The best that Cub Scouting has to offer, close to home! Cub Scout Day Camp combines the most exciting things about being a Scout with summertime fun. Practice your aim at the Archery or BB Shooting ranges, create a masterpiece in Arts and Crafts, or learn a new knot in Scoutcraft. Build campfires, study local animals or test your skill on the sports field. On Friday, invite the family to join us for our weekly closing festivities.

Camp Dates

Minuteman High School, Lexington

August 3rd – 7th

Resources & Downloads

BSA Medical Form
Campership Application
Friday Family BBQ/Ice Cream Social Order Form
Camp Photograph Order Form
Lunch Menu (Milton Only)
BeACamper.org
Camp Staff Application

Contact Information

Council Office (617)615-0004
Darrin Johnson – Camp Sayre Contact djohnson@bsaboston.org

Ellie Chabot, Medford & Lexington Day Camp Director echabot@bsaboston.org

A Day at Camp…

There’s no such thing as a typical day at camp. On most days, you’ll arrive at camp, be greeted by our staff, and meet up with your den to check in and start the day with an activity. Gather with the camp to raise the flag (this might be your den’s job today), hear some announcements and maybe even sing a song. Then you’re off! Following a round-robin style, take part in a series of activities, including Archery, Arts & Crafts and Swimming. At midday, come together with the rest of the camp for lunch. Recharged, head back out to the program areas for a couple more hours of fun. The day ends as we retire the flag and look forward to coming back for another day!


The Program

Engaging programs are aligned with the Boy Scouts of America’s carefully designed program of age-appropriate activities, assuring safe but challenging experiences for each Cub Scout.

  • ARCHERY

    Precision and practice. That’s what it takes to hit the bullseye on the Archery range. Learn the safety requirements and skills to be an expert archer.

  • ARTS & CRAFTS

    Create a masterpiece that you’ll be proud to bring home to show the family.

  • BB SHOOTING

    Take aim and practice your focus and patience as you zero in on the target. As always, safety is always the first lesson.

  • FISHING

    Bait a hook, drop a line and see what bites. Learn about what species populate our local waterways. (Medford only)

  • NATURE

    Examine tracks, explore plant life and learn about the natural world where we live.

  • SCOUTCRAFT

    Practice all those important Scout skills! Tie knots, fold the American flag, build a campfire and much more.

  • FIELD SPORTS

    Take to the field or court for some friendly competition. Learn the rules and practice some good sportsmanship. Having fun is always a must! (Medford and Lexington only)

  • SWIMMING

    Cool off and splash around in the pool! Learn how to stay safe, practice some strokes and complete some Cub Scout swimming requirements.

  • DEN TIME

    Spend time getting to know the members of your den with some cooperative games and activities. Learn a cheer, song or skit to share with others.

  • WEBELOS OUTPOST

    For Webelos only! Head off-site for the day. Hike, have lunch, fish and enjoy a day designed especially for our oldest campers. (Milton only)

Who Comes to Camp?

Cub Scout Day Camp is open to all registered Cub Scouts—Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos. New Tiger Cubs (entering first grade in the Fall 2014) must be accompanied by an adult partner. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun by serving as a den leader at camp.

We are now welcoming siblings of attending Cub Scouts to register for Day Camp. Sisters will be in their own dens and will participate in all camp activities!

Registration

Scouts register individually for camp, but we encourage Dens and Packs to coordinate plans to attend camp together.
The registration fee is $235/session.Register before May 1st and save $25! A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration to secure your spot, though full one-time payments are encouraged.Registration fee includes all program materials, camp t-shirt, water bottle, and Friday festivities for families.
All participants are required to have a completed Day Camp Medical Record and an physician-issued immunization record. Forms are due into the Boston Minuteman Council by June 15, 2015.

Extended Day

The Extended Day program option is available to all campers Monday through Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Parents of Extended Day participants pick up their campers any time between 4:00 and 6:00. An additional flat rate of $50 a session applies.

Lunch

Campers provide their own lunches Monday through Friday. As we don’t provide refrigeration facilities, please pack lunches that won’t spoil when kept in a cool spot out of the sun. Lunches should be nutritious, and sugar should be a limited part of anyone’s lunch. At the Milton location, campers can select the add-on lunch option and have lunch provided by the camp kitchen daily. Lunch on Friday at Milton will be the Family BBQ and at Lexington and Medford locations they will conclude the week with an Ice Cream Social.

Friday Closing Festivities

Plan to join us Friday afternoon for our closing festivities. The fun starts at 1:30 p.m. Get the chance to eat with your camper, meet the staff, tour the camp and watch our Friday afternoon awards ceremony and den skit and song performances. Milton will host an end of the week BBQ while Lexington & Medford locations will have an Ice Cream Social to cap off the week and celebrate!

Advancement

Campers can advance in Scouting by completing requirements at camp. Many Cub Scout activities and advancement electives can only be accomplished at a camp. In addition, unit recognition and the Summertime Pack Award can be earned just by attending one or more sessions of camp!

Family Involvement

Cub Scouting is a family adventure, and this includes camp! We encourage interested family members to apply to join our team. Parents are also encouraged to join us for one or more days as a volunteer with your Scout.

Staff

We carefully select our camp staff to meet extensive qualifications, and training assures that we deliver the best program for our campers. Each den is led by a Den Leader or Den Chief, and each activity area is overseen by a talented member of our program staff. Camp Directors are nationally certified, experienced recreation administrators.

Nationally Accredited and Fully Licensed

Our summer camps adhere to the strictest operational standards. These camps must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health (105CMR430.190(c)). In addition our programs are annually granted status as Nationally Accredited Camps by the Boy Scouts of America.

Health & Safety

Cub Scout Summer camps are among the safest summer experiences available. Each camp employs a full-time Health and Safety Officer to oversee all health, medical and safety issues. All camp participants are required to submit a Day Camp Medical Record including a physician-issued immunization record. Parents are welcome to review the camp’s policy with regard to discipline, background checks and healthcare, as well as the procedure for filing grievances.

Financial Aid (Camperships)

The Boston Minuteman Council believes that no Scout should be denied a camp experience due to cost, and works to meet the need of all Scouts who want to go to camp, up to 50% of the total cost. Families who need assistance are encouraged to apply for a Campership. Get the application above.

Cancellations & Refunds

Refunds (less a $50 deposit) will be considered when a request in writing is made prior to the opening of the camp session.

We’re Hiring!

Join our team! We’re looking for the most talented and energetic people to help make our camp an awesome experience. Paid and volunteer positions are available. Parents who volunteer a week at Day Camp will send their Scouts for FREE. For more information, email Darrin Johnson, at djohnson@bsaboston.org. Or, get the staff application here.