Welcome to Settlers Camp for the 2017 Season! Each summer brings a host of new changes here at camp. This year, we’re excited to offer our scouts 13 new Merit Badge offerings!

New Merit Badges offered at Trexler this summer

  • Archeology
  • Fingerprinting
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Animal Science
  • Bird Study
  • Chemistry
  • Inventing
  • Climbing
  • Moviemaking
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Engineering
  • Metalworking
  • Whitewater

Sign your troop up for a spot at Settlers Camp today using DoubleKnot though our council, Minsi Trails Council!

2017 Program Areas


Challenge your friends and fellow scouters at who has the best shot on the range, with over six archery targets to choose from in any weather.

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Archery
    Camp Programs:
  • Archery Carnival
  • Archery Tic Tac Toe
  • Early Morning Shoot
  • Open Archery Shoot

Area 7

Our Area 7 is the perfect place for you if you're on your way to becoming an Eagle Scout! Area 7 will offer you many opportunities to take part in many Eagle required Merit Badges!

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Chess
  • Citizenship in the Nation*
  • Citizenship in the World*
  • Communications*
  • Emergency Preparedness*
  • First Aid*
    Camp Programs:
  • Eagle Forum
  • Games Night
  • Open Chess
  • Patch Trading


Our newly improved athletics field equipped with lights and many different types of athletic equipment also includes a baseball/softball field, basketball hoops, volleyball court and much more!

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Athletics
  • Personal Fitness*
  • Sports
    Camp Programs:
  • Horseshoes
  • Night Frisbee
  • Scoutmaster Softball
  • Scoutmaster Nukem
  • Soccer Scrimage
  • Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
  • Volleyball Tournament


    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Environmental Science*
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Insect Study
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Oceanography
  • Plant Science
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Weather
    Camp Programs:
  • Econ Scavenger Hunt
  • Open Oceanography


Like creating and making new things? Our handicraft area will be your favorite hangout! Similar to our This Old Camp, learn handy skills and make any project you desire.

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Basketry
  • Leatherwork
  • Model Design
  • Plumbing
  • Textiles
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodworking
    Camp Programs:
  • Open Toolbox

Hawkeye Action Center & C.O.P.E.

Boasting one of the largest COPE courses in the Northeast Region, a BMX track and all new shooting sports activities along with other great older boy activities, Camp Hawkeye is our effort to provide a summer program for older scouts who are seeking a more adrenaline fueled camping experience.

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Signs, Signals, and Codes
  • Geocaching
    Camp Programs:
  • BMX
  • BMX Trail Riding (Bring Your Own Bike our use ours!)
  • Climb on Safely
  • Disc Golf
  • Open C.O.P.E. Climb
  • Paintball
  • Pole Spar Climbing

Media Center

Learn to capture your week like an artist with photography, or talk to another scouter around the world on a HAM radio in our Media Center! Learn all about games and the digital technology in our lives, even while at camp!

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Digital Technology
  • Game Design
  • Photography
  • Radio
    Camp Programs:
  • Open Computer Lab

Operation First Class

Our Operation First Class program is an accelerated program designed to give younger and first time scouters the knowledge, skills and requirements to reach the First Class rank. Scouters partaking in the Operation First Class program will have the opportunity to experience different programs Settlers Camp has to offer including:

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Leatherwork
  • Mammal Study
    Camp Programs:
  • 20+ BSA Rank Advancement Requirements
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Totin Chip Certification
  • Trexler Rangers
  • Waterfront Swimming/Boating
  • Wilderness Outpost


Like to cook in a Dutch oven or over an open fire? Check out our Scoutcraft program where there is always knots to tie and ropes to lash!

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Camping*
  • Cooking*
  • Fishing
  • Indian Lore
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Wilderness survival
    Open and Evening Programs:
  • Leave No Trace
  • Trek Safely
  • Woodsman Competition
  • Scoutmaster Breakfast/Lunches


If you're into scientific hobbies SENTR will feel like home! Spend your time gazing at the stars in Astronomy to shooting for the stars in Space Exploration!

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Astronomy
  • Electronica
  • Nuclear Science
  • Robotics
  • Space Exploration
    Open and Evening Programs:
  • Astronomy Stargazing

Shooting Sports

Our shooting sports program area offers you the opportunity to safely operate and learn proper gun safety while engaging in practices to enhance your skills.

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Rifle
    Open and Evening Programs:
  • Early Morning Shoot
  • Open Muzzleloader
  • Open Rifle/Shotgun
  • Rifle Poker
  • Scoutmaster Shotgun Shoot off

This Old Camp

Become the DIY handyman after a week at This Old Camp by learning skills such as automotive maintnence and our popular merit badge welding!

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Electricity
  • Welding
    Open and Evening Programs:
  • Handyman Competition
  • Power Tool man Competition


Our waterfront offers a chance for scouts to cool off during the hot summer days. Our waterfront is also fully stacked with canoes, kayaks, and rowboats all available every day for scouts of all ages and ability groups to venture out onto Lake Trexler.

    Merit Badges Offered:
  • Canoeing
  • Lifesaving*
  • Kayaking
  • Rowing
  • Swimming*
    Open and Evening Programs:
  • BSA Snorkeling
  • Mile Swim
  • Open Boating (Canoes/Kayaks/Rowboats)
  • Open Swimming
  • Safety Afloat/Safe Swim Defense
  • Sandcastle Competition

Sign your troop up for a spot at Settlers Camp today using DoubleKnot though our council, Minsi Trails Council!