Balboa Activity Arcs

Arcs are earned at Camp Balboa for participating in weekend camp activities, Wood Tool Safety & Use, Knots & Rope Making, Compass, No To Drugs, Cooking, Campfire, Skits, Songs, and many more.

Units camping at Balboa and participate in the activities available can earn Arcs to circle the Balboa patch twice and make a colorful patch that is 6 1/2" in diameter.

What do Activity Arcs do for "YOU"?

When you come to Camp Balboa the Arc program will make it easy to get your Scouts to work on some of their advancement and activity requirements. Several of the Arcs parallel those activities. i.e.; Knife Safety, Camping, Scouts Own, Knots, and Fire Safety.

You and your unit leaders can plan your weekend program around many of the Arc activities.

"Scouts will do almost anything for a patch."

Two or three active outings at Camp Balboa will usually create a vest patch 4.5".

San Diego-Imperial Council Camp Balboa Activity Arcs

Weekend Camping/Activity Activity-Arc segments to circle the Balboa Camp Patch.

Balboa Camp Patch


Americanism

Discuss what it means to be a good American citizen


Archery

Learning technique and shooting skills with the bow & arrow


Arrowhead

Second campout at Camp Balboa & Service Project


Astronomy

Identification of various constellations


Bear Scout

Discuss what is a good Bear Scout to you


Brave

Third campout at Camp Balboa & service project


Campfire

Participate in a campfire with another unit in camp


Camping

Camp at Camp Balboa with your unit


Ceremony

Unit Awards or Flag Retirement Ceremony at Camp Balboa


Chief

Forth campout at Camp Balboa & service project


Compass

Learn to find your way with a compass


Cooking

Cook one of your patrol/den meals


Craft

Work on a Craft while at a Balboa weekend campout


Ecology

Discuss things that will clean up the world


Fight Hunger

Bring a Can, Box, or Bag of food, Give your reason for helping


Fire Safety

Attend a class on fire building, use & safety


Fitness

Demonstrate four exercises for 15 minutes (total)


Flag Ceremony

Participate in a flag ceremony with your den/patrol
Fleur-de-lis Activity Arc

Fleur-de-lis

Discuss the Scout Oath and Law in your own words


Friendship

Friendship with Scouts from another country/council


Games

Play a game other than Football, Soccer, Baseball, with another unit


Handicap Awareness

Go through the Handicap obstacle course


Hiking

Take the hike from camp to Balboa Park and back


Kites

Make a kite and fly it in camp


Knots

Learn and demonstrate knots at your rank level


Lashing

Demonstrate two types of lashings (Boy Scouts)
Music/Songs Activity Arc

Music/Songs

Participate in songfest or lead 2 songs at campfire


Overnighter

Get the camping patch, camp over at least one night


Pine Tree

Identify four plants or trees around the camp


Recycle

Identify four recyclable items brought to camp


Recruiter (FREE)

Bring a friend and sign him up for Scouting while at camp


Red Cross

Show emergency first aid for your rank


Safe at Home

Discuss things to make your home safe and secure


Say No to Drugs

What do you think about drug problems & abuse


Scouts Own

Participate in a Religious Service (Scouts Own)


Service Project

Give a hour of service to make the Camp better


Air Rifle

Learning technique and shooting skills with the air rifle


Skits

Make or remake a skit and show it at campfire


Sports

Play a sport in the field with another unit


Swimmer

Do the safe swim requirements for your rank


Three Finger

Explain the Scout Sign to the Campmaster


Tiger Scout

Explain what is a good Tiger Cub


Two Finger

Explain the Cub Scout Sign to the Campmaster


Webelos Scout

Discuss what is a good Webelos Scout to you


Wolf Scout

Discuss what is a good Wolf Scout to you


Wood Tools

Participate in the Knife, Ax, and Saw safety course


Zoo

Visit the Zoo or take the behind the scenes tour