2024 Leader's Guide

We've had a blast with all of our Scouts and leaders at Blue Ridge Scout Reservation this summer and can't wait for you to return next year! Units who attended BRSR in 2024 are eligible for a discounted rate in 2025. To secure this discount and hold the 2024 fees next year, make sure to save your spot BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2024, by following these instructions:

1. Access your unit's 2024 Black Pug registration account for BRSR

2. Follow the orange "2025 Pre-Register Deposit" button  reg2025

3. Verify your unit's attendance information

4. Place your $200 deposit to save your spot 

Units that did not attend BRSR in 2024 can save their spot for 2025 by clicking here...

SUMMER CAMP DATES 2025

Each week will offer Powhatan Base Camp, New River Adventure, Blue Ridge Mountaineer, High Knoll Trail Camp, and Scuba. Program and class availability can be checked on the Black Pug registration page, under the Class Attendee Counts attachment. 

Week 1: June 15 - 21
Week 2: June 22 - 28
Week 3: June 29 - July 5
Week 4: July 6 - 12
Week 5: July 13 - 19

DISCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Blue Ridge Mountains Council Units:

    1. Popcorn sales: Any individual Scout attending BRSR in 2025 who sells BSA popcorn in 2024 is eligible for a $10 discount on their 2025 BRSR camp registration. This discount is exclusive to the youth Scouts attending BRSR in 2025; the adult leaders attending camp will not receive it. 

    2. Service projects: Units can receive a $20 discount for each of their Scouts registered for camp if they complete a service project at Blue Ridge Scout Reservation before May 15, 2025. Contact Reservation Program Director, Bethany Brownfield, to schedule your unit's service project. Service projects performed off BRSR camp property or without the pre-approval of the Reservation Program Director will not qualify for the discount. 

    3. On-time charter: Any BRMC unit that turns in their 2025 unit charter before December 15, 2024, will receive $10 off each Scout's BRSR camp registration. This discount is exclusive to the youth Scouts attending BRSR in 2025; the adult leaders attending camp will not receive it. 

    4. Free leaders: One free adult leader will be awarded for every 10 Scouts registered to attend BRSR in 2025. 

    5. Early Bird: Individual Scouts who complete their online camp registration for any BRSR summer program before April 1, 2025, are eligible for the $30 Early Bird Discount, which will be automatically applied to each individual's camp registration. This discount is exclusive to the youth Scouts attending BRSR in 2025; the adult leaders attending camp will not receive it. 

    6. Returning Units: 2024 returning units that place their $200 deposit for BRSR 2025 before September 1, 2024, will be eligible to maintain the 2024 camp fees. This discount applies to both Scouts and adults and will be automatically applied to each individual's registration. 

    7. Camperships: funds are available to BRMC units with Scouts in need of further financial assistance. The application for assistance can be accessed through attendee registration on Black Pug. Please review this list of required information with the Scout's family before completing the campership application. Find Campership form here...

Out-of-Council Units

      1. Free leaders: One free adult leader will be awarded for every 10 Scouts registered to attend BRSR in 2025.

      2. Early Bird: Individual Scouts who complete their online camp registration for any BRSR summer program before April 1, 2025, are eligible for the $30 Early Bird Discount, which will be automatically applied to each individual's camp registration. This discount is exclusive to the youth Scouts attending BRSR in 2025; the adult leaders attending camp will not receive it. 

      3. Returning Units: 2024 returning units that place their $200 deposit for BRSR 2025 before September 1, 2024, will be eligible to maintain the 2024 camp fees. This discount applies to both Scouts and adults and will be automatically applied to each individual's registration.

      4. Camperships: Our limited camperships funds are available primarily to BRMC units with Scouts in need of further financial assistance. Out-of-council units who have Scouts with financial circumstances that would prevent them from attending BRSR may apply for consideration but must understand that assistance for BRMC units is prioritized. Please review this list of required information with the Scout's family and contact the Reservation Program Director for further information on applying. Find Campership form here...

      5. Service projects: Units can receive a $20 discount for each of their Scouts registered for camp if they complete a service project at Blue Ridge Scout Reservation before May 15, 2025. Contact Reservation Program Director, Bethany Brownfield, to schedule your unit's service project. Service projects performed off BRSR camp property or without the pre-approval of the Reservation Program Director will not qualify for the discount. 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!

Registrations for BRSR 2025 are open now! Save your entire unit's spot with a $200 nonrefundable deposit now Go to:  https://scoutingevent.com/599-brsr25

September 1: Units that attended BRSR in 2024 must place a deposit online to rollover the 2024 camp fees. 

- January 1: Normal registrations open, registrants can fill their reserved slots by paying individual attendee fees and inputing attendee personal information. Begin planning your summer camp visit! 

March 1: Half of individual registrant fees are due, does not include outstanding merit badge fees.

March 1: Merit badge registration and high adventure daily program selection opens for Scouts registered for Weeks 1 and 2. Individual Scouts must have at least half of their camp fees paid to be eligible to sign up for badges and activities. 

March 15: Merit badge registration and high adventure daily program selection opens for Scouts registered for Weeks 3, 4, and 5. Individual Scouts must have at least half of their camp fees paid to be eligible to sign up for badges and activities. 

April 1: Early Bird discount deadline. Scouts must be have a complete camp registration prior to this date to receive the $30 discount. 

April 1: Empty attendee slots will be eliminated from units' Black Pug registrations. This is the last day to drop these slots without cancellation fees or penalties. See the BRMC refund policy described below for details about cancellation fees and penalties. Please call the BRMC Office at 540-265-0656 to cancel any camp registration slots for your unit. 

May 1: Pre-camp forms are due online. These include the special  Dietary Needs form and the special accomodations form, which can be found linked on the Black Pug registration page. It is recommended that units have collected all of the necessary parent-signed camp waivers by this date. 

- May 1: Campership applications are due for consideration. These discounts are not guaranteed upon application. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of this deadline of their application status. Find Campership application here...

May 31: All camp fees are due, including outstanding merit badge fees. A late fee of $20 will apply to any registrant with unpaid fees after this deadline.

- Attendees may be substituted up to the Friday before camp. 

Blue Ridge Mountains Council Refund Policy 
The BRMC Refund Policy is intended to provide maximum flexibility to Scouts while protecting the Council's pre-paid program expenses. Not all fees paid are refundable. Additional information is provided on the refund form and by contacting the Council Scout Office. 

Please call the BRMC Office at 540-265-0656 to cancel any camp registration slots for your unit. 

A 25% fee will be deducted from the refund amount if this request is received 30 or more days prior to the event/activity. A 50% fee will be deducted from the refund amount if this request is received 7-29 days prior to the event/activity. A Refund requests received less than 7 days prior to the event/activity are NOT available for refund. 

Council Refund Policy and request form... 

WORK AT SUMMER CAMP

Join us at camp this year for a great employment opportunity! Fill one of our many positions from Waterfront, Handicraft, Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, to Back Country Camping and many more.    Estimated range of pay is between $200 and $400/wk for 6- 7 weeks depending on job title and responsibility.  Free room and board provided. 

Summer Camp Staff Positions
2025 Summer Camp Staff Application

Staff Training Program information & registration for 2025 coming soon!

Contact Us: 
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Council Office at 540 265-0656

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