Bear Paw: Boy Scout & Venturer Summer Resident Camp

14000 Bear Paw Camp Ln.,
PO Box 128
Mountain, WI 54149

Phone: (715) 276-6167
Camp Map

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Bear Paw Lake 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Mountain, Wisconsin in the Nicolet National Forest, Bear Paw Scout Camp has a week-long resident summer camp for Boy Scouts. In addition to rustic campsites, Bear Paw has several permanent buildings supporting its program areas, a well-stocked trading post for snacks and memorabilia, a spacious chapel on a wooded point overlooking the water, a large and modern dining hall providing the camaraderie of communal meals, a lakeside fire circle for evening council fires and ceremonies, and a nine-hole disc golf course. Hiking trails range from short, in-camp jaunts to destinations such as Explorer Point to longer treks to Oconto County features such as Lost Mountain, Staff Mountain, and Waupee Falls. Marked cycling trails up to 50 miles (80 km) long cris-cross the peaceful forest roads in the vicinity of camp.

Check out the Bear Paw Summer Camp Resources Guidebook for more specific information about merit badges and other activities.

Besides summer camp weeks, Bear Paw's sixteen campsites and four heated cabins can be rented by Scouts year-round. Some events and programs offered throughout the year include shooting sports, Maple Syrup Days, Cooking merit badge, Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award, geocaching, orienteering, and wilderness search and rescue.


Registration Schedule

  • Sign-up - For Units that attend 1 of our Council's summer camps have first availability to sign-up for the following year while at camp. After summer camp, other Units are able to sign-up.
    • $50.00 site deposit due at time of sign-up.
  • March 1st - Camperships, rosters, & initial $100.00 per Scout non-refundable deposit due.
  • May 1st - Final payments due.
    • Unless Scout is a New Scout or New Webelos Crossover Scout after the May 1st deadline, then their final payment is due June 1st.


Online Registration Information

There can only be ONE person from your Unit who will be able to make the participant roster and merit badge selections. If they do not sign-in, it creates a duplicate reservation and can cause some confusion as any previous registered information will not appear. If the Unit Camp Coordinator person has changed, contact information needs to be updated or additional assistance is needed, please contact Laura at the Center for Scouting at or (920) 734-5705 Ext. 142.

To see what sites are available, click here or contact Laura Daigle for a more up-dated chart.

Week 1: June 24 - 30

Week 4: July 15 - 21
Week 2: July 1 - 7 Week 5: July 22 - 28
Week 3: July 8 - 14 Week 6: July 29-Aug. 4


Summer Camp Resources & Forms

All forms with an * in front are required documents needing to be sent to camp 2 weeks prior to attending. ATV & WHITEWATER Sign-ups MUST be sent DIRECTLY to GARDNER DAM SCOUT CAMP.



2555 Northern Rd.
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Closed Sat. & Sun.


2555 Northern Rd.
Appleton, WI 54914
phone: (920) 831-9504

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.


1230 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54302

phone: (920) 438-3999

Hours of Operation:
9:30 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.