BSA Camp Baldwin
Oregon Scout Camps
BSA Cascade Pacific Council
BSA Merit Badges
BSA Hi-Adventure Tours
Eastern Slope of Mount Hood
American Heritage Campfire
Jamboree Meal Program
60+ Horse Corral
Lake Hanel Aquatics
Mountain Biking Treks
Mountain Boarding Treks
Every year 1200+ boy scouts tour Camp Baldwin on the eastern slope of Oregon's Mt Hood.
Camp Baldwin is located in the scenic Mount Hood National Forest near Dufur, Oregon. Tall evergreens and plentiful wildlife abound. Blue skies and warm winds on the eastern slope of Mount Hood attract many Scouts to this pine forested camp each year. Snow camping and cross-country skiing are popular activities during the winter months.
Baldwin emphasizes outdoor activities that are packed, and fun for everyone. They sport a mountain biking area, which offers day and overnight rides in the forest areas surrounding camp. The area also features the new mountain boarding program. Some of the other areas include nature, campcraft, handicraft, and the rifle and archery ranges.
Baldwin Horse Ranch
The most unique and special feature of Camp Baldwin is the string of 60+ horses available for the Horsemanship merit badge, trail rides and rugged overnighters. Boy scout horse ranches are rarity, and this ranch is a highly prized scouting treasure of the west coast.
There is an extra fee required to cover this program. Riders must wear closed toe shoes, long pants and helmets (provided).
The camp's Lake Hanel hosts swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing. This lake abounds with rainbow trout, but scouts should bring their own equipment and observe a two-fish daily catch limit. No license required.
A full snorkeling program is available here to provide an underwater experience. Scouts may explore the depths of Lake Hanel.
At the last day of each summer camp session, Camp Baldwin hosts a mile swim event where youth have the opportunity to earn this coveted scouting patch.
Jamboree Meal Plan
Meals are served "Jamboree" style. The camp provides the food and menus as well as chef tool and cooking kit, dutch oven and griddle for each patrol. The Scouts cook all but three meals in the campsite. Patrols become stronger because of this experience, especially valuable for newer Scouts.
The Friday evening barbecue followed by Baldwin's American Heritage campfire is the highlight of a Scout's summer camp week.
BSA Merit Badge Program
This facility features resources for a great number of Boy Scout Merit Badge outdoor activity programs and high adventure campouts. A quality merit badge program is important for building character and valuable life skills.
Off-Season Availability: - Families, scout troops and other youth groups may inquire about openings to camp during the off-season and use these facilities.
Plan Your Adventure
BSA Merit Badge Planner - Useful guide for Scout Leaders to plan their own merit badge seminars - 136 merit badges available.
BSA Tour Plan
BSA Permission Slip
BSA Medical Forms
BSA Blue Card - Application for Merit Badge
Trading Post - Essential camping supplies for first time scouts and families.
Scouting Artwork - it transforms every time you reboot the page.
BSA Hi-Adventure Tours
Explore big outdoor challenges in a wide variety of Oregon Hi Adventure Tours.
Camp Baldwin hosts several activity trek programs for older scouts (ages 13+).
Many BSA Camp Facilities will waiver the camping fee for each participant in the group that completes a four-hour service project for the camp. [Need Ideas: Trail Repair / Camp Signage / Info Kiosk / Tent Repair / Painting and Maintenance / Weed Control / Road Repair / Donate Supplies]
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