Off Season Rentals

Is available for use year around (weather permitting) as long as a Climbing Instructor is present and approved by the Great Rivers Council C.O.P.E./Climbing committee. For a list of the qualified people within the Council, please contact the Council Service Center.

Cost: Scouting Groups – $5.00/person

Non-Scouting Groups: Youth Groups: $10.00/person; Adult Groups: $15.00/person

Register for C.O.P.E. or Climbing online here.

Project C.O.P.E. is an exciting outdoor activity that can be used to attract and hold members in a group. It offers a set of stimulating activities designed to meet the needs of the people who are seeking greater challenges to their physical and mental abilities. Group activities are ideal for emphasizing teamwork and leadership skills. Individual activities promote personal growth. C.O.P.E. starts with initiative games, and continues with low and high course activities. Participants will climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel and think of other solutions to a variety of situations.

All participants in C.O.P.E. must be 13 years old or older by January 1 of the year attending. Each participant must have a current health history and, if under 18, a consent form from a parent or guardian.

Cost: $25.00 per person – Includes registration, COPE bandana, instructors, and the use of safety equipment. (All participants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. Food and C.O.P.E. T-shirts are not provided. All participants in C.O.P.E. must be 13 years old or older by January 1 of the year attending. Each participant must have a current health history and, if under 18, a consent form from a parent or guardian.)

Non-Scouting Groups: Call for pricing, food and lodging included. A Hold Harmless Agreement and certificate of insurance is required.

Register for C.O.P.E. or Climbing online here.

Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery Ranges

An archery range and rifle range are available for use by Scouting groups in the off-season. Bows, arrows, 20 gauge shotguns, and .22 caliber rifles may be provided upon request. Targets, ammunition, and cleaning of firearms are the responsibility of the party using the equipment. No equipment may be taken off Scout property. A certified Range Safety Officer AND an NRA instructor or National Camp School Shooting Sports  Director is required to use the range.

Cost: Scouting Groups – $75.00 per day $100.00 Deposit required.

The Sinquefield Invention Campus offers a council-wide offseason program. Below is a summary of programs offered.  As we continue to grow, the Invention Campus will offer more offseason programs.

Our most popular offseason program for Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Explorers is the Invention/Merit Badge Workshop.  The council offers several scheduled weekends in the spring and fall. 

Units can also schedule their own Invention/Merit Badge Workshop Weekends.  If your unit would like schedule an Invention/Merit Badge Weekend Workshop, please fill out the following documents: 

Short term camping form

Unit Invention Merit Badge Weekend Workshop Registration

Our most popular offseason program for Cub Scouts is the Invention-NOVA Family Camp.  Our Family Camp is currently the fastest growing camping program at LOTOSR and the Great Rivers Council.  It is available to all levels of Cub Scouts.  Cub Scouts must earn adventures in order to advance.  Through out Invention-NOVA Family Camp, we use the amazing resources of the Invention Lab to teach scouts various adventures.  Our goal is to combine fun with learning. Some of our most popular adventures include Earth Rocks!, Germs Alive!, Super Science, Digging in the Past, A Bear Goes Fishing, and Build It.  In addition to the adventure learning, cub scouts get to participate in activities such as archery, bb guns, wrist rockets, swimming, bouldering, and gaga ball.  Beginning in 2019, Spring NOVA Family Camp will be hosted at the Missouri Military Academy.  Fall NOVA Family Camp will continue to be hosted at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. 

There are two Invention-NOVA Family Camps a year, one in the spring and one in the fall.  Our dates for 2021 are April 30th – May 2nd (Spring) and August 27th – 29th (Fall).  Registrations will open in January 2021.