A council’s largest assets are the properties that it owns or leases. The pages below are meant to aid the council to develop these properties to best utilize them to serve youth and adults in the BSA. Didn’t find what you need? Contact a member of the Outdoor Properties team. Click OP-P-Info-Sheet-6-7-2021 for contact information

Fiix – BSA partner maintenance software

Learn about the BSA partnership with Fiix to manage your maintenance and work orders of camp. Download the flier here

Fiix Webinars

Introduction to Fiix –  by Joanne Wood (34 min)

Step by step of using the software (1 of 3) – by Dave Cornell (1 hour 28 min)

Step by step of using the software (2 of 3) – by Dave Cornell (1 hour 41 min)

Step by step of using the Mobile app (3 of 3) – By Dave Cornell (34 min)

National Service Territory Maps *Updated 10-22-21*

To view, print or download click HERE

Properties Designs

BSA design Guidelines – A library of BSA designs for various buildings/assets

Camp Showers and Latrine drawing – design drawings example to upgrade your Showers and Latrines

Hammock CampingThere has been an interest in “hammock sleeping” at camp. To answer a number of questions we had a structural engineer design a multi-person hammock stand.  The stand will support an adults weight, even if all of the hammocks are used by adults.   Stacking hammocks above and below is prohibited. Accordingly, the drawing only shows one level.   Injuries caused as a result of variations in the design shown may result in lawsuits for the council.  Sleep peacefully and enjoy!

Other Resources

Program Quality Evaluation Tool – A plan to help your camp improve the overall program delivery

Camp Facility Evaluation Tool (CFET) –  NCAP FA-701 – Ranger Dave from Sequassen SR, CT Yankee Council Has come up with this nifty little spreadsheet to capture and calculate CFET scores. You enter the names of the evaluators, the facilities evaluated and the A-F score for each. The spreadsheet calculates the weight and assigns a numeric value, then averages all evaluators and tabulates a total for the camp.  THANK YOU Ranger Dave ! 

Outdoor Programs and Properties Manual – Your one stop for all council outdoor program information, with links to all current resources. Replaces the Camp Program & Property Management guide

Camp Development and Maintenance Resources – articles and discussions of various topics

Best Practices – some case study examples of best practices from across the country

Conservation Resources – guides for conserving your largest asset

Did You Know? – some articles to think about for camp as a whole

Rangers’ Roost – Ranger resources

Training and Resources –  a list of training that can be delivered by the Outdoor Program and Properties team

The Truth About Conservation Easements – some guideline to think about when deciding on entering into a conservation easement 

Bike Program Guides – develop biking programs for your camp using these guides

Mount Baker Council Scout Camp Master Plan – a great example of a master plan for a camp

OPP-contact-list – a list of the members of the Outdoor Programs and Properties team