Welcome to camping in the Greater St. Louis Area Council! Whether you’re looking for an incredible summer camp experience or a weekend campout, GSLAC offers a variety of summer and year-round programs at one of its four unique properties.
Please take time to explore all of the programs with the links on the left. Questions can be directed to the camping department at 314-256-3122.
New in 2014-2015
New in 2014-2015 is a fee schedule that allows Scout units, family and friends to use the properties and activities of the Greater St. Louis Area Council all year round.
Tour and Activity Plan
The Tour and Activity Plan is a planning tool for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure. Units must submit a Tour and Activity Plan to the council for:
- Trips of 500 miles or more; or
- Trips outside of council borders; or
- Trips to Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont Scout Ranch, Summit Bechtel Reserve, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or a regionally sponsored event; or
- When conducting any of the following activities outside of council or district events:
- Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
- Climbing and rappelling
- Orientation flights (process flying plan)
- Shooting sports
- Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.); or
Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Bases
Philmont Scout Ranch – philmontscoutranch.org
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base.
The council will be sending contingents to Philmont during summer 2015. The reservation deadline has passed. For questions, please contact the council’s camping department at 314-256-3122.
The Summit Bechtel Reserve – summitbsa.org
The Summit Bechtel Reserve, is a 15,000-acre property in southern West Virginia that is home to the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base and new permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree. The 2013 National Scout Jamboree was the grand opening of the Summit and 2014 marks the first time high adventure programming will be available to Scouts and Venturers.
Florida Sea Base – bsaseabase.org
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for your troop or crew.
Northern Tier High Adventure Program – ntier.org
Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. In the Summer, scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. In the winter, Northern Tier is home to the OKPIK Cold-Weather Camping program, the BSA’s premier winter high adventure program. Fall programming is also available.