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Trexler Scout Reservation

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Trexler Scout Reservation is a 900-acre reservation owned by the Minsi Trails Council. The reservation is home to Akelaland Cub Scout camp, Settlers Boy Scout camp and Hawkeye Wilderness camp. The reservation is located in Jonas, Pennsylvania, USA.

The Reservation features two small lakes (Trexler Lake and Lake Minsi) which are shared by the two camps. The reservation contains hiking trails. The reservation is also home to the largest Challenging Outdoor Physical Encounters (COPE) course in the Northeast Region of the Boy Scouts of America.

Akelaland

Akelaland is a Cub Scout resident camp located with in Trexler Scout Reservation. Akelaland is the council's week-long resident Cub Scout camp, and is one of the few week-long resident Cub Scout camps in the North East Region.

Akelaland was formally "Pioneer Camp", Minsi Trails Council's rustic scout camp which encompassed over 300-acres of Trexler Scout Reservation. In the mid-1980's the camp was closed and converted into a Cub Scout resident camp. The Pioneer building (a small one-room building with a wood burning stove) still stands today, as well as other parts of the original camp.

Changes over the years and the increased attendance have brought many improvements to the facility. Akelaland has an 18-hole miniature golf course. The camp includes a Health Lodge and Trading Post located in the center of camp, along with Fort James, the Dining Hall, the Parade Field and shower houses. Past the Parade Field there are Shooting Ranges, an Action Archery range, and an activities field. Renovations to the Dining Hall began in 2006, and a new dining hall, now twice the original size, stands facing the new parade field. The camp also has a lake, Trexler Lake, which they share with Setters Camp. The Minsi Trails Council has begun a swimming pool construction project to be completed in the near future

The camp has 18 campsites, each with site capacity ranging from 10 to 20 campers.[1]

Each summer Akelaland is runs 7 weeks of summer camp program for Cub Scout packs. The week-long resident camp program includes swimming, boating, nature, archery, BB Gun, handicraft, athletics, outdoor skills, water games, fishing, hiking, astronomy, flag ceremonies, singing, scavenger hunts and special theme related events. "Mini Weeks" are also available for Scouts running from Sunday to Wednesday each week.

Settlers Camp

Settlers Camp is one of Minsi Trails Council's two Boy Scout camps, the other being Camp Minsi. The small camp is nesseled away in the woods of Trexler Scout Reservation. The camp holds 17 camp sites and runs a summer program including merit badges, open swimming, ecology, shooting, climbing, arts and crafts, sports, vespers, rank advancement workshops, special adult leader programs and meal time dinning programs.

History

Trexler Scout Reservation in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, is the Northeast Region's foremost Boy Scout Camp. In 1927, decorated war hero Henry C. Trexler turned a tract of land in Monroe County into a camp for the Boy Scouts of the Lehigh County Council. the camp opened in 1928 and during 2008 the camp will celebrate its 80th Anniversary.

Today, premier attributes of this 900-acre Scout Reservation include: Separate Boy Scout and Cub Scout Resident Camps, two lakes with Fishing, Boating, and Canoeing and two fully staffed waterfronts. The reservation also has over 25 miles of hiking and orienteering trails to offer.

External links

  • Akelaland Website
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