Camp Shands , located on 1,000 acres of diverse Florida terrain, is the place for your troop to experience a true Florida adventure that puts scouting first. We're always working to make summer camp (and weekend camping) even better!
With 8 focused program areas you will find opportunities for every Scout, regardless of their tenure. From a dynamic first year camper program (Green Bar Bill) to COPE, Scouts will have days filled with Scouting Skills and Fun!
1453 Baden Powell Road Hawthorne, FL 32640 Phone: (352) 475-1212
North Florida Council
521 South Edgewood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: (904) 388-0591
Camp La-No-Che is open year round. Scouting has most of weekends and all summer (Late May through late July) full with youth. However, Camp La-No-Che is available during the week (Sunday -Friday noon) and limited space openings on weekends (Late July - Late May).
41940 Boy Scout Road
Paisley, Fl 32767
Camp Phone Number: (352)669-8558
Central Florida Council
1951 South Orange Blossom Trail,
Apopka, FL 32703
The Council operates 2 year round camping facilities.
Camp Soule - Owned and operated by the West Central Florida Council, is comprised of 53 acres of pristine wilderness, located in the heart of Clearwater. It offers protected trees, wildlife and beauty. The camp has five campsites, a dining hall, a health lodge, a chapel, a maintenance building, a trading post, a field sports range, two cabins, a campfire ring, a camp master cabin and a home occupied by the full time camp Ranger and his family. Camp Soule is constantly utilized for short-term camping, family camping, training, day camps and various other activities. Camp Soule Map
Big Foot Wilderness Camp - One of our council's hidden treasures is Big Foot Wilderness Camp at Green Swamp (east of Dade City). It is located in a 30,000 acre wilderness preserve owned by the State of Florida – Southwest Florida Water Management District. The facility has a 1,200 square foot cabin, with lights and indoor plumbing, two wood stoves for heating, an outdoor shower for Scout use, a troop campfire area, and patrol campsites. There’s a 5-mile loop trail starting and ending at the cabin, which is perfect for completion of a second class 5-mile hike requirement. This loop intersects with a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail extending approximately 25 miles in a northerly direction and 10 miles in a southerly direction. Camp Big Foot offers a great camping and hiking experience in a true wilderness setting. The cost for use of the camp is a flat fee of $20.00 for the weekend.
Sand Hill Scout Reservation is over 1,212 acres of gentle rolling land, dotted with lakes, varied wildlife and vegetation, and other amenities that make this property great as a Scout Camp. Sand Hill is considered one of the best Scout camps in Florida and in the southeast. Sand Hill Scout Reservation belongs to the Tigers, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers of the West Central Florida Council and is intended for their instruction and enjoyment. Sand Hill Scout Reservation Map
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
11210 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34613
West Central Florida Council
11046 Johnson Blvd.
Seminole, FL 33772
Camp Flying Eagle
16009 Upper Manatee River Road,
Bradenton, FL 34212.
The camp is approximately 165 acres of densely wooded area on the Manatee River. Flora & fauna includes Oak, Pine, Cedar and Hickory trees along with a myriad of smaller trees and bushes. Some of the vegetation can only be found at CFE. The camp is also home to many species of birds and fish. Wildlife includes Squirrels, Fox, Raccoons, Possum, Armadillo, etc. Canoeing and row-boating activities are a must at CFE. Fresh water fish species will be found in the ponds and river. In addition, some salt-water fish species can be found in the Manatee River. Fishing is allowed. It is a great camp for “bird watching”.
It is situated on the Manatee River in the Manatee District of the Southwest Florida Council. The Manatee or “Singing River” provides a backdrop for the amphitheater outside the dining hall, and also provides several water activities. The unique contrast to the busy world is a favorite of many units. As with Camp Miles, Camp Flying Eagle is available to Council units as well as participating agencies and out of Council units.
38751 Bermont Road,
Punta Gorda, FL, 33982
Camp Miles is comprised of 1,280 acres and is part of the Cecil Webb Wildlife Management area. The reservation includes two facilities: Camp Miles (for Boy Scouts and Explorers) and Camp Gannett (for Cub Scouts and their families). Camp Miles has a Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (C.O.P.E.) Course that is available for rent to corporations and civic clubs.
Directions to Camp Miles:
Camp Miles is part of the Price-Sanders Scout Reservation. The reservation is located on State Road 74, 15 miles east of Punta Gorda and 3 miles west of the intersection of SR 31 and SR 74.
Southwest Florida Council
1801 Boy Scout Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Camp Seminole is located just North of Griffin Road and just East of I-75. From I-75, exit west, turn right at the first light (Weston Road), then right again at the light at South Post Road and cross over the bridge. Turn right on SW 154 Avenue and follow the road as it turns to the east. The canal remains on your right. Turn left at SW 142 Avenue (Boy Scout Road) and continue north for about half a mile. The camp entrance is on your left.
Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Wilma Camp Seminole is closed until rebuilding is completed
Camp Seminole, West Broward County
3301 S.W. 142 Avenue
Davie, Florida 34450
Camp Sawyer is located 35 miles north of Key West on West Summerland Key at mile marker 34 on the south side of US1, about 4 miles south of the entrance to Bahia Honda State park.
A ten acre site located deep in the Florida Keys with the Atlantic Ocean on the east shore and the Gulf of Mexico directly to the west. A tropical aquatic wonderland: swimming, snorkeling, fishing and boating are many of the favorite adventures.
There are four tropical campsites right on the Atlantic Ocean. Gentle ocean breezes will lull you to sleep as you lay in your tent or in your hammock between the palm trees. An open covered shelter, a group campfire area, an activity shelter, and a latrine with shower facilities are available for you and your family or your Scouting unit. If you have a boat, deep sea and reef fishing are big attractions. If you do not have a boat, many charter boats are available on nearby islands. Fishing is also permitted off a nearby fishing pier located just outside the camp.
Many groups also take the time to also visit Key West, just 30 minutes away. In Key West, you can visit the Southernmost Point of the United States and visit the Key West Aquarium to see the local fish. Be sure to visit Mallory Square in old town Key West at sunset for the daily sunset festival. Many other attractions include: the Harry S. Truman Little White House, the Hemingway house, Glassbottom boat tours, and a troop favorite, bicycle tours around the island.
Camp Everglades , is located within the Everglades National Park
Camp Everglades is a great, natural property owned by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America. The 253-acre campground is located WITHIN the Everglades National Park. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets are common in this campground with clear views of the horizon in the east and the west. The campground is primarily pine rockland forest with eight primitive campsites, a main campfire arena, a main covered shelter, and pitcher pump wells. Running water, hot showers, and sinks are located near the main shelter and are available for all to use. Stoves, refrigerators, and electricity are located in the main covered shelter. Portable toilets (6) are located permanently at the camp. If you are holding a large event you may want to rent additional portable toilets. Garbage disposal facilities are NOT available and all garbage must be taken with you when you leave camp.
Directions to Camp Everglades
Take US 1 or the turnpike south (last exit) to SW 344th St./State Road 9336. Make a right following the sign for the Everglades National Park (ENP) and continue through Florida City ~ 1.3 miles until the first stop sign (SW 192nd Ave, “Robert is Here Fruit Stand” is on the SW corner). Following the sign for ENP make a left and continue for ~ 2.4 miles to the next stop sign (county prison on the SE corner). Following the sign for ENP make a right and continue ~ 6.0 miles to the ENP Entrance Station. At the entrance station tell them you are going to the Boy Scout Camp and you will not be charged the entrance fee if you have a valid tour permit. Continue for ~ 1.7 miles to the first intersection. Following the sign for the Royal Palm Visitor Center make a left and continue for ~ 0.8 miles to the first intersection. Following the sign for the Research Center make a right and go ~ 0.5 miles to the next intersection. Make a right and continue for ~ 1.8 miles and look for the camp entrance on your left. If you reach the research center you have gone too far.
South Florida Council
15255 NW 82nd Ave
Miami Lakes, FL 33016