Brownsea Island Adventure (BSI) focuses on requirements from the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. This is a transitional program to help Scouts understand the patrol method, learn basic Scout skills, and experience the best of what Summer Camp has to offer.
Who should attend?
First-year campers who just joined a troop or crossed over from Cub Scouts.
How do I prepare?
We have several resources available to help you prepare for your week at camp!
BSI is an acronym we use for the Brownsea Island program.
Brownsea Island Scouts will camp with their units. Summer camp is an important time of year for troop bonding, and we definitely want our newest Scouts to be included in that!
All program supplies for Brownsea Island are supplied by the staff, so there is no need to pack anything extra that is not included on the camp packing list. However, if your Scout has a preferred tool (like a compass or pocket knife), they are welcome to bring it with them to the program.
Brownsea Island is primarily a morning program, with the option to participate in BSI-specific afternoon activities. This typically includes a special BSI-only merit badge session from 2:00 - 3:00, followed by an activity at one of our program areas.
BSI Scouts can choose to participate in their troop's afternoon activity instead of the BSI one, though we recommend that units try not to schedule theirs until after the 2:00 - 3:00 BSI merit badge block.
Yes. In addition to being given the option to participate in troop afternoon activities (instead of BSI ones), BSI Scouts will spend every meal and evening with their unit.