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Gilbert Ranch is located at Butte Creek Scout Ranch near Scotts Mills, Oregon. It is a working horse ranch where, when each camper steps onto main street, she lays eyes on the old western town of Butte Creek, and finds it easy to imagine herself as part of the old west.
Camp Sessions are 3 days / 2 nights. Campers and parents stay in large two-person platform tents in campsites identified by different "brands" such as Setting Sun, Lazy B, Yellow Rose, Happy River, Circle T, 2 of Hearts, Flying J and Rocking K. Meals are served family-style in a large full service dining hall.
Many, many parents of Webelos attending Gilbert Ranch have said "it'd be wonderful if I could bring my daughter to Gilbert Ranch. She'd love it!."
Girls' Camp features everything the Webelos Scouts get to do...now girls can have the same fantastic summer experience! Whether it is riding horses, panning for gold, or learning to rope a steer, girls from ages 8 to13 will find the real cowgirl inside them!
ACTIVITIES: Program highlights include horseback riding, BB gun shooting, panning for gold, archery, and of course Cowboy Campfires!
WHERE:Gilbert Ranch is located south of Molalla, Oregon, about one hour from Portland.
WHO CAN ATTEND:Girls ages 8 to 13. A minimum ratio of one parent per six girls is required, with two adults minimum per the BSA Youth Protection Two-Deep Leadership Policy. If attending as individual, one parent or guardian will need to accompany their daugther. All parents are welcome to attend. This becomes a fantastic daddy-daughter or mother-daugher event when a parent attends with their daughter.
Girls age 8-10 will enjoy a program for younger girls, while ages 11-13 will have a similar program amped up a tad for their age group including a 1/2 day horse ride.
WHEN: Sessions are three day, two-nights:
August 7-9, 2014 (ages 8-13) and August 10-12, 2014 (ages 11-13 only)
Space for the older girls' program (ages 11-13) is limited to 24 participants and 48 participants respectively. Due to the high volume of interest, it is suggested to register early.
Check in begins at 1:00 p.m. the first day and will end around 7:00 p.m. on the third day.
COST: Click here to register
Girls: $190 each (ages 8-10)
$215 each (ages 11-13)
Parents: $70 each
Pay deposit ($10/participant) at time of registration; $65 commitment payment is due March 1st. The balance is due May 1st. Pro-rating of meals or fees is not available. You may pay the fee online using a credit/debit card or check. The deposit and commitment payment is not refundable. Cancellations two weeks prior to the start date of the session will be refunded fees paid less $75. Cancellations within the two weeks prior to camp will only be refunded (less $75) if the family has an illness or major family emergency preventing attendance. A refund request form will need to be filled out prior to or at camp to be considered.
BRING:Sleeping bag, pillow, shower gear, warm clothing for cool nights, closed-toe shoes. See the Girls' Camp Guide for full details (available in early January).
WHAT TO LEAVE HOME:Because this is a Boy Scout property, alcohol is not permitted. Pets are not permitted. Tobacco use must only occur in your car in the parking lot. Noisy devices (stereos, etc) are discouraged. Fireworks and firearms are strictly prohibited. RVs cannot be accommodated. ATVs are not permitted. See the Girls' Camp Guide for details.
MENU:Campers will enjoy meals in the dining hall. There is a sample menu in the Girls' Camp Guide.
REQUIREMENTS:Girls may register individual or as a group. Appropriate supervision is required to meet all BSA Youth Protection Guidelines. If registering individually, the girl must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If registering as a group, you must have a minimum of two adults in camp at all times.
All participants must carry adequate personal accident and medical insurance.