Ask the Chairman - Meeting the Camping Requirement with Dual Membership

Q. Ray,
If a Scout is dual registered in a troop and a Venturing crew, can days and nights camping with the crew count towards the camping requirement for OA membership?

Thanks and YIS,


A. James,
Thank you for your question! The camping requirement for membership in the OA states the following:

“After registration with a troop or team, have experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.”

Since the Scout is registered with a troop, and the camping with the crew is "under the auspices of the BSA", the camping counts. I hope this is helpful.


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