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Scout Camps/Jamborees

Viking council operates and maintains three of its own Scout camps - Many Point, Rum River and Stearns.

Many Point Scout Camp 
is one of the largest Scout camps in the United States covering over 2,400 acres of woods and lakes located near Park Rapids, MN.  Scouts from the Twin Cities and all over the world have enjoyed this camp since it opened in 1946. Featuring over 8 miles of waterfront activity on two lakes, hiking, bicycling, horse back riding, pioneering and 30 Merit Badge programs, there are activities for everyone. Many Point is located in the White Earth State Forest and borders the 43,000 acre Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. There are also regular overnight outings to the Itasca National Park and the headwaters of the Mississippi. Troops from outside the Viking Council are welcome to attend Many Point Scout Camp.

Rum River Scout Camp 
is home to Cub Scout and Webelos camping, as well as the Viking Council Cope Course, and is located just north of the Twin Cities in Anoka. Itís 160 acres features wooded campsites, two enclosed activity buildings, a sliding hill and a year round resident ranger to help facilitate your stay.

Stearns Scout Camp 
is the home to Cub Scout and Webelos camping, as well as much of the outdoor training that takes place in the Viking Council. Conveniently located less than an hour northwest of Minneapolis, Stearns features hiking, lakes, woods and over 1,200 acres of unspoiled beauty that is becoming hard to find today. Some of the major events at Stearns include:

High-Adventure programs at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico; Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs, Minnesota and Canada; and Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.

National Scout Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, and participates in world Scout jamborees (also held at four-year intervals). Viking Council has 5 troops participating in 2001.

World Jamboree took place in Chile in January of 1999. The next is scheduled for Thailand in 2004.

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The web site is a legacy site of the Viking Council BSA, now Northern Star Council.  
This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to 2002 and run by volunteers.  As the web became more important to Scouting, the council took over with paid staff.  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.    You can share your comments
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