Frequently Asked Questions

If a Scout goes to summer camp and a jamboree in the same summer, how do these count towards the camping requirement?
The Guide for Officers and Advisers says:

Have experienced 15 nights of Boy Scout camping while registered with a troop or team within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long‐term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long‐term camp may be credited toward the 15‐night camping requirement; the balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short‐term camps of, at most, three nights each. [emphasis added]

Only one long term camp can be used towards the camping requirement. For a Scout who attends summer camp and a jamboree in the same year, five nights of the time at summer camp or at the jamboree (but not both) can be used towards the camping requirement. Ten more nights of short-term camp would also be required to meet the camping requirement.

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