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Develop horsemanship at Ransburg Scout Reservation, Crossroads of America Council

Horsepower is maximized at Ransburg Scout Reservation in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Whether wakeboarding behind a boat with 200 horsepower or riding a horse with one, Scouts are in for an incredible week at one of the most beautiful camps in Scouting.

Ransburg sits on 624 acres and is surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest, an area first occupied by humans when American Indians hunted there 12,000 years ago.

But Ransburg is more than just a pretty place. Here’s what draws Scouts year after year:

Adults, you’ll enjoy the chance to hone your Scouting skills by getting trained in aquatics, merit badge counseling, paddle craft, Leave No Trace and more. And you can test your culinary skills in a rousing Dutch oven bake-off.

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Scouting Magazine’s Cool Camps Series

Not all Boy Scout camps are created equal. Sure, each offers a terrific program to entertain and challenge Scouts, but every Scout camp has unique program elements that make it special. Scoutingmagazine has scoured the country to find some of the coolest Scout camps around. Check out the full list, and be sure to leave a comment if you’ve visited one of these Cool Camps.

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