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Tall pines, abundant wildlife, Little Grassy Lake, wild flowers, and beautiful sunsets make Pine Ridge Scout Camp an excellent location for Scouts. This 150-acre camp is nestled in the heart of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest along the shore of Little Grassy Lake, southeast of Carbondale, Ill. The Shawnee River Trail, the Crab Orchard and Panthers Den Wilderness all surround the lakes of this refuge giving Scouts unbelievable outdoor resources at their disposal.

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Pine Ridge Scout Camp
1139 Pine Ridge Lane
Makanda, IL 62958
(On Little Grassy Lake. From Giant City Road, turn on Grassy Road. Once you have crossed the dam, turn right on the gravel road and follow it to the camps.)

Ranger Station phone: 618-660-7708
Ranger: Jaime Senn


Cabins

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic overnight indoor accommodations are not available to units but are available to families (members of the same household).

Pine Ridge Scout camp has three cabins available for year-round use. Musgraves and Troop Lodge are available to Webelos dens from April through September.

Musgraves Lodge: This cabin houses 18 with bunks and is equipped with a refrigerator and wood-burning stove. Water and a latrine are outdoors. Units will need to provide their own wood, food, cooking utensils and stove.

Troop Lodge: The smaller of the cabins, this cabin has bunks for 8 with room for more on the floor. It also has a wood-burning stove and a refrigerator and uses the same outdoor water and latrine as Musgraves Lodge. Units provide their own wood, food, cooking utensils and stove.

Bailey Lodge: Come enjoy this dining hall available for meetings and Courts of Honor. It is not available for overnight stays. The hall is heated by a furnace, but units can also take advantage of the beautiful fireplace. Water, flush bathrooms and a full kitchen are available. A large attached pavilion allows units to extend their activities outside.

Akela’s Lodge

This large open-air pavilion is available to all units and makes a great meeting site.

Year-Round Camping

Year-round tent camping is available to Webelos dens, troops, crews and posts.

Program Areas

  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Fishing
  • Pontoon boat

Ranges

  • Archery
  • BB guns

Rock Climbing

Troops, crews and posts can check-out gear at Pine Ridge Scout Camp and then head to nearby Giant City State Park for to experience one of the most spectacular climbing spots around.  Gear is checked out for a fee at Pine Ridge Scout Camp. Scouting units must provide their own trained rock-climbing instructors.

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Hear about how Scouts teamed up with their local government to tackle an important conservation issue.
#scoutsstandout #conservation
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#TBT Who remembers 2017 Solar Eclipse Totality? We sure do!😎 We got to experience this incredible moment with our scouts and their families at Beaumont Camp. What an amazing experience!
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#tbt ¿Quién recuerda la Totalidad del Eclipse Solar 2017? ¡Nosotros seguro que sí! 😎 Tuvimos la oportunidad de vivir este increíble momento con nuestros exploradores y sus familias en el Campamento Beaumont. ¡Qué experiencia tan maravillosa!
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#TBT Who remembers 2017 Solar Eclipse Totality? We sure do!😎 We got to experience this incredible moment with our scouts and their families at Beaumont Camp. What an amazing experience!  
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#TBT ¿Quién recuerda la Totalidad del Eclipse Solar 2017? ¡Nosotros seguro que sí! 😎 Tuvimos la oportunidad de vivir este increíble momento con nuestros exploradores y sus familias en el Campamento Beaumont. ¡Qué experiencia tan maravillosa!

In Scouting we teach the importance of participating in government and preserving the natural world around us. Some local Scouts recently did both.

Tune in to our Facebook Live Stream today at 6:30pm to hear how Scouts partnered with their city to tackle an important conservation issue in their area.
#scoutsstandout
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In Scouting we teach the importance of participating in government and preserving the natural world around us. Some local Scouts recently did both.

Tune in to our Facebook Live Stream today at 6:30pm to hear how Scouts partnered with their city to tackle an important conservation issue in their area.
#ScoutsStandOut

Our 36th Annual Scouting For Drive is here! ✨

To ensure that this year's Scouting for Food drive is safe and beneficial for everyone in our community, all of our volunteers and scouts will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks when dropping and picking up bags.

Scouts will be dropping off bags at local neighborhoods on 11/14/2020, so stay alert!

For virtual donations text "SCOUTFOOD" to 91999
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¡Nuestra 35ª edición anual de Scouting for Drive ya está aquí! ✨

Para garantizar que la campaña Scouting for Food de este año sea segura y beneficiosa para todos en nuestra comunidad, nuestros voluntarios y scouts practicarán el distanciamiento social y usarán máscaras al dejar y recoger bolsas.

Los Scouts dejarán las bolsas en los vecindarios locales el 14/11/2020, ¡así que manténgase alerta!

Para donaciones virtuales, envía "SCOUTFOOD" al 91999
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