Camping
Camping is an Eagle required merit badge.
 
Camping
Camping is something we do almost every month and rarely do we spend the night inside of cabins or lodges. The troop provides 2 and 3-person tents and are easy to set-up. Some times, you may even want to try and sleeping under the stars! Important factors in camping are having the proper equipment, practicing "Leave No Trace" and finding a campsite that meets your needs for the outing. Camping is usually combined with other activities such as hiking, cycling and boating.
Types of Campgrounds
Group Campsites - Can accomdate from 9 to 100+ depending on the site
Family Campsites - Can accomodate from 1 to 8 people
Environmental or Primitive Campsites - Located in undisturbed areas with primitive facilities
Walk-in Campsites - Usually unreserved sites for people in transit such as backpackers or cyclists
Boat-in Campsite - Reserved for boaters since access is limited by water
Equestrian Campsite - Campsites for equestrians that have facilities for horses including water troughs and tie-up areas.
Backpack Campsites - Located along backpacking trails

Camping Related Links
Camping Merit Badge Requirements
http://www.meritbadge.com/bsa/mb/001.htm

Camping Basics
http://camping.about.com/blbasics.htm?once=true&

Leave No Trace
http://www.lnt.org/
 
Northern California Camping
Last updated on October 30, 2005