Camping is what makes scouting great! This website is dedicated to helping you and your unit enjoy the best outdoor program possible.

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  • Online Camp Database provides a large database of camps, including both scout-owned, public and private lands. All of these camps were submitted by scouters who actually camped there, along with many useful comments. Explore the database, and contribute to it!

  • America's Oldest Boy Scout Camps

    Which camp existed first? The answer turns out to be a bit complicated...

  • Excellence in Camp Promotion

    Colonial Virginia Council has launched a set of three videos to promote Rappahannock Boy Scout Camp, Rivah Base, and CHASE. These videos are outstanding examples of great camp promotion. After watching, you'll want to know where to sign up for a great Scout Camp experience. If your camp doesn't have a promotional video like this, make the suggestion or help your local Council set one up.

  • Camp Stories

    Stories of scout camping trips.

  • OA Where-to-go-Camping Guides

    The Order of the Arrow (OA) is a service organization within scouting. Many OA lodges publish a "where-to-go-camping" guide for their area. These guides have been around long before the internet, and are often still the best source for detailed information. Contact your local council to see if your local OA lodge publishes a guide.

  • Poems and Songs - Summer Camp

    Christine McKinney of Troop 152, Lexington, OH, has shared some of her origninal poetry and songs about the summer camp experience with us. Great inspiration and great fun!

  • Scout Camp Diaries

    Read first-hand accounts of what it was like to attend a Scout at camp long ago.

  • Scout Camp Histories

    Every scout camp has a unique story behind it. Take a minute to appreciate some pieces of scouting's rich heritage.

  • Scout Camps After Hurricane Katrina

    Recovering from disaster - a story of the brotherhood of Scouting


    Over the years we have had a lot of people send us comments about camps that have been closed and/or camps that are being sold. The above linked site has content related to camps that are being considered for closure or sale. We are providing the link for informational purposes only and do not necessarily endorse any comments or views on that site.


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