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Sparks are flying at Onteora Scout Reservation, Theodore Roosevelt Council

Traditional Scouting plays nicely with the BSA’s newest summer camp offerings at Onteora Scout Reservation. Located in the Catskill Mountains, about 125 miles northwest of New York City, Onteora Scout Reservation (OSR) has the technology-infused activities today’s Scouts crave.

That means Scouts can try welding, 3-D printing and game design without giving up old-school faves like canoeing, horseback riding and rock climbing. Here’s what else keeps Scouts coming back to OSR summer after summer for more than 60 years.

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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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