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Pipsico Scout Reservation


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 The above link about Pipsico will tell you about our fantastic facilities which was actually owned at one time by Captain John Smith of Jamestown fame.

In case you want to load your own directions to camp, the address is:

Pipsico Scout Reservation

(Use this address for summer camp correspondence)
57 Pipsico Road
Spring Grove, VA 23881


WARNING:  If you send any official correspondence to the above address, please note, that is not our business address, we use the Tidewater Council Service for all official business documents.

Pipsico Scout Reservation

Pipsico Scout Reservation is located in Surry County, Virginia. It encompasses more than 900 acres of woodland, open fields and marshes. The terrain includes a natural ravine system and ranges in elevation from 20 to more than 100 feet above sea level. Pipsico Scout Reservation's northern boundary extends for a mile and half along the banks of the historic James River.

Cliffs 60 to 75 feet high overlook a picturesque mile long sandy beach and several cypress tree coves. The cliff walls are studded with marine shells and fossils providing tangible evidence of the James River's influence on life over the centuries. The beach has proven to be a beach comber's delight for discovering nautical treasures like shark teeth, prehistoric whale bones, driftwood and a peaceful observation site for beautiful shoreline sunrises and sunsets.

Tidewater Council purchased this land in 1958. It has been preserved and maintained as close to its natural state as possible. The "Red Trail" hiking trail that encircles the reservation provide a variety of visual and ecological wonders for hikers of all ages to marvel at. Along the trail you may chose to stop and see the "Pipsico Tree," a tulip poplar nearly 20 feet in circumference that predates the arrival of the first English colonists or stroll along the sandy beach of the James River and observe the flight of the bald eagles that nest on the reservation. As you hike through the wooded areas imagine yourself as one of the early settlers and experience the history that is part of this land!

Camp Lions, "Land of the Eagles"

Camp Lions on the Pipsico Scout Reservation opened in 1988 as a long-term summer camp. Facilities include a 40-foot climbing and rappaling tower, a modern dining hall, an Olympic-size swimming pool with ramp access for those with disabilities and an attached shower/latrine facilities, a fully equipped health lodge, a trading post, a rifle range and central shower facility to serve the 11 camp sites -- each having its own latrines and wash stands.

Camp Lions offers a wide variety of activities and programs that enable Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers to earn awards while having fun! During the Boy Scout resident camp weeks, the aquatics' program includes instruction in swimming and fun! During the Boy Scout resident camp weeks, the aquatics' program includes instruction in swimming and lifesaving, along with sailing, rowing, water-skiing, motor boating and canoeing on the James River. Other supervised instructional activities include field sports, ecology/conservation, scoutcrafts and handicrafts.

During Cub Scout resident camp, Cub and Webelos Scouts, along with their adult camping partners, participate with den and pack leaders in a theme-related outdoor program that spells fun and excitement for all! Programs present a variety of structured and camp-wide events. The Cub Resident Program includes swimming, archery, BB guns, handicrafts, sports and nature. Many special activities are scheduled during the sessions, including competitions, games and campfires.

Don't let your Scouts miss out on the opportunity to experience the "Land of the Eagles!"

Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America
Serving the youth of Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina
1032 Heatherwood Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Office: 757-497-2688 | Fax: 757-473-3305 | More contact info