Scouting in Oregon


Scouting in Oregon

The history of Scouting in Oregon began in the 1910s and continues to the present day, serving thousands of youth.

Contents

Early history (1910-1950)

Recent history (1950-1990)

Boy Scouting in Oregon today

There are five Boy Scouts of America local councils serving communities in Oregon, although they are not all headquartered in Oregon..

Blue Mountain Council

Blue Mountain Council serves Scouts in Washington and Oregon. [1]

Cascade Pacific Council

Cascade Pacific Council serves Scouts in Oregon and Washington. [2]

Districts

  • Calapooia District
  • Chinook District
  • Eagle Valley District
  • Columbia Gorge District
  • Fort Clatsop District
  • Fort Vancouver District
  • Lewis and Clark District
  • Mid-Columbia District
  • Pioneer District
  • Sunset Trail District
  • Three Rivers District
  • Thunderbird District
  • Tillamook District
  • Tuality District
  • Wapiti District
  • Willamette District
  • Sea Scouts District
  • Van-Port District

Council camps

The council operates a number of camps, including;

  • Camp Baldwin, 17 miles (27 km) west of Dufur, Oregon in the Mount Hood National Forest
  • Camp Meriwether, on beachfront property near Tillamook, Oregon
  • Camp Cooper, northwest of Willamina, Oregon in the coastal forest
  • Scouters' Mountain, featuring Cub World, in Clackamas, Oregon
  • Butte Creek Scout Ranch, a working horse ranch south of Molalla, Oregon
  • Camp Morrison, a small camp east of Salem, Oregon.
  • Camp Ireland in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Camp Lewis, near Battleground, Washington
  • Camp Clark, a second camp on the Meriwether Reservation near Tillamook, Oregon
  • Camp Royce Finel, a small property near Astoria, Oregon
  • Camp Discovery, on the Scouters' Mountain property in Clackamas, Oregon
  • Camp Pioneer, east of Salem, Oregon in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness
Camp Pioneer

Camp Pioneer is a Boy Scouts of America camp situated adjacent to the Mount Jefferson Wilderness area within the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. It is operated by the Cascade Pacific Council of Boy Scouts of America. The camp is located south of Marion Forks, east of Oregon Route 22.

Camp Pioneer was founded in 1936 by Cascade Pacific Council councilman Cap Monroe and a group of Eagle Scouts from a troop in Albany, Oregon after an executive order was issued by President Grover Cleveland . In 2002, a forest fire temporarily closed the camp,[1] with the United States Forest Service using the camp as a command post to fight the fire.[2] In 2003, the camp was threatened by the B and B Complex forest fire.[3] Fire fighting crews were able to protect the camp from damage.[3]

Pioneer is situated around Pine Ridge Lake, elevation 4,525 ft (1486 m) at the base of Mount Jefferson, near the Pacific Crest Trail[4] and Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area.[5] Many of the camp employees are college and high school students working during their summer break.[6]

Order of the Arrow

  • Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge #442 Members provide thousands of hours of service every year to Cascade Pacific Council's camps.

Crater Lake Council

Crater Lake Council serves Scouts in Oregon and California. [3]

Districts

Council camps

  • Camp Makualla is located on the shores of Crescent Lake in the heart of the Cascades and the Deschutes National Forest.
  • Camp McLoughlin is located on the northwestern shoreline of Lake of the Woods of the Fremont-Winema National Forests.

Order of the Arrow

  • Lo La 'Qam Geela Lodge #491

Ore-Ida Council

Ore-Ida Council serves Scouts in Idaho and Oregon.

Oregon Trail Council

The Oregon Trail Council serves Scouts in Oregon. [4]

Districts

Council camps

  • Camp Baker
  • Camp Melakwa
  • Camp Murnane
  • Marion Mooney Scout Ranch
  • Kitson Hot Springs
  • Weyerhaeuser Woods
Unofficial Oregon Trail Council-Camp Baker Staff Song

We are Camp Baker staff from Western Oregon.
We're glad you came to Baker, you'll have a lot of fun.
We'll teach you Scouting skills, and sing a lot of songs.
Come on you Scouts you've gotta sing along.
We like to sail boats, we like to cook!
We like to shoot guns, we like to look
at the tall spruce trees and the shore pines too.
Camp Baker staff is here to serve you.
Oregon Trail Council. Camp Staff!!!!

Order of the Arrow

  • Tsisqan Lodge #253

Girl Scouting in Oregon

Map of Girl Scout Councils in Oregon

There are three Girl Scout councils serving girls in Oregon.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

See Scouting in Washington. Serves Oregon girls in three northern Oregon counties.

Headquarters: Spokane, Washington

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Formed by the merger of Girl Scouts - Columbia River Council, Girl Scouts of Santiam Council, Girl Scouts of Western Rivers Council, and Girl Scouts of Winema Council in October 2008.

Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

Service centers:

Summer resident camps:

Other camps and properties:

  • Camp Wallace Creek is 200 acres (0.81 km2) near Jasper, Oregon
  • Tomlin Forest Camp is 200 acres (0.81 km2) near Medford, Oregon
  • Ruth Hyde Camp is 90 acres (360,000 m2) near Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Mountaindale Program Center is 50 acres (200,000 m2) near North Plains, Oregon
  • Homestead
  • Seaside House
  • The Dalles House
  • Albany House
  • Lebanon House
  • Newport House

Silver Sage Girl Scout Council

Serves girls in four eastern Oregon counties. Silver Sage has one camp in Oregon, the Camp Elkhorn 12 acres (49,000 m2) near Baker.

Headquarters: Boise, Idaho

See also

References

  1. ^ Cruz, Laurence M. Crews stunt Marion blaze. Statesman Journal, August 17, 2002.
  2. ^ Mount Marion Fire 100% Contained. USDA Forest Service, accessed October 21, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Gault, Roy. Fires take toll. Statesman Journal, September 5, 2003.
  4. ^ Gaalt, Roy. Until the Forest Service clears the area, crossing Milk Creek is a definite challenge. Statesman Journal, August 23, 2007.
  5. ^ Arends, Hank. Campers get variety of experiences. Statesman Journal, March 7, 1999.
  6. ^ Schrogin, Jonah. Camps provide fun summer jobs. Oregon Daily Emerald, April 28, 2003.
  7. ^ http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hh:@field(DOCID+@lit(OR0165))

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