Butte Creek Scout Ranch

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Butte Creek Scout Ranch is Cascade Pacific Council's newest Resident Camp. Opened in 1997, Butte Creek Scout Ranch is located near Scotts Mills, Oregon, and primarily serves Cub Scouts. The moment each Cub Scout steps onto Main Street and lays eyes on the old frontier town of Butte Creek, he will find it easy to imagine himself as part of the wild west.

Summer Camp sessions are 3 days and 2 nights; or 4 days and 3 nights, a new program as of 2018! Camp opens in July and sessions run through mid August. Scouts and leaders stay in large, two-man platform tents. Each pack stays in a campsite identified by different "brands." The brands are Setting Sun, Lazy B, Yellow Rose, Happy River, Circle T, 2 of Hearts, Flying J, Rocking K, and the newest site, Walking 3. Meals are served in a large full service dining hall.

Program highlights include horseback riding, panning for gold, BB gun shooting, archery, and of course Cowboy Campfires.  A dedicated Girls' Camp program is also available, for girls ages 8 through 13, with all the same program activities that the boys enjoy, from horseback riding and gold panning to bb and archery.

An exciting weekend horseback riding program occurs nearly every weekend, September through early June at Butte Creek. Weekend camping faciilities consist of eight 10 person Adirondacks, 30 two-person Mini-Dacks, tent sites, and 640 acres of hiking and camping wilderness. Located near Scotts Mills & Silverton, Oregon. Reservations and tour permits required.

If your troop wants more of a camping challenge, you may wish to try one of the unimproved sites. They are located everywhere and we provide nothing. Your troop needs to be totally self-sufficient and be prepared for at least a 1/2 mile walk.

The picnic area is designed for day use only for units not wishing to camp. The facility has a 24'x36' covered area, 10 picnic tables, running water, 2 small barbecues, 1 large barbecue, and a campfire bowl with benches. This is a great place to hold a pack meeting.

There is no firewood provided at this facility. If you do not wish to gather firewood from the surrounding area, please plan to bring your own wood from home.  There is no garbage service available; please plan to pack out all trash.

Vehicles need to be kept on the designated roads and in the parking areas only. Roads at the ranch are for horses and pedestrians. Please use your vehicle only to come into and out of camp, not for transportation around camp.

With this ranch being so close to the Portland and Salem area, it is an easy-to-access, popular back country camping facility.

Summer Camp Reservations

All summer camp reservations are managed using the Tentaroo reservation system.  When making a reservation, it is important that you use your unit's Tentaroo account and not a personal one.  If you are a unit from the Cascade Pacific Council, you already have an account that was created for you.  If you do not know you login credentials, please CLICK HERE to request them be sent to you.  For step-by-step directions on using the Tentaroo system to make your units summer camp reservation, please click on the video on the right. (Double Click for Full Screen)


Pre Camp Leader Meeting Streaming Information

General Seminar: Critical for key information about new policies, procedures and best practices to have a great adventure. 

Leader Roster Tutorial: A guide to printing a Leader Roster from My.Scouting.org that will show registered and Youth Protection Training Status. This is required for the new 72 hour rule at Resident Camps.  

Butte Creek Specific Session: We go over the specific things to know for Butte Creek.



Pre-Camp Leader Meeting General Session Recording:


Pre-Camp Leader Meeting - Butte Creek Specific Recording:

How to download your unit roster for camp check-in:

2018 Summer Camp

Fees: $220/scout and $70/adult for the 3 day / 2 night sessions or $293/scout and $93/adult for the 4 day / 3 night session.  (1 free adult for every 6 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).


To see which weeks have availability please click here.


Non Summer Reservations

Available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations are required. Resident Camp Rangers and wrangler crew are on duty each weekend. The camp consists of adirondacks for horse riders, tent sites (personal tents required), and program shelters.

All non-Summer reservations are managed using the Tentaroo reservation system.  If you are making a reservation as part of a Scouting unit, it is important that you use your unit's Tentaroo account and not a personal one.  If you are a unit from the Cascade Pacific Council, you already have an account that was created for you.  If you do not know your login credentials, please CLICK HERE to request them be sent to you.  For step-by-step directions on using the Tentaroo system to make your group's reservation, please click on the video on the right. (Double Click for Full Screen)

For any use by a group other than a Scout-chartered pack, troop, team, crew, ship, or post:  Please begin by contacting Juliana Helwig (503.226.3423 or juliana.helwig@scouting.org) to inquire about open dates, facilities, and fees. All facilities carry a rental charge.

Guest groups are required to provide a deposit, certificate of insurance, hold-harmless agreement and rental contract.  Details about these forms will be provided by Juliana as part of the reservation process.


  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 1 (Girls' Camp)
    July 05, 2018 to July 07

  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 2
    July 08, 2018 to July 10

  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 3
    July 12, 2018 to July 14

  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 4
    July 15, 2018 to July 17

  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 5
    July 19, 2018 to July 21

  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 6
    July 22, 2018 to July 24

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  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 7
    July 26, 2018 to July 28

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  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 9 (4-day)
    August 03, 2018 to August 06

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  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 10
    August 09, 2018 to August 11

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  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 11
    August 12, 2018 to August 14

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  • 2018 Butte Creek Session 12
    August 16, 2018 to August 18

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File Name Description
2018 Butte Creek Program Guide 2018 Butte Creek Program Guide Download
2018 Leader Guide/ Council Resident camp Planning Guide 2017 Council Resident Camp Planning Guide. This guide will help your unit plan for a great summer camp experience. Download
Butte Creek 2018 Menu 2018 Butte Creek Menu Download
Butte Creek Hwy Map Map and directions to Butte Creek. Download
Butte Creek Trail Map Trail Map of Butte Creek. Download
Cub Scout Resident camp Den Roster Each Unt need s to have a den roster filled out for camp. If you did not use the online reservation system to fill out a roster please fill out this roster and take it to camp with you. Download
Medical Form Medical Form - Medical Form to be completed for all outings. Form good for one year. Sections A & B required for all outings. Section C required for outings over 72 hours. Section D required for National High Adventure Bases (sec. D not used by the Cascade Pacific Council at this time). Download
Opportunity Fund Form Form to be completed and returned by those needing financial assistance to attend camp. Download
Packing List What to pack for resident camp. Download
Special Need Form Form used to communcate special accomodations needed at camp. These may include dietary and mobility restrictions, severe allergies and medical conditions, CPAP accomodations, etc. Download
Tutorial- How To Set Up Your Online Roster Download