Ohio River Valley Council - Moundsville Penitentiary Camporee

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Moundsville Penitentiary Camporee

Event Details

Moundsville Penitentiary Camporee

April 12-14, 2024

If Registration is paid by March 14 cost is $75.00; If Registration is paid between March 15 to March 21 cost is $90.00. Registration closes March 21, 2024

Cost includes:

  • Tour of the Penitentiary (History with Ghost Tour)
  • Meals: Saturday Only-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Patch
  • Merit Badge Workshops

Merit Badges to Earn

  • Archeology (Grave Creek Mound) $5.00 Supply Fee
  • Chess (Penitentiary Chapel)
  • Citizenship in the World (Simpson United Methodist Church)
  • Crime Prevention (Moundsville Sheriffs Office)
  • Disability Awareness (Location moving)
  • Emergency Prep (Location moving) MUST BRING MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET
  • Environmental Science (Simpson United Methodist Church)
  • Fingerprinting (Moundsville Sheriffs Office)
  • Fire Safety (Moundsville City Fire Department)
  • First Aid (Simpson United Methodist Church) 2 Instructors
  • Law (Simpson United Methodist Church)
  • Traffic Safety (Moundsville Sheriffs Office)

Troops are responsible for the following:

  • Registered Adult Leaders will be assigned to accompany Scouts to the off site locations to keep within the YPT Guidelines and for the safety of the scouts. Buddy System should without a doubt be in play at all times. 
  • Each troop will be responsible for meeting scout/adult ratio. Adults must be registered and have a current YPT on file.
  • Bring your own camping gear, snacks, drinks, and Sunday breakfast supplies. There will be NO fires allowed, but camp stoves are ok. A concession stand will be available to purchase snacks through the Penitentiary. The gift shop will also be open with limited hours during our stay.


  • Merit Badge workshops
  • Meet Police Officers/Sheriffs
  • K9 Unit demonstration
  • Chess tournament
  • Patch trading is not only allowed, it is encouraged. Use this event to trade off unwanted patches and get some you may not have.
  • …. And more!!

You can set up camp beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday. Please eat dinner beforehand.  All participants need to leave by 9 am Sunday.

Please – no videotaping during the event!

When & Where
Moundsville Penitentiary
Friday 04-12-2024 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 04-14-2024 9:00 AM ET Past
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