A significant part of our program is getting youth involved in organized camping. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth. Our Camping program provides youth one of the finest opportunities to grow and mature in their relations with others, in developing confidence and self-respect, and in sharing and cooperating with others as part of a team.

The South Florida Council operates and maintains three camp properties for our youth and Scout families to enjoy. Annually our camps host more than 13,000 youth and adults who record more than 17,000 camper nights.

Cub Scout Camping Approved Campsites

Reminder Cub Scout camping is limited to our Council’s approved and designated locations with appropriate facilities.

  1. Our Council Camping Committee has approved all BSA Camps in Florida.
  2. We have also approved all of the following Parks meeting BSA Cub Scout Camping  Guidelines that provide a designated Youth Group Tent Camping Area with adjacent Restroom Facilities onsite- including all National Parks, State Parks, County Parks and City Parks that are within Miami Dade County, Broward County and Monroe County. We have not approved any Cub Scout campgrounds beyond these currently.

Additional public or private camping locations may become approved for Cub Scout Overnight Camping by submitting the Pack Overnight Site Approval Form_Fillable to . Once submitted and verified, it will be forwarded to be reviewed by the Council Camping Committee for possible approval –Please allow two weeks for approval of submitted sites.

To be considered – Campsites must be accessible by vehicle and free of hazards. Remote campsites and backpacking/boating/carrying in gear is not approved for Cub Scouts or Webelos.

Once a site is approved ALL South Florida Council Cub Scout Packs may use that approved campsite. Site approval is good for two years from the date of approval and then can be reviewed again for approval.  For additional information regarding Cub Scout camping, including required youth protection policies, and adult leadership requirements and all Camping Guidelines please review the:

Guide to Safe Scouting


Youth Protection

Safe Swim Defense

Safety Afloat


Camp Elmore

Broward County, 3551 SW 142 Avenue, Davie, FL 33330

120-acre camp which provides daily, weekend, and summer programs for Scouts and families.

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Camp Sawyer

Monroe County, 33990 South Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

9-acre ocean front facility flanked between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean on Scout Key and offers camping and activities for Scouts and families.

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Camp Everglades

Miami Dade County (within Everglades National Park), 28400 Research Road, Homestead, FL 33034

210-acre campground which is located within the Everglades National Park provides daily and weekend opportunities for Scouts and families.

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