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Mother-Son Campout

Hey Mom!  This is a great opportunity to see what your scout(s) have learned and experience what they do during a campout.

Please note: this is not a ‘drop-off’ campout – Scouts will ride with their parent to and from the campsite in Naperville.

Moms should plan to sleep in their own tent, but expect their Scout to set it up.  The boys will prepare dinner Saturday night, and a quick breakfast will be provided Sunday morning following pack-up.


Permission forms are online only.  Refer to the invitation sent via troop email.  Final submission date will be Monday August 31st .
Payment is due prior to departure. No shows will be charged accordingly…we will be buying food based on sign-ups.


Von Oven Scout Camp
701 West Road, Naperville, Illinois


Meet at Von Oven at 1:00 pm Saturday September 12.  Lunch will NOT be provided so please plan accordingly.


Each person should bring the following:

  • Sleeping bag/pad
  • Pillow
  • Mess Kit (for this campout we will have paper/plastic available for those without mess kits)
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Flashlight
  • Basic Toiletries (no shower facilities are provided)

Adults should have their own tent/personal gear.  The troop provides tents for the boys as well as all necessary cooking gear.

Optional gear:

  • Insect Repellant
  • Lawn Chair
  • Pocket Knife (with Totin’ Chip)
  • Water bottle/mug
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

Each adult who participates in a BSA event must have current Youth Protection Training and Part A/B Medical Forms.  If you have not taken the online Youth Protection Course in the past two years, please refer to and complete the (~30 min) training course, and print your certificate.


Contact the Camping Coordinator or Scoutmaster

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