Camping

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Beaumont Scout Reservation January 2013

The Lessons of Scouting are best learned, and most fondly remembered, when taught in the outdoors.  As the phrase goes – Outing is a major portion of Scouting.  The Greater Cleveland Council maintains its camp in Rock Creek, Ohio.  Beaumont Scout Reservation is located approximately 40 miles east from downtown Cleveland, Ohio.  It began operating as a camp in 1946 and has grown into a year round facility with camping for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and families.

The Boy Scouts of America maintains several high adventure camps in the USA.  The following is a quick overview:

Northern Tier

Northern Tier is Scouting’s gateway to adventure in the Great North.  From Northern Tier’s three bases, Scouts can explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests, and wetlands in northern Minnesota and Canada.  Whatever your plans, Northern Tier can outfit your crew with state-of-the-art equipment and knowledgeable interpreters.

In the summer and fall, Scouts head to Northern Tier for canoeing, hiking, exploring, and some of the best freshwater fishing anywhere.  Northern Tier is the only official BSA outfitter in the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and or in Canada.

In the winter, Northern Tier is home to Okpik, Scouting’s cold-weather camping program, with dogsledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow shelter building, animal tracking, cold-weather cooking, and ice fishing.

Sea Base

The Florida National Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members.  Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round.  Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available.

Philmont Scout Ranch

Born in 1938 as Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, todays Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training.  Youth and adults take advantage of the ranch’s camping, training, and work programs.  Most activity takes place during the summer, but Philmont also offers Autumn Adventure and Winter Adventure programs.

More than 930,000 Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939.  Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the ranch’s wilderness flavor.

The area surrounding the ranch is rich with history, from the Native Americans who make this arid land their home to the land barons of the 19th century.  The town of Cimarron boasts a number of historical buildings, including the St. James Hotel – site of at least 25 killings during Cimarron’s wilder days.

Summit Bechtel Reserve

The Summit is more than a place!  It is an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boys Scouts of America.  Any anyone who loves the outdoors.  And home to the National Scout Jamboree.  And the 4th BSA High Adventure Base.  It is the beginning of the next century of Scouting.  With incredible facilities and intense outdoor programs, the Summit is a place that takes kids to the limits of what they think they can do, and then goes further.  The Summit is more than just a place for Scouts; it’s Scouting’s next step.

 

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