Welcome, Otters and Families!

We are so excited to scout together at Hullabaloo 2017!

Camp Set-up

Otters, Chipmunks, and families will camp in three camping areas designated by group. You will receive information about this from your camp host.  This section takes up the bulk of the meadow, with easy access to bathrooms. You are encouraged to bring group-related signs, flags, bunting, etc.

Otters and Chipmunks MUST sleep in tents with their families. At night, Family Camp generally has an earlier bed time than other parts of camp, however most of us have been parents of small children and we support each other. Babies cry and children get overwhelmed, and we are all in this together.

Things to Bring

— Clothing that’s appropriate for the weather and for being outdoors for the weekend.
— Sleeping gear: tent, sleeping bag, bedding, sleeping pad, etc.
— Please bring a refillable water bottle and receptacle for your family.
— Mess kit: plates, bowls, spoons, forks, etc. clearly labelled
— Headlamp/flashlight/lantern (no open flame lamps or torches!)
— Sun Protection and Insect repellant

Extra items:
group-related “spirit” things, like flags, bunting, signs, etc.
musical instruments
card games
snacks to share with friends
active things that can get a game going during downtime, such as balls, parachutes, cones, etc.

What NOT to bring:

Tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, or drugs
Fireworks or sparklers

One note: While there is cell coverage and internet at BREC, we’re encouraging families to leave iPads, tablets, etc. at home for the weekend.


Family Camp will have three kitchen options. Please see “Food” for more information.

Otter Uniform

Scout uniforms are the recommended Hullabaloo wear! Ideally, we’d like people to be in full uniform for morning and evening flag ceremonies; during the day, a BPSA or Group T-shirt is fine. We are asking Otters to bring closed-toe shoes for their safety during our program. “In camp” shoes are great for down time.

  • Hat: red ball style cap with the Otter Badge centered on the front
  • Shirt: red long-sleeve jersey with no collar, sleeves rolled up or down
  • Necker: of the group’s colors, worn with a ring or slide at the throat

Medical Information

We will have a first aid station at HQ with health care professionals nearby. Please let us know about any life-threatening allergies or immediate medical needs. Your groups’ section leaders will have access to your child’s medical releases but as you know, you are your child’s best advocate and voice. We want to be prepared the best way possible.

If your child receives medication, you are solely responsible for administering that. We will not give out medication at the HQ level. Please keep medications locked and out of sight.


BREC is a fairly primitive camp area with very uneven terrain. Announcements are often made by someone yelling them out. The schedule is set and you’ll get a copy, but if your child needs help with transitions or will do best with a picture schedule, please let one of us know. In general, if you or your family need assistance, translation, or a modified schedule, we are here to help. We want you to be at Hullabaloo with us and we’ll do our best to make it available for everyone.