Camping is the great outdoor adventure of the Boy Scouts of America. As a Cub Scout becomes accustomed to the out-of doors with his den, he unconsciously absorbs some of the greatness of nature itself—the quiet of the forest, the cheerfulness of the mountain stream, the breadth of the ocean, the openness of the sky, the freshness of the wind, the beauty of the sunset. In working with nature to help provide food and comfort, a boy learns some of the skills, resourcefulness, and self-reliance of the pioneer. The woods, the streams, the trail, and the wild creatures that inhabit them become his friends, and the out-of-doors a lifelong source of recreation. The ideal method of camping for Cub Scouts involves parents and the pack by dens.