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Camping Facilities Standards


We must recognize and take into consideration the individual’s right to privacy in such matters as sleeping places and sanitary facilities. The safety and well-being of members require careful attention when we are selecting and using accommodation.


Our Standards

  1. We must recognize and consider the individual’s right to privacy regarding sleeping and sanitary facilities.
  2. We must have separate accommodation, based on gender identity, for:
    1. Youth participants
    2. Scouters under 18 years of age
    3. Adults (including parents, adult resource people, and Rover Scout participants)
  3. Youth participants may not share accommodation with youth from older or younger Sections.
  4. The responsible Commissioner may permit an exception to these requirements in circumstances where safety or the facilities dictate. If sleeping accommodations are shared with youth, at least two adults must be present at all times.
  5. Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts camping facilities must include a weather-resistant shelter suitable for dining and program activities, as well as backup sleeping accommodation.
  6. All members may sleep in snow shelters or tents in the winter. Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts may sleep in snow shelters or tents in the winter with approval of parents/guardians and Scouters.
  7. Emergency communication equipment must be available.

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Effective Date

March 2, 2019

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