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I’d like to attend Kinus, but my parents cannot attend. Can I still come?

National Boy Scouts requires all Cub Scouts and Webelos scouts to be accompanied by an adult for each camping trip. The Kinus is at a very large campsite with hundreds of kids, and the staff cannot be responsible for each and every child.

Each scout attending the Kinus must have some adult who is directly responsible for them.  Boy Scouts may get permission from their Troop Leader, and may use their Troop Leader as their responsible adult, if their Troop Leader agrees. If a scout is attending without his parents, guardian or troop, he may contact the Kinus Chairman at [email protected] for arrangements.

We strongly encourage all parents to attend and make the Kinus a family affair.

We love the camaraderie with our fellow Jews, the beautiful environment, and the fun activities that take place during the Kinus. It’s a chance to meet the old friends from all over the Northeast who attend the Kinus each and every year. It’s the chance to see the excitement in our children’s faces when they accomplish something while having fun at the same time.

However, if the parents cannot attend, they can send their kids with another adult such as a grandparent, an uncle or aunt who would love the chance of spending time with their grandchild, niece, or nephew.

My Scout Troop / Pack is not attending Kinus. Can I still come?

Of course! We welcome all Jewish scouts. Contact the Kinus Chairman, Danny Chazin at [email protected], and we’ll put you in contact with a troop or pack that is attending.

If you’re a Girl Scout, and would like to attend, but your Girl Scout Troop isn’t attending, contact our Girl Scout Programming Chair at [email protected], and we’ll get you in contact with other Girl Scouts who are attending.

Can Girl Scouts come too?

Of course! This is a Kinus for all Jewish Scouts — both Boy and Girl Scouts.  Just like the Boy Scouts, we encourage the entire family to come and enjoy our Kinus.

Although we will have special activities planned specifically for the Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts are more then welcome to attend any of the activities that the Boy Scouts are on.

If you are part of a Girl Scout Troop or Group, please talk to your leaders about getting your whole group to attend. You can contact our Girl Scout Program Chair for more information at [email protected].

And, of course, Senior Girl Scouts are more than welcome to teach a session, and we appreciate any Girl Scout helping us with setting up either Kinus. We’ll be more than happy to give you community service credits your high school may require.

Please contact the the Kinus Chairman at [email protected] for more information on helping out.

Can I bring my iPhone/Android/Tablet etc?

Yes and no…

No – we don’t want you playing electronic games. There’s simply no reason to. It’s just not the regular environment where you would normally play such a game — such as when some teacher or parent droning on and on how you don’t listen to them and you always have your nose in your phone.

This is a fun and exciting place with lots to do. If you’re too busy texting or playing games, you might miss seeing some exciting wildlife like a bear! Besides, there’s no WiFi. The 4G coverage is nonexistent, and you’d be lucky just to get a cell phone signal at all.


We do want to encourage you to take pictures (but not necessarily on Shabbat). And, we realize that most people now use their phones as their cameras. So…

You can bring your cellphone or iPod Touch and use it as a camera. Please don’t text or play games. If you do, we will redirect you to another activity.

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