Scouts BSA Resident Camp
Build an Adventure Today
The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide an educational program for youth and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. These are the aims of Scouting and the ever-present goals of the Mount Norris Scout Reservation Scouts BSA summer camp program.
In addition, we are pleased to offer a number of fun and exciting non-merit badge programs, such as COPE, BSA Lifeguard, and Trail to First Class, designed to give each Scout the summer adventure of a lifetime.
Summer Camp Guide
The 2023 Summer Camp Guide is now available, featuring the latest details on the Program Schedule.
Merit Badge Prerequisites
The merit badge program at MNSR is carefully designed to reflect the outdoor experience at camp. As a result, nearly all merit badges offered may be completed entirely at camp. In some cases, however, a requirement may be more easily or necessarily completed at home. In such cases the Scout is asked to bring evidence of completion for review by his or her merit badge counselor.
Merit Badge Records
Mount Norris Scout Reservation maintains a record of all merit badges completed and partials earned at summer camp. These records are stored for at least eight years.
BSA policy maintains that any partially completed merit badge may be completed at any time until the Scout’s 18th birthday. If the requirements for the badge are changed at any point after the badge is begun, the Scout has the right to complete the badge under the original requirements.
If a Scout earns a partial while at MNSR summer camp and subsequently loses his or her blue card, a record of the past work can be obtained from the camp administration. The camp is also able to provide verification of completed merit badges when the Scout’s blue card is lost.
To obtain a record of a missing blue card, please provide the following information: