Council Camps

 

Double V Scout Ranch

Double V Scout Ranch is located on South Kinney Road six miles (10 km) southwest of Tucson, near Cat Mountain. The 360-acre ranch was acquired on a long-term lease from the Bureau of Land Management in 1969. It is used for both Cub Scout and Boy Scout camping and events. Improvements include a large stone Ramada equipped with picnic tables, restrooms, and water misters for cooling. The ranch also has an Jr. Olympic-size swimming pool. Our 7 campsites are available for rent year-round. Double V Scout Ranch is located near many tourist attractions such as the Desert Museum, Tucson Studios, J.F. Kennedy Park, Kennedy Lake, Starr Pass, and Saguaro National Park.

 

COVID-19 Update:

Is open for Scout use with a couple of Covid safety rules (as we understand them on July 31st)

Units must have their chartered organization’s permission to begin activities. Units need to use the BSA restart checklist as they plan activities Unit Restart checklist

Units using camp must plan their activities in cohorts of ten or less while practicing social distancing. Units or other activities can have no more than five cohorts or fifty participants at camp.

As appropriate all participants should have face coverings

Again, using the Unit restart checklist units must follow all the Covid screening and cleanliness guidelines.

Below is directions to camp along with a map of camp:

Double V Map

Reservations

Address: 3801 Kinney Road, Tucson AZ 85713

Reservations

Facilities available:

7 Campsites, ideal for patrol camping:

Rattlesnake
Red Feather
Coyote
Road Runner
Saguaro
Amistad-Arison
Anaconda
Mulcahy Outpost

 

***All refund requests due to cancellations, MUST be emailed to Joanie Rivard at joanie.leerivard@scouting.org at least 2 weeks prior to the arrival date of your event to be considered for refund. Otherwise, no refund will be given.***

**All groups using the pool must have one person with safe swim defense for every twenty people. A copy of these cards MUST accompany the reservation form. You will also need to have the card in your possession and shown to the ranger, upon request or prior to using the pool.

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Camp Lawton is located in the Catalina mountains, about 60 minutes from Tucson, where mountain biking and hiking trails are abundant. In the summer it is generally 20 degrees cooler than Tucson and in the winter it is located just below Ski Valley. Many improvements have been ongoing at Camp Lawton. Improvements include the dining hall, staff cabins, pool, campsites, archery range, air rifle range, and campfire bowl. Cabins and campsites are available for rental all year round.

*TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AND/OR CHECK AVAILABILITY FOR CAMP LAWTON, 

         Reserve your spot today              

Also, if you would like to visit Lawton to check out the camp has to offer, please contact Joanie Rivard to make an appointment.  joanie.leerivard@scouting.org

Camp Lawton has been leased from the US forest service since 1921 and has been continuously operated by the Catalina Council, BSA. It is located in the Santa Catalina mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona.

***All refund requests due to cancellations, MUST be emailed to Joanie Rivard at joanie.leerivard@scouting.org at least 2 weeks prior to the arrival date of your event to be considered for refund. Otherwise, no refund will be given.***

Below is a map of camp:

Camp Lawton Map

Below is directions to camp:

Directions to Camp Lawton

Campsites, ideal for patrol camping:

Apache
Cochise
Gila
Hohokam
Hopi
Navajo
Oglala
Pima
Santa Cruz
Yuma
Zuni

***All refund requests due to cancellations, MUST be emailed to Joanie Rivard at joanie.leerivard@scouting.org at least 2 weeks prior to the arrival date of your event to be considered for refund. Otherwise, no refund will be given.***

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Angel Charities Camp Lawton Improvement Projects

Camp Lawton and Boy Scouts of America

Selected as a 2015 Angel Charity for Children Grant Recipient

Angel Charity for Children announced that they are granting $275,000 to the

Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America for projects at Camp Lawton.

Thank you to the Angel Charities for their generous donation to help the Catalina Council, BSA better serve the youth in Southern Arizona at Camp Lawton.

Camp Lawton is 72 acres located on Mt. Lemmon. Camp Lawton has been camping youth for 100 years in Southern Arizona. Camp Lawton serves over Serves 700+ Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA every summer.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about this amazing news:

What are the projects being funded by Angel Charity for Children?

The projects being funded are designed to improve the sleeping and eating facilities at Camp Lawton. Specifically, the projects are (select each project for more details and information about that particular project):

75 New Adirondacks throughout the camp

Dining Hall Deck to increase seating capacity

Kamper Kitchen in the Cabin area

New Tables and Chairs for the Dining Hall

How will the projects be built?

Most of the projects are being built with volunteer help. The Frontiersman will give updated details on work days at Camp Lawton for the projects.

When does the funding come to the Council?

The funding from Angel Charity for Children will not come to the Council until the projects have been completed and at the earliest April of 2016. The Council is securing a line of credit to provide funding now to begin the projects. The cost of the line of credit is built into the grant from Angel Charity for Children.

When will the projects be built?

The Adirondacks are beginning immediately. We will try to build as many as possible before summer camp begins in June. Our progress will be determined by the number of volunteers helping with the project.

The Dining Hall deck and Kamper Kitchen need permits approved by Pima County before construction can begin. Our hope is to complete the Dining Hall deck prior to summer camp. The Kamper Kitchen is a material kit that has to be pre-fabricated and delivered to Camp Lawton.

How can people help?

Please volunteer to help with construction of the projects. Many hands make light work. There are many tasks for those with little construction experience and skills. The Frontiersman will have details on work days. You can also contact Kevin Rio, Council Ranger, directly by emailing him at kevin.rio@scouting.org to schedule time to help out.

How will the summer camp program be impacted?

Hopefully, several projects can be completed prior to the beginning of summer camp. Construction within camp will be suspended during the summer camp program with the exception of the Kamper Kitchen which is being built in the cabin or staff area and should not impact the program.

Can we use the money for other things?

No. The funds are restricted by the donor, Angel Charity for Children, for the purpose of the projects which were listed above and approved for the grant.

Thank you to Angel Charity for Children and their wonderful support of Camp Lawton this year!

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Catalina Council Camp Rules

Catalina Camp Rules

Camp Usage Agreement

Refund Policy:

All refund requests due to cancellations, MUST be emailed to Joanie Rivard at joanie.leerivard@scouting.org at least 2 weeks prior to the arrival date of your event to be considered for refund. Otherwise, no refund will be given.

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Camp Lawton – Master Development Plan 2017

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