Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth.

  • Camping contributes to good health.
  • Camping helps campers develop self-reliance and resourcefulness.
  • Camping enhances spiritual growth.
  • Camping contributes to social development.
  • Camping is an experience in citizenship training.

The Daniel Webster Council offers world-class facilities for Scouts, families and outside groups to enjoy. Have your Scout unit join us for one of our summer programs as your Scouts work on advancement, try new things, challenges themselves, and discover the world to its greatest extent.

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Camp Employment Opportunities

Spend the summer with us in the outdoors working with youth and adults of all ages. Positions are still available for the 2021 summer camp season. It is a life-changing experience.

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Camp Carpenter Programs

Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces young people to the outdoors. Join us for a full-week overnight program, camp overnight at one of our family weekends, even day camps!

Griswold Scout Reservation

Covering over 3,500 acres (1,400 ha) of forest, lakes, and mountains, enjoy a week with your Troop, Crew, or Post at “The Land Made for Scouting.”

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Granite Base Camp

Granite Base Camp offers day camp experiences for youth ages 6-10 and for youth ages 11-14. All sessions are full-day (9 AM – 4 PM) running from Monday to Friday. 



In the Outdoors we strive to meet the Aims of Scouting.

Character Development:

In the outdoors, Scouts have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of them as they learn to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances.


Good youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves, their patrol, and their troop. This working together through the patrol and troop teaches active citizenship. 

Personal Fitness:

Scouts are challenged in the outdoor adventure and high adventure and are pushed physically and mentally to accomplish tasks of the outdoors. 


Scouts plan and carry out activities from start to finish. With thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders scouts make a plan and carry out this plan. Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education. A youth or adult leader may describe and demonstrate a Scouting skill at a weekly meeting, but the way Scouts truly learn outdoor skills is to do it themselves on a troop outing.