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Boy Scout Summer Camping - Camp Meade

2016 Nationally Accredited Boy Scouts of America Camp

Camp Meade is our long-term Boy Scout 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 Boy 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 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.

2018 Camp Meade Season

Week 1  June 24 - June 30, 2018

Week 2  July 1 - July 7, 2018

Week 3  July 8 - July 14, 2018 (Provisional Week 1)

Week 4  July 15 - July 21, 2018

Week 5  July 22 - July 28, 2018

Week 6  July 29 - August 4, 2018 (Provisional Week 2)

Day Scout Program for Boy Scouts for 2018

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 $40 per day (normally for four days, totaling $160); 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 $40.  Day Scouts, along with their Scoutmaster, must review and follow the Merit Badge requirements outlined in the 2018 Leaders Guidebook.  Day Scouts must also verify merit badge sign-up on Sunday evening (week of the Day Scout attendance) at 7:00 PM in front of the Willits Dining Hall.  Additional information on their week of the Day Scout Program will be provided at that time.

The Day Scout must then report to the Boy Scout Administration Building the following Monday prior to the start of any merit badge session and sign in. They must also sign out at the Administration building 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. 

Provisional Weeks (Weeks 3 & 6)

Provisional Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation is offered during two weeks throughout the season.  Provisional Week takes place Week 3, July 8, 2018 – July 14, 2018 and during Week 6, July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018.  These weeks allow those Scouts who are unable to attend with their Troop to attend Summer 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.

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