Scouting in Oregon
|Scouting in Oregon|
Girl Scouts in Oregon
- 1 Early history (1907–1950)
- 2 Recent history (1950–2010)
- 3 Boy Scouting in Oregon
- 3.1 Blue Mountain Council
- 3.2 Cascade Pacific Council
- 3.3 Crater Lake Council
- 3.4 Ore-Ida Council
- 3.5 Oregon Trail Council
- 4 Girl Scouting in Oregon
- 5 Baden-Powell Service Association in Oregon
- 6 See also
- 7 References
Early history (1907–1950)
In 1914, the Portland Council (#492) was founded. It changed its name to the Portland Area Council (#492) in 1929. It changed its name again to the Columbia Pacific Council (#492) in 1966. It merged into the Cascade Pacific Council (#492) in 1993.
In 1921, the Lagrande Council (#494) was founded. It closed in 1924.
In 1922, the Corvallis Council (#493) was founded. It closed in 1924.
In 1924, the Coos County Council (#490) was founded. It merged into the Douglas-Coos Council (#682) in 1926.
In 1924, The Dalles Council (#494) was founded. It changed its name to the Mid-Columbia Council (#494) in 1925. It changed its name to the Mid-Columbia-Deschutes Area Council (#617) in 1929. The council disbanded in 1934 and the area was served by Direct Service.
In 1924, the Douglas County Council (#682) was founded. It merged into the Douglas-Coos Council (#682) in 1926.
In 1924, the Klamath County Council (#746) was founded. It merged into Crater Lake Council (#491) in 1932.
In 1926, the Cascade Area Council (#493) was founded. It merged into the Cascade Pacific Council (#492) in 1993.
In 1926, the Douglas County Council (#490) was founded from the merger of the Coos County Council (#682) and the Douglas County Council (#682). It merged into the Willamette Council (#697) in 1933.
In 1927, the Benlinncoln Council (#490) was founded. In 1931 it was split with one half of the council going to the Cascade Area Council (#697) and the other half going to the Lane County Council (#493).
In 1936, the Modoc Area Council (#494) was founded. It merged into Crater Lake Council (#491) in 1993.
Recent history (1950–2010)
The Modoc Area Council (#494) merged into Crater Lake Council (#491) in 1993.
The Columbia Pacific Council (#492) merged with the Cascade Area Council (#493) to make the Cascade Pacific Council (#492) in 1993.
Boy Scouting in Oregon
Blue Mountain Council
Cascade Pacific Council
|Cascade Pacific Council #492|
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
- Calapooia District
- Chinook District
- Eagle Valley District
- Columbia Gorge District
- Fort Clatsop District
- Fort Vancouver District
- Klamath District
- Lewis & Clark District
- Mid-Columbia District
- Skyloo District
- Sunset Trail District
- Three Rivers District
- Thunderbird District
- Tillamook District
- Tuality District
- Willamette District
- Sea Scout District
The council operates a number of camps, including;
- Camp Baldwin, 17 miles (27 km) west of Dufur in the Mount Hood National Forest
- Camp Meriwether, 695 acre camp on beachfront property south of Cape Lookout near Tillamook
- Camp Cooper, northwest of Willamina in the coastal forest
- Scouters' Mountain, featuring Cub World, in Clackamas
- Butte Creek Scout Ranch, a working horse ranch south of Scotts Mills
- Camp Morrison, a small camp east of Salem.
- Camp Ireland in Hillsboro
- Camp Lewis, near Battleground, Washington
- Camp Clark, a second camp on the Meriwether Reservation near Tillamook
- Camp Royce Finel, a small property near Astoria
- Camp Discovery, on the Scouters' Mountain property in Clackamas (no longer in operation)
- Camp Pioneer, east of Salem in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness
Butte Creek Scout Ranch
Butte Creek Scout Ranch, also known as Gilbert Ranch during the summers, is a working ranch that doubles as a Cub Scout resident camp. Consisting of over 600 acres nestled near Scotts Mills, the property first opened as a summer camp in 1997. During the summers, it is a 3-day and 2 night camp for scouts ages 7–11. Unlike other resident Cub camps in the council, it has a Western theme every year. It is one of the few scout camps in the nation that includes a horse riding station. Throughout the property, cows, goats, chickens, and sometimes pigs are present. This property was also the first camp in the council to start a session for girls in the same age group. Originally started in 2007, the program was called "Sister's Camp" and had the purpose of trying to get Cub Scout sisters to also have a chance to experience. As of 2012, the program still exists (now called "Girl's Camp"), and is for ages 8 to 13. The summer staff is primarily high school students.
The property also doubles as the winter location for the council's 70+ head of horses. Twice a year, June and August, 50 of the horses are ridden between Camp Baldwin and Butte Creek along a beautiful route over Mount Hood. The Horse Trek is open to anyone over 13, although scouts receive a discount. During the winter, scouts can enjoy a weekend of horseback riding and camping on the property. The winters are staffed by a diverse group of volunteers who run rides and help maintain the property.
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- 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 #491|
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
|Headquarters||Central Point, Oregon|
Crater Lake Council serves Scouts in Oregon and California.
- Big Pines District serves Jackson County, Oregon
- Fremont District serves Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties in Oregon
- Klamath District serves Klamath County, Oregon, Lake County, Oregon and Modoc County, California
- Roaring Rogue District serves Josephine County, Oregon
- Siskiyou District serves Siskiyou County, California
- Pacific Rivers District serves Humboldt County, California
- Redwood Gate District serves Del Norte County, California
- 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 serves Scouts in Idaho and Oregon.
Oregon Trail Council
|Oregon Trail Council #697|
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
The Oregon Trail Council serves Scouts in Oregon.
- Benton District serves Benton County
- Cascade District serves Springfield, Cottage Grove, and eastern Lane County
- Chinook District serves Coos County
- Doug Fir District serves Douglas County
- Greenwood District serves Eugene and western Lane County
- Wacoma District serves Curry County
- Yaquina District serves Lincoln County
- Camp Baker
- Camp Melakwa
- Camp Murnane
- Marion Mooney Scout Ranch
- Kitson Hot Springs
- Weyerhaeuser Woods
Order of the Arrow
- Tsisqan Lodge #253
Girl Scouting in Oregon
|Girl Scouting in Oregon|
Map of Girl Scout Councils in Oregon
There are two Girl Scout councils serving girls in Oregon.
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
|Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington|
|Owner||Girl Scouts of the USA|
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.
Service centers in Oregon
- Albany Program Center is located in a residential section of Albany.
- Lebanon Program Center is a converted schoolhouse located in Lebanon.
- Newport Program Center is located in residential Newport near the beach and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
- Seaside Program Center is located in residential Seaside near the beach.
Summer resident camps
- Camp Arrowhead is 260 acres (1.1 km2) located in the Gorge near Stevenson, Washington. Camp Arrowhead has 260 acres of forest, meadows, trails, and a lake. It was opened in 1948.
- Camp Cleawox is located two miles south of Florence in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This 47 acres (190,000 m2) site is situated on a freshwater lake. Girl Scouts first started camping there before 1930 and in 1938/1939 substantial work was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The property was also leased by other groups until 1949.
- Camp Whispering Winds is located in the forested hills of Kings Valley. The camp includes 220 acres (0.89 km2) and a central lake.
Outdoor Program Centers:
- The Homestead Outdoor Program Center is 32 acres (130,000 m2) located on the historically significant Creighton Homestead in Rhododendron at the base of Mount Hood.
- Mountaindale Outdoor Program Center is located off Sunset Highway in North Plains. Mountaindale has 50 acres (200,000 m2) of woods, a meadow, and a pond.
- Ruth Hyde Outdoor Program Center is 90 acres (360,000 m2) about seven miles west of Grants Pass.
Baden-Powell Service Association in Oregon
The Baden-Powell Service Association has six chartered groups in the Portland, Oregon area-more than any other city in the United States. The BPSA is an inclusive, "back to basics" organization that welcomes boys and girls from 5 years of age through adulthood.
45th Columbia River
|45th Columbia River|
The 45th Columbia River group began as the "Truman Scouts", affiliated with the Parks Foundation of Clark County. They later joined the BPSA.
636th Mt. Tabor
|636th Mt. Tabor|
The 636th Mt. Tabor group was founded when 55th Cascadia reached capacity and could no longer accept new scouts.
The 22nd Wildwood scout group was formed by Joseph Kiniry in 2014. They are headquartered in Northwest Portland.
503rd Spotted Owl
|503rd Spotted Owl|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Scouting in Oregon.|
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- "FAQ". 636th Mt. Tabor. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
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