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Brown Sea Island is for first year campers run out of both Camp Powhatan and Camp Ottari.  Participants will camp with the rest of their Troop, but will have their own daily activities.

BSI is created in the spirit of the original Brownsea Island Camp established by Lord Baden-Powell.

Scouts are  in partols lead by Life or Eagle Scout Patrol Guides using interactive methods.

Scouts focus on learning essential Scouting skills to give them a positive start in the Scouting program.

Patrol Method, leadership, and team building
Introduction to requirements for Tenderfoot through First Class ranks
Build enthusiasm for Scouting and start the trail to Eagle.

Download the BSI Leaders' Guide for more information.

From Our Blog

Friday, June 19, 2020
2020 Adventure Day Experiences Although our typical summer camp program was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are offering one day programs that include: Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Biking, ATV, Shooting Sports, and Canoe Treks.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Hornaday Awards are the premier conservation awards in Scouting. The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest award in Scouting, with only a half a dozen awarded nationally each year compared to 50,000 Eagle ranks. Scouts who wish to earn a Hornaday award earn Merit Badges or Venturing Ranger award requirements and complete several large conservation projects.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
HELLO SCOUTING FAMILES!!!! Welcome to Jungle Adventure Camp!! Your local Scouters and Camping Committee have been working around the clock to prepare an awesome and fun-filled adventure for you Cub Scout! We are offering a 1 day/ overnight adventure in the jungles of Powhatan!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boy Scout age range?
Youth can join a Boy Scout troop who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check.
What supplies does a Boy Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Boy Scout needs is the Boy Scout Handbook.