Winter Camp 2023 Scouts BSA

Welcome to 2023 Winter Camp – Southern Chillin’

We are excited about your Troop attending our 2023 Winter Camp at Camp Avondale at Avondale Scout Reservation!

Winter Camp is a four-day camp which includes three days (1/2 day on 27th, all day on 28th & 29th, and ½ day on 30th) of merit badge classes between Christmas and New Year’s. This allows units to camp together using the Troop and Patrol method to accomplish their goals under their own leadership. An excellent Camp Staff provides program help, guidance, and supervision in the areas of Scout Craft, Nature, Shooting Sports, Citizenship and STEM, along with many other specialty merit badge subjects.

The 2023 Winter Camp Schedule:

Date: December 27th - December 30, 2023

Check-In Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., December 27, 2023 - Classes begin after lunch

Departure Time: 1:30 p.m., December 30, 2023 - Classes held in morning – Depart after lunch

Reservation & Fees: Youth and Adult (non-Staff) Registration includes a T-shirt. Additional T-shirts may be ordered at registration for $15 each under the 'Product' field.

Winter Camp is limited to the first 200 Scouts. The cost is $250.00 per Scout (Early Fee) until November 15, 2023. Beginning November 16, 2023, the Base fee is $310.00. Registration will close at the end of the day on December 13, 2023. Merit Badges cannot be selected until full payment is made. Some classes have additional fees and these extra class costs are added when the course is selected. Payments via credit card or check will be charged a 3% fee.

  • All adults attending camp must register as an adult leader or as staff (application on-line). The adult fee is $100.00 per adult. Additionally, an adult BSA application must be completed if the adult is not currently registered with BSA.
  • Staff will not pay a fee. If Staff wants a shirt, the cost is $15.00/shirt. Order shirts at registration under "Products'.  Staff registration must be completed before November 1st.

Adult Leaders:

Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required with current Youth Protection Training in camp at all times. All adults accompanying a Scouting unit must be registered as leaders or committee members. Female Scouts BSA must be accompanied by a registered Female Leader.

Health Forms:

All adults and youth attending camp must have a current Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A, B, and C. This is necessary to document the current health status and medications, if any, that the Scout or Scouter is taking. Health forms will be returned to units at the end of camp. It is recommended that only copies of the health forms be submitted (The originals should remain with Troop records).


 Annual Health and Medical Record

File Name Description
2023 Scouts BSA Winter Camp Leader Guide Download
2023 Winter Camp Merit Badges (edit) Download
BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist - Fillable Update 3/2022; Posted 9/2022 Download
Council Refund Policy Download