Approved Unit Overnighters

Unit Overnight Campout Sites

These are unit-organized overnight events involving more than one families from a single unit; focused on age-appropriate unit-level activities and conducted at council-approved locations.

If nonmembers (siblings) participate, the event must be structured accordingly to accommodate them. Current BSA health and safety youth protection guidelines apply. Each youth member must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian. Overall, each youth participant is responsible to a specific adult leader, parent, or guardian.

At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) to properly understand the importance of their program intent, youth protection guidelines, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation; permits for campouts shall be issued locally.

NOTE: All forms must be completed and submitted to your local Scouting professional (listed to the right) no more than 90 days out from your planned camping event. Thank You!


  • Piedmont Scout Reservation (A Piedmont Council Property or any Council-Owned Property).

  • U.S. State Parks (USA) & U.S. National Parks (USA) - Government-Maintained Campgrounds (this includes, but is not limited to campgrounds owned by cities, townships, and local municipalities).

  • For-Profit or Non-Profit Established Campgrounds (this includes, but is not limited to: KOA, Jellystone Park Camp Resorts, Local Church Camps, etc.). - NOTE: camps must include the required amenities, etc.
  • Additional local locations are found below (Hiking and Backpacking Guide). Overall, if you have doubts about if the location fits into one of the “approved” categories above, please complete the "overnight approval form".
  • Units can submit a "Overnight Approval Form" (below) to the Piedmont Council main office. This document will stay on-file and allow us to build a better and stronger approved list in the future. Thank You!

File Name Description
Local Hiking and Backpacking Guide Click to the right to download now. Download
Pack Overnight Campout Site Appraisal Form Click to the right to download now. Download