Camp Awards Programs


This local council award was started in 1993. Scouts and adults whose unit earns it for the first time wear the Blue Heron Patch. The second year of participation earns them a white arrowhead pin; the third year they earn a yellow arrowhead pin; and the fourth year they earn the black arrowhead pin. The last pin to earn is the red arrow- head pin. Troops who have earned the Blue Heron Award for 5 years are presented a plaque at the closing campfire. Patches & Pins available for purchase from the Trading Post at Camp. Troop leadership is responsible for maintaining records and submitting paperwork to the Camp Director to earn the award each year.

Form available at Camp Administration office.


1.   Unit must accumulate 125 points in their campsite inspection.

2.   Unit must participate in the following camp-wide events:

            A. Waterball

            B. Little Turtle Cup

            C. Gateway Competition

4.   Unit must attend the Camp Vespers service

5.   Unit must complete a camp service project as decided by the camp OA Representative

6.   Unit must carry out a camp cleaning project as specified by the Camp Director. This may include cleaning of camp shower house,                       restrooms, trash pick-up, or dining hall.

7.   Unit or patrol of the unit must teach and lead a song or skit at a camp wide gathering.

8.   Troop Senior Patrol Leader must attend all SPL meetings.

9.   Unit or patrols of the unit must participate in three of the following:

            A. OA Event

            B. Trail Hike

            C. Polar Bear Swim

  D. Flying Squirrel

            E. Muzzelloader Madness

            F. Mountain Bikes/Boards

            G. Outpost Program on Thursday


The commissioner award may be earned by accumulating a total of 125 points for the week. The camp commissioner staff will inspect every campsite Monday through Friday. The camp commissioner staff is the final authority on all commissioner awards. The Commissioner Award is one of the required items for the Blue Heron Camper Award.



Each troop is encouraged to participate in the camp gateway competition. The gateway will be scored on the following: correct knots & lashings, Scout participation (non-adult), originality, and creativity. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants including first through third place. The camp commissioner staff is responsible for judging gateways. The gateway competition is one of the required items for the Blue Heron Camper Award. Please note that gateways MUST not block the camp service road through any campsite. A camp service road runs through or into every campsite. Please locate your gateways to the sides of these roads.


The AWSR High Adventure patch is a recognition award for participants who have completed all parts of the camp high adventure program. The patch is a five piece set consisting of a center and four strips to go around the outside. Scouts are eligible to purchase the patch after completing each section. Sections include the Climbing Tower, Project C.O.P.E., Mountain boarding, and the Flying Squirrel.





The Camp Chief Little Turtle Arrow Quest Program is a program designed to encourage troops in camp to participate in the Trek and Trail Program at the Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation. To meet the requirements of the event your entire troop must hike a specific trek or trail in sequence as listed below. The Program qualifies your unit to wear the regular trail award for each trail hiked. Trails begin at the camp Administration Building.


      Pit Lake Trek

Follow the red markings on trees for this 5 mile trail.


      Deer Hollow Trek

Follow the blue markings on trees for this 5 mile trail.


      Mastodon Trek

Follow the white markings on trees & posts for this 5 mile trail.


     Chief Little Turtle Trek

Follow the yellow markings on trees & posts for this 10 mile trail.

      Kay Houtz Legend Trail

10 Miles

      Me-She-Kin-No-Quah Mountain Bike Trail

10 Miles