Each year we serve thousands of local Scouts who want to experience the adventure of the outdoors, challenge themselves physically and mentally, and test their ability to build leadership skills that will translate to success in their college years and beyond.

We are fortunate to have a support facility for our Scouts and their families in Michigan; however, we are missing an important piece of the puzzle.  Increasingly, we hear from core-city families that our outdoor camp experiences are too far from home or too cost prohibitive.

We envision developing the acreage behind our current facility in Walker to include:

  • Outdoor high-adventure opportunities for core-city youth within a few miles of their front door.
  • Expanded science, math, engineering and technology programming that attracts and challenges the best and brightest young minds in our region.
  • Enhanced leadership training and courses for our youth and for the professional business community.
  • On-going emphasis on character building efforts to encourage integrity, volunteerism, and kindness in our next generation.

“Scouting programs challenge youth physically and intellectually, gives them a safe place to fail, and provides an outlet to make lasting friendships and memories.”

– Dick DeVos

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