Trips and Special Events
Getting Out and About
Both the pack and the dens will organize additional trips such as hikes, historic and cultural trips, and campouts. They will usually take place on weekends. These trips are the most exciting part of Cub Scouts, and are not to be missed!
Logistics and planning for these trips usually takes place at the den meetings, making parental involvement at the regular meetings important.
Safety Policies for Trips and Other Activities
- Two-deep leadership. At least two adults, at least one of whom is a registered leader, must be present for all trips and scouting activities.
- No one-on-one contact. Adults may not be alone with youth who are not their own during any trip or scouting activity. This generally means staying within view of other adults while interacting with youth.
- Respect of Privacy. Adults must respect privacy of youth during changing/showering, etc., except when necessary to deal with health and safety emergencies. Appropriate attire is required for all.
- Separate accommodations. Adults may not share tents/rooms with youths who are not their own.
All registered leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training (YPT), which explains the standards in more depth. See the following for a complete list of Youth Protection standards: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/gss01.aspx