Camp Rules

Catalina Council Camp Rules

The Properties and facilities of Catalina Council are maintained for the purpose of giving Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers an experience in camping and enjoyment of the outdoors. The Code of Conduct shall be the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Outdoor Code, the Guide to Safe Scouting, and the principles of Leave No Trace. The following rules apply to everyone using Catalina Council properties and facilities. Failure to comply with any rules or failure to comply with the directions of the Ranger or Campmaster can result in being asked to leave the property and possible suspension of privileges. In accordance to the Guide to Safe Scouting (GSS), Two-Deep Leadership will be maintained at all times. Co-ed units will maintain co-ed Two-Deep Leadership.


  • The consumption, possession or use of alcohol in any form, and all controlled or illegal substances while on Catalina Council property is not permitted. Those suspected of using alcohol or drugs on Council property or under the influence will be asked to leave the property.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any Council owned buildings or on Council camps. The only “smoking areas” on Camp Lawton or Double V Scout Reservation are in the parking lots in one’s car. Those found smoking anywhere else can be asked to leave the property.
  • No firearms, bows and arrows, wrist rockets, slingshots, blow-guns, airsoft guns or paintball guns are allowed in the possession of any camper. No ammunition or fireworks of any kind are permitted on Council property.
  • No sheath knives are permitted.
  • No pets of any kind are allowed at Council camps except service animals. This is expressly meant to include parents picking their children up from activities. In any case all applicable leash and other laws regarding pets will be adhered to.
  • T-shirts, caps, or other articles of clothing should not violate the Scout Oath and Law (i.e. depicting alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, or vulgar language are prohibited). This applies to ALL users.
  • Under no circumstances will any fence, gate, or logs be removed to allow vehicular or foot traffic. Violators will be asked to leave the property.


  • All privately owned vehicles are to be parked in the camp parking lots and backed in to facilitate orderly evacuation should the need arise. When the Forest Service closes Organizational Ridge Road the only parking lot will be the main lot.
  • Vehicles will not be allowed in campsites or “down to the dining hall”. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Council Ranger or Campmaster for unloading food or other large equipment at the kitchen. Only one vehicle will be allowed and must be promptly removed to the parking lot upon unloading.
  • No vehicle shall carry passengers except in a seat with a seatbelt. No passengers shall ride in the beds of trucks, in the back of SUVs, on running boards, or on trailers.
  • The maximum speed limit at Double V Scout Reservation is 15 MPH (or slower if dust is being raised). The maximum speed at Camp Lawton is 5 MPH.
  • All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are banned from program use. No ATVs, dirt bikes, or other motorized off-road recreational vehicles are permitted at either camp. The only exception to this rule is the golf carts, quad, and four-wheeled side-by-side used by the Council Rangers or Campmaster.
  • Campers and RVs are not permitted in campsites. They may be parked in parking lots only.



  • Campfires are only permitted in established fire rings or fireplaces and must be of reasonable size and be dead out at time of departure. Only dead and down wood may be collected for burning. No trees should be cut down or have limbs removed.



  • All buildings are off limits (other than those properly reserved) without permission of the Camp Ranger or Campmaster.
  • The Dining Hall at Camp Lawton may not be used for camping or sleeping.
  • Kitchen facilities can be used only with prior permission, a reservation, and proper supervision. The Camp Ranger or Campmaster will determine proper supervision.



  • Our camps enjoy a great variety of wildlife. At Camp Lawton there are turkeys, white tail deer, ringtails, squirrels, skunks, and the occasional mountain lion or bear (although not in several years). At Double V there are mule deer, javalina, coyotes, bobcats and many, many snakes including several varieties of rattlesnakes. All campers should make every effort to avoid contact with wildlife. In no case should any animal be molested in any way. Should a snake be encountered contact the Ranger and he will make any decisions concerning the animal.



The Council Ranger is an employee of Catalina Council charged with maintaining our camps and facilities. The Ranger is available to lend assistance to your unit in many areas. Get to know the Ranger – you will find that cooperation will provide many benefits. As conditions warrant, the Ranger has the right and authority to impose additional camp rules, as he deems necessary. All users must follow the Ranger’s use of camp or they will be asked to leave. Any issues that arise during your stay should be handled through the Ranger or Campmaster. Please report any damage to facilities or vandalism promptly.



Campmasters are representatives of Catalina Council and are charged with the responsibility of supervising the property. They assist the Ranger and have the authority to enforce the camp rules and regulations.

I have read the application form and camp use policy and will agree to follow all Catalina Council Camp rules and safety procedures.