Balboa Activity Arc's

Over 100,000 Arc's earned by Scouts at Camp Balboa weekends.

Arc's 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 40 more.

Units camping at Balboa for 3 weekends and participate in the activities available can earn Arc's to circle the Balboa patch twice and make a colorful patch that is 6 1/2" in diameter.

What do Activity Arc's 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 because of that little patch they can earn for doing the requirements. Several of the Arc's parallel those activities. i.e.; Knife Safety, Camping, Scouts Own, Knots, and Fire Safety.

The Arc's are done by each unit by the unit leaders. The weekend staff is always available to assist the unit with any of the weekend program as necessary. Each weekend usually has available Wood Tool Safety, Rope & Knots, Compass, and any others that you are not comfortable with.

The entire weekend program including the Arc's is set up at the leader meeting on Friday night in Baden-Powell Lodge. The program is scheduled to best benefit all units at camp. Over 100,000 Arc's sold have proven the program to be a success.

"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

Activity Arc Patch Balboa Camp Patch
Americanism Activity Arc

Americanism

Discuss what it means to be a good American citizen
Archery Activity Arc

Archery

Learning technique and shooting skills with the bow & arrow
ArrowheadActivity Arc

Arrowhead

Second campout at Camp Balboa & Service Project
Astronomy Activity Arc

Astronomy

Identification of various constellations
Bear Scout Activity Arc

Bear Scout

Discuss what is a good Bear Scout to you
Brave Activity Arc

Brave

Third campout at Camp Balboa & service project
Campfire Activity Arc

Campfire

Participate in a campfire with another unit in camp
Camping Activity Arc

Camping

Camp at Camp Balboa with your unit
Ceremony Activity Arc

Ceremony

Unit Awards or Flag Retirement Ceremony at Camp Balboa
Chief Activity Arc

Chief

Forth campout at Camp Balboa & service project
Compass Activity Arc

Compass

Learn to find your way with a compass
Cooking Activity Arc

Cooking

Cook one of your patrol/den meals
Craft Activity Arc

Craft

Work on a Craft while at a Balboa weekend campout
Ecology Activity Arc

Ecology

Discuss things that will clean up the world
Fight Hunger Activity Arc

Fight Hunger

Bring a Can, Box, or Bag of food, Give your reason for helping
Fire Safety Activity Arc

Fire Safety

Attend a class on fire building, use, & safety
Fitness Activity Arc

Fitness

Demonstrate four exercises for 15 minutes (total)
Flag Ceremony Activity Arc

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
FriendshipActivity Arc

Friendship

Friendship with Scouts from another country/council
Games Activity Arc

Games

Play a game other than Football, Soccer, Baseball, with another unit
Handicap Awareness Activity Arc

Handicap Awareness

Go through the Handicap obstacle course
Hiking Activity Arc

Hiking

Take the hike from camp to Balboa Park and back
Kites Activity Arc

Kites

Make a kite and fly it in camp
Knots Activity Arc

Knots

Learn and demonstrate knots at your rank level
Lashing Activity Arc

Lashing

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

Music/Songs

Participate in songfest or lead 2 songs at campfire
Overnighter Activity Arc

Overnighter

Get the camping patch, camp over at least one night
Pine Tree Activity Arc

Pine Tree

Identify four plants or trees around the camp
Recycle Activity Arc

Recycle

Identify four recyclable items brought to camp
Recruiter Activity Arc

Recruiter (FREE)

Bring a friend and sign him up for Scouting while at camp
Red Cross Activity Arc

Red Cross

Show emergency first aid for your rank
Safe at Home Activity Arc

Safe at Home

Discuss things to make your home safe and secure
Say No to Drugs Activity Arc

Say No to Drugs

What do you think about drug problems & abuse
Scouts Own Activity Arc

Scouts Own

Participate in a Religious Service (Scouts Own)
Service Project Activity Arc

Service Project

Give a hour of service to make the Camp better
Air Rifle Activity Arc

Air Rifle

Learning technique and shooting skills with the air rifle
Skits Activity Arc

Skits

Make or remake a skit and show it at campfire
Sports Activity Arc

Sports

Play a sport in the field with another unit
Swimmer Activity Arc

Swimmer

Do the safe swim requirements for your rank
Three Finger Activity Arc

Three Finger

Explain the Scout Sign to the Campmaster
Tiger Scout Activity Arc

Tiger Scout

Explain what is a good Tiger Cub
Two Finger Activity Arc

Two Finger

Explain the Cub Scout Sign to the Campmaster
Webelos Scout Activity Arc

Webelos Scout

Discuss what is a good Webelos Scout to you
Wolf Scout Activity Arc

Wolf Scout

Discuss what is a good Wolf Scout to you
Wood Tools Activity Arc

Wood Tools

Participate in the Knife, Ax, and Saw safety course
Zoo Activity Arc

Zoo

Visit the Zoo or take the behind the scenes tour