Summer Camp 2021 FAQ'S 

Is Summer Camp going to be held?

We are currently planning on holding summer camp at the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in 2021. We are currently working to determine the best course of action as more information becomes available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health.

How will you communicate changes?

The latest information for both summer camp and other activities at our camps is available at  In addition, if substantial changes are made to summer camp, we will email the points of contact for summer camp.              

When will Merit Badge Signups occur?

Troops who are fully paid by March 15, 2021, will be able to register for Merit Badges April 3, 2021. Troops who are fully paid by April 15, 2021, will be able to register for Merit Badges April 24, 2021. Anyone who pays fully April 16 or after will be able to sign up May 3, 2021 or once their troop is fully paid. 

How can we adjust the number of Scouts coming to Summer Camp?

Troops can make adjustments to their numbers by emailingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If Summer Camp is canceled will I get a full refund?

Yes. We will provide a full refund if we are unable to hold summer camp.

What happens if…?

We know there are currently lots of unknowns currently both in Scouting and in our communities.  We are developing robust contingency plans to cover a myriad of possible situations.  In all of them, the safety of our staff and participants is vital.  We strongly believe that the world needs Scouting and will continue to develop plans and options so our Scouts can continue to have a transformative experience regardless of any temporary obstacles.

Who can I ask if I have other questions?

Please reach out to Maggie House at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Highlighted Activities






Scouting fun and adventure on the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation and beyond does not stop after Camp Powhatan and Camp Ottari complete their regular summer seasons. 

Adventures from 1 to 5 days with difficultly levels from moderate to challenging are available.  After summer camp, do one or do them all.  Space is limited, so sign up soon!


Come out and join the Wild West Adventure, fun for all Cub Scouts!

June 21 - 25, 2021 8:30 am - 4:00 pm each day.

Cost $65 includes T-shirt and all supplies for activities.

National Youth Leadership Training 2021

July 18 - 22, 2021 Camp Powhatan


NYLT is - an intense, challenging 5-day outdoor training course designed to develop Unit Youth Leaders - for ages 13 to 18 years old - a positive experience for youth leaders - focused on What a Leader must BE, what a Leader must KNOW, and what a Leader must DO.


Sign up for Cub Camp 2021 at Camp Brady Saunders! 

Summer is the perfect season for you to spend quality time with your family.  One of the most rewarding and character-building things you can do together is to go camping, and I hope you consider taking your Scout to a session of Cub and Webelos Adventure Camp.

This year's theme is Back to the Old West.

Are you an energetic person who loves the outdoors, adventure and enjoys teaching new skills to younger kids and looking for an “INTERNSHIP” during the summer?  If so, WE NEED YOU to be on our camp staff in 2020!  Paid staff opportunities are available at our Blue Ridge Scout Reservation and you DO NOT need to be a Scout!  Opportunities exist at our camps - POWHATAN, AND CLAYTOR LAKE!  Camp operates from June 6 thru July 24th .

We have specific needs for an Aquatics Director at Claytor Lake and Health Officer at both sites!

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It's time for Summer Camp 2021!  Now is the time to reserve your spot before they are gone.  Spots are filling fast!