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Eagle Trail Camp​​​​

July 20-25, 2014 at Camp Gamble

Eagle Trail Camp is a place where Scouts can work towards their Eagle rank in an outdoor setting. 

Scouts can sign up individually or a troop may bring a group of Scouts who meet the minimum requirements.

Camp fee is $260, or $160 if a Scout is attending a week of Boy Scout Summer Camp at a Greater St. Louis Area Council property.


Minimum requirements:

  • Be currently registered as a member of the Boy Scouts of America who has attended long-term Boy Scout camp for a minimum of two years.
  • 13 years of age and First Class

Merit Badges Offered at Camp Include:

  • First Aid
  • Lifesaving
  • Environmental Science
  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communications
  • Personal Fitness
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Personal Management
  • Family Life
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Sustainability

Our first Eagle Trail Camp in 2013 was very successful.  One hundred twenty seven Scouts participated and moved toward achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Eagle Trail Camp 2014 Details
The Eagle Trail Camp is organized to combine fun camp activities with an emphasis on Eagle required merit badges and seminars to help a Scout advance toward the rank of Eagle Scout!
Participants will be placed in patrols and troops under the leadership of experienced adult leaders who will help guide them through the week. The program will begin Sunday afternoon after 2:00 pm, and end after Friday afternoon's closing campfire and recognition. The entire Camp Gamble at the S-F Scout Ranch will be dedicated to this program for this week. The camp medical form signed by a physician is required.
The Scout uniform will be the uniform for the week, and is required.
Merit Badge experts, and Eagle Board of Review members will be leading many of the advancement sessions.  Members of the Camp Gamble summer camp staff will be leading many of the competitions and programs.
General Schedule
Sunday July 20 
Campers arrive between 2:00 and 3:00 pm, and report to the Camp Gamble office.
                        You will be assigned to a patrol, troop and campsite. 
Sign-up for programs and merit badges begins
Medical recheck and swim check
Sunday afternoon free swim and boating
Opening Campfire
Morning Program   (Monday-Friday) Merit badge programs
Afternoon Program
Monday and Tuesday – waterskiing, boating, free swim, paddleboards, sailing
Wednesday – kayak polo vs. Camp Famous Eagle
Thursday – waterskiing, sailing, paddleboards, Huck’s Cove, Trail Camp Competition #4
Friday – Break Camp.  Prepare to head home!  Thanks for the great week.  
Evening Program
Monday-Wednesday-Trail Camp Competition #1-#3
Monday-Life to Eagle Seminar
Tuesday-Choosing, Developing, and Leading your Eagle Project
Wednesday- Mock Eagle Board
Thursday-Movie Night
Friday-Closing Campfire
Parents are invited to attend the Closing Campfire at 4:00 pm, with departure of Scouts to head home immediately following.
All Meals will be Patrol cooking.  Done on Campsites.  
Scouts should bring normal eating gear; utensils, cup, and plate for breakfast and lunch.
Merit Badges
Scouts will be able to choose to work on up to three Eagle required merit badges.

Note: The Eagle Trail Camp is not a merit badge mill. Most Eagle required merit badges require pre-work to complete the badge.  Requirements will not be waived or changed to fit into the week’s format.  Scouts should come prepared if they expect to complete the badges.
A red card verifying CPR instruction will be required for Swimming, Cycling, Hiking, First Aid, and Lifesaving completion.

Please bring your current swimming buddy tag, and you will not have to repeat the swim test.

The following requirements must be done prior to camp to complete the badge:
Emergency Preparedness:  1, 2 b & c, 6 b & c, 8c, and 9
Cycling: 8 &9 – You may bring your own bike if you choose
Hiking: 3, 5, 6, and 7
Communications: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, and 9
Citizenship in the Community: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
Personal Management: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10
Citizenship in the Nation: 2, 3, 6, 8
Citizenship in the World: 3, 4, and 7
Personal Fitness: 1, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Family Life: 3, 4, 5, and 6
First Aid: 2 a & d, and 7
Check prerequisites for all other merit badges on the MERIT BADGE PAGE.  If you have partials from any prior merit badges, please bring them.
Eagle Trail Camp is a provisional Scout experience.  That means that individual Scouts sign-up and attend the week under adult leadership recruited by the Camp Director.  Any adult leader who would like to attend and help is encouraged to call our Camping Department.
Scouts from the same troop
We will place Scouts from the same home troop in the same patrol and troop at camp, unless requested otherwise.
Order of the Arrow
There will be no OA programs during the week. Scouts may use this summer camp experience to meet the camping requirements to be elected by their own home troop.
Special Diets
Anyone requiring special meal consideration should be prepared to supplement the normal camp menu.  Refrigeration will be available for those with special needs.  Package and clearly mark any foods.