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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.
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.
Cub Scout Outdoor 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, or come on your own as a “provisional” camper.
Granite Base Camp
Base Camp provides unique outdoor adventures in a welcoming environment. As a member of the Daniel Webster Council, you have qualified for special Scout pricing on our annual membership!
DID YOU KNOW
In the Outdoors we strive to meet the Aims of Scouting.
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.
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.