The summer camp program is designed to aid
Scouts in advancement and leadership skills.
Over 80 different merit badges, including all
Eagle Required, are offered along with many
other specialty awards. Each area is described
below in detail.
Lake Klein is a great place to boat, canoe, and
sail. Instruction in all types of boating, as
well as safety afloat, is available to all
units. The pool program includes troop swims,
Eskimo swims, open swims, and instructional
swims. Other events include water polo, mile
swim, snorkeling, and safe swim defense.
C.O.P.E.-- Challenging Outdoor Personal
Walk on steel
cables that are anywhere from four inches to 40
feet off the ground; go skiing with eight
people--all on one (large) pair of skis; scale
ten foot walls with your hands; learn teamwork
by practicing it in a team, not reading it from
a book; fall backwards from a four foot platform
into the arms your teammates; swarm up a cargo
net, and jump off into the air to be lowered by
actual mountaineering rope and webbing.
enjoy the excitement of rappelling, climbing and climbing merit badge.
A great place for
younger and older scouts alike to show off their
artistic talents or learn a new craft. Art,
Basketry, Leatherwork, Painting, Pottery, and
Woodcarving Merit Badges are offered here. Come
and try out the pottery wheel, make a leather
knife pouch, carve a neckerchief slide, or make
Learn more about our natural world and how to
preserve it. Activities include forestry,
mammals, a nature trail, star study, fishing,
and conservation projects. Many other nature
related topics can be covered based on a Scout's
interest as well.
Traditional Scouts skills featuring today's no
trace camping ideals; plus knots, lashing,
orienteering, fire building, and wood tools.
Survival skills in the outdoors and basic
cooking are also available at Scoutcraft--the
place were Scouting has its roots.
Instructions on the safe handling and use of .22
Cal rifles, black powder muzzle loaders, shot
guns, and bow and arrow. Special programs from
the NRA and NAA--plus troop shoots and weekly
marksmanship awards--are also available at
The Cleveland Council is continuing to enrich
and enhance the program for Scouts working
toward their first-class rank. Each scout will
spend half a day exploring and experiencing camp
while learning scouting skills that they can
take back to their troops. This is the ideal
program for first year campers and new Scouts.