Twilight Camp

June 5-9, 2017

Longfellow Elementary 
3617 Norris Dr, Houston, TX 77025

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 




Twilight camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the next school year. Get your sunglasses, beach hat, and sunscreen. Scouts will discover that life is better on the beach while making new friends, earning rank advancements and participating in BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts. 

Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering.  Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) in the tot lot program and girls ages 6-10. Boy Scouts and youth ages 10-13 can also volunteer with a parent. Youth and Boy Scouts age 14-17 can register as junior staff.



In addition to shooting BB guns, wrist rockets, archery, woodworking and leather working, Scouts will be working towards achieving parts of the following adventures (advancements). The Houston traveling zoo will also be visiting.

Tigers (going into 1st grade)

  • Good Knights
  • Floats and Boats
  • Stories in Shapes
  • Tiger Tag

Wolves (going into 2nd grade)

  • Collections & Hobbies
  • Code of the Wolf
  • Motor Away

Bears (going into 3rd grade)

  • Robotics
  • Baloo the Builder
  • Marble Madness

Webelos (going into 4th grade)

  • Art Explosion
  • Adventures in Science  

Webelos (going into 5th grade)

  • Engineer
  • Sportsman

Day camp advancements supplement the exciting program offered at the council's resident camp held in July. Resident camp is a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota, TX, for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year. 


Registration is closed.

The registration fee is $51.50 for the first Scout and $50 for each additional Scout. Adults and youth volunteers are $10. The tot-lot is $30, and girl siblings are $50. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle.

  • Late registration begins May 7, 2017. A late fee of $20 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed.
  • Registration closes for youth and adults two weeks before the first day of camp.

Have carpool contacts (must have at least one) before beginning the registration process. It is very important to complete the entire process (through payment).  All incomplete registrations are deleted every evening at midnight.

Payment:  At checkout, pay with a credit card, electronic check, or PayPal. Council refund policy.

LDS Youth: In LDS-sponsored units, boys are introduced to Scouting at age eight. LDS youth are put into dens at camp based on age. Youth who are under the age of eight will enjoy the camp activities, even though they aren't earning rank advancement.  

Volunteers: Many of volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering.  Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13.   Boy Scouts (under the age of 14) can register as den chiefs or for the service patrol, and boys and girls ages 14-17 can volunteer as junior staff. Each pack must have a minimum of one adult registered for every three youth registered.

Youth paperwork requirements:

  1. Complete online registration
  2. Submit a copy of the BSA Health and Medical form (Parts A & B: All Scouting Events) to the pack representative
  3. Submit a copy of medical insurance card, front and back (if insured) to the pack representative

Paperwork requirements for adults attending camp (ages 18+):

  1. Complete online registration
  2. Submit a copy of the BSA Health and Medical form (Parts A & B: All Scouting Events) to the pack representative
  3. Submit a copy of medical insurance card, front and back (if insured)
  4. Submit proof of Classroom Facilitated YPT
  5. Attend Day Camp Orientation Training
  6. Attend YPT for Camp -- this is a new requirement and is in addition to Classroom Facilitated YPT


What to Bring to Camp

  • camp t-shirt (get this from your pack representative)
  • Annual BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A and B for all Scouting events), if not already submitted
  • very hydrated Scout (have them drink lots of water all day and a full water bottle on the way to camp)
  • bandana, optional
  • closed-toed shoes with socks
  • hat and/or sunglasses
  • rain poncho
  • sunscreen (applied by parent before camp)
  • insect repellant (applied by parent before camp)
  • 5-gallon bucket with a lid to use as a chair (Scout must carry the bucket). Available at places like Home Depot, Lowes or Academy.
  • money for trading post treats (quarters in a resealable plastic baggie), optional
  • medications that need to be taken at camp must be in the original containers and turned into the health and safety chair. Scouts can carry their Inhaler or Epipen; however, the health and safety chair and camp staff must be notified.
Mark all items marked with name

Do Not Bring

  • No aerosols of any kind in camp
  • No excessive sweets
  • No perfume
  • No eating during sessions – if there is a medical issue, please alert the camp director.
  • No trading cards 
  • No pets
  • No electronics – Nintendo DS, IPod, MP3, cell phones, radios, etc. 


Everyone attending camp is to each dinner before camp.

Trading Post

The trading post is stocked with camp refreshments. We will have refreshments for sale during lunch, free time, and before and after camp. Bring some money to take advantage of this! The amount each boy actually spends will depend on his personal needs and whether his interests require special purchases. Items typically include snacks, crafts and toy items.  


There are several opportunities for Scouts to earn advancement at camp. A list of advancements covered will be sent home the last day of camp. The list needs to be given to the Scout's den leader.

Lost and Found

Lost and found will be located at registration. Leftover items are donated to charity after camp. Please label all items taken to camp.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Carpooling is strongly recommended. 


All medications (with the exception of inhalers, emergency epinephrine kits, and diabetes kits) must be checked-in to the health and safety director in the first aid area by the parents of the child requiring the medications. Each medication must be in the original prescription container with only enough medication for the week, clearly labeled with the Scout’s name, dosage, and specific time(s) medication should be taken. A medication form will need to be filled out.  Other than using an inhaler, Epi-pens or diabetes kits, no child should be taking any medication except while in the first aid area. Please inform the Scout's leader and the health and safety officer of any medications that need to be taken at camp. See the health and safety director at camp if there are any questions.


Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Volunteer Information

Day camp is run by volunteers. Each pack is required to provide a minimum of one adult register for every three youth register per pack.  If the pack does not meet this ratio, then the pack will not be able to attend camp.  Please consider volunteering.

Volunteers aged 18 and up are considered adults by BSA and the State of Texas while at camp.

Volunteers aged 17 and younger will serve as den chief or junior staff.

Volunteer Orientation and YPT

ALL adults attending camp must attend both camp volunteer orientation, Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT), and the new Youth Protection Training for camp.

All orientations and training courses listed in this section will be offered at Bethany United Methodist Church (3511 Linkwood Drive, Houston 77025).

Register for Training

Please register so that we have sufficient materials.

Volunteer orientation for adults will be held at these times:

  • Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Wednesday, May 17, .6:30 PM - 7:20 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Sunday, June 4, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

The Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training course (required by the State of Texas) and the Youth Protection Training for Camp (required by BSA) will be offered in one session at these times:

  • Monday, April 17, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Sunday, June 4, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

It is a State of Texas requirement that adult volunteers must have their Classroom Facilitated YPT certificate or a copy of it on their phone on their person at all times at camp. Inspectors may ask to see the card.  

Youth volunteers must attend one session of Den Chief and Junior Staff Orientation.  This course will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church at the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 17, .6:30 PM - 7:20 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Sunday, June 4, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

First Aid. To meet BSA National Camp Standards, at least 50% of the camp staff must be certified in first aid, AED use, and CPR.  If you have previously completed this training but your credentials have expired, a 90-minute recertification course will be offered at Bethany at the following times:

  • Sunday, April 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 7, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

First-time Training. A 4-hour new certification course for volunteers needing first-time training certification is scheduled at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Additional sessions may be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.

Again, please register HERE for all orientation and training sessions listed in this section.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at camp is fun. Many opportunities are available: 

  • Adult partner with a Tiger Cub
  • Den walker (escort a group of ~10 Scouts from one area of camp to another)
  • Archery range (must be certified)
  • BB gun range (must be certified)
  • Crafts
  • Girls den walker (1st - 5th grade girls)
  • Health and Safety (must be certified)
  • Registration
  • Scouting skills (teach advancements)
  • Security
  • Sports and games
  • Tot lot (preschool program)
  • Woodworking
  • Key staff

Volunteer Options

  • Full-Time Volunteer - will be at camp every day from opening to closing
  • Job Share Volunteer - two adults split the camp and both adults will ensure coverage for every day from opening to closing.  This counts as one volunteer in the required adult to Scout ratio.
  • Part-Time Volunteer - an adult who volunteers for part of the camp. Part-time volunteers do not count in the required adult to Scout ratio.
  • Key Staff – Volunteer who has been specifically asked by the camp director to serve as a key staff.

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines  Guide to Safe Scouting  Enterprise Risk Management


Day Camps are operated and licensed under the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America National Camp Standards. Camps are inspected annually by the NCAP team to ensure compliance with the National Camp Accreditation Program (430-056)Day Camp Administrative Guide (13-33815)Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines (510-631), and the Guide to Safe Scouting.

The Texas Department of State Health Services Youth Camp Program is the principal authority on matters relating to health and safety conditions at youth camps in Texas. All youth camps must obtain a license prior to operating. Any youth camp may be inspected during operation to determine compliance with the Youth Camp Safety and Health Act and the Youth Camp Rules.


Day Camp Contact

For questions, contact or the district activities chair.


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In 1914, Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell started a Scouting program based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book stories and targeted at younger boys in Britain. Jungle Safari makes a great blue and gold banquet theme and ties in with the 2017 day camp theme. We have a variety of jungle themed resources available. Follow us on Pinterest for more ideas.

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