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.
The Council’s COVID refund policy: A 100% refund will be provided due to COVID-19 concerns (this includes anyone who feels uncomfortable attending camp, anyone exposed to someone with COVID or suspected of having COVID), changes in our camp schedules or formats, or the cancellation of sessions by the council. For Summer Camp, if a camper or adult only attends a partial session of camp due to showing symptoms of COVID-19 the refund will be prorated based on the time already spent in camp. Refunds will not be given to anyone asked to leave camp due to not following the Council’s COVID policies.
- Summer Camp Refund Policy: Summer Camp fees are refunded only under extenuating circumstances or medical emergencies. If a refund is sought, this refund request form must be filled out and submitted by August 31 for consideration. Refund requests made after June 1st are only eligible for a refund of 75% of the total camp fee due to expenses already incurred by the camp
- Year Round Camping Refund Policy: Rental fees are refunded only under extenuating circumstances or severe medical emergencies. Refund requests made less than 2 weeks prior to the reservation are only eligible for a refund of 75% of the total fee. If a refund is sought, the refund request form must be filled out and submitted.
- Council/District Activity Refund Policy: Activity fees are refunded only under extenuating circumstances or severe medical emergencies. If a refund is sought, the refund request form must be filled out and submitted no more than 30 days after the event for consideration. Refunds will not be given based on weather. Refund amounts of $10 and under will not be refunded, but can be credited towards a future activity.
If approved, refunds will be given back the way they were paid. For example, if the troop paid a partial amount for the scout, then the troop will be refunded their portion and the parent will be refunded the portion they paid.
You will be emailed once your refund has been processed by an employee at the Council office.