Those desiring to use the camping properties of the Greater St. Louis Area Council must secure a permit in advance from the Camping Service at the Scout Service Center. No unit will be permitted to remain on the property without a permit. All packs, troops, crews, and posts must check in with the camp ranger upon arrival in camp.
Those persons using camping facilities can help to preserve the properties and Scouting's favorable image by observing the points listed.
LEADERSHIP FOR HIKING AND CAMPING - All Cub, Scout, Venturer, and Explorer groups using our facilities must be supervised by at least one registered Scouter, 21 years of age or older, and one leader 18 or older who are in attendance full time.
Co-ed crews or posts must have a male and a female leader both 21 years old or older and approved by the sponsoring institution and the parents of the Explorers or Venturers.
A minimum of 2 Scouts and 2 leaders are required for any Scouting activity.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT - All units must check in and out of camp with either the Camp Director or Camp Ranger on duty, and fill in the attendance blank, which is part of the permit form. A weekend is considered to start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and end by 4 p.m. on Sunday.
FIRES - Build fires in a cleared area and put out all fires with water. Do not dig holes for fires. If rocks are used for fireplaces they must be returned to the edge of the camping area, to provide safety for mowers.
WOOD - Use only dead wood for fires. Do not cut down any trees. Chainsaw use is prohibited.
GARBAGE - TIN CANS, TRASH - bag all unburnables and bring to dumpsters. Do not burn any refuse.
MOTOR VEHICLES - Motor vehicles are to be parked in the areas provided. The speed limit at Beaumont, Lewallen, Joy, Warren Levis, Vandeventer, Rhodes France, and Pine Ridge is 15 miles per hour and at S bar F the speed limit is 20 miles per hour. Do not drive into camping areas.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING TO CAMP PROPERTY-
- Any alcoholic beverage or non-medically prescribed drugs.
- No open flame lanterns or candles in tents.
Violators will be asked to leave the property.
CAMP BOUNDARIES - All Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers must stay within the camp's boundaries.
GUESTS - Any arrangements for guests must be approved in advance and noted on your reservation.
CAMP ENTRANCE GATES - will be locked between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
WATERCRAFT - Persons using watercraft are subject to the Boy Scouts of America Safety Afloat rules. Before making any plans to use either Council canoes or your own boat, contact the Camping Service. Watercraft is restricted to daylight hours. Use of personal watercraft must be approved in advance. Privately owned gas motors are not allowed at S bar F Ranch or Camp Lewallen.
FISHING - Fishing is available to registered members of our Council when their stay in camp is directly related to a unit or district outdoor event involving Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, or Explorers. There must be as many Scouts as leaders on fishing trips. All fishing must be done in accordance with the current regulations of the Missouri and/or Illinois Conservation Commissions. The use of live minnows for bait is prohibited on Council owned lakes. For fishing at S bar F Ranch or Camp Lewallen, all personnel between the ages of 16 and 65 must possess a current Missouri State Fishing License.
DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND CABINS - All cabins, campsites, and equipment used by a unit will be inspected by the unit leader and Camp Director or Camp Ranger before being occupied or used. Any damages that occur are to be paid for when checking out. This includes defacing equipment and buildings, discharging fire extinguishers, destroying or defacing trees, etc.
SHOOTING RANGE - Qualified instructors must supervise all use of shooting ranges by Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers. To qualify, a leader must be at least 21 years of age and hold the appropriate instructor's certificate, .22, shotgun, or blackpowder, from the National Rifle Association. Only Camp furnished rifles and ammunition may be used.
PRESSURIZED FUEL - Leaders must follow the polices set forth in the guide to safe scouting regarding the use of chemical fuels and equipment.
SWIMMING - Swimming is permitted in designated areas. Units are responsible for providing trained supervision as described in BSA Safe Swim Defense.
We reserve the right to refuse property access at Council discretion.
â€¢ All requests for refunds of money must be made in writing to the Camping Service. Council provided Refund Form must be used.
â€¢ At least 30 days prior notice of cancellation is required for refund of money or to change date of reservation.
â€¢ If the Camp Ranger or the Council cancels an activity because of weather conditions, a refund or credit will be issued to the unit.
Building use requires sweeping, mopping, removal of trash, removal of ash from fireplaces, and the replacement of all firewood used.
Activity usage requires cleaning of the individual parts of the activity prior to returning them to the camp ranger. Examples of these are rifles, shotguns, or ropes.
In addition, a complete policing of the area should be conducted by the members of the reserving unit in an effort to locate any forgotten trash.
Once the area has been thoroughly cleaned, please find a camp ranger to conduct a final inspection before departure.