Building the Future Capital Campaign


Developing Land & Character

Purchased by the Istrouma Area Council in 1957, Avondale Scout Reservation is one of the largest council-operated Scout Reservations in the United States. The Reservation is a place to further develop Scouting skills and provide program opportunities towards a Scout's mission.  Our goal is to raise $5 million for construction towards new facilities to enhance Avondale's offerings.

  • Develop Scouting Skills
  • Develop Scouting Character
  • Develop Camp Avondale

The purpose of Scouting is to help youth understand how to reach their full potential and become a positive influence on their communities through character development, learning life skills, and service to others. Avondale is a place where Scouts can go to not only have fun with fellow Scouts but to also participate in programs that develop character.


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Master Planning Efforts for Camp.

In 2019, Council members paved the way for Camp Avondale to grow into a world-class camp.  The Council completed master planning efforts by identifying future projects and sites for those projects that will utilize the property as no previous efforts have.  With that development, will come logistic challenges but many more opportunities that will be better for camp in the long term.

Within the past 5 years, our camp has completed the construction of 5 new program buildings to create an immediate impact on the program.  The Dining Hall, Staff Quarters, McGee Program Building, EMS Explorer Post and the STEM Science Program Building have been well received.  We hope to capitalize on that momentum to move forward with our Master Planning efforts.  This summer the Louisiana Army National Guard has been at our camp property clearing, scrapping and grubbing or sites for action.

Please review our Master Planning efforts and consider making your financial contributions today! We remain excited and enthusiastic about our future!


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Why is our Building the Future Campaign is necessary?

This Capital Campaign will put Avondale Scout Reservation back in the spotlight as one of the regions premier destination Scouting camps. With specific facility plans and curriculum to support the efforts, we will turn this beautiful 1,600 acre plus property into an in-demand Scouting Destination.  Our camp provides a support system for the more than 7,600 co-ed youth and 2,911 volunteers that partner with the Istrouma Area Council.

We invite you to join our campaign!

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ASR Master Planning Map Download