Boy Scout Camping

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

In the outdoors, boys have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy as he learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature's unexpected circumstances.

The LHC Camp Catalog                     Summer Camp Promo Flyer                       Parent Guide to Summer Camp

Summer camp fee payments: To receive the $25 discount off of $305, a deposit of $50 must be received by March 4th, 2017, for each Scout. Registration for merit badges will open 12:01am March 5th, 2017. Deposits must be paid for each Scout spot being held within Tentaroo, based on the projected numbers turned in with your Summer Camp Deposit Form, to begin registration for merit badges. Any adjustments to those numbers can be made by emailing or calling Brandy Koenig at or 502-361-2624. The system will not allow registration to begin without the $50 deposit being made for each Scout spot held. (Example: 20 Scouts x $50 = $1000) This deposit goes towards the final balance for Summer Camp, independent of changes to the final number of Scouts brought to camp, up until May 5th, 2017. After May 5th, 2017, any Scouts not fully paid will return to the base price of $280. Our camp fee is all inclusive. There are no additional program fees and kits for basketry and leatherworking are already included in the Summer Camp fee. Scouts can attend a 2nd week of camp at $225 by being a Provisional Camper!

Tentaroo user instructions for general usage and merit badge signup.

Summer Camp Dates for 2017:

Week 1: June 11-17, 2017

Week 2: June 18-24, 2017

Week 3: June 25-July 1, 2017

Week 4: July 2-8, 2016

Week 5: July 9-15, 2017  &  Venture Crew Challenge Week @ RCM!

Week 6: July 16-22, 2017 **

** (Week 6 will be held at Camp Crooked Creek & Aquabase (RCM) Only)

(Week 5 will be a special Crew-only week at RCM)


Roy C. Manchester Camping

Camp Roy C. Manchester is located on the 400 acre Pfeffer Scout Reservation on the shores of Kentucky Lake in far Southwestern Kentucky. Located near Benton, Kentucky, Camp Manchester is easily accessible from anywhere in the middle part of the United States. It is only moments from Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and only a day’s drive to the large metropolitan areas of St. Louis, Memphis, Louisville, and Nashville.

Aquabase at Roy C. Manchester

Camp Manchester is home to Aquabase, mid-America’s premier sailing program on beautiful Kentucky Lake. Covering 160,300 acres, this exciting program provides twenty-five foot Catalina sailboats and spend an adventure together for a week! In addition to Aquabase, motorboating, small boat sailing, swimming, and rowing can also be undertaken at the Waterfront.

Winter Camp - Returning to Camp Roy C. Manchester

Camp Manchester will host the annual Winter Camp program where Troops can enjoy a winter camping adventure of 4 nights and 5 days participating in fun activities such as a Polar Bear Plunge and Eskimo Luau while working on S.T.E.M. focused merit badges. The leader’s guide provides detailed information about the event including schedules, program offerings and a registration form. 

Camp Crooked Creek

Boy Scout camp is a week long resident camping experience for Scouts from age 11 to 17 years old. While providing Scouts will an excellent opportunity for advancement, summer fun and new experiences, there are many camp activities that will strengthen your patrol and troop organization. Troops also have the opportunity to earn merit badges and obtain skills and knowledge to make their year-round program safer and more fun. Be sure that your Scouts do not miss the great experience of Camp Crooked Creek.

Aquabase - Venture Crew Challenge

This new Crew-specific program combines High Adventure with summer camp and tons of Venturer designed fun. All Venturers are invited to spend a week at Camp Roy C. Manchester where they will participate in Aquatics programs like tubing, kayaking, water skiing, and sailing; Sports programs like archery, fishing, shotgun/rifle/pistol shooting, and beach volleyball; Indoor pastimes such as checkers, music, bad-movie nights, and dance parties; and Outdoor High Adventure programs like the Wilderness Survival Outpost, mountain biking, large boat sailing, and camp-wide games. Crews are a vital part of the camp community. Certain activities, such as social events, religious worship services, flag ceremonies, etc., are set for the entire camp community. Crews will want to participate in these activities.

Call the Council Office if you have any questions. 502-361-2624. Please log in through the Tentaroo system to check your Troop's payments, add your roster, and sign up for merit badges.

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