Perdidochas asks a good question, but I will add that even if you have outdoor experience, was it as a Boy Scout or outside of Scouting? I was a Boy Scout, and did a lot of family camping growing up. A few years back, my family started camping again and we've camped with some friends who were never Scouts. I've witnessed some things that made me cringe.
For example... starting a fire. As a Scout, you get your tinder, kindling, etc. and start small. As a non-Scout, apparently the method is take the biggest log you can find, and get out the blowtorch.
Another example, saw a Webelos leader's kid at a Webelos encampment walking around with a hatchet and thunking it into logs (while his other hand was holding the log steady about six inches from where he was chopping). There were so many things wrong with that picture that it was clear to me that the leader had never looked at the Guide to Safe Scouting or taken the course you will be taking. While that may be fine by your rules when you are camping with your family (although in this case I would say that what I saw would never be safe or acceptable inside or outside of Scouting), it isn't acceptable under the BSA's program and rules.
So, unless you were a Boy Scout growing up, the best advice I have is forget everything you've learned and go in prepared to learn the Scouting way of doing things.