Summer Camps are Canceled
June 1, 2020
Dear Scouting Family,
First and foremost, we hope that this finds you and your family well. It goes without saying that we are living through a time of uncertainty and fear, but also a time of hope and a demonstration of the Scout Oath and Law.
As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, Scouts, volunteers, and employees is the Boy Scouts of America's top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating whether to run Summer Camp this year. Since the spread of this virus, we have been continually monitoring the situation, and consulting with health experts, State and Local officials and other camp professionals.
It is with extreme sadness that we inform you, after a thorough review, the Baden-Powell Council has decided to suspend our resident camp programs at Camp Barton and Tuscarora Scout Reservation as well as In-Person Day Camps for the 2020 summer season. We know camp is an important part of every Scout's summer, and this decision was not made lightly.
If you have already signed up for camp, you have the following options for your fees paid.
We kindly ask you to consider donating part or all any payments to
Tuscarora or Barton Sustainability Fund to ensure the operation of our
camps into the future (Unit may designate to which camp they wish to
Our council and staff are saddened that we are not able to serve you at our Camps this summer. This is an extraordinarily challenging time; unlike anything we have experienced. Our hope is we all emerge from this challenging time stronger than before.
Most importantly, we look forward to providing the full range of
Scouting programs, including outdoor adventures, as soon as we can and as
the situation allows.
We hope all our Scouting families stay healthy and positive in our current environment and join us in preparing for future great summer camp experiences where we will always be the Place for You and we wait to Welcome You Home.
You can reach us at? 607-648-7888.
In the Spirit of Scouting,
The Baden-Powell Council is pleased to announce a Distinguished Unit Program that offers incentives and discounts to units - Packs, Troops, Crews and Ships - that qualify. Benefits include:
All qualifications must be met between the end of the previous year’s summer camp program and prior to the unit attending camp in the current calendar year. If a unit qualifies after the early bird registration deadlines, late fees for payment still apply. If a unit has paid in full before the early bird deadline, a credit will be applied to their unit account.
All Baden-Powell Council Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships must complete at least five of the following seven requirements:
Packs, Troops, Ships and Crews must complete one of the following:
Download the requirements from the Council Forms page
Cub Day Camps
Cub Day camps have been canceled for 2020 due to Covid-19
For information on 2021 camps, see the Council Website after January 1, 2021
Cub Scout Family Adventure Weekends are offered twice a year (Spring and Fall) at our Camps—Barton and Tuscarora. Cub Scouts of all ranks are encouraged to attend these weekends with their parents/guardians and siblings. Here’s a chance to come and see what our Camps have to offer, to experience the great outdoors, and to have fun.
For information and registration, see the Baden-Powell Council Cub Camping Page
Want to see what Cub Adventure Weekend is like?
Cub Scouts of all ranks are encouraged to attend these weekends with their parents/guardians and siblings. Here's a chance to see what our camps have to offer, to experience the great outdoors and to have lots of fun!!
Come join us for a weekend like no other!!
Call the Baden-Powell Council Camping Dept. at (607) 648-7888 x113 with any questions!
Cub Resident Camps are canceled for 2020
Want to see what Cub Resident Camp is like? We've got pages of pictures from past Camp Barton Cub Resident Camps:
The Barton Flats Gold Rush - 2011 Camp Barton Resident Camp
The Quest for the Barton Grail - 2012 Camp Barton Resident Camp
A Study in Azure - 2013 Camp Barton Resident Camp
Leatherstocking Tales - 2014 Camp Barton Resident Camp
Space Invaders - 2015 Camp Barton Resident Camp
Camp Cretaceous - 2016 Camp Barton Resident Camp
Barton School of Mystery and Magic - 2017 Camp Barton Resident Camp
Rocky Mountain Rendezvous - 2018 Camp Barton Resident Camp
2021 Cub Resident Camp
Scouts BSAsummer camps are canceled for 2021
Baden-Powell Council operates two Scout Camps:
Summer camp packages for 2021 will be mailed to Scout leaders in mid February 2021. The camps fill up quickly - if your unit hasn't made a reservation yet, be sure to do so!
Leader's and Administrative guides, Information and forms can be downloaded from the Council Forms page
Need help to go to camp? Download a Campership Form and submit it to the Council Office right away!