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What is Scouting?

Scouting is the youth program designed to bring in everyone from the family to the great outdoors, learn new skills, and develop character. For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has instilled in children and their families a sense of accomplishment and pride, teaching them how to become future leaders of their communities.

Explore Your World!

Scouts in the Crater Lake Council get to experience what it’s like outside of their homes and schools, making the outdoors their other classroom. From basic first-aid to wilderness survival, young men and women learn the skills to thrive and care for their environment.

Explore With Friends!

In Scouting, children are able to go on adventures with friends and even meet more along the way! This is where they can develop interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as lifelong memories, that they will carry with them through the rest of their lives.

Explore Your Community!

While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

What's New in the Crater Lake Council?

Snow Capades Sign Ups Are Open!

Held at Camp McLoughlin next to beautiful Lake of the Woods on Highway 140 between Klamath Falls and Medford, Oregon. The camp is at 5,000 feet in elevation and experiences winter conditions ideal for fun in the snow. The fun includes events with a winter theme: fire building, snow-shoeing, saucer runs, marshmallow roasting and much more! It’s a daylong event that is “winter fun for all.”

Winter Events in Bend, OR.!

Snow-Ma-Geddon 2023!

This annual event is back at the Wanoga Snow Play Area off of the Cascades Lake Highway! Join in on a fun afternoon filled with winter activities like snow-shoeing and Dutch Oven cooking!

Stay Connected!

There are many ways to find out the latest news and exciting announcements in Scouting!


From district pinewood derbies to congratulating our local Eagle Scouts, we’d love for you to get connected with us and stay in the loop of what’s going on in the Crater Lake Council.

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Our newsletter is one of the best ways to learn about local Scouting news, upcoming events, and more!


Crater Lake Council believes protecting our Scouts is the most important thing we do. To this end, we have adopted the policy of keeping all leaders current on Youth Protection

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Now Hiring: Youth Program Facilitator

Youth Program Facilitator Part Time Position (no more than 30 hours a week) Hourly pay: $20-$25 an hour, depending on experience. Travel will be reimbursed at the government-allowed rate. We’re

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Leader Resources

Find the latest tips, tricks, and more to help you become a more knowledgeable leader for your Unit.

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Find out how you can support your local Scouting programs in your community and make an impact on local youth.

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