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Citizenship. Character Development. Fitness.

These are the aims of Scouting and the goals of the Rotary Scout Reservation Summer Camp program.  RSR offers instruction in 41 merit badges including 6 on the Eagle required list (Camping, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, First Aid, Lifesaving, and Swimming)  In addition, we are pleased to offer a number of fun and exciting non-merit badge programs (such as COPE, BSA Lifeguard, Trail to First Class, and Advanced Backwoodsman), each one designed to give a Scout the summer adventure of a lifetime. 


We invite you to explore quality program we have to offer using the following links.  Each page details the program opportunities available in that area, with links to the requirements for each merit badge offered. 


  1. Aquatics

  2. Archery

  3. Chillicothe

  4. Community Safety

  5. COPE / Climbing

  6. Ecology & Conservation

  7. Handicrafts

  8. Scoutcraft

  9. Shooting Sports

  10. Trail to First Class


If you have any questions regarding our summer program, please email Janet Keilen at programdirector@rsrbsa.org.

Merit Badge Records

Rotary Scout Reservation maintains a record of all merit badges completed and partials earned at summer camp.  These records are stored for at least eight years.


BSA policy is that any partially completed merit badge may be completed at any time until the Scout’s 18th birthday.  If the requirements for the badge are changed at any point after the badge is begun, the Scout has the right to complete the badge under the original requirements.  If a Scout earns a partial while at RSR Summer Camp and subsequently loses his blue card, he can get the record of his past work from the Camp Office.


The Camp is also able to provide verification of completed merit badges when the Scout’s blue card is lost.


To inquire about a merit badge record from a past season or to request a reissued blue card, please email programdirector@rsrbsa.org.

Twin Rivers Council, BSA

Merit Badge Prerequisites

The merit badge program at RSR is specifically designed to reflect the outdoor experience of camp.  As a result, nearly all merit badges offered may be completed entirely at camp.  In some cases, however, a requirement may be more easily or necessarily completed at home.  In such cases the Scout is asked to bring evidence of completion for review by his merit badge counselor.  The list of merit badges that contain prerequisites may be found here: Merit Badge Prerequisites 2013.pdf

Merit Badge Pamphlet Lending Library

At RSR we offer a lending library featuring merit badge pamphlets for all of the merit badges we offer (and even a few we don’t!)  When a Scout or leader wants to borrow a merit badge pamphlet, all he has to do is go to the Camp Office to sign it out.  Later, the book is returned and signed back in.  Best of all, this service is free and part of the all-inclusive fee structure at RSR.

2014 Summer Camp Program Schedule

The 2014 Summer Camp Program Schedule is available now!  Download your copy today:

  1. 2014 Merit Badge Schedule and Recommendations.pdf

STEM Week 2014

This year, RSR will be hosting our first ever STEM Week (August 10-16).  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is one of the fastest growing initiatives in education and in Scouting. 

During STEM Week, we will be offering a collection of unique, science and technology-themed merit badges, in addition to our full traditional summer camp program.  Merit badges such as Surveying, Aviation, Radio, Space Exploration, and Chemistry are planned, with more announcements to follow.  Additional programs featuring guest presenters will also be offered to introduce Scouts to careers in STEM related fields. 

A limited number of provisional camper openings are available on a first come, first served basis.  Provisional Scouts attending without their troop will be assigned to a Provo troop with camp staff leadership, or to an existing unit in camp.  There is no additional cost for the STEM program.  The fee is the same as any other week at RSR this summer and the second week discounted rate of $200 will apply for eligible campers. 

To register as a provisional camper, please complete and submit the following application, with payment, to the Twin Rivers Council Service Center in Albany.

  1. 2014 RSR Provisional Camping Registration Form.pdf