Rules and Policies

Although the Scout Oath and Law are the only rules that a Scout camp should need, there are some items where it is helpful to be specific. The following rules and policies have been established to ensure the safety of all Scouts. All Campers are asked to cooperate in the observance of these simple rules and in the common sense operation of camp. For the safety and enjoyment of all in camp, troops, crews, of families unwilling to observe camp rules and policies may be asked to leave. Any questions or comments on these rules and policies can be addressed before camp by calling the Northern Star Council Office at 612-261-2460.

Youth Protection

BUDDY SYSTEM
Scouts must be instructed to use the buddy system when hiking or exploring around camp and are encouraged to inform their leaders of their plans when leaving their campsite.

TROOP/CREW LEADERSHIP
Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities. There must be a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be present for any activity involving female youth. Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age- and program-appropriate supervision must always be provided.

All adults accompanying a Scouting unit who are present at camp for 72 total hours or more must be registered as leaders. The 72 hours need not be consecutive. Units are responsible for ensuring adults at camp are registered if at camp for more than 72 hours.

ONE-ON-ONE CONTACT
There is no one-on-one contact between adult leaders and youth members.

For more on Youth Protection please refer to Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse in related content.

EVERYTHING YOUR UNIT MUST PROVIDE

You will want to double check that your unit has these items line up. If you’re having trouble finding adult leadership, connect with Tomahawk and wie will help troubleshoot. Many times, we’re able to pair your Scouts with another unit.

ADULT SUPERVISION
Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including meetings. There must be a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over in every unit serving females. A registered adult leader 21 years or over must be present for any activity involving female youth. Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age– and program-appropriate supervision must always be provided.
All adults accompanying a Scouting Unit who are present at the activity for 72 total hours or more must be registered as leaders. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.
All adults must have completed Youth Protection Training

INSURANCE
Units not from Northern Star Scouting, BSA must provide proof of medical and accident insurance. This insurance is secondary to individual family insurances. Proof must Include:
Policy Number / Certificate number / ID insurance
Address
First Notice of claim form
HEALTH FORMS
All participants must have an annual physical. Please see Health Services for more information.

VEHICLES AND DRIVING IN CAMP

CAMP SPEED LIMIT
The camp speed limit is 15 MPH. Some places in camp the speed limit is 5MPH. When campers are present one should consider going even slower to ensure the safety of everyone.

PASSENGERS
All passengers must wear seat belts. There is no riding in the back of pickup trucks or anywhere else in a vehicle not designed for passengers.

PARKING
Vehicles should be parked in designated parking areas. There is absolutely no parking inside campsites. Loading and unloading at the campsite is allowed, but we ask that vehicles are moved back to a parking area immediately after. If someone in your troop or crew needs a special accommodation a vehicle may be parked at the campsite and be used to transport that individual around camp. Please contact camp to receive a special use permit to park at your campsite.

CELL PHONES

Phones can be a great way to enhance an outdoor Scouting experience, but they can be a challenge to manage. We recommend phones are ONLY to be used by adults or youth under the supervision of an adult. Please inform parents not attending camp of your own units phone policy before you attend camp.

ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOME

Campers should not bring these items to camp:

Fireworks of any kind
Pets
Alcoholic Beverages/Illegal Drugs
Flames in tents
Personal Firearms (e.g.rifles, hand guns, bows, sling shots, ammo)
Sheath Knives/Fixed Blade Knives
Alcohol and Tobacco

Alcohol is not to be consumed at camp. Leaders should be of sound mind and body while at camp and not under the influence of alcohol or any other substances. Tobacco and vaping products must not be used on Northern Star Scouting Properties. Leaders need to use tobacco products off camp property.

FIRE SAFETY

Camp is a great place to teach Scouts fire safety. Each unit should complete and use the Unit Fireguard Chart. These will be provided at camp. Fires should always be attended and your campsite fire barrel should be filled with water so apple water supply is quickly available in the case that a fire begins to spread or get out of control.

MOUNTAIN BIKES

Bikes are permitted at Many Point Scout Camp following orientation with your camp commissioner. Bikes shall only be used on designated trails or where vehicles can drive. Helmets must be worn.