1st Year Camper Program: Brownsea

A Skill-Focused Program Based in Fun!

Brownsea is designed to teach basic outdoor skills to 1st year Scouts. Many requirements won’t be signed off during class, but will need to be demonstrated to adults or troop guides in the campsite. Commissioners can also assist with testing Scouts out on skills in the evening.

when can I participate?

The Brownsea Program takes place during the 1A and 1B merit badge blocks, meaning Scouts will attend for the first half of every morning.

where do I go?

  • The Parade Field in your Sub-Camp

What do I earn?

  • Nature Day
    • Tenderfoot 4b
    • Second Class 1b
    • Second Class 4
    • First Class 1b
    • First Class 5a
  • Orienteering Day
    • Second Class 3a
    • First Class 4a
  • First Aid and Flag Day
    • Tenderfoot 7a
    • First Class 7a
    • First class 7b
  • Sharp and Pointy Day
    • Tenderfoot 3d
    • Second Class 2b
  • Fire and Stove Day
    • Second Class 2a
    • Second Class 2c

Adult leader support

At least one leader from each unit with Scouts enrolled in the Brownsea program should attend alongside the Scouts to help Scouts practice skills and to work continuously with them throughout the week.


  • Brownsea Evenings: If there are additional requirements you would like to have covered with your Scouts, there will be evenings in each of the areas where the Brownsea Staff will cover extra requirements. Talk with the Brownsea Director in your sub-camp to learn more.
  • ​Brownsea Nights will be posted at Camp by the Brownsea Director. 



1st Year Camper Program: Brownsea