WILDERNESS CABIN GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES
The Cabins are for use by “Scout Like” youth oriented non-profit groups such as Scouting Groups, Church Groups, School Groups and Army, Air and Sea Cadets plus other similar youth oriented groups.
There is a no alcohol and no cannabis policy on the Central Okanagan Scout Camp properties.
For non-scouting groups Scouts Canada requires proof of general Liability insurance, reflecting a combined limit of not less than $2,000,000 per occurrence and specifying that Scouts Canada has been included as an additional insured. The Certificate of Insurance must be accompanied by a signed Hold Harmless Agreement.
The rental does NOT include the services of Scouts Canada’s employees (e.g. lifeguards, cooks, etc.), nor provision of products (e.g. food, craft supplies).
WILDERNESS CABIN SPECIFIC RULES AND POLICIES
GENERAL CABIN GUIDELINES
- Please follow the rules outlined below and help us to keep fees down.
- Leaders are responsible for the health, safety and conduct of their Group.
- At least one Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR qualified person must be supplied by the Group booking the camp.
- Keep all food inside the Lodge or in vehicles as food in tents can attract unwanted animal visits.
- Any Injury or Incident that occurs must be reported to Jim Smith as soon as possible.
- Firearms, fireworks and sling shots are not allowed at either Hydraulic Lake Camp or Pear Lake Camp.
- Be sure to keep the orange access gate at McCulloch Road locked at all times.
- Note the location of the fire extinguisher box. The box is to remain unlocked at all times – do not lock the box.
CABIN STOVES & LANTERNS
- The water in the barrels is for emergency use only (If you use it to extinguish your fire then please refill the barrels).
- The wood in the large wood shed is for cabin use only (It is not for campfire use).
- Please refrain from stacking excess firewood on cabin porches.
- Use only electric or globed lantern lighting in the cabins (Do not use candles).
- Ensure that there is no fire ban imposed either by the camp manager, Ministry of Forests, or otherwise
- The wood in the small wood shelters, near the camp fire rings, is for campfire use. If the shelters are empty then collect your own wood (do not cut live trees).
- Campfires to be used only in campfire rings only and only if fire bans are not in effect.
- Keep campfires small and attended at all times –
- Maximum permitted campfire size is 0.5 m in width x 0.5 m in height (this is 19.5inch x 19.5 inch) This is per government regulations – do not exceed this size
DRINKING WATER & CANOE USE
- Water from lake must be boiled, filtered or treated for drinking.
- If using the canoes, carry them, do not drag them.
- All safety equipment must be used (PFD’s, bailers, ropes, etc.) when using canoes.
- Please follow safety guidelines for all activities on, in or around the water.
- No member shall be permitted to swim unless under responsible supervision.
- Each swim period shall be under the supervision of a qualified person to whom the water activity supervisor is responsible.
- At least one water activity supervisor for every ten (10) swimmers must be on duty.
- The minimum qualification for water activity supervisors is the Bronze Cross and they must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
- Water activity supervisors should be identified to the swimmers prior to the commencement of swimming activities, and suitable attire is to be worn by the supervisors while on duty.
- Before beginning a swim period, the safety of the swim area shall be established.
- Suitable rescue and reaching aids must be available at all times.
- All swim groups must be organized under the paired “buddy system”.
- The physical condition and swimming ability of each member should be known by the water activity supervisor before the activity/program begins.
- Clean-up cabins, outhouses and other areas used – leave the site better than you found it.
- Leave kindling and a small amount of wood in the cabins to help the next group get started.
- Do not leave food behind in cabins (mouse and rodent problem).
- Pack out all garbage and recyclables.
- Lock the orange access gate at McCulloch Road.
- Return keys immediately and report any problems you may have noticed or experienced to Jim Smith (cell) 250-863-6052.