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    Boy Scouts of America maintain a number of group youth camp facilities that are available to families, scout troops and other youth groups. Many feature facilities for aquatics, shooting sports, and nature exploration. All emphasize fun outdoor adventures.

    Camp Edgewood
    Beauregard Parish [CAC]

    Camp Edgewood is a 283 acre camp located in southern Beauregard Parish of Louisiana. The camp is positioned between the towns of DeQuincy and Ragley and is only 30 minutes from downtown Lake Charles.

    This nice camp features 14 campsites, multiple program areas, a shooting sports area with archery, rifle and shotgun range with automatic low and high houses. The Dining Hall seats 250 people and features a newly renovated, state of art commercial kitchen. Camp Edgewood features a 15 acre lake, stocked with catfish, bream and bass that offers swimming and multiple fishing docks.

    Camp James
    Downsville LA [LPC]

    This Louisiana Purchase Council Reservation is located in Downsville, LA off Hwy 15. It boasts of both broad leaf and pine woodlands. Wildlife abounds with populations of deer, squirrel, beaver, turkey, and many species of birds including hawks and owls.

    The Scout Reservation is divided into three different areas - Camp T. L. James, Cub World, and the training center. These areas share many facilities by design, but they are distinctively different in program use.

    Camp Attakapas
    La Salle Parish [LPC]

    Camping facility for Louisiana Purchase Council is located in Trout, LA near Jena (LaSalle Parish) and is approximately 35 miles from Alexandria. The camp consists of over 150 acres and has a 15 acre lake available for boating activities and fishing.

    Cockrell River Camp
    El Rancho Cima Texas

    Cockrell River Camp lies along the Blanco River which runs through the sprawling El Rancho Cima property. All program areas, except shooting sports, are located within 100 feet of the river. Navigating this compact camp proved to be a pleasure after some of the other sprawling, wide-open camps.

    Visit the Blanco River among native pecan and cypress trees. During summer camp, aquatics are the biggest draw to Cockrell River Camp offering swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, just to name a few.

    Camp Horseshoe Bend [SHAC]
    El Rancho Cima Texas

    Horseshoe Bend at El Rancho Cima is one of the best Old West Style Scout Camps in the Country. With over 40 horses and one of the few summer scout camps that features a complete Horsemanship and Animal Science Merit Badge programs. It is also home 8 rifle ranges and 2 shotgun ranges. The stockade offers room for horseshoe playing and branding demonstrations. Scoutmasters regularly square off for a major Cook-Off featuring an exceptional array of unique dutch oven desserts. You will encounter many genuine cowboys here.

    Camp Lost Bayou
    St Landry Parish LA [EAC]

    640 acres of pine forest near Mt. Bayou Lake in Evangeline Parish. They offer scouts a program including traditional scout-craft, nature, and aquatics. The nearby lake and connecting bayous give the scouts the ability to explore the swamp lands while enjoying canoe float trips.


    Camp Salmen V-Bar
    Perkinston MS [SLC]

    Expect to see some changes when you visit Camp Salmen V-Bar. Burned areas will be black for a short while and then will be covered in new growth in the understory. You'll be able to see further into the woods. You may see more wildlife. As more burns are conducted over time you'll find that V-Bar is a more enjoyable place to visit and that we'll be able to offer more opportunities for scouts to earn environmental science, fish and wildlife, and forestry merit badges.

    Camp Garland
    Kinsey Scout Ranch [NWLC]

    The 1600 acres of Garland Scout Ranch, nestled in the woodlands of Northwest Louisiana, invites your Scouts to join us for one or more of our weekly Summer Camp sessions.

    Our program areas include: Aquatics, Outdoor Skills, Nature, Shooting Sports, Handicraft, Trail to First Class (TFC)—our first year Scout skills class, and our Star to Eagle (STEP)

    NOTE: Most youth camps are available year around to all youth groups and family activities regardless of affiliation. In fact many want your business to support their core operations.

    Camp Avondale [IAC]
    East Feliciana Parish

    Avondale Scout Reservation is located on LA Highway 10, three miles East of Clinton, Louisiana in beautiful East Feliciana Parish. The Reservation has over 1,665 acres of evergreen and hardwood forest, fields, lakes and abundant wildlife. It is a great place for our youth members to develop the qualities of good character, citizenship, and fitness under the influence of adults of good character.

    Camp Carruth [IAC]

    Camp Carruth is conveniently located about 20 minutes from Baton Rouge. In the past 3 years it has undergone various improvements to the grounds and facilities. It has a large covered and lighted pavillion which can be reserved for daytime activites such as training, as well as pack or den activities. There are separate Boys and Girls restrooms and each have a large private shower.

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    No Scout Should Miss Summer Camp

    No Scout should miss out on the fun and excitement of summer camp because he can’t participate with his own troop. Ask your local council about the Summer Camp Provisional Troop. It is also available for scouts who want to attend an additional week an opportunity to not miss out on the fun.

    This unique program groups Scouts from many different troops into a single patrol, thus offering them a similar experience as Scouts who attend summer camp with their traditional troop.

    Atchafalaya BSA Swamp Base
    Louisiana Bayou - Rugged Overniters

    A Wilderness far too intimidating for the casual outdoorsman, The Atchafalaya Swamp remains shrouded in mystery. But for the adventurous and the prepared, the swamp offers challenges to conquer and wonders to behold." - Swamp Base BSA.

    New Campsites - 2014 - Atchafalaya Basin in Central Louisiana now offers 30 remote bayou campsites on public lands. Most campsites are accessible only by watercraft.

    Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The river stretches from near Simmesport in the north through parts of eight parishes to the Morgan City area in the south. Campers get to experience a very unique chapter of our National Heritage.

    Louisiana Lake Balloon Launch Louisiana Church Youth Camps

    A number of religious groups in the area operate some interest outdoor facilities especially for youth. If you are looking for something different, try this list.



    Camp Ross-Rhodes
    Lake DeGray - Bismarck AR

    The beautiful Arkansas outdoors, the lush green forest, the rolling mountain ranges, the fresh clean clear waterways and lakes, the fishing, the wild life. Nature in all of its glory is here at our camp for you and your scouts! Come and join us at Ross Rhodes Reservation, for the Scouting adventure that will leave you wanting more.

    Everything Arkansas outdoors has to offer… the lush green forest, the rolling mountain ranges, the fresh clean clear waterways and lakes, the fishing, and the wild life are all here. Nature in all of its glory awaits you and your organization! Come and join us at Ross Rhodes Reservation, for the outdoor adventure that will leave you wanting more.

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