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2023 Spring Camporee
Lincoln Pilgrimage
April 28 – 30, 2023
Springfield Il.

This spring the New Horizons District Camporee is in Springfield IL, where we will join the Abraham Lincoln Council in their annual Lincoln Pilgrimage.

There are two options available for the weekend in our District Camporee packages.  The Lincoln’s Legacy (which includes Friday night through the march to Springfield on Sunday) or the Lincoln’s Footsteps (which is for Units who only want to attend on Saturday).

Each package includes options of the Presidential Museum Quest, hiking trails, bicycle trail, and Lincoln’s New Salem Experience.  On Sunday there are the Ceremonies at Lincoln’s Tomb and the Scouts March to the Old State Capitol.

All of the information is included in the Leader’s Manual located here:   Leader's Manual

To register, just click here:
Camporee Registration

2023 Fall Camporee
Marksman Madness
October 27 - 29, 2023
Beaumont Scout Reservation

A fun weekend for all Cub, Webelos, Arrow of Light, Scout BSA, and Venture scouts.  We will have several shooting contests and many other activities for a fun-filled weekend.
October 27 - 29 at Beaumont Scout Reservation.

More details will be forthcoming.

2024 Klondike Derby
January 19 - 21
Beaumont Scout Reservation

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.

More details to follow.

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


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

March 2023 New Horizons OA Newsletter:  NHOANewsletterMarch2023Final

Cub Scout Day Camps

The 2023 Summer Camp guide is on the Council website.  This guide features all the dates for the 2023 Summer Camp Experiences we are offering as a Council.

The link to that site is:


Summer Camp Info

The 2023 Summer Camp guide is on the Council website.  This guide features all the dates for the 2023 Summer Camp Experiences we are offering as a Council.

The link to that site is:  https://stlbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/2023-Summer-Camp-Guide-1.pdf

Venturing Camping

Venturing Lock-In
January 14th, 2023

An all-new lock-in experience. We’re working on a unique lock-in location and experience. Save the date, and check out the fun soon.

Taste of Venturing
March 24th – 26th, 2023

This is a weekend of fellowship and activities, including leathercrafting, Crate Stacking, Skeet Shooting, Rifle, Handguns, 3-D Archery, boating, and more. It’s a great weekend for new/prospective members, so bring a friend to try out Venturing and Sea Scouting.

New Horizons 24 Hours of Fun

April 28th 6:00 pm - April 29th 6:00 pm

A solid 24 hours of fun @ Beaumont.  Join all the Venturing Crews in New Horizons for Climbing, Crafting, Minute Man contests, great fellowship, amazing food and FUN.

Swift's Big Kick Off 2023

June 2nd - 4th

Come on out and help get the Mid-West's premier Venturing Camp Property ready for our season of Summer Camp. Enjoy fellowship on Friday night, help with projects on Saturday morning and more fun/fellowship Saturday afternoon and evening. Sunday, we have some more fun planned.

Swift Venturing Weeks

Come with your entire Crew, come alone or bring a buddy and camp with another Crew for the week - just don't miss out on all of teh FUN that is Venturing weeklong camp at Swift.
Choose from 2 dates (or come for both, with a $100 discount for your 2nd week)

June 11th - 17th
July 9th - 15th.

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.

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Ready to join or would you like to know more?  Please click the link below to begin your adventure.

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Scouts in the greater st. Louis area council rely on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, organizations and charitable donors to help them grow into the next generation of leaders.

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