Patrol Camping at Nobscot Reservation in Sudbury

Overnight weekend trip (see below for weekend slots)

Picture: Nobscot Scout Camp | Mr Peters came across an Eastern Box Turtle

Since camping is an integral part of the Scouting Program, Troop 4 would like to offer a socially distanced overnight camp out by patrol or two patrols at a time.

Campout Overview - Camping for one night starting in afternoon into following morning - most likely on a Saturday evening with Dinner and Breakfast. Scouts will bring their own food and snacks. Parents will drop off and pick up scouts - no carpooling.

Patrols can decide with weekend slot works for them:

  • Sept 12-13

  • Sept 19-20

  • Sept 25-26

  • Oct 3-4

  • Oct 10-12 for one night (Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend)

  • Oct 15-16

There are two main points as requirements for consideration of participation.

  1. Make sure you have screened your scouts for the following:

      • Cough

      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

      • Chills

      • Repeated shaking with chills

      • Muscle pain

      • Headache

      • Sore throat

      • Loss of taste or smell

      • Diarrhea

      • Feeling feverish or having a temperature greater than or equal to 100.0°F

      • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

  2. Read Guidance Document and sign the Consent forms


All Scouting families and leaders are advised to download and read this guidance document before reopening Scouting.

Medical and Consent forms - This is very important!!

Scouts (and attending Adults) without these forms will not be allowed to participate:

  1. Medical Forms: Please ensure three paper copies of Part A and B only (no doctor signature needed) including a copy of your insurance card is delivered to Jen Joyce at 4 Fenton St no later than noon on Friday Sept 11.

  2. Activity Consent Form: Please complete this form and email to Pinky Jose at

  3. Online COVID Form: On Saturday morning before you leave, please take a few minutes to complete our online COVID Form for your son.


Youth Protection and Safety:

Parents attending a trip must complete this free training offered at

Please read How to Guide for taking Youth Protection Training . After completion, email the certificate to Jo Greystone at

So, given those fundamental requirements, here are the details with guidelines bolded.

  • Sleeping arrangements are limited to one Scout per tent.

  • No Carpooling - Parents must drop off and pick up scouts at designated times.

  • There is absolutely no sharing of food

    • The Scout must bring their own dinner, breakfast and snacks.

    • There will be a fire to cook foil packets for dinner as well as hot water.

    • There will be hot water for breakfast (oatmeal, hot chocolate, etc)

    • There will NOT be a 3 tub cleaning method. Scouts are urged to bring disposable plates/cups and/or eat directly out of the foil packets

  • The Scouts should bring their own tent, if not available contact patrol advisor so that we can bring one from the troop

  • Everyone should bring their own folding camp chair to make it easier to social distance

  • The Patrol Advisor will lead the campout to ensure that guidelines are followed

  • The Patrol Advisor will request that one or two parents attend to assist with supervision

  • The Scout must have and carry a sufficient mask to wear in the unexpected case where social distancing is not possible.

  • Coordinated activities will only be done where social distancing and good hygiene can be followed.

    • For instance, knot tying demonstrations and can safely be practiced.

    • Flag football or any other games that may result in direct touching or several people touching a common object (like a Frisbee) are not allowed

  • The Scout agrees to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices. If the Scout does not adhere to those practices he understands that Parents will be called to come pick him up.

  • The Scout must not go if he is not feeling well or has any symptoms on the day the campout starts

  • There is no camping in pavilions or lean-to’s


Scouts need to bring Dinner, Breakfast and any snacks. We are recommending a foil packet dinner that can be cooked over coals. There are lots of recipes that can be found on the internet. Please consider pre-cooking any meat. Hot water will be provided at both meals for things like oatmeal and hot chocolate. There will be no food sharing allowed at the campouts.

Merit Badge and other opportunities:

Scouting at a Distance Award

Scouts BSA Patrol or Venture Crew Requirements (complete 3 out of this list)

  • Attend an in-person patrol or crew meeting

  • Plan and attend an in-person patrol or crew camping trip

  • Participate in at least two hours of community service with your patrol or crew

  • Go on a 5-mile hike with your patrol

  • Participate in a patrol or crew scavenger hunt

Totin' Chip

First year scouts can learn essential skills on how to use these tools

Firem'n Chit

Learn the fundamentals of making a safe campfire, and cook with it

If you have any questions or concerns contact the Patrol Advisors