Winter Camp

Winter Camp classes are continuing to climb VERTICAL! We adopted a "Vertical" schedule and it has worked great for both Scouts and Leaders. A Vertical schedule allows the Scouts to spend each day at only one specific Merit Badge. So, instead of a block schedule, the Scout would take one Merit Badge all day long.

A Scout's schedule may look something like this:

Saturday (Merit Badge #1), Sunday (MB #2), Monday (MB #3), Tuesday (MB #4). We do offer some half day classes, so a Scout could potentially earn two Merit Badges in one day.

This allows the Leader's to have understanding of where each of their Scout's may be throughout each day.

The 2023 Evangeline Area Council Winter Camp to be held at Mountain Bayou Scout Camp from Friday, November 17th through Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023.

Registration Opens 9/18/2023

Merit Badge Class Signup Opens 10/2/2023

Thanks for all you do in the Scouting Program, especially in your own Units, and we look forward to seeing you at Camp.

New for 2023! Join the ADVENTURE

The Evangeline Area Council, Mountain Bayou Scout Camp - Winter Camp, in conjunction with Atchafalaya Swamp Base, are happy to announce the first ever Mountain Bayou Scout Camp / Swamp Base Mini Trek!

Located deep within the swamps of South Louisiana, Swamp Base offers high adventure paddling treks through the vast and mysterious Atchafalaya Swamp. For the adventurous and the prepared, the swamp offers challenges to conquer and wonders to behold!

Those interested in joining the adventure, please view the mini trek leaders guide for more information.

More Information about Winter Camp Contact:

Mitch Batten - Camp Director

Richie Colonna - Program Director

Ben Pierce - Swamp Base Executive Director

Robert Donadieu - Swamp Base General Manager

File Name Description
ABC fillable healthform.pdf Download
Mountain Bayou Scout Camp Map Download
Swamp Base Mini Trek 2023 Leader's Guide Download
Swamp Base Mini Trek 2023 Program Guide Download
Winter Camp 2023 Leader's Guide Download
Winter Camp 2023 Program Guide Download