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Homepage: http://www.milwaukeeboyscouts.org/

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The Milwaukee County Council (MCC) currently has two scout camps.

The first, Indian Mound Reservation -- so named for the Indian Mound on camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin off of Silver Lake -- caters primarily to the council's Cub Scout program during the summer months and hosts several Cub Scout day camps in cooperation with the Potawatomi Area Council. This camp is the primary recipient of Mikano #231, the council's Order of the Arrow lodge, cheerful service. Scout troops are able to rent the cabins and other facilities on-camp for a fee. The main attractions of the camp include a mine-themed program area, which after a National Service Grant Project from Mikano in 2005 now includes a panning for gold stream affectionately named "Turtle Creek". The camp also features a castle and wooden "land ship".

The council's other camp is used for the Boy Scout summer program. [[LeFeber Northwoods Camps]] is located near Laona, Wisconsin, 250 miles north of Milwaukee, on Hardwood Lake. The camp has an extensive history as a logging camp prior to its purchase and donation to the Boy Scouts in 1930. It features an excellent program drawing in campers from Michigan, Illinois, and several councils located in Wisconsin.

Formerly, the council had owned another property near Holy Hill called Camp Journal, but several years ago, sold it to Quad Graphics. The funds from this sale are used to make necessary capital improvements to the council's other camps. Still, through the generosity of Quad Graphics, the council retains the right to hold a few weekend outings there every year.

Districts

  • Heart of Milwaukee District
  • Iron Horse District
  • Polaris District
  • Root River District
  • Southshore District

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