Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the youth of America for more than a century. Discover everything Scouting has in store for you! Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders.

The Great Rivers Council is home of the only Sinquefield Invention Campus at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. Our Invention Campus provides access hi-tech equipment, computer lab, 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC routers, embroidery machines, Scan-n-Cut machines, welding, metalworking, skills and trades, and more.

Upcoming Events & Resources

Summer camp is the highlight of the Scouting year. Join us for 2023 summer camp adventures at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation

Cub Akela Camp offers a terrific three day/two-night program for Cubs of all ages. Cubs register and attend along with others from their packs or dens. Cubs will spend their days participating in a variety of structured activities including BB Guns, archery, swimming, crafts, games, rowboats, hikes, and evening activities. These activities are designed to provide advancement opportunities using Cub Adventures. There is no better way to get your Scout’s year off to a great start!

Cub Adventure Camp is our 4 night Cub Scout camping program and will run concurrently with the Akela Camp and Webelos Camp programs – Day 3 will pick up where Cub Akela Camp left off, right after breakfast. The activities during Cub Adventure will focus on the Cub Scout Adventures in the Cub Scout requirements!

Webelos Camp is a five-day, four-night camp complete with advancement activities focused on the Webelos Adventures! Each day offers a variety of pre-programmed activities including Pellet Guns, slingshots, archery, hiking, games, canoeing, swimming, and fishing as well as other evening activities provided by our excellent staff. Webelos Scouts will enjoy the outdoors, play games, make new friends, learn Scouting skills, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

If you have any questions, please contact Camp Director, Dennis Kerns, at (660) 221-0443 and

More information can be found here.

Unlike our standard summer camp programs, which are centered around a Scout’s Troop, Pack, or Den, this program is designed to deliver fun for your WHOLE FAMILY. You will enjoy wonderful meals; spacious campsites; private, family-friendly bathroom and shower facilities; and amazing program opportunities! Participants from a wide variety of activities that you can do as a family. If you have more than one child attending you can even split up so each child gets to build their own adventure! 

All participants will be able to select the programs, a la carte style. They will have a variety of options to choose from. Activities options may include but are not limited to Free Swim, Archery, BBs, ILab Ingenuity, Wood Shop Mania, a Treasure Hunt, Tower-time, AND MORE! 

If you have any questions, please contact Camp Director, Dennis Kerns, at (660) 221-0443 and

More information can be found here.

Ride into Summer at our “Off to the Races” Cub Scout Day Camp!

Our day camps provide children with positive and fun experiences that build character, new friendships and a sense of belonging that will last beyond the summer. Sessions are led by experienced and nationally trained staff. We also partner with local community organizations to bring additional program opportunities to your child.

More information can be found here.

We’re ready for 2023, are YOU?? 2023 Summer Camp registrations at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation opens soon.
Learn more here.

Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation

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The Scouting Programs

Scouting programs and outdoor adventures give young people the opportunity and freedom to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life. It presents them with chances to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills. These experiences not only help Scouts while they are young but also stay with them throughout their adult lives, growing into exceptional men and women who respect their family, community, religion, country, and themselves.

Cub Scouts

Youth grades K–5

Scouts BSA

Youth ages 11-17


Coed Ages 14-20

Sea Scouts

Coed Ages 14-20


Coed Ages 14-20

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Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Oath

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”


Discovery is at the heart of Scouting. Whether it’s a campout, derby car race, or hike on the trail, we believe every adventure helps us uncover a little more about ourselves. We build the foundations for humility and compassion—strengthening character through actions—to prepare youth for a lifetime of leadership.


Prepared. For Life.

Scouting teaches youth to confront any challenge with whole hearts and clear minds—to live their lives without regret, never back down, and do their very best!






In Scouting, we will not compromise the safety of our youth, volunteers, and employees. Safety is a value that must be taught and reinforced at every opportunity. We are all responsible and must hold each other accountable to provide a safe environment for all participants.

Become Your Best Self

Through fun yet challenging physical and mental activities, Scouting encourages personal growth by teaching youth
how to set goals and achieve them with determination.






The BSA promotes a culture where youth, volunteers, and employees feel a sense of belonging—where every person feels respected and valued. We welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s diverse communities.

Fun for the Whole Family

Scouting is something the whole family can experience together. We designed our program so that anyone—brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers—can have fun and make an impact!


Our unique programs focused on character development, leadership and outdoor exploration provide a lifetime of benefits!

Compared to non-Scouts, Scouts are more likely to:

Embrace positive
social values

Develop kindness, helpfulness,
and cheerfulness

Have a greater sense
of hope for their future

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The Great Rivers Council is generously supported by United Way of Northeast Missouri, United Way of Audrain County, United Way of Central Missouri (Jefferson City & Lake), and Sedalia-Pettis County United Way.