.
Wildwood State Park – Units required to setup tarps.
Indian Island County Park – Group Sites. It is recommended that Units have the electrical hookups turned off, and that a positive locking device be applied to the electrical hookups. Youth area for Webelos only.
West Hills County Park –approved for Webelos Campouts only, not more than one adult per youth. Cub Scout Packs, groups with family’s and siblings will be turned away.
* Units are required to have adequate shelter for program activities during inclement weather. If the permanent park structure is unavailable, unit are required to setup tarps to provide shelter.
** Where swimming is available, it is limited to facilities that meet NYS Heath Standards and that BSA safety guidelines for aquatics are followed (ref. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting).
Special Notes Concerning Suffolk County Parks:
Suffolk County Parks have three types of campsites:
Family campsites – for use by individual family units. These are not for use by Cub Scout unit
Group/Club Campsites – these are for use by large groups such as Cub Scout Packs. Campers may include multiple family units, including siblings.
Youth Campsites – for use by “Youth Groups” only. These sites require that not more than one adult per youth is present on the site at any time. In addition, only the registered Webelos and a parent may camp as part of the group on these sites. Siblings or other Cub Scouts are not permitted to camp on these sites. Cub Scouts may not camp as a Den, and are therefore not permitted to use the Youth Campsites.
Youth campsites in all of the Suffolk County Parks are available for Webelos camping.
- Packs planning an event where the Cub Scouts come for the day and only the Webelos spend the overnight will not be allowed to do their daytime activities in the Youth Campsites. Other arrangements must be made for day time activities.
- Beginning this year Suffolk County Parks will require a valid BSA Tour Permit to be presented at check-in. The Baloo trained leader identified on the Tour Permit must also be present for the campout.