Mississippi Valley Council Camp Use Rules

for use of the Saukenauk Scout Reservation and Camp Eastman Properties
Revised 3/2011

  • All units or organizations must have at least two (2) leaders in attendance 24 hours a day. One leader must be at least 21 years of age. The second leader must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The consumption, possession or use of alcohol in any form, and all controlled or illegal substances while on or near the premises of camp is not permitted. Being under the influence or even having alcohol on the breath is a negative influence. Those individuals will be asked to leave.
  • No firearms, or bows and arrows of any kind may be kept in the possession of any camper.
  • Absolutely no fireworks or ammunition of any kind are permitted at camp.
  • Liquid fuels are not permitted at camp. Propane may be used, but only under the supervision of an adult.
  • No fires or open flames are allowed in or near tents. This includes self-contained stoves and lanterns, mosquito coils, citronella candles and other such items. All tents must be clearly marked, “NO FLAMES IN TENTS.”
  • Leaders do not smoke in the presence of youth. Smoking is not permitted inside any camp structures. A designated area will be available for those wishing to do so.
  • Campers and RV’s are not permitted in campsites.
  • No electricity is to be run to or generated in campsites which includes running of extension cords from power sources.
    • Batteries (inverter and/or rechargeable marine batteries) used for medical needs are allowed to be recharged at a location specified by the Camp Ranger.
    • Vehicles will not be allowed to be used as sources of power in campsites.
  • No pets are to be brought to camp. This includes dogs, cats, rats, etc.


  • All private vehicles are to be parked in the camp parking lot. Utility trailers can remain in the campsite, but vehicles cannot.
  • No vehicle shall carry passengers except in a seat with a seat belt (for example: no passengers in the bed of the truck, on running boards, etc.)
  • The speed limit in camp is five miles-per-hour at all times (even in emergency situations.)
  • All vehicles shall be operated on established roads unless absolutely necessary. Any turf damage will be repaired by the party causing it.
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are banned from program use. ATVs are defined as motorized recreational cycles with three or four large, soft tires, designed for off-road use on a variety of terrains.

I have read and understand the Guide to Safe Scouting (in case of a Scouting Unit) and the Mississippi Valley Council Camp use Rules and acknowledge that disregard for any of these regulations is cause for forfeiture of $100 Security Deposit.

Any person refusing to live within the rules of the camp, the Boy Scouts of America, or the State of Illinois may be told to leave camp.