Camp Mountain Run Adoption Program and Service Projects

Camp Mountain Run – Adoption Program

Procedure: Sign your Troop up to adopt a campsite, program area, or building at Camp Mountain Run. Contact the Camp Ranger (John Drum – 814-637-5530) or Camp Property Committee Chairman (Scott Creighton – 814-221-0218) to set up your adoption process. Once set up, choose the specifics of your adoption.

1. If you select a campsite, you may choose from the following:
a. General clean up (rake leaves, pick up sticks, trails, etc.)
b. Tent and platform set up
c. Clean fire pit area and replenish wood supply
d. Clean kybo (power wash, paint, etc.)
e. Clean Adirondack (minor repairs, paint, etc.)

2. If you select a program area, you may choose from the following:
a. General clean up (rake leaves, pick up sticks, trails, etc.)
b. Paint accompanying shelter, building and/or pavilion
c. Set up area for summer camp

3. If you select a building, you may choose from the following:
a. General interior clean-up
b. General exterior clean-up
c. Interior painting of walls
d. Exterior painting of siding

4. If you have an alternate project in mind to improve camp, and as long as it is approved, you can set up details with the Camp Ranger. The Camp Ranger may also have other projects that need attention that you may choose from.

While summer camp preparation is a very significant time to get camp in top condition, it is also important to maintain the camp property and facilities throughout the entire year. Consider making this a year-round commitment for you troop and continue to develop pride in Camp Mountain Run.

Note: Bucktail Council does not show preferential treatment to those adopting areas (i.e. campsites for summer camp).

Service Project List

1. See “Adoption Program” for recommended project ideas for campsites, program areas, and buildings.

2. Clean up brush from blow down area near dining hall.

3. Split and stack firewood at wood shed.

4. Clean sticks, logs, and debris out of stream and off stream bank.

5. Clean out blocked culvert pipes along road ditches.

6. Paint/stain split rail fences throughout camp.

Updated 6/13/19


Check out some of the projects that were completed recently!  We are so thankful!!


New signage for the entrance to Camp Mountain Run
New signs throughout camp
Gravel to align several pathways in front of buildings and in program areas
New Staging and Prop area in Heritage Circle
New backdrop for Heritage Circle
Cement floor for the Walker Pavilion - Troop 27
Gaga Pits placed by Troop 245 and Troop 27
A new bridge was built between Erie and Shoshone Campsites by Troop 245
Campfire pit at Heritage Circle was mortared and repointed by Troop 83
A new bulletin board was built in Cherokee campsite by Troop 36
Picnic tables were repaired and painted by Troop 36
Several dead trees and blown down areas were cut and cleared - Dick Cooney, Jamie Wolfe, Mark Maines, and the OA
A trailer was built for the Trailblazer outpost by Troop 67 and 83
A new gateway was built for the Scoutcraft Area entrance
A retaining wall was built for the Scoutcraft Area
A memorial bench was placed at Boone Lake in memory of Jack Beck by his wife Phyllis
Quick-disconnects were mounted on several tractor accesories. Ed Schrecengost and George I. Reitz & Sons fabricated a grappling claw
Ah'tic Lodge members installed new vinyl siding, renovated the bathroom and put on a new roof on Kitchkinet cabin
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