Settlers Camp: Trexler Scout Reservation

Trexler Scout Reservation, located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, is the Northeast Region’s foremost Boy Scout Camp. It began on January 14, 1927, at the height of the roaring twenties. Local notable World War I Pennsylvania General Harry C. Trexler donated land to his cherished community. He transformed a lush tract of land in Monroe County into a Camp for the Boy Scouts of the Lehigh County Council. The camp opened in 1928.

Now owned by the Minsi Trails Council, this 900 acre Scout Reservation includes both a Boy Scout Reservation (Settler’s Camp), and a Cub Scout Reservation (Akelaland). The Camps rest among two lakes; Lake Minsi where ceremonial OA events take place, and Lake Trexler where our Waterfront is located. The reservation is covered by over 25 miles of hiking and orienteering trails, a GPS Course, and plenty of biking trails for you to explore.

Settlers Camp offers one of the most robust scouting programs around. Each year, Settlers Camp allows scouts the chance to earn a wide array of merit badges. No matter their interests, age or rank on their journey to eagle, every scout will find a badge that fits their wants and needs.

With three separate ranges, a rifle, a shotgun, and an archery range, a Disk Golf Course, a Gaga Ball Pit, eight program areas filled with activities, a fully stocked Waterfront, and one of the largest C.O.P.E. courses in the Northeast Region of the Boy Scouts of America, there is much to experience during your week here at Camp.

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