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Scouts BSA Program Areas

Host to Camp Chief Little Turtle and Camp Foellinger, the Anthony Wayne  Scout Reservation and its 1200 acres of unspoiled woodland is the ultimate laboratory for the Scout summer camp experience. A fully trained and prepared staff is on hand at camp to deliver a wide variety of programs in Aquatics, Turtle Quest (first year campers), Ecology/Conservation, Sports, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music), Outdoor Skills and High Adventure (C.O.P.E. & Climbing).  Challenging merit badges and high adventure activities for the older Scouts are supported through multiple program areas throughout the reservation. 

Merit Badge Rotation Schedule
The following merit badges will be offered on a rotation:
Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Public Speaking, Movie-Making, Painting, Theater, Exploration, Geo-Caching,
Mammal Study, Reptile & Amphibian Study, Soil & Water Conservation, and Fish & Wildlife Management

For more information click on the title of each area.

All Aquatic Merit Badges and awards are instructed on our very own beautiful Pit Lake. A former rock quarry, its crystal clear waters and sandy bottom make us proud to say that it is one of the cleanest lakes in Indiana! The Aquatics Program is supervised by a National Camp School Certified Aquatic Director.

All Ecology-Conservation Merit Badges are based out of the Thoms Lodge and utilize the 1200 acres of classroom space on the Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation. The property boasts a wide variety of wildlife include White Tail Deer, Pheasant,Turkey, and the not so elusive Northern Indiana Large Mouth Mosquito! 

The Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America and works to encourage continued participation in Scouting and camping . Kiskakon Lodge provides service to Camp Chief Little Turtle through cheerful, friendly service. 

Project C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) is a program available to Scouts at least 13 years old and is designed to build teamwork, communication, problem solving, trust, leadership, self-esteem, and decision-making. The Project C.O.P.E. course and climbing tower are supervised by National Camp School Trained C.O.P.E. and Climbing Directors.

Fish On!  This program is located at the fishing shack at Pit Lake next to the Chapel.  Live bait is available for purchase through the camp Trading Post. 

We're your one stop shop for everything Camp Chief Little Turtle. We have camp merchandise, basic need for camping (mosquito spray, fire starters, etc.), pocket knives, ice, snacks, soda/ pop

depending where your from, and plenty of patches. Stop in

and talk to the friendly trading post staff during your stay!

This exciting program is located in Carburetor Canyon! The awesome machines provided are used to explore the 1200 acres. This exciting program is run by an American Safety Institute (ASI) Instructor.

Camp Chief Little Turtle is very well known for its High Adventure Facilities. We take great pride in our 32-foot climbing and rappelling tower. This location is a favorite destination for Scouts wishing to defy gravity! The Project C.O.P.E. course and climbing tower are supervised by National Camp School Trained C.O.P.E. and Climbing Directors.

Our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Music or STEAM for short center. This area will be taking the place of our Handicraft area. The STEAM Center is located in Grandstaff Lodge (East of the Dining Hall). 

Outdoor Skills  - where Scouts can advance their skills in Orienteering, Pioneering, and Camping. Build a tower or catapult from your own hands! The Outdoor Skills area is supervised by a National Camp School Trained Outdoor

Skills Director.

  Cole Shooting Sports (Archery, Shotgun, Rifle , and

             Black Powder) Additional sessions may be required to complete these badges. All Shooting Sports activities are supervised by a National Camp School Trained Shooting

Sports Director or NRA Certified Instructor.

Scouts looking to get a great start on many Eagle required badges should definitely take advantage of these sessions.  Due to the advanced nature of these courses, it is recommended that scouts are First Class rank or higher to participate. Many of these classes require additional work outside of the session time and have pre-requisites that cannot be completed at camp. 

Turtle Quest is Camp Chief Little Turtle's first year camper program.  The course was developed by a National Camp School Instructor, and has been used as a template for many other camps as well.

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