Ransburg Reservation offers many opportunities and activities for adults. We understand the sacrifice every adult makes to be at camp with their Scouts and we do what we can to help make their stay enjoyable and productive as possible.
Scout Leader Services
Ransburg Scout Reservation offers leaders opportunities to learn and have fun while at summer camp. We will always have fresh coffee, Scouting-related information and comfortable chairs in the air-conditioned Scout leaders’ lounge, which is located in the Inlow Aquatics Center.
There will be an important troop leader meeting on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Scout leader Mug Club meetings are held weekday mornings. Each troop should have a leader present to receive all necessary information for the day’s program. SPL meetings are held daily.
Leader Activities & Training
During your week at camp, qualified trainers will offer adult training in: Youth Protection, CPR, Climb On Safely Trek Safely, Religious Emblem, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Merit Badge Counselor Training, Homesickness Training, Outdoor Leader Skills, Scoutmaster Specific, Troop Committee Challenge, This is Scouting, Paddle Craft Safety, Swimming and Water Rescue and Leave No Trace.
Leaders can also take a pontoon boat ride around the lake during one of our scheduled boat rides.
The Scout leader bake-off is a popular tradition where Scout leaders compete with their best Dutch oven cooking. Equipment is available for check-out through the Quartermaster.
The Leader’s Role
A teacher, a listener, a motivator, a disciplinarian, these are just a few roles of a Scout leader. In camp, this is only amplified. Thus, it is required that every troop have at least two adult leaders (at least one must be 21 years of age) in camp at all times. Though a leader’s role in camp is probably the most challenging, it is also the most rewarding. The staff at Ransburg Scout Reservation understands the challenge and the reward, so we are always willing to help when needed.