Outdoor Activity Chair

Preferred Tenure:

1+ Years

Typical Months of Activity:

Months leading up to Fall & Spring camping trips

Time Commitment:

  • 2-3 hours per month


  • Scout Leader Uniform - No
  • Attend Monthly Pack Leader Meetings - As needed
  • Training - Youth Protection & Online Position-specific training; BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) training available if interested.  
  • Ideal Characteristics - love for the outdoors, and an understanding that camping is one of the most fun and exciting aspects of Scouting for a young boy.


This position helps the boys develop a love for the outdoors. Specifically, the outdoor activity chair will:

  • Plan and arrange, in coordination with the Cubmaster, for outdoor activities primarily consisting of the spring and fall camping, the Pack’s coordination of the Council Summer Camp, and possibly hiking outings. 
  • Arrange for property, fire, and tour permits when required.
  • Arrange for safe transportation when needed.
  • Plan first aid for emergencies.
  • Manage, and possibly store, the Pack’s camping equipment as needed.
  • Arrange for Safe Swim Defense implementation for all outings involving swimming.
  • Plan outings to help pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award, such as the fishing derby.
  • Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping. Ensure that at least one adult has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) before any pack campout.
  • Help promote day camp and resident camp opportunities.
  • Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements, and see that they are implemented.
  • Know and carry out BSA outdoor program policy related to Cub Scouting. Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting.