Camp Theodore Gamble

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“S bar F Scout Ranch is 5,200 acres of woods, streams, trails and fun.  On the 270-acre Nims Lake are three Scout camps: Sakima, Famous Eagle and Theodore Gamble. Each has 14 different campsites where troops camp. On your troop campsite, your patrol will camp separately and prepare its own meals.”

“Camp Gamble: S bar F Scout Ranch is a premier summer camp destination in the Midwest. The patrol method is the program foundation. It challenges Scouts, strengthening their Scouting skills and teamwork abilities, something a dining hall camp simply cannot match. Scouts pick up their food from the commissary, and on their troop’s campsite, they cook, eat, and clean up as patrols. Leaders notice a positive difference in their Scouts’ abilities on weekend troop camp outs after attending Camp Gamble for summer camp.”

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Atchafalaya Swamp Base

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“Atchafalaya Swamp Base is THE high adventure outing in Louisiana!
The Atchafalaya Swamp remains shrouded in mystery—a wilderness far too intimidating for the casual outdoorsmen. But for the adventurous and the prepared, the swamp offers challenges to conquer and wonders to behold.
Are you prepared for the outdoor challenge of Louisiana’s swamps? The reviews are in and Atchafalaya Swamp Base is the next BIG thing in high adventure paddling! Brave the Swamp Trek and test your grit in Louisiana’s relentless summer sun as you spend 5 days paddling 60 miles through the most picturesque wetland environments in the country. Continue reading →

Camp Eagle Point

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“Located on Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake) in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Eagle Point is a short-term camping facility. It is used by individual units and districts for camporees. This beautiful piece of property is about 120 acres over three peninsulas and is leased from the Army Corps of Engineers.  There is a boat ramp just outside the property but no drinking water source so units must provide their own drinking water.  It is primitive in nature with only pit latrines.

It is patrolled by the Corps of Engineers; persons in the camp without a permit are subject to being removed. The council property encompasses the finger-shaped points that jut out into the Kerr Res. between the water tower and Eagle Point Landing.” Continue reading →

Camp Lions – Pipsico Scout Reservation

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“Pipsico Scout Reservation comprises over 900 acres of woodland with several open fields and marshes in Surry County, VA.  The terrain, which includes a natural ravine system, ranges in elevation from 20 to just over 100 feet above sea level.  The northern boundary extends for a mile-and-a-half along the banks of the historic James River, which is about four miles wide at this point due to the confluence with the Chickahominy River.  About one mile of this shore line consists of 60-75-foot high cliffs overlooking a sandy beach.  These cliff walls are studded with numerous marine shells and fossils.

One of four year-round camps on the reservation, Camp Lions serves the long-term camper with facilities compliant with BSA National Standards and includes a dining hall capable of seating 300 people, an Olympic-size swimming pool, showers/latrines, health lodge, trading post, activity shelters, 40-foot climbing and rappelling tower, shooting sports range, and eleven troop campsites with water and latrines.  During the summer, Camp Lions offers a wide variety of activities and program ranging from camping skills and merit badges to a host of aquatic opportunities.” Continue reading →

Camp Durant

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Camp Durant is the flagship camp of North Carolina’s Occoneechee Council and one of two camps on the Occoneechee Scout Reservation.  It features a new shower houses in each site, and a new dining hall and lodge all constructed within the past few years (as of 2013).  The camp offers multiple programs for older scouts, and several program highlights including a ceramics.pottery program, ATVs, and BSA lifeguard, among others. Continue reading →

Claytor Lake Aquatics Base

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“The Claytor Lake Aquatics Base is located just 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation on a beautiful 4,500-acre highlands reservoir. Claytor Lake is an impoundment of the New River and is the largest body of water in Southwest Virginia. The Claytor Lake Program is designed to challenge and meet the needs of older Scouts, particularly those interested in earning aquatic merit badges. Claytor Lake participants must be 13 by camp. Participants 14 or older may sign up for SCUBA, Wake Boarding, or Personal Watercraft. No matter the program, those registering to attend should prepare themselves for an exciting week of fun in the sun” Continue reading →

Camp Constantin

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Camp Constantin is one of Circle Ten Council’s summer camps located outside Forth Worth on land donated to the scouts in 1946.  Constantin is also the home of the Jack D. Furst Aquatics Base on Possom kingdom Lake.  The camp boasts several older scout programs on its trails and on the water, two trading posts, and a long history of offering the epitome of the summer camp experience to generations of scouts. Continue reading →

Camp T. Brady Saunders

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“Camp T. Brady Saunders is part of the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation. We have been in operation since 1963 bring high quality outdoor program to the youth of central Virginia and beyond!
Our camp has amazing facilites and a very diverse program offering geared toward all levels of Scouting. Our Trail Blazer first year program helps emmerse new Scouts in the skills they will need to suceed as Boy Scouts. Our older boy adventure programs include our Ranger Challenge program geared toward Scouts who are interested in having an adventure both on site and at interesting destinations around the area. We also offer a C.O.P.E. program for leadership and personal development.” Continue reading →

Camp Tuscarora

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“A nationally accredited 1,100 acre camping facility owned and operated by the Tuscarora Council in Four Oaks, NC.
The camp offers a wide variety of programs to include a great selection of merit badges, a terrific aquatics program, an exciting shooting sports program, a climbing program, and the BMX track and skateboard park. Our first year camper program, Tkahsaha, is a tremendous program for those Scouts who will be attending camp for the first time.” Continue reading →