Bear Paw Winter Camping
BearPaw is our Council’s outdoor winter camping experience for Scouts BSA troops and Venturing crews. It was the featured [front page] article in the January 2014 issue of Boy’s Life magazine as a premier national BSA event. The outdoor camping experience allows participants to put into practice what they learned during troop meetings, which is camping in the snow or a very cold environment within a very safe environment accompanied by a couple hundred fellow Scouters.
Scout-O-Rama is a fun event for the whole community to showcase Scouting. Over 120 interactive, hands-on Scouting activities will be on display hosted by local Scout groups. Over 5,000 participants are expected to attend over the course of the day. Some of the cool activities include building and shooting water rockets, walking on a monkey bridge, shooting a bb gun, throwing a tomahawk, racing a pinewood derby car and seeing outdoor cooking demonstrations. Enjoy food for sale from a variety of unique food trucks. Everyone is invited be a Scout for a day at Scout O Rama!
Scouts BSA Summer Camp
The highlight for many Scouts BSA members is summer camp and our camps offers a variety of fun and challenging outdoor activities.
Camp Hi-Sierra is a 7-day 6-night Scout camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains offering exciting and extensive Scouting opportunities for boys and girls. Offering a variety of fun and exciting programs, Scout can participate in climbing, biking, disc golf, boating, polar bear swim, shooting sports, and overnight trips to the Clavey River.
If you would like to join us for summer camp at Camp Hi-Sierra please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact our Camping Director Anthony Burson-Thomas at Anthony.Burson-Thomas@scouting.org or 408.638.8312
Camp Pico Blanco
Peek at the unspoiled beauty.
Have a peak experience in our program.
Pique your love of the outdoors.
Focus: As you enter Palo Colorado Road, the adventure begins as you turn back the clock to simpler times. You are “off the grid” now. Focus on your senses and listen for the river, smell the flowers, feel the breeze and cool water… Focus. Pico Blanco is not as much a place to “get away” as it is to “get in touch.” Distractions are blocked and clarity is found.
Create: Creating memories for the youth who enjoy Pico Blanco is a second focal point. While we remember the past, we are forwardly focused to help our campers create new memories and capture those through various artistic means.
Preserve: Appreciate, learn, and practice how we coexist with the beauty of nature around us. During the summer at our organized camps, this is one of the focal points of our curriculum. Campers continue this exploration with hikes and overnight programs.
Our traditional resident summer camp program has three weekly sessions. We pride ourselves on providing staff and activities which challenge and educate all participants from the campers to the leaders. Whether you come for the first session or the last we will be your gracious hosts and help you to achieve the goals you have set with your troop.
If you would like to join us at summer camp at Camp Pico Blanco please click here. *Closed until further notice*
Come join us for a weekend of family camping near the coast in the beautiful California redwoods of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties. Archery, nature hikes, campfires, games, sports, and FUN! Great food, starting with cracker barrel Friday night, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.
Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship.
The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, sailing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, and more.