Butte Creek Scout Ranch
Butte Creek Scout Ranch is located 30 miles Southeast of Oregon City and 30 miles Northeast of Salem in the foothills of the Cascades. The property is approximately 640 acres, lying on both sides of Butte Creek. Butte Creek has both native cut throat and rainbow trout along with a small run of steel head. Fishing is allowed in accordance with Oregon State Fish & Wildlife game regulations.
Gilbert Ranch is Cascade Pacific Council's newest Resident Camp. Opened in 1997, Gilbert Ranch is located at Butte Creek Scout Ranch near Scotts Mills, Oregon, and is open to Webelos age boys. The moment each Webelos Scout steps onto main street and lays eyes on the old western town of Butte Creek, he will find it easy to imagine himself as part of the old west.
Camp Sessions are 3 days / 2 nights and run from July 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 and Rocking K. Meals are served in a large full service dining hall.
Program highlights include horseback riding, BB gun shooting, panning for gold, archery, and of course Cowboy Campfires. A very special Girls' Camp is also offered, for girls ages 8 through 13, with all the 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-Dacs, 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, and thus popular back country camping facility.
Summer Camp Reservations
Beginning with the 2016 summer camp season, all summer camp reservations will be managed using the new 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)
2017 Summer Camp
Fees: $200/scout. $70/adult (1 free adult for every 6 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).
Reservations begin October 29th, 2016 at The University of Scouting!
2017 Butte Creek Session 1 (Girls' Camp)Register Today
July 06, 2017 to July 08
2017 Butte Creek Session 2Register Today
July 09, 2017 to July 11
2017 Butte Creek Session 3
July 13, 2017 to July 15
2017 Butte Creek Session 4Register Today
July 16, 2017 to July 18
2017 Butte Creek Session 5
July 20, 2017 to July 22
2017 Butte Creek Session 6Register Today
July 23, 2017 to July 25
2017 Butte Creek Session 7Register Today
July 27, 2017 to July 29
2017 Butte Creek Session 8Register Today
July 30, 2017 to August 01
2017 Butte Creek Session 9Register Today
August 03, 2017 to August 05
2017 Butte Creek Session 10Register Today
August 06, 2017 to August 08
2017 Butte Creek Session 11Register Today
August 10, 2017 to August 12
2017 Butte Creek Session 12Register Today
August 13, 2017 to August 15
Non Summer Reservations
Available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations and tour permits 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.
Beginning in the Fall of 2015, all non-Summer reservations will be managed using the new 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Note: Summer camp leader guides for 2017 will become available in spring 2017. Within the list of download items (below), you'll find the 2016 guides for a general overview of what to expect at camp.
|Butte Creek Advancement Opportunities||Guide to possible awards and advancements at Butte Creek.||Download|
|Butte Creek GIRLS CAMP Leader Guide||2016 Program Guide||Download|
|Butte Creek Leader Guide||2016 Program Guide||Download|
|Butte Creek Menu||Menu for 2015 Summer Camp at Butte Creek. Menu includes vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free alternatives for attendees needing those substitutions. Please complete and return a Special Needs Form if you have someone in your unit needing to take advantage of one of the alternative menus.||Download|
|Map - Butte Creek Highway||Map and directions to Butte Creek Scout Ranch.||Download|
|Map - Butte Creek Trail||Map of Butte Creek Scout Ranch including important property features.||Download|
|Medical Form||2014 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 (Campership) Application||Form to be completed and returned by those needing financial assistance to attend camp.||Download|
|Special Needs 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|
|Unit Roster||Blank unit roster form to be completed by all dens/packs attending Cub Scout Resident Camp.||Download|