Old North State Council - Winter Camp 2021

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Winter Camp 2021

Event Details

Winter Camp 2021: It's cooler!

December 27 - 30, 2021

Cherokee Scout Reservation


Winter Camp provides Scouts an opportunity to earn merit badges and participate in activities not available during summer camp while practicing their cold weather camping skills. 

Who: Winter Camp is open to Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and their adult leaders

Scouts and adult volunteers may participate in winter camp with their unit, with our provisional unit, or as day campers. 

Merit Badges & Activities 

Over 25 merit badges, games, cracker barrels, an epic klondike derby, cold weather camping activities, campfires, and other unique programs such as ATV Power Sports, Muzzle Loading Rifle Shooting, Venture & Sea Scout Pistol Instruction, Basic Life Support and First Aid Training, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) and Wilderness First Aid. 

Date: December 27 - 30, 2021

Fee Schedule

Dates Scouts Adults*
If paid in full by 11:59 pm on October 15 $175 $100
If paid in full by 11:59 pm on November 15 $185 $110
If paid in full after 12:00 am on November 16 $195 $120

*All units receive two free adults to ensure the unit is in compliance with BSA Youth Protection policies.

Units may use the Parent Portal tool in Black Pug to collect payment. 

Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 12, 2021. 

Leader and Family Information Session

We will host a leader and family information session via Zoom on Sunday, Oct 3 at 8:00 pm.

Register for the leader and family information session using this link

Leader & Family Guides

The leader and family guides will be released prior to the Sunday, Oct 3 information session.

Merit Badge & Activity Enrollment: 

  • Scouts and adult leaders will be able to enroll in merit badges, activities, and training starting at 8:00 pm on Friday, November 5.
  • Merit badge and activity enrollment will close on Sunday, December 12 at 11:59 pm.

Memorabilia Pre-Order

Sunday, Oct 3 is the target date to open memorabilia pre-orders for winter camp.

COVID-19 Mitigations

We will follow the current guidance from the Caswell County Health Department, NC Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control, and the National BSA Outdoor Programs and Risk Management Groups regarding COVID-19 mitigation strategies. We are committed to keeping our Scouts, families, adult volunteers, and staff safe. 


  • During registration, the unit will request a campsite.
  • Campsite assignments will be made by the camp director to maximize use of Adirondacks
  • All campsites have electricity
  • Units will be able to build fires in designated fire circles

Access to Restrooms and Water

  • Because it is winter, our normal shower houses will be winterized.
  • Most of the water in main camp will be turned off to prevent freezing and burst pipes
  • Scouts will have access to restrooms in the dining hall, OA lodge, and headquarters
  • Scouts will have access to water in these places as well

Heat, Fire, Warmth

  • Some of our spaces have heat – OA Lodge, STEM Labs, Dining Hall, Headquarters, Health Lodge
  • Many of our instructional spaces will have access to fire – Handicraft lodge, FROGS Shelter, Scoutcraft, campsites


  • Meals will be served in the dining hall
  • Meals begin with supper on December 27 and end with lunch on December 30
  • Campers will depart camp prior to supper on December 30

​Pre-event Logistical Meetings

  • Monday, December 13 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Scout Service Center
  • Tuesday, December 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Cherokee Scout Reservation Headquarters Building
  • Wednesday, December 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Scout Service Center
  • Similar to Summer Camp’s 12-day-out meetings to collect health forms and other paperwork
  • Unit leaders will schedule their pre-event logistical meetings with Kristina Edmondson (kristina.edmondson@scouting.org) at an announced time.
When & Where
Cherokee Scout Reservation
Monday 12-27-2021 2:00 PM ET to
Thursday 12-30-2021 6:00 PM ET Past
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