Established in 1966 Ransburg Scout Reservation was constructed to serve the scouts of the then Central Indiana Council (now Crossroads of America Council), but today scouts from all over the world attend one of our 9 weeks of summer camp. We are nestled within Hoosier National Forest on the banks of beautiful Lake Monroe not far from Bloomington, Indiana. We offer a diverse set of programs, state of the art facilities, and a dedicated staff committed to outstanding service to Scouts and Scouters.
Nestled in Hoosier National Forest, Ransburg Scout Reservation is located on the beautiful Monroe Reservoir near Bloomington, Indiana. We continue to be the premier Scout camp in the midwest because of our diverse programs, state of the art facilities, excellent camp staff, and our commitment to outstanding service to Scouts and leaders.
We know that there are many great camps to choose from and are very happy that Ransburg Scout Reservation is your choice. We hope to serve you to the best of our ability and want your camp experience to be outstanding for both you and your Scouts. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us and we will respond as best we can.
Thank you in advance for placing your trust in Ransburg Scout Reservation. We are eager to serve and hope this guide will assist you in making your plans.
Prior to 1966 the Central Indiana Council was interested in buying property on the soon to be flooded area of Monroe Reservoir. The council was able to locate acreage near the Harden Ridge boat ramp and beach across the lake from the now Four Winds Marina. With land identified, they needed the funding to buy the property. Frank Chase, the Scout Executive, went to Harper Ransburg to help fund the purchase of the property. He asked Mr. Ransburg and he quickly agreed. In addition other members of the Council purchased land on and near the future lake. The Army Corps of Engineers found that they needed property near the dam for a boat ramp and so they approached the council with an offer to trade the land the Council owned near the dam for another property north on the lake. That traded property is now what we know of as Ransburg Scout Reservation. In the Summer of 1966 Camp Ransburg opened as a Scout Summer camp. The inside page of the program for the opening says:
“Toward the molding of men...”
and it is as true today as it was almost 50 years go. As deeply rooted in the heart of each staff member as it was in the men who helped bring the camp to life.
Ransburg Scout Reservation was constructed to serve the scouts of the then Central Indiana Council (now Crossroads of America Council), but today scouts from all over the world attend one of our nine weeks of summer camp.
Reservations for Crossroads of America Council troops begin the first business day of May the year prior to camp. Other councils can begin making reservations June 2 of the year prior to the summer they plan to attend.