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|GSLAC publishes four editions of our council newsletter, "The Duffle Bag" every year. It contains news, events, and council information.
Camp Pultman - Troop 11 has its own camp in Troy, Missouri. Built in 1949, the camp is named after Isadore Pultman who served as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 11 in 1943. The Troop camps here once each month. Camp Pultman includes about 14 acres in the north central section of the Edison Retreat Center which covers a total of 109 acres including Camp Pultman. When troop 11 first started camping on the property, in 1947, there was a dirt road used by a doctor living by Clarence Hirsh Lodge as a wagon trail from the flagpole towards the swimming pool and then to the old quarry. Along the trail arrowheads, spearheads, and other Indian items have been found. Also, years ago, 47 different species of trees were identified. Pultman really is a treasure of nature.
To download an equipment list for Pultman click here.
345 Quarry Road
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S - F Scout Ranch is one of the premier Scouting facilities in the United States. The Ranch's 5,200 acres include the 270-acre Nims Lake with the Little St. Francis River running through the property. The entrance to the Ranch is right on MO State Highway 67 just south of Knob Lick at the St. Francois and Madison county lines. It is about 12 miles south of Farmington and very easy to find.
For more information about S Bar F and view the leaders manual go to:
NOTE: All Scouts attending S bar F must have an updated BSA health form, with all sections completed, including a physician’s signature.
To obtain the BSA Medical and Health Form copy and paste this URL:
Camp Joy - A fixture on the Troop 11 calendar each year, Camp Joy is located in Carlyle, Illinois – about 45 miles east of St. Louis. It covers 165-acres and offers a traditional Boy Scout summer camping program. The camp contains 16 camp sites, a dining hall, trading post, showers, and first aid building. The camp also offers a lake for a wide range of aquatic activities, a full shooting sports program as well as a Project COPE program and a climbing tower. A wide range of merit badges are offered at Camp Joy.
NOTE: All Scouts attending Camp Joy must have an updated BSA health form, with all sections completed, including a physician’s signature.
To obtain the BSA Medical and Health Form by copy and pasting this link:
National Youth Leadership Training is a weeklong training course that provides youth leaders with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills in an outdoor environment. Scouts who earn the NYLT shield are prepared to meet the challenges ahead and are better prepared to work with adult leaders.
- Be currently registered as a member of the Boy Scouts of America who has attended long-term Boy Scout camp for a minimum of two years
- Be FIRST CLASS rank or higher.
- Be the minimum age of 12 years old
- Be a member of a troop whose Scoutmaster has completed the adult Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course
- Be a current or prospective youth leader recommended by his Scoutmaster
For more information and registration forms, visit
The River Ranger Program takes place on the Eleven Point River in south central Missouri. The Eleven Point River has been recognized and loved for its rich history and outstanding scenic beauty since early settlement days. The Eleven Point River meanders through the picturesque Ozark hills of southern Missouri. Its course is cut in the shadows of steep bluffs, through sloping forested valleys and low-lying riparian ecosystems. The Scouts will camp in outpost camps along the river and take part in various programs conducted by the Ranger Program staff. A Scout should participate in the Ranger Program if he is interested in increasing his appreciation of nature, camping and self-reliance.
Ranger Program: Individual Scouts can sign up for the Ranger Program as their second week in summer camp. A total cost of $235 will be charged for the Ranger Program, which includes meals, program materials, canoe rental from private outfitter and Ranger Program patch. All fees should be paid in full by May 1. Adults are welcome on the program. Scouts should meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Scout Lodge in the Camporee Area. The program will end around 6:30 p.m. after dinner on Friday at the Ranch Headquarters area.
For more information, visit http://www.stlbsa.org/camping/summer-camps/boy%20scout%20summer%20camp/Pages/Ranger%20Programs.aspx
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national high-adventure base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails in New Mexico. More than 930,000 Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939.
For more information visit http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/sitecore/content/Philmont/About.aspx
For more information, visit www.ntier.org
Since 1923, Scouts have been voyaging into the great north wilderness to seek adventure. Eagles soaring overhead, walleye swimming in the depths of pristine lakes, meeting a moose on the portage trail. These are the experiences that Scouts get in Canada and the north woods of the United States. Northern Tier High Adventure Program is the ONLY outfitter in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canada charged by the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the Scouting program to Scouts and Leaders adventuring into North Americas Canoe Country.
|Some of the best weather, snow conditions, facilities, and terrain for cold weather camping in North America are offered through the OKPIK Adventure program at Charles L. Sommers base in Ely, Minnesota. OKPIK provides a highly-trained staff to help you learn cold weather camping skills such as dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, clothing and sleeping systems, snow shelter building, animal tracking, cold weather cooking, and ice fishing. We offer weekend, long weekend and mid-week programs as well as a longer Holiday Stay between Christmas and New Year. We also offer training for leaders and older Scouts who are interested in developing their own cold weather programs for units, districts, or councils|The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members. Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. For more information, visit www.bsaseabase.org