It’s time to saddle up the horses, put on boots and a cowboy hat, and round up all Cub Scouts to explore as twilight camp goes Texas Wild! Cub Scouts will learn new skills and make new friends. Twilight camp is a council camp organized by districts and conducted by volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the next school year. Twilight camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, and more.
Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained). Scouts in troops, crews and ships can also volunteer. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (going into 1st grade) and each pack must provide a minimum of one adult volunteer for every three Scouts attending camp.
In addition to shooting BB guns and archery, and playing sports, Scouts will be working towards achieving parts of the following adventures (advancements).
Consider also attending resident camp, a three-night campout held in July/August 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)
- Good Knights
- Stories in Shapes
- Sky is the Limit
Wolves (going into 2nd grade)
- Digging in the Past
- Cubs Who Care
- Germs Alive
Bears (going into 3rd grade)
- Super Science
- Marble Madness
Webelos Scouts (going into 4th & 5th grader)
- Art Explosion
- Aware and Care
- Into the Woods
The fee is $66.50 for the first Scout and $65 for each additional Scout. The registration fee for the tot-lot (siblings ages 3-5) is $65, adult volunteers are $15, and youth volunteers are $15. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, program supplies. The first 200 registrants will receive a patch. All youth entering 1st grade through age 18 must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots and Tigers (Scouts going into 1st grade) are at camp.
Step 1 (youth and adults): Register all participants in the same family.
Step 2 (adults): Every volunteer also needs to complete a background check.
Step 1 (youth and adults): Registration is closed. Step 2 (adults): Background check (ages 18+) Event Feedback
- Late registration begins 5/15/22. A late fee of $25 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed for late registrations.
- Registration closes for youth and adults two weeks before the first day of camp.
Have carpool contacts (must have at least one) before beginning the registration process. It is very important to complete the entire process (through payment). All incomplete registrations are deleted every evening at midnight.
Payment: At checkout, pay with a credit card, or electronic check. Council refund policy.
Volunteers: Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their children ages 3-5 (potty trained). Scouts in troops, crews and ships ages 11-17 can register as volunteers. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots (ages 3-5) and Tigers (going into 1st grade) are at camp. Each pack must have a minimum of one adult registered for every three youth registered.
Youth registration requirements:
- Complete online registration (step 1)
- Submit a copy of the BSA Health and Medical form (Parts A & B: All Scouting Events) to the pack representative
- Submit a copy of medical insurance card, front and back (if insured) to the pack representative
Adults registration (ages 18+) requirements attending camp:
- Complete online registration (steps 1 & 2)
- Submit a copy of the BSA Health and Medical form (Parts A & B: All Scouting Events) to the pack representative
- Submit a copy of medical insurance card, front and back (if insured)
- Submit proof of Youth Protection Training (YPT) taken online at my.scouting.org. This is a mandatory requirement by the state. Certification lasts two-years and must not expire prior to the last day of camp.
- Attend Camp Volunteer Orientation. This is mandatory every year by the state and must be taken annually.
What to Bring to Camp
- camp t-shirt, must be worn every day (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)
- full water bottle
- sack dinner and snacks (nonperishable food in a resealable plastic bag with name and pack number). See details below.
- non-carbonated drink for dinner (water, sports drink, juice box)
- 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 with the Scout's 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.
Everyone attending camp will be required to bring a meal. Juice boxes or sports drinks work best. Please do not send carbonated drinks. Use resealable plastic gallon sized bags with the Scout's name written on it. Ice water will be available at meals and every activity area.
Please check with the parents in your den concerning any allergies (e.g., peanut).
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. A list of advancements covered will be emailed to the Cubmasters after camp.
Lost and Found
Lost and found will be located at registration. Leftover items are donated to charity after camp. Please label all items taken to camp.
Drop-off and Pick-up
Carpooling is strongly recommended. Drop-off and pick-up procedures will be shared with each pack’s camp coordinator, additionally, it will be outlined in the volunteer training, and shared in pre-camp communication. Please subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date on all camp details.
All medications must be checked-in to the health and safety director in the first aid area by the parents of the child requiring the medications. A medication form will need to be filled out. Medications that can stay with the Scout are inhalers, emergency epinephrine kits, and diabetes kits. 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).
Twilight camp is run by volunteers. Each pack is required to provide a minimum of one adult register for every three youth register per pack. If the pack does not meet this ratio, then the pack will not be able to attend camp. Please consider volunteering.
The state of Texas requires that all adults attending camp must:
1. Take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online at my.scouting.org. Certification last two years and must not expire prior to the last day of camp.
2. Attend camp volunteer orientation.
BSA requires a minimum of one person per 25 people onsite need to be trained in First Aid/CPR/AED. If you have current certification, please submit a copy of your certification. If you would like training, find an upcoming course near you.
Volunteering at camp is fun. Many opportunities are available:
- Adult partner with a Tiger Cub
- Den assistant
- Archery range (must be certified)
- BB gun range (must be certified)
- Health and Safety (must be certified)
- Sports and games
- Tot lot (preschool program)
- Key staff
- Full-Time Volunteer - will be at camp every day from opening to closing
- Job Share Volunteer - two adults split the camp and both adults will ensure coverage for every day from opening to closing. This counts as one volunteer in the required adult to Scout ratio.
- Part-Time Volunteer - an adult who volunteers for part of the camp. Part-time volunteers do not count in the required adult to Scout ratio.
- Key Staff – Volunteer who has been specifically asked by the camp director to serve as a key staff.
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
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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