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Cub Scout Camping - Camp DuPortail

We are currently making plans for the 2015 summer camp season. Cub Scouts and Webelos will have lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.

Camp Duportail

The home base for our Cub Scouts is Camp DuPortail. The camp offers four weeks of a five-day camp program at HMSR. Beginning their day at 8:50 AM, the Scouts work on their Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear, advancements. The day also offers swimming at the Marlin Miller Jr. Swimming Pool, a round at the archery or BB range, craft instruction at the Hofmann Cub Activity Building, and more! A full service trading post and health lodge are located in the camp. We are now offering a Satellite Day Camp location for our Cub Scouts and a Twilight Camp for both Cub Scouts and Webelos. Webelos Resident Camp takes place in Camp Meade after the close of the Boy Scout camp season. Two sessions of a four-day, three-night camp give our Webelos an opportunity to experience the Scout camp with a special program designed to provide them with adventurous opportunities. Refer to details below and the 2015 Cub Camping Leader Guide for information regarding all of our programs.

A bit of history on the naming of Camp Duportail

Born in France where he was trained as an engineer in 1776, Louis Lebreque DuPortail (1743-1802) was hired by Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane and commissioned to serve as a Colonel of Engineers in the Continental Army. In November of 1777 he was promoted to Brigadier General. In December of 1777 he helped to select the Valley Forge winter encampment site and was responsible for its fortification.

He returned to France in 1782. He resigned his commission in 1792. As the associates of Lafayette fell out of favor with the French Government, he returned to America in self-exile in 1794. Seriously ill he departed for his homeland in 1802, but died at sea.  

   Cub Scout Day Camp -  Camp DuPortail

DuPortail Day Camp 2015 is a five-day program designed for Cub Scouts and will be offered for four weeks. Cubs participate in archery, BB shooting, swimming, nature activities, games, crafts, and more! They also have opportunities for advancement.  A full service trading post and health lodge are located in the camp.  Lunch is provided daily for Cub Scouts.  Leaders, parents, and siblings have the opportunity to purchase lunch.  The fee for 2015 is $136. 

Cub Scout Satellite Day Camp - Daniel Boone Homestead

At this five-day satellite Day Camp, Cub Scouts will participate in archery, BB shooting, nature activities, games, crafts, and more! They also have opportunities for advancement. Cubs and Leaders pack their own lunch for the week. The fee is $90.

Twilight Camp- Shiloh Hills Park

Twilight Camp is a three-evening program. It is an abbreviated verison of the day camp experience and operates from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Program will include archery, BB shooting, slingshots, nature activities, crafts, and an obstacle course. A snack will be provided. The fee for Twilight Camp is $50.


Cub Scout Resident Camp

In 2015 Cub Scouts will be able to attend Cub Scout Resident Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Cubs will sleep in a campsite designed just for them. Packs will sign-up for one of two sessions.  The fee for 2015 is $136 for Scouts and $38 for Adults.


Webelos Resident Camp

In 2015 Webelos will be able to attend Webelos Resident Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, Camp Meade. Webelos will sleep in  campsites for three nights.  Two sessions are offered; Sunday-Wednesday and Wednesday-Saturday.   The fee for 2015 is $168 for Scouts; fees vary for Adults. 




2015 Cub Scout Summer Camps

 Camp DuPortail Day Camp

Week 1 – June 22 - June 26, 2015

Week 2 – June 29 - July 3, 2015

Week 3 – July 6 - July 10, 2015

Week 4 – July 13 - July 17, 2015


Satellite Day Camp at Daniel Boone Homestead

Week 5 July 20 - July 24, 2015


Twilight Camp at Shiloh Hills Park

July 27 - July 29, 2015


Cub Resident Camp

Session I -July 31 - August 2, 2015

Session II -August 7 - August 9, 2015


Webelos Resident Camp

Session I – August 9 - August 12, 2015

Session II – August 12 - August 15, 2015

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