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Scouts BSA Summer Camping - Camp Meade

2018 Nationally Accredited Boy Scouts of America Camp

Camp Meade is our long-term Scouts BSA Camp.  The summer camp operation runs for six weeks during June, July and August. Reservations for the camping year can be made by contacting the Hawk Mountain Council Service Center at (610) 926-3406 during regular business hours.

The camp offers the full range of Scout summertime activities. Reary Pool and the lake offer a full aquatic program including sailing and windsurfing for older Scouts. The Meridian Nature Pavilion provides a center for Ecology Conservation study. Shooting Sports offers not only a rifle range but also archery, and shotgun shooting. Hafer Lodge is the center for Handicraft skills. The C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) program gives our older youth the chance for real adventure with low and high elements to encourage leadership and teamwork. Incorporated in the course is our rappelling tower open for use for all Scouts and Scouters. Commissioners provide support for Troops in Scout skill instruction. Some of those hard-to-get, required merit badges are offered by various departments.

Truly one of the unique features of Camp Meade is our food service. The Willits Dining Hall is an air conditioned dining area which seats 390 persons. An alternate form of dining available at our upper campsites is heaterstack service. Cooked meals are delivered to the site in heated containers up to three times a day. Your troop enjoys a pavilion in the site for this food service.

From the first-year camper to the veteran outdoorsman, Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation will meet your Troop's needs.  Also, the Reservation offers a Day Scout program and Provisional Camp.  Information regarding these camps may be found below.

A bit of history of the naming of Camp Meade

George Meade (1771-1808) was a Catholic business man who financed the army at Valley Forge and assisted in the Revolutionary cause. Meade was an ardent patriot and contributed large sums from his private fortune toward the cause of the colonies. Meade was a prominent citizen though he was not drawn to public office. He was, however, a member of the common council of Philadelphia in the years 1789-91.

2019 Camp Meade Season

Staff Development Week June 16 - 21 June, 2019

Week 1  June 23 - June 29, 2019 

Week 2  June 30 - July 6, 2019

Week 3  July 7 - July 13, 2019

Week 4  July 14 - July 20, 2019

Week 5  July 21 - July 27, 2019

Week 6  July 28 - August 3, 2019

Eagles Nest Specialty Camp July 28 - 3 August, 2019

(the return of HMSRs Trail to Eagle Specialty Camp)

National Youth Leadership Training August 4 - 10 August, 2019

Staff Camp Closing Week August 4 - 10 August, 2019

Day Scout Program for Boy Scouts for 2019

The Day Scout Program is for Boy Scouts who would like to attend a long-term camp without staying the night, allowing them the opportunity to earn merit badges.  It is also open for Scouts desiring to earn additional merit badges who have already attended a long-term camp.  The cost is $50 per day (normally for four days, totaling $200); this includes lunch. However, it does not include any additional merit badge supplies that may be required.  

If a Scout is required to attend Friday to complete merit badges, the cost is an additional $50.  Day Scouts, along with their Scoutmaster, must review and follow the Merit Badge requirements outlined in the 2019 Leaders Guidebook.  Day Scouts must also verify merit badge sign-up on Monday morning (week of the Day Scout attendance) at 8:30 AM at the Camp Meade Headquarters.  Additional information on their week of the Day Scout Program will be provided at that time.

The Day Scout must report to the Reservation Welcome Center prior to going to the Camp Meade Headquarters prior to the start of any merit badge session and sign in. They must also sign out at the Reservation Welcome Center at the end of the day. Completed and partial merit badge cards will be available for pickup on Friday of the attended week.  Register ONLINE by clicking on the council calendar and the week you would like to attend Camp Meade Day Scouter Camp.

Please call 570-754-7552 if you have any questions. 

**New for 2019**  HMSR New Provisional Troop Program 

This year we will have a Provisional Troop every week at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. HMSR will have each week 2 dedicated Leaders to be the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster for this Troop, these Leaders will be the same for our Eagles Nest Troop (Trail to Eagle Program) Week 6. This will allow Scouts the ability to attend camp, who are unable to attend with their Troops or who want a second week of camp. Scouts will be placed in the provisional troop and leadership is provided.  

Annual Health and Medical Record

    • Download the health forms you need for your program or activity hereExternal Link.
    • Questions? Please view the National BSA Frequently Asked QuestionsExternal Link web page for information about the medical form.
    • An Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR) is valid through the end of the 12th month from the date it was administered by your medical provider. For example, a physical administered March 3, 2017, would be valid until March 31, 2018.

** Coming Soon **

Unit Registration Summer Camp Forms 

(Reservation Form, Deposit & Final Payment Form, Campership Request, Provisional Camper Form) 

Unit Required Summer Camp Forms

(Unit Roster, Swim Test Roster, BBQ Roster & Polar Bear Roster)

Scout Required Summer Camp Forms

(BSA Health Form, Dietary Form, OTC Form, Routine Prescription Form) 


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