Summer Camp

We are very lucky in the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) to have some of the best and most diverse camping properties available in the country.  The council offers day camps, two night resident camps, and five night resident camps for Cub Scouts.  Summer camp is a highlight of Cub Scouting and should not be missed if at all possible.


Day Camp

The closest day camp to Pack 198 is Camp Ireland in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Day camp sessions are five consecutive weekdays, all day each day.  Day camps are a fun way to introduce camping experiences for younger Cub Scouts without the worry of staying over night.  Activities include archery, bb guns, crafts, games, skill-building and lots of other fun.  The main challenge with day camps is scheduling parent and leader involvement.  As with any Scouting activity, day camp requires two-deep leadership (one leader and one parent is fine).  Managing work schedules to ensure adult availability can be challenging.

Cascade Pacific Council has a great web page for Camp Ireland including registration information, medical forms, leader guides, schedules, and Opportunity Fund for those seeking financial assistance to attend camp.


Two Night Resident Camp

Butte Creek Scout Ranch is a great resident camp for Cub Scouts, offering three day, two night programs.  Camp sessions typically run Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday.  Butte Creek is located 30 miles SE of Oregon City, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.  Butte Creek is a working horse ranch, and the winter stables for horses that work at Boy Scout Camp Baldwin during the summer.  The camp has a western town theme.  The program is amazing, offering horsemanship for boys of all ages, fishing, archery, bb guns, skill-building, games, crafts and other fun activities. 

Cascade Pacific Council has a great web page for Butte Creek including registration information, medical forms, leader guides, schedules, and Opportunity Fund for those seeking financial assistance to attend camp.


Five Night Resident Camp

Camp Clark is situated right on the Pacific Ocean nestled up to the South side of Cape Lookout, and next door to Boy Scout Camp Meriwether.  Camp Clark and Meriwether together offer one of the very few ocean-front Boy Scout camp experiences in the world.  

The program at Camp Clark is designed to bridge the gap for Webelos transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.  With a five night stay running from Sunday through Thursday, the program is more comprehensive than the shorter two night camps.  In addition to typical Cub Scout camp activities, highlights at Clark include a hike to Camp Meriwether, sand castle competition, oceanography and other STEM programs.  Webelos scouts will sign up for 5-10 elective stations to customize their camp experience, similar to the approach taken at Boy Scout camps.  It really is the culmination of the Cub Scout camping experience and should not be missed.

Cascade Pacific Council has a great web page for Camp Clark including registration information, medical forms, leader guides, schedules, and Opportunity Fund for those seeking financial assistance to attend camp.