Camp Black Mountain, located on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake an hour drive east of Bellingham, is the oldest existing camp in Washington State. Interviews with Hugh Eldridge Carr and General Floyd Hansen, Bellingham Eagle Scouts from the early 1920s, indicate the camp was active prior to 1919. The land was used by permission of owner H. P. Jukes (the council treasurer) prior to transferring ownership to the BSA in 1927. It was originally used by the Bellingham Council as Camp H. P. Jukes and has been in continuous use since that time with the exception of two seasons during WWII (1943 and 1944). Upon first use the camp was used for troop and district events, but became a fully organized resort in 1925. During the 1920s, the camp was supported by the Order of the Blue Knot, an honor camper's society that later became Quilshan Lodge, Order of the Arrow. Programs from the 1925 and 1926 seasons provide insight into early camp activities and vintage photographs of this cherished property.
In 1910, a Spokane, Washington Boy Scout leader, the Reverend David Ferry, created a troop under the name of Girl Guides of America. The Girl Guides did not expand much beyond the local area. In 1911, the Girl Scouts of America (Des Moines, Iowa and to be confused with the current Girl Scouts of the USA) and the Girl Guides planned to merge with the Camp Fire Girls to form the Girl Pioneers of America, but relationships fractured and the merger failed.
Founded in 1919, Camp Parsons is the oldest continuous running Boy Scout camp west of the Mississippi River and one of the oldest continually running Boy Scout camp in the United States on its original location. It sits on Jackson Cove, part of the Hood Canal, on the Olympic Peninsula, just north of Brinnon, Washington, and just south of Quilcene, Washington. The original land for the camp was donated by Reginald Parsons in 1918. Thousands of Boy Scouts come to Camp Parsons every summer.
Camp Sheppard is a camp outside of Enumclaw, Washington. Sheppard does not run a resident Scout camping program, but does run several other Scout programs including a Winter Camp program for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Since 2011, Sheppard has been the location for the Council's National Youth Leadership Training, usually holding two or more sessions every year in the summer.
Until 2009, Camp Sheppard was a High Adventure base, where it offered programs in mountaineering, mountain biking, and backpacking.
Until 2014, it hosted the "Mom & Me/Dad & Me" Cub Scout camping programs, after which they were moved to Camp Edward.
There are seven Boy Scouts of America local councils in Washington.
With headquarters in Kennewick WA the Blue Mountain Council serves Scouts in Washington and Oregon.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project has created a link to all known websites (districts, troops, packs, Venturing Crews, O.A. Lodge & Chapter, etc. websites) located within the Blue Mountain Council which can be found at Scout Site Search.Columbia River District serves Kennewick and Finley, Washington
Eastern Oregon District serves Baker, Wallowa, Union, Grant, and Wheeler counties, Oregon
Oregon Trail District serves Umatilla, Wheeler, Gilliam, and Morrow counties, Oregon
Pioneer District serves Walla Walla and Columbia Counties, Washington
Rattlesnake Ridge District serves Richland, West Richland, and Benton City, Washington
White Bluffs District serves Franklin County, Washington
The Council does not operate a summer camp.Camp Wallowa in Joseph, Oregon
Martin Scout Camp near Pendleton and Pilot Rock, Oregon
The U.S. Scouting Service Project also maintains the ScoutCamp.org website which provides general information and a place for leader comments on the two camps operated by the Blue Mountain Council at Martin Scout Camp and Camp WallowaWa-La-Moot-Kin Order of the Arrow Lodge
Cascade Pacific Council serves Scouts in Oregon and Washington.
The Chief Seattle Council serves the main parts of Puget Sound and Seattle areas including the Olympic Peninsula.
The council operates four camps:Camp Edward
Located in central Washington and based in Yakima, the Grand Columbia Council serves the Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima and portions of Adams, Benton, Ferry and Klickitat Counties. The Grand Columbia Council maintains two service centers in Yakima and Wenatchee.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project has created a link to all known websites (districts, troops, packs, Venturing Crews, O.A. Lodge & Chapter, etc. websites) located within the Grand Columbia Council which can be found at Scout Site Search.
The council operates four camps:Camp Fife off of Highway 410 near Bumping Lake
Camp Bonaparte between Tonasket and Republic on Highway 20
Camp Scout-A-Vista outside Wenatchee, and
Apple Valley District – Wenatchee area
Chief Kamiakin District – Prosser, Sunnyside, Zillah and Toppenish area
Columbia Basin District – Quincy, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Coulee City area
Okanogan Valley District – Okanagon Valley area
Saddle Mountain District – Ritzville, Othello and Mattawa area
Skookum District – Kittitas County and Yakima area
Tataliya Lodge 614
With headquarters in Spokane the Inland Northwest Council serves Scouts in Washington and Idaho.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project has created a link to all known websites (districts, troops, packs, Venturing Crews, O.A. Lodge & Chapter, etc. websites) located within the Inland Northwest Council which can be found at Scout Site Search.Es-Kaielgu Order of the Arrow Lodge serves the council. An unofficial Facebook page provides electronic communication for the lodge as well as a monthly newsletter.
Thunderbird District- North Spokane County
Chinook District- South Spokane County and Lincoln County
Old Missions District- Kootenai County
David Thompson District- Pend Oreille in Washington; Bonner and Boundary Counties in Idaho
Grizzly District- Spokane Valley
Stevens District- Stevens County
Chief Kamiakin District- Latah and Whitman Counties
Lewis-Clark Trails District- Asotin, Garfield, Nez Perce, Clearwater, and Idaho Counties
The Inland Northwest Council provides the communities and volunteers with three council service centers. Each council service center has a Scout Shop and staff to answer questions, provide training and resources, and is able to take registrations for summer camp or events. Besides the headquarters office in Spokane there are service centers in Hayden Lake, ID and Clarkston, WA.
In 2009, the council sponsored a statue in Spokane. Titled Footsteps To The Future, it honors community mentors.Camp Easton in Harrison, Idaho
Camp Grizzly in Harvard, Idaho
Cowles Scout Reservation in Newport, Washington
North Idaho High Adventure Base in Harrison, Idaho.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project also maintaines the ScoutCamp.org website which provides general information and a place for leader comments on all of the camps operated by the Inland Northwest Council: North Idaho High Adventure Base, Camp Grizzly, Camp Easton, Camp Cowles Scout Reservation.
The Mount Baker Council of the BSA serves Boy Scouts in the Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties of Washington State. The council operates one Scout camp Fire Mountain.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project has created a link to all known websites (districts, troops, packs, Venturing Crews, O.A. Lodge & Chapter, etc. websites) located within the Mt. Baker Council which can be found at Scout Site Search.
The council's Order of the Arrow Lodge is No. 338 Sikhs Mox Lamonti which was created in 1995 through the merger of Kelcema Lodge No. 305 and Quilshan #325. Sikhs Mox Lamonti translates to "Friends of two mountains", which is a reference to the Mount Baker Council's camps Black Mountain and Fire Mountain.
The Council is made of the following districts :Klahaya District Cathcart, Clearview, Echo Lake, Gold Bar, Index, Lake Stevens, Maltby, Monroe, Seattle Hill, Skykomish, Snohomish, Sultan
Puget Sound District Lynnwood and Southwest Snohomish County
Tillikum District Serves Everett and Mukilteo School Distract
Skagit District Serves Skagit County
Tyee District Serving Arlington, Camano Island,Darrington,Granite Falls, Lakewood,Marysville, and Stanwood
Island District Comprises the islands of Whidbey, Fidalgo, and the San Juans
Whatcom District Serves Whatcom County
Fire Mountain Scout Reservation in Mt. Vernon, Washington
Camp Black Mountain in Maple Falls, Washington was sold in 2015 and no longer operates as a Council Camp.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project also maintains the ScoutCamp.org website which provides general information and a place for leader comments on all of the camps operated by the Mt. Baker Council: Fire Mountain Scout Reservation.
The Pacific Harbors Council of serves the scouts in the Pierce, King, Mason, Thurston, Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties of Washington State. The council operates one Scout camp: Camp Thunderbird.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project has created a link to all known websites (districts, troops, packs, Venturing Crews, O.A. Lodge & Chapter, etc. websites) located within the Pacific Herbors Council which can be found at Scout Site Search.Nisqually Lodge Order of the Arrow serves the council.
Camp Thunderbird in Olympia, Washington
Camp Delezenne in Elma, Washington no longer operates as a Council Camp since 2016. Currently being logged for profit by the Pacific Harbors Council.
Camp Hahobas in Tahuya, Washington no longer operates as a Council Camp since 2016. Currently being logged for profit by the Pacific Harbors Council
Camp Kilworth in Federal Way, Washington no longer operates as a Council Camp since 2016. Pacific Harbors Council's board voted 10/18/16 to give the Camp back to the Kilworth Foundation. The Vote was 14 to 2 with John Ohlson & Morris Clark being the only "NO" votes.
Camp Curran no longer operates as a Council Camp since 2016.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project also maintains the ScoutCamp.org website which provides general information and a place for leader comments on all of the camps operated by the Pacific Harbors Council: Camp Thunderbird.
There are three Girl Scout councils serving Washington.
This council was formed by the merger of Pacific Peaks and Totem Councils on October 1, 2007. Administrative offices are located in Seattle, Washington. The new council serves over 26,000 girls.
Mission: To build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Regional Offices:DuPont Girl Scout Center, serving South Puget Sound, in DuPont, Washington
Snohomish County Regional Office in Marysville, Washington
East King County Regional Office in Bellevue, Washington
Peninsula Regional Office in Bremerton, Washington
Greater Seattle Regional Office in Seattle, Washington
Southern Counties Regional Office in Longview, Washington
South King County Regional Office in Renton, Washington
Information about each Regional Office may be found at http://www.GirlScoutsWW.org/aboutus/locations.
Camps:Girl Scout Camp Evergreen is 76 acres (310,000 m2) near Longview, Washington
Girl Scout Camp Klahanee is 78 acres (320,000 m2) near Hoquiam, Washington
Girl Scout Camp Lyle McLeod is 60 acres (240,000 m2) near Belfair, Washington
Girl Scout Camp River Ranch is 430 forested acres in Carnation, Washington including Lake Langlois and is by the Tolt River
Girl Scout Camp Robbinswold is 540 acres (2.2 km2) on the Hood Canal near Lilliwaup, Washington
Girl Scout Camp St. Albans is 414 acres (1.68 km2) near Belfair, Washington
Information about all Girl Scout Camps in Western Washington can be found at http://www.GirlScoutsWW.org/aboutus/camp_properties.
This is a new council formed May 1, 2007 by the merger of Inland Empire and Mid-Columbia councils. It serves more than 8,000 girls in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and 3 counties in northern Oregon.
Headquarters: Spokane, Washington
Service Centers:Sandpoint, Idaho
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Camps:Camp 4 Echos is 230 acres (0.93 km2) on Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho.
This council was established on October 1, 2008 and serves girls in Clark and Skamania Counties. See Scouting in Oregon for more information.
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon