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CAMP MORRISON
 
Camp Location
 
The Ore-Ida Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to visit Camp Morrison, a premiere camp in the Idaho Central Rocky Mountains.  Camp Morrison is located adjacent to the beautiful Payette Lake in the Payette National Forest just 100 miles north of Boise, Idaho and three miles east of McCall, Idaho.
 
A full program of Waterfront activities and merit badges are available on the shores of the beautiful Payette Lake.  Activities include early morning swimming and Scouts can take full advantage of the beautiful waters of Payette Lake by earning merit badges in swimming and lifesaving.
 
 
 
 
The 1/4 mile nature trail connecting the waterfront activities to the main camp site of Camp Morrison winds through the dense forested Payette National Forest.  A mature beautiful forest of Ponderosa Pine, Tamarack Pine, Douglas Fir, White Pine and Yellow Pine trees.  There are frequent encounters with deer, fox and other forest going animals which are very common sites along the trails throughout the campground.
 
 
 
Camp Morrison offers twenty eight campsites for use by individual troops as they set up camp and participate in the great programs offered.  Each site has running water for sinks, campfire pits. camp tables and clean sanitary latrine facilities.  Showers with hot water are located at two different locations near the campsites for use of all campers.


Camp Dinning Hall
 
All meals at Camp Morrison are prepared by the excellent staff of trained cooks, and provide a menu of well balanced, nutritious, great tasting food served in the camp Dining Hall. This allows Scouts to avoid the time consuming process of preparing their own food. The tasty large portions receive high marks from the campers each year.
 
Camp Highlights
 
In addition to Scout rank advancement activities, there are more than 30 merit badges offered at Camp Morrison including: astronomy, basketry, bird study, camping, climbing, cooking, emergency preparedness, environmental science, first-aid, fish and wildlife, pioneering, soil and water conservation, wilderness survival, and woodcarving. The waterfront offers opportunities for small boat sailing, snorkeling, canoeing, fishing and swimming.

A first class, small caliber shooting range is available for use of all campers.  A very popular activity is the shotgun shooting. Shooting classes and recreational trap shoots are available in a safe and well supervised facility. Gun skills are learned in a safe and well supervised facility allowing campers to shoot clay targets and practice their shooting skills. The archery range is available for obtaining the archery merit badge and recreational archery shooting for all campers.

CAMP MORRISON HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1 free leader with every 10 Scouts.

  • No fee increase four years in a row! Despite huge cost increases.

  • Again in 2012, Industrial Ventilation, Inc. gifted two more new Canoes!

  •  2012 Sculpture and Wood Carving will be another twofer! In 2011 we added   the Sculpture Merit Badge and found that these classes fit together nicely.

  • For 2012 we’ve also added the Art, Chess, Fingerprinting, and Music Merit Badges.

  • Cullimore will add the Geocaching Merit Badge.

  • 2012 Ranger Quest, see the flyer at the end of this publication.

  • In 2011 Industrial Ventilation, Inc. gifted two more Old Town Guide 160 Canoes!

  • In 2011 Greater Boise Rotary Foundation, gifted two Old Town Guide 160 Canoes!

  • Cullimore Adventure Trek (begun in 2009) in its 4th year!  This will be totally awesome!

  • In 2010 Fredriksen Health Insurance and Industrial Ventilation, Inc. each gifted an Old Town Guide 160 Canoe!  Cabelas gave us an awesome discount on these canoes.

  • In 2010 the Idaho Automatic Weapons Collector’s Association donated 8 new Savage Mark

  • I-FVT with aperture sights, $3200 value in more new shooting equipment!   Thank you I.A.W.C.A.!

  • In 2010 we added PADI Certification and the Scuba Merit Badge.

  • In 2010 the Nature Area added two new merit badge classes, Insect Study and Plant Science.

  • In 2008 we began certifying Life Guards and Climbing Instructors as part of the program.

  • In 2007 the National Rifle Association of America, Idaho Friends of NRA State Fund Committee granted Camp Morrison $6,300 for new shooting equipment.  We purchased four Hawkin Thompson Center .50 Cal Black Powder Rifles and associated supplies; two Anschutz M64 MPR 22 Target Rifles; a new Trap Thrower for our Shotgun Range; Spotter Scopes; and two 14 Gun Locking Cabinets.  Thank you Friends of the NRA for your support!




 
USEFUL INFORMATION
 
The followings weeks are closed at Camp Morrison
 
Week 1
June 16 -21
Week 2
June 22 -28
Week 4
July 7 - 12
Week 5
July 14 - 19
Week 6
July 21-26
Week 7
July 2- August 2

 

 
Driving directions to Camp Morrison from Boise, Idaho  
 
Summer 2014 Camp Morrison Reservation Form
Summer 2014 Camp Morrison Troop Roster
Summer 2014 Camp Morrison Equipment List
Summer 2014 Merit Badge Sign-up
All units must file a Tour Plan
Summer 2014 Merit Badge Tracker
 


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