We came, we camped, and we loved it! Camping is such a great experience that allows everyone to enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun. We always find that Scout Camps have the best programs, staff, and locations which makes for a stellar camping experience. With so many different experiences across the nation, we wanted to share with you some of the hidden gems that can be found right outside your door. Let’s visit these five cool Scout Camps.
Yawgoog Scout Reservation
The Yawgoog Scout Reservation in the Narragansett Council is one of the many very cool Scout Camps. According to Yawgoog.org, “Camp Yawgoog is situated on 1800 acres of beautiful wilderness in Rockville, Rhode Island.” The Yawgoog Scout reservation has a lot to offer with three separate camps on the reservation. Each camp has its own unique traditions with songs, colors, and cheers.
Moab Base Camp
Moab Base Camp, formerly known as Entrada High Adventure Base, is situated just outside of Moab. Operated by the Utah National Parks Council in Utah, this camp offers many challenging and fun activities from mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting, to canyoneering. According to the Utah National Parks Council, Moab Base camp is surrounded by extraordinary red rock geological formations, awesome desert southwest vistas, and world-famous destinations like Moab (an off-road outdoor mecca) and Arches National Park.
Goshen Scout Reservation
With three Scout Camps, two Webelos Camp, and one High Adventure Camp, Goshen Scout Reservation has a lot to offer Scouts of any age.
Their Camp Olmsted’s program is STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – focused. This program provides Scouts with the skills to excel in the STEM field which is growing rapidly. In addition to their program, they have lots of physical activities to challenge their Scouts. This camp has ATVs, COPE, and climbing available for older Scouts.
Camp Marriot is Goshen’s Specialty Camp. At this camp, the program emphasis is on Eagle Advancement, Aquatics, and Outdoor and Environmental Learning. The life skills learned in this program is important for all young men and women. Like Camp Olmsted, there is COPE, ATVs, and climbing available for the older Scouts. They have some special offers here, including:
- A Week with dedicated programming for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Specialty Week with Trail to Eagle, Provisional Camp
Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch
Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, located in Texas, has year-round activities and camping most weekends to keep your Scout busy. The Scout Ranch is situated on “9,500 acres of pristine wilderness on the northern edge of the Davis Mountains of west Texas.” From the International Camporee to the Cavalcade Trip, there is fun adventures scheduled for whenever you choose to visit. The International Camporee allows for Scouts from Mexico to join together with other Scouts to learn cooking, archery, pioneering, orienteering, and more. The Cavalcade Trip is a three-day guided horse ride in and around Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, so it’s perfect for horse-lovers who can handle spending all day on horseback.
Weekend campers can expect to enjoy nature hikes, and teaching and learning Scouting skills at the campsite. There are over 50 miles of trails to be hiking so don’t forgot to bring your boots!
Scouts can use the Scout Ranch as a base for off-camp activities. Many Scouters visit the McDonald Observatory Visitor’s Center, attend Star Parties, swim at the state’s largest pool at Balmorhea State Park, or visit the Fort Davis National Historic Site.
Zion Base Camp
Zion Base Camp, formally known as Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek, is a developed camp located in Hurricane, UT. The camp houses a newly completed Group/Stake Activity Center that is perfect for training courses, pack meetings, etc. It can seat up to 150 guests inside and includes a full kitchen, tables, and chairs. It also includes an outdoor amphitheater right outside the activity center, complete with a fire ring and seating for 100+ people. This newly built amphitheater is the ideal setting for many group activities.
Zion Base Camp is also in the ideal setting for those who want to visit Zion National Park. You can’t find a campground closer to the park! And with more than enough amenities for the car or RV camper, visitors to Zion Base Camp will want for nothing.
Although no current Scout programs run here, the camp is open to everyone for overnight camping, activities, training, Scout troops or even family reunions.
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Thanks for visiting these five super rad Scout Camps with us! We hope you take advantage of all the amazing opportunities there are for you across the country at our camps. From the activities to the stellar programs and staff, we can’t help but be excited about these incredibly cool camps. More camp adventures are right around your corner!