Mount Norris Scout Reservation

Mount Norris Scout Reservation

Mount Norris Scout Reservation

Green Mountain Council • Eden Mills, Vt.

These Scouts laugh in the face of sub-freezing temperatures—and line up early to do so. That’s why all five weekends of winter treks at Mount Norris Scout Reservation sell out months in advance—even though January brings average temperatures between 2 and 25 degrees. The chilly climate is no surprise, considering the camp sits a half-hour south of Vermont’s Canadian border.

Rugged Scouts are eager to pull on another layer and leave their heated cabins to enjoy these outside activities:

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on a route through camp;
Ice fishing, rifle shooting, archery, and shotgun shooting; and
Winter skills training, including patrol games.

By summer, the snow’s gone, but the Scouts aren’t. In addition to traditional summer camp activities, Mount Norris offers “Frontiers Camp,” a popular program showcasing the activities of an 1830s-style mountain man American frontier rendezvous.

Learn more about visiting—in any season—at

Photograph by Berne Broudy


  1. That’s my camp! I was a camper there several summers and worked my way up from CIT in 1986 to Waterfront Director in 1994! What an amazing camp! Friendships that have lasted my whole life. Now Waterfront Director at Camp Bomazeen in Belgrade, Maine. I love Scout Camp! 🙂

  2. Hey Jay! Long time no see! I remember the summer of 1986 well! I have a very special place in my heart for Mt. Norris. The GMC has a great video set to the theme song of Skyrim that shows the camp. Great memories!

    Now that Scouts is allowing girl troops I am going to send my daughter to Mt. Norris next summer. She’ll be the third generation of Keenan to experience the magic.

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