A Cub Scout camping experience, hosted by Tahosa Lodge

Hi there! Cub-O-Ree will be held September 23-24 at Magness Adventure Camp. Cub Scout families of all ages are welcome, including siblings and parents. The weekend will have a western theme, and include activities like BB Guns, Archery, an Indian Village, crafts, and earning adventure badges!

We have reached the maximum number of participants for the event, thank you everyone for your support! 

The Basics

Question: What is Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree?
A. Two days and one night of fun and activities for Cub Scouts and their parents or supervising adults. Programs and activities are provided by trained Program staff.  The Boy Scout Order of the Arrow is leading this event and staff will come from OA and other Boy Scout adults and youth.  The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and was created to honor Scouts that best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law.

Question: Where is Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree?
A. Cub-O-Ree will be held at Magness Adventure Camp.  Magness Adventure Camp is located on the west side of Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert, Colorado. The camp is about 1 hour drive from downtown Denver, Colorado. From the Magness Tower, the camp boasts sweeping views of the Front Range including Pikes Peak.

Question: When is Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree?
A. The event starts on Saturday morning September 23rd.  Check in starts at 8:00am.  Activities start at 10:00am.  Departure is after breakfast and activities on Sunday (about 10:00 AM).

Question: Why do Cub Scouts go to Cub-O-Ree?
A. Have FUN with their friends and parent(s).
A. Great programs and activities.
A. Make new friends.
A. Prepare Cub Scouts for other camping opportunities.

Question: Why do parents go to Cub-O-Ree?
A. Spend quality time with their scout and family.
A. Have FUN; be a kid again.
A. See the Scouting program in action.

Question: Why should packs and dens promote Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree?
A. Excellent outdoor program.
A. Great finish to the summer.
A. Outstanding learning and growth opportunities.
A. Increase chances of retaining Cub Scouts.
A. Excellent opportunity for pack/den to identify and develop adult leaders.

Program & Activities

Question: What programs and activities are provided?
A. Archery.
A. BB gun range.
A. Sling Shot Range.
A. Obstacle Course.
A. Nature.
A. Climb the Fire Watch Tower.
A. Indian Village.
A. Blacksmithing demonstration.
A. Flags – morning and evening.
A. And much more.

The Details

Question: Are meals provided at Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree?
A. Meals are served directly to you at the Eagles Nest, Lost Creek and Lizard Head Shelter Houses by Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and Cub-O-Ree staff.

Question: Where do campers sleep?
A. At check-in, each family or group will be assigned to a shelter.  Cub scouts will set up their tents near their assigned Shelter House.

Question: What about toilet and shower facilities?
A. The Eagles Nest, Lost Creek and Lizard Head Shelter Houses have modern and heated bathroom facilities include private hot showers and flush toilets are located at each shelter. All bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Question: Are medical staff available?
A. Certified medical staff will be available on-site.

Question: Is Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree regulated?
A. Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree is operated in accordance with Colorado Department of Health & Environment regulations for summer youth camps and National Boy Scout standards for resident camps.

Question: What should campers bring to Cub-O-Ree?

  • Completed BSA Medical Form (Part A and B) for each person staying at camp overnight
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Cub Scout Uniform
  • Cub Scout 10 Essentials (No knives or fire starters)
  • Day Pack
  • Water Bottles (drink lots of water!)
  • Rain suit, Raincoat or Poncho
  • Sunscreen and Hats
  • Extra Clothing: Pants, Shirts, Sweaters/Fleece, Socks, Underwear, Shoes
  • Wolf/Bear/Webelos Book
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Comb, Shampoo, Soap
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Money for Trading Post: Concessions
  • Medications in Original Container
  • Optional:
    • Fishing Gear
    • Camera
    • Camp Chair (for adults)

Label every item you bring to camp with at least your NAME and PACK NUMBER.  Make a list of what you bring – bring the list to camp to check before you leave.


  • Firearms, BB guns, ammunition, archery equipment, and sheath knives
  • Valuables or Irreplaceable Items
  • Electronic Games or Personal Music Players (IPODs, Gameboys, CD Players, etc.)
  • Items (including clothing) with inappropriate slogans or logos. (The camp reserves the right to define what is “inappropriate”.)
  • Pets
  • Alcoholic beverages, Illegal drugs, and Fireworks
  • Self-contained stoves and lanterns (No Open Flames!)

Question: What is the fee to attend?
A. Parents and Adults – $20
A. Cub Scouts – $15
A. Siblings (age 2-10) – $15
A. Siblings (age 11-17) – $20

Question: Are fees refundable?
A. Fees are not refundable. However, fees may be transferred to another new person (not someone who has already signed up).

Question: What if a Cub Scout cannot afford the fee?
A. Financial need should not prevent a scout from attending.  Campership are available through the Denver Area Council. Campership awards are based on need. Please work with your Cubmaster to arrange for Camperships.

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