Broad Creek Scout ReservationProgramsSports & Outdoor Activities

Sports & Outdoor Activities


Fishing in Lake Straus or in Broad Creek itself can be fun and challenging. Campers are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle. A fishing license is not required as long as you are fishing and camping on Broad Creek property.


Broad Creek offers several very challenging orienteering courses laid out throughout the entire reservation. Orienteering at its best is the discipline of map reading combined with compass skills and physical fitness. The numbered targets are marked on the Broad Creek camp map. Also on the map are suggestions on starting and participating in the Orienteering Challenge. This is a very rapidly growing sport throughout the country.


Each camp hosts a recreation size basketball court. Basketballs can be brought from home or they can be checked out when a group checks in at registration. Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.

Sand Volleyball

Each camp has a sand volleyball court for the use by our campers. Volleyballs can be checked out at registration or they can be brought from home. Camp Saffran and Camp Oest have single courts while Camp Spencer has two courts side by side. Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.

Sports Equipment

Broad Creek campers may check out any of our other sports equipment. We have soccer balls, footballs, basketballs and volleyballs.

2017 Calendar:

2018 BS Summer Camp

2018 CS Summer Camp

Nov 1 - Campership Application Opens

2018 Calendar:

Mar 15 - Campership Applications Closed

Mar 30-1 - Camp Closed - Easter

Apr 15 - BS Early Bird Discount Closed

May 15 - Cub Scout Early Bird Discount Closed

May 25-27 - Camp Closed - Memorial Day

Jun 1 - Camp Closed for Summer Camp

Aug 20 - Camp Opens for Weekend Camp

Aug 31-2 - Camp Closed - Labor Day

Nov 23-25 - Camp Closed - Thanksgiving

Dec 21-23 - Camp Closed - Christmas

Dec 29 - Camp Closed - Jingle Bell Beaver Day