The 2023 map of the Crater Lake Council.
A map of the Crater Lake Council.


The Crater Lake Council – Boy Scouts of America supports Scouting programs in 
Oregon – Jefferson, Crook, Deschutes, Lake, Klamath, Josephine and Jackson Counites and California – Modoc, Siskiyou, Del Norte, and Humboldt Counties

Council Service Center: 3039 Hanley Road – Central Point, OR 97502 – Phone: (541)-664-1444

We have 2 camp properties:

Camp Makualla – located at Crescent Lake in South-Central Oregon
Camp McLoughlin – located at Lake of the Woods near Klamath Falls


Mission Statement:
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath: Scout Law:
On my honor I will do my best A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal
to do my duty to God and my country Helpful, Friendly, Courteous,
and to obey the Scout Law; Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,
To help other people at all times; Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.

There are many youth organizations, including sports, service clubs, fitness and educational programs. We salute them all for the work they do to help young people. But Scouting goes above and beyond, providing programs and activities that: allow boys and girls to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards.

Scouting is filled with fun, adventure and values that last a lifetime. Adults who were Scouts five or more years as children are more likely than men and women with no Scouting experience to: Graduate from high school (91% vs 87%), Graduate from college (35% vs 19%), Earn higher annual household incomes ($80,000 vs $61,000), Have lifelong friendships, Attend religious services and Believe helping others should come before one’s own self-interest. Source: Harris Interactive Study


The title of this section might confuse some parents. They have a picture of what they believe Scouting is all about… and that picture normally focuses only on a Scout in uniform. It’s true that Scouting programs are focused on the Scouts themselves, but we want the whole family involved. Dads and Moms can serve as leaders of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops or Venture Crews. All we ask is that you take part in leadership and youth protection training that we provide.

Scouting makes families stronger. At least 90% of parents surveyed said that because of Scouting they shared time with their sons and daughters by working on projects together, going places together and talking together. The most important part of Scouting is the valuable gift of time spent between a Scout and his or her parents.