In 1919, Cleyson L. Brown gave 40 acres of the Brown Memorial Park to the Boy Scouts of America, so that Scouting could grow in Dickinson County. Since 1927, the camp has expanded and provided thousands of youth the opportunity to experience the adventures of camping.
More than $1.5 million has been spent on new facilities and other camp improvements since 2014. Improvements include: shower house in campsite, fishing area, parking area, shooting sports facilities, 5 heated and cooled cabins, technology center, ranger's residence, ball fields, campsite improvements, bmx course, and the council ring renovation. Camp Brown is available for organizations or groups to rent.
1091 1900 Avenue Abilene, KS
Located 3 miles South of Abilene and east of Hwy 15 on 1900 rd
Abilene, Kansas 67410
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The Brown Memorial Scout Camp has been established for the purpose of providing an outdoor setting to further the development of youth through the character building program of the Boy Scouts of America. Usage of the Brown Reservation by Non-Scout groups whose purposes are compatible with those of the BSA is permitted at times when the camp is not in use by the Coronado Area Council or associated youth organizations. The person making the reservation for the group will be held responsible for the care of the facilities and the conduct of the group while using the property.
Council, District then Units have priority and are on a first come first served basis
C. Reservations for the current program year can be taken any time during that year.
Reservations for the current program year can be taken any time during that year. Coronado Area Council reserves the right to cancel or change a reservation if it conflicts with a Council event.
NON â€“ BSA Groups
Reservations should be submitted at least one month prior to the date desired and upon reservation, the group must proof of liability insurance ($1,000,000 w/BSA named as additionally insured).
3. Deposits & Payments
A deposit of at least 50% of the perspective usage fee is required. The deposit is refundable if notice is given at least 30 days in advance. The remaining portion of the Usage fee must be paid at the time of check in at camp or prior to arrival at camp.
Groups should leave the facilities of camp clean and in good order. Damages caused by misuse or carelessness are subject to reasonable charges for repair or replacement.
5. Prohibited Substances and Activities
Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, explosives, fireworks, firearms, ammunition, bicycles, mopeds, and ATVâ€™s, are not permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any camp buildings. Ground fires are not allowed. Cooking fires must be attended and liquid fuel for cooking safeguarded.
Users of the Swimming Pool must provide a qualified, certified adult supervisor and certified lifeguards. Lifeguards can be provided by the Council at a fee of $25/hour.
8. Wildlife Protection
Camp Brown is a Game and Wildlife Preserve and care should be taken at all times not to disturb or destroy wildlife or habitats. No pets are permitted on camp property. No hunting is permitted and state laws regulating fishing apply.
Sleeping is permitted only in designated buildings where smoke alarms are installed. Users must observe the capacity on indoor housing and is limited to adult users. Tents are permitted only in campsite areas. Emergency shelter is available in the Earth Lodge/Tornado Shelter located South of the dining hall. This is for use In the event of violent rain or wind storms. There is no charge for the storm shelter as a backup to your normal pre-registered housing plan.
10. Tour Plans (BSA units)
Local Council units need a tour plan to use camp if there is an overnight activity, aquatic, climbing, or shooting sports activity. Out of Council BSA groups need a Tour Plan from their local Council Office. Tour plans should be presented to the Camp Ranger.
Clean any facilities used, check out with the Camp Ranger before leaving camp.
Burnt Ground- $50