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Onteora Scout Reservation

Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, the 1400-acre and 2000-foot altitude, Onteora Scout Reservation (or OSR) is affectionately referred to by those who have experienced the camp as "Land in the Sky."  Upon arrival at OSR, you will be met with a traditional greeting of "Welcome Home." 

Boy Scouts of different rank and age will have a wide variety of programs to choose from.  While OSR is rooted in tradition, its programs are developed with the needs of today's scouts and leaders in mind.  

The Theodore Roosevelt Council's priority is to provide a top notch resident camping experience at OSR supported by a well trained staff committed to exceptional customer service, great food, a variety of program and well maintained facilities.

Onteora Scout Reservation (OSR): July 16-22, 2017 (Sunday to Saturday)
  • We will be staying at Campsite Flathead
  • Cost: $320 for Scouts who already paid $100 deposit; $420 for all other Scouts (plus $40 if paid after 5/14).  Adults are free, but must be fully trained/registered ASMs to attend.  Some programs like Paintball and ATV require additional fees, which should be included with payment.  Merit Badge costs are paid at camp.
  • Scouts need to decide what merit badges they want to take months before so we can register them.
  • NOTE: Scouts are expected to stay the entire week of camping, unless they have received clearance ahead of time to leave early for exceptional circumstances.
  • SCOUTS MAY NOT HAVE SMARTPHONES AT SUMMER CAMP.  Leaders will have phones if Scouts need to call home or be reached.  Scouts will survive "off the grid" for a week. Any Scout violating this policy will have his device confiscated and may forfeit any advancement.
  • Scouts and leaders attending camp must supply BSA health/medical forms Parts A, B & C PLUS - if applicable - a letter indicating any prescription medication the Scout will take at camp (new for 2017).  Start at our Quick Tips page before submitting any health forms.
  • For prescription medication takers, OSR encourages using CampRX for medication supply.
    DEADLINES (earlier is appreciated):
Provide the above to the Scoutmaster in person or mail/drop off (38 Marino Ave, PW, 11050). Once the Scout is registered with the camp, payment is not refundable.

*MAKE M.D. APPOINTMENTS/GET PART C FORM TO M.D. NOW.  No forms beyond 6/1 will be accepted by the Troop, so late form issues will have to be addressed directly with Theodore Roosevelt Council.  There is no guarantee the Council will accept late forms, but regardless if accepted, all registration fees are non-refundable.



(First year Scouts are strongly encouraged to take the Swimming MB and will be registered in the Dan Beard Program for new Scouts)


OSR Map

OSR Leaders and Parents Guide