Council Camp Updates
December 21, 2017
Following the merger of the Lewis & Clark and Greater St. Louis Area Councils on January 1, 2017, a 10-person committee, with equal representation from both legacy councils, has been working to come up with short- and long-term strategies for all the council’s camp properties.
During the council’s December Board Meeting, the following recommendations by the volunteer long-range properties planning committee were approved:
- Pine Ridge Scout Camp to be retained and maintained as a year-round camp to be primarily, but not exclusively, for weekend camping, Cub Scout camping and training
- Camp Warren Levis to be retained and maintained as a year-round camp to be used primarily, but not exclusively, for weekend camping and Cub Scout camping and that future potential usage be further explored
The property strategies accompany plans previously approved during the council’s September board meeting:
- Beaumont Scout Reservation to be retained and further developed as a flagship Cub Scout Camp
- S bar F Scout Ranch to be retained and further developed as a flagship Boy Scout camp
- Closure and divestiture of Camp Sunnen
Assessments of Camp Joy, Camp Lewallen and Camp Vandeventer are ongoing and will be measured against new metrics being developed by the volunteer long-range properties planning committee to further evaluate their future.
The Greater St. Louis Area Council, one of the largest in the Boy Scouts of America, has more than 66,000 members and nearly 15,000 adult volunteers. They come from 51 different counties in the Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan areas.