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Camps Open For First Full Week of Boy Scout Summer Camp


More than 750 Scouts from the Greater St. Louis Area Council filled the campsites of Famous Eagle and Gamble at S bar F Scout Ranch and Camp Lewallen on June 9 for the first full week of Boy Scout Summer Camp. Additionally, about 130 Scouts stayed at Camp Sakima as part of National Youth Leadership Training to help kick off the unofficial start to summer.

As temperatures climbed into the 90’s for parts of the week, Boy Scouts enjoyed using the six new ski boats at S bar F, making the new Water Sports merit badge a popular choice. The inflatable iceberg and Huck’s Cove on Nim’s Lake also saw a lot of traffic as campers spent time on the water to cool off.

Besides Water Sports, Scouts at S bar F and Camp Lewallen took advantage of other new merit badge offerings such as First Aid, Orienteering, Kayaking and Space Exploration. When not working on badges, campers stayed plenty busy with a large selection of activities such as archery, fishing, canoeing, climbing, paddle boarding, sailing, shooting and rappelling, just to name a few.

GSLAC summer camps will run through the end of July and see close to 4,000 Scouts at its three properties. For more information about camp, visit