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2023 Fall Camporee
October 27 - 29, 2023
Beaumont Scout Reservation
A fun weekend of shooting and space related activities for all Webelo, Arrow of Light, Scout BSA, and Venture Scouts.
Some of the activities include:
Action Archery/ Sporting Arrows
Astronomy/Space Exploration Merit Badges
Find the radioactive Alien using a radio Giger Counter
All activities will be age appropriate.
Per the new National BSA policy concerning camping for Cub Scouts and Webelos, only Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts may attend, but they cannot camp overnight. They can attend all day Saturday, with a Troop, and participate in the activities all day up through the Camporee Campfire show Saturday night.
Troops, use this as an opportunity for recruiting and to have Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts spend the day with you and have them see your great Troop. You can show them Patrol Cooking.
Here is a link to the Camporee Manual. All of the details and links are in the manual: Fall Camporee 2023 Manual_Final
This link is in the manual, but here is the link to the registration:
2024 Klondike Derby
January 26 - 28
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Polar Vortex. Join other Scouts BSA in a day of fun winter/snow activities. Troops - start getting your sleds repaired for the District race. Do you need ideas or plans for a sled? Google "Klondike Derby Sled".
You can camp the entire weekend or just join us on Saturday. Troops- you can make this your cold weather campout.
More details will be forthcoming.
2024 Spring Camporee
Solar Eclipse – 2024
April 5 – 8 (Friday – Monday)
S-F Scout Ranch
An amazing solar eclipse will be visible from near your home again. Join us at S-F Scout Ranch for a weekend of eclipse related activities (including STEM activities) capped off by the Solar eclipse on Monday.
This event is being organized by the Council. I will post that link when it is available.
2024 Fall Camporee
October 4 - 6, 2024
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Save the date. More information will be coming.
Scouts - want to have some fun and go camping? Help organize the District Camporees. These outings are planned and run by Scouts throughout the District. It’s fun, you learn invaluable leadership skills, and you don’t have to cook your meals or clean-up.
Contact Ken McGohan at Kenmcgohan@msn.com
Additional Outdoor Activities
The Greater St. Louis Area Council sponsors hiking trails throughout Missouri from a 4-mile trail over the rolling hills of Beaumont Scout Reservation to the rugged, two-day 20-mile hike across Taum Sauk Mountain in the Ozarks. There are also historic trails such as the Gateway West in downtown St. Louis and the Les Petites Cotes in St. Charles.
Click here to get more information about "HIKING TRAILS":
Learn more about the Council's camps here:
Kids Camps & Activities | St. Louis Area Boy Scouts (stlbsa.org)
Did you know Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Explorers can hit the trail and ride horses for 1.5, 3, 6 hours or overnight at Beaumont Scout Reservation? Click on this link then click on "Horses":
Beaumont Scout Reservation | St. Louis Area Boy Scouts (stlbsa.org)
We want to provide you with some helpful tips about outdoor opportunities to help you plan activities, especially for Scouts in Packs. Our first list of tips includes a list of parks in our area that have hiking trails and activities:
- Faust Park
- Great for meetings and running around.
- Castlewood State Park
- The park has hiking and mountain biking trails. Good fishing, broad meadows filled with wildlife, and plenty of recreational facilities. A great site for hikes for all ages.
- Brommelsiek Park
- The Rock Hollow Trail offers a beautiful, wooded excursion in the City of Wildwood. The paved 2.3-mile trail is built on what was once Lawler-Ford Road. A trailhead with parking is available at its northern end, adjacent to Ridge Meadows Elementary School, and the trail slopes downhill from there. More than a dozen wooden bridges can be found along the trail, as well as several benches to stop and enjoy the scenery.
- Queeny Park
- Hiking trails, lakes, picnic areas, playgrounds, and activity fields make Queeny Park a goldmine for lots of different activities.
- Here are some ideas to put outdoor skills into action at Scout meetings: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/10/24/put-outdoor-skills-into-action-at-scout-meetings/
Order of the Arrow
New Horizons OA Newsletter: OA Flyer
Cub Scout Day Camps
When the information for the 2024 Day Camps is available the link will be posted here.
In the meantime, learn more about Cub Scout camps here:
Summer Camp Info
When the information for the 2024 Summer Camps is available the link will be posted here.
In the meantime, learn more about our camps here:
Fall Fun Rally Celebrates 50 years
Sept 22nd - 24th @ Beaumont
Join us for a weekend packed with activities, programs, training and service. This will be our biggest Fall Fun Rally ever, so save the date now, bring friends and come enjoy many of the old favorites and some new, exciting events.
Reserve Camps & Properties
Click Here to reserve one of the Greater St. Louis Area Council's premier properties.
Camping is the joyous part of a Scout’s life – Lord Baden-Powell
Summer camp isn’t the only time Scouts can enjoy all the great programs the council has to offer! The Greater St. Louis Area Council and the New Horizons District offer a variety of fun activities for Scout units, families, and friends to enjoy all year long!
Troops, Packs, and Crews are encouraged to camp out and to take part in the great programs offered throughout the year by the Council and our District.