Reservations: Camp Shands

The following services are offered FREE OF CHARGE to partner units of the North Florida Council. Partner units host a Family Friends of Scouting presentation & participate in both the spring camp card sale and fall product sale.

  • FREE campsite reservations 
  • FREE use of shelters, pavilions, buildings, campfire rings and program areas 
  • FREE use of aquatics center and pools 
  • FREE use of COPE & climbing towers 
  • FREE use of canoes, kayaks & paddleboards 

If your unit qualified as a partner unit for 2023, your unit leader and committee chair received an email confirming your unit's status and instructions for reserving facilities 

Baden Powell Scout Reservation

Located in Hawthorne, FL on over 800 acres of diverse terrain, BPSR is home to the North Florida Council's  summer and winter camping programs in addition to many other programs offered throughout the year.  

Camp Shands offers 12 campsite areas, housing, a beautiful lake, pavilions, a dining hall, and meeting rooms. Camp Shands can cater to multitudes of Scouts and their families.

In addition to great campsites, other features include:

  • Our incredible shooting sports areas, geared to help teach Scouts and adults about safe rifle, shotgun, pistol, BB gun and archery activities
  • A beautiful waterfront on Lake Osborne, with great opportunities for swimming, fishing, and boating
  • Miles of beautiful hiking trails
  • C.O.P.E. and a 65' climbing wall
  • Xtreme Obstacle Course
  • A water park equipped with swimming pool, water slides, wading pool, and pavilions

Baden Powell Scout Reservation is open for troop and individual camping from September through April. Summer Camp is May through August. Winter Camp is in late December.

No reservations can be made May through Labor Day

1453 Baden Powell Rd.
Hawthorne, FL 32640

File Name Description
Camp Shands Aquatics Center Rules Download
Camp Shands Emergency Contacts Download
Camp Shands Emergency Procedures Download
Camp Shands Rules Download
Camp Shands Usage Fees Download
Directions to Camp Shands Download
Gaga Ball Rules Download
Map of Camp Shands Download