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.
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 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 Laura.Daigle@Scouting.org or (920) 734-5705 Ext. 142.
Online registration is now available. Select the week in the chart below to sign-up or edit a pre-registered reservation. To see what sites are available, click here or contact Laura Daigle for a more up-dated chart.
At this time we are working on the Resource Guidebooks and merit badge lists. Once they are available, they will be added to each of the Summer Camp pages. Please be patient as we are working to complete this information to provide you with the most up-to-date information. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes for the summer planning with your Unit.
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.