Lost Bayou Scout Camp


“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”       - Lord Baden-Powell


In 1976, the council signed a 56 year lease with option to buy 640 acres of pine forest near Mt. Bayou Lake in Evangeline Parish. The first summer camp was held in 1981 and offered scouts a program including traditional scout-craft, nature, and aquatics. The nearby lake and connecting bayous offered the scouts the ability to explore the swamp lands while enjoying canoe float trips. In 2004 the council purchased the property and by 2006 the mortgage was paid off using the money from timber sales. The camp was originally called Mountain Bayou Scout Camp but in Winter 2013 the name officially changed to Lost Bayou Scout Camp. Lost Bayou offers many scheduled activities but is also open year round for Unit camping. Not a scout but still interested in using Lost Bayou’s facilities? Our meeting rooms and other areas are open for rent to not only scouts but outside groups as well.

Located only a short distance from LA Hwy 167 and I-49 north of Ville Platte on 1771 Mountain Bayou Road; St. Landry, LA 71367


Cub Scouts

Cub Adventure- Held every weekend in October to offer an age appropriate camping experience for new and returning Cub Scouts.

Cub STEM Camp- Held in March. Cub Scout camp out that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the Nova award


Boy Scouts

Shoot N Swim- Held in the Fall for both Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts. Intended as an opportunity for the troops and crews to take advantage of the wonderful shooting ranges, fantastic swimming pool, and breath taking lake we have at Lost Bayou Scout Camp.

Winter Camp- Held over the Thanksgiving Holiday and offered for Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts. Focused on merit badge classes all taught by adults who are professionals in their fields.

National Youth Leader Training (NYLT)- Week long camp held in December over Christmas break for Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts. Focuses on training youth to be leaders in their units.

Klondike Derby- Held in late February. Great way for troops to see how much they know in each of the many different areas. Such as: First Aid, orienteering, fire building, wood tools, tomahawk, water sports, height and distance judging, wilderness survival, oil spill, knots, patrol operations, backpacking, pioneering, search and rescue, map and compass, and GPS.

Summer Camp- Summer Camp is an adventure every Boy Scout should experience! Held in early June, number of weeks varies upon attendance. COPE Course is also available to Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts.   **If you are interested in working on our Summer Camp Staff, please contact Justin Guidroz at 337-235-8551 x108**



Venturing Rendezvous, Venture Crew Challenge

Please take a deeper look at these programs located here on the website and come have some Scouting fun at Lost Bayou!

File Name Description
Climbing Program Consent Form Climbing Program Consent Form Download
STEM Camp Registration Download