Scouting and Guiding in Oregon

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Scouting in Oregon is the the history of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Oregon, which began in the 1910s and continues to the present day, serving thousands of youth.

Early history (1910-1950)

Recent history (1950-1990)

Boy Scouting in Oregon

There are five Boy Scouts of America local councils in Oregon.

BSA Scout Camps

Camp Name Council Status Location Notes
Adventure Cove (cub)
Butte Creek Scout Ranch
Camp Baker
Camp Baldwin
Camp Clark
Camp Cooper
Camp Discovery
Camp Ireland
Camp Lewis
Camp Makualla Crater Lake Council Summer Camp
Hi-Adventure Base
Crater Lake Located only 55 miles from Crater Lake N.P., it features both a traditional summer camp program and hi-adventure whitewater rafting, caving, mountain biking and several tall mountain hikes.
Camp McCaleb Crater Lake Council Hi-Adventure Base Illinois River Gorge Facility for freshwater scuba diving.
Camp McLoughlin Crater Lake Council Cub Scout Resident Camp Lake of the Woods Near Crater Lake
Camp Melakwa
Camp Meriwether
Camp Millard
Camp Morrison
Camp Pioneer Cascade Pacific Council Active Located adjacent to the Mount Jefferson Wilderness area within the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. The camp is located south of Marion Forks, east of Oregon Route 22.
Riggs Scout Camp
(AKA: Elk River Scout Camp)
Crater Lake Council Primitive Camp former logging camp located in the redwoods near Eureka California = Camp Tsilcoos
Camp Wallowa
Canyon Camp
Cascade Pacific Council Challenge Program
Gilbert Ranch (cub)
Scouter’s Mountain

Girl Scouting in Oregon

There is one Girl Scout council office in Oregon.

There are three other service centers in Bend, Eugene and Medford.

There used to be four Girl Scout council offices in Oregon; however, these were merged to form a new council in late 2007 and 2008. In addition Silver Sage Girl Scout Council serves girls in eastern Oregon and Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho serves girls in 3 northern Oregon counties.

Scouting Activities by County

Baker / Benton / Clackamas / Clatsop / Columbia / Coos / Crook / Curry / Deschutes / Douglas / Gilliam / Grant / Harney / Hood River / Jackson / Jefferson / Josephine / Klamath / Lake / Lane / Lincoln / Linn / Malheur / Marion / Marrow / Multnomah / Polk / Sherman / Tillamook / Umatilla / Union / Wallowa / Wasco / Washington / Wheeler / Yamhill