Scouts BSA Resident Camp

Build An Adventure Today

Citizenship.  Character Development.  Fitness.  These are the aims of Scouting and the ever-present goals of the Rotary Scout Reservation Scouts BSA summer camp program.  RSR offers instruction in over 45 merit badges, including Eagle-required and STEM badges.

In addition, we are pleased to offer a number of fun and exciting non-merit badge programs, such as COPE, BSA Lifeguard, and Trail to First Class, designed to give each Scout the summer adventure of a lifetime.

We invite you to explore the quality program we have to offer using the links in the menu on the left.  Each program area page describes the opportunties available in that area, with links to the requirements for each badge offered.

Download the 2023 Daily Program Schedule.

Summer Camp Planning Guide

The 2023 RSR Summer Camp Planning Guide is now available, featuring the latest details on the Program Schedule and updated COVID-19 related changes to our dining services and opening day schedule.

Merit Badge Prerequisites

The merit badge program at RSR is carefully designed to reflect the outdoor experience at 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 or her merit badge counselor.

Unit leaders may confirm completion of merit badge prerequisites by using our MB Requirement Verification Form.

Merit Badge Lending Library

At RSR we offer a lending library featuring current merit badge pamphlets for all of the merit badges we offer.  Scouts may borrow pamphlets from the program areas and sign them back in when returned.  This service is free and part of our all-inclusive price structure.

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 maintains that any partially completed merit badge may be completed at any time until the Scout’s 18th birthday.  If the requirements fo 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.

Starting in 2022, RSR began using Black Pug to record merit badges electronically.  Those records are available in each unit’s summer camp accounts.  Check the troop’s camp contact Black Pug account for those records.  Records were also exported in most cases to Scoutbook.

For seasons prior to 2022, a record of the past work can be obtained from the camp administration.

To obtain a record of a missing blue card, please provide the following information:

  • Scout’s name
  • Troop number
  • Merit badge(s) missing
  • Year and week that the work was completed at camp
  • Mailing address to send the re-issued blue card
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