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Bartlett Scout Reservation


For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America’s youth. We celebrate this legacy as we reaffirm our commitment to inspire and prepare future generations.

Camp Bartlett, owned and operated by the Trapper Trails Council, is the premiere scout camp of the West. Situated on 640 acres of land in Southeastern Idaho, Bartlett offers the ideal setting for youth and Scouters of all ages.

Beginning in Fall of 2008, construction began on the Bartlett training pavilion. Generous donations came from Alan Karras, Wadman Corporation, the Lofthouse Foundation, Kartchner Electric, and many other contractors. The training pavilion is home to Camp Bartlett’s handicraft area. It is here that Scouts learn basketry, leatherwork, wood carving, and other crafts. During the Council’s annual Family Camp, the Wood Badge program uses this facility. It is no wonder that Scouters return home inspired to do an even better job of providing Scouting to their youth.

There are 122 merit badges available to earn an Eagle Scout ranking. A Scout must complete 21 to earn his Eagle Scout Award. Camp Bartlett offers merit badge subjects that include environmental science, fish and wildlife management, flyfishing, forestry, oceanography, and soil and water conservation

During July of 2010, Wood Badge course W2-589-04-10 organized the landscaping around the new pavilion. Special thanks to Complete Rental of Montpelier, Davis Hospital, Tanner Clinic, and Wood Badge course participants for making the surrounding grounds so beautiful. Twelve aspen trees were planted to celebrate the centennial year of Scouting and to leave a living legacy for future generations of Scouters.

In July of 2010, construction began on the expansion of Camp Bartlett’s rifle range. Generous donations of money and labor were given from the NRA Foundation, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Call Concrete, and Rodney Jones construction. The new rifle range serves 32 Scouts an hour; and is one of the largest rifle ranges in the Western Region.

In 2010, the shotgun program was quadrupled to serve 16 Scouts an hour. Shooting stations were designed to provide safety to participants. An electric clay pigeon thrower was donated by the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance. Camp Bartlett’s high adventure base was also expanded during the Centennial year. Twelve tables and a staff tent platform were constructed by volunteers and committee members before the camping season began.

In July of 2010, sod was donated to cover Bartlett’s drain field. Special thanks to Ron Later for spearheading the donation effort and to the many donors who donated cash to make this possible. Hundreds of Scouts and adults helped to lay the sod. Grizzly field is the central gathering point of Camp Bartlett - daily flag ceremonies and camp games take place here.

In August of 2010, construction began on the covered pavilion for Bartlett’s archery range. Special thanks to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Hoyt Archery for their support of this range and program. Over 1,100 Scouts participated in the archery merit badge and troop shoots. The archery merit badge is one of Camp Bartlett’s most popular merit badges.

CAMP BARTLETT STAFF 2010 Camp Director - Jeremy Bell Program Director - John Anderson Ranger - Mike Jensen

Bartlett Scout Reservation
Trapper Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America