BSA Camp Baldwin
Oregon Scout Camps
BSA Cascade Pacific Council

    Camp Baldwin Oregon Boy Scouts Horsemanship Merit Badge 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

    Camp Baldwin Scout Patch 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).

    Lake Hanel

    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.

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    Camp Baldwin
    Cascade Pacific Council

    76201 Dufur Valley Rd, Dufur OR 97021;
    Directions: From Portland or Salem take I-205 to I-84; take I-84 east to Hood River. Take 35 south to Hwy 44 (29 miles) . Take Hwy 44 east to Camp Baldwin (11 miles).
    GPS COORDINATES: 45.24.257 n / 121.25.484 w /3600 ft

    Camp Website

    Camping Merit Badge 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 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+).

    • Deschutes River Rafting - Single day rafting trip with experienced river guides. Extra fee required to cover boat rental and lunch on the river.
    • Rock Climbing - physically demanding activity that is a real cliffhanger.
    • Hood River Windsurfing - Single day trip to the professional Hood River Windsurfing school.
    • 60 Horse Corral - large boy scout horse herd
    • Mountain Bike Rugger Overnighter - day trips also avialable.


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    Camp Fee Waiver / Credits

    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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