Cherokee Ridge Program Center
Cherokee Ridge Program Center is situated on 1,100 acres of forest and rolling hills, located in Wayne County. There are three permanent camping units (one with a unit house and two with unit shelters). The unit house has a large sleeping area with a fireplace and a full kitchen. All three units have screened cabins, electricity, running water, established fire rings and latrines with cold showers. Hot showers and flush toilets are located at the pool. The Dining Lodge can house 100+ people, has a full commercial kitchen, craft room and bathrooms and is ADA accessible. There are also two, 2-room log cabins with shower and toilet facilities. Recreational opportunities include a pavilion, established fire rings, a 20-acre lake for fishing, canoeing, sailing, and paddle boating. The stable houses up to 24 horses, has a bathroom, electricity and running water, two riding arenas (1 open and one closed) for instruction and lots of riding trails. All types of sports activities are available; an interpretive trail for outdoor education is only part of the available programs. The St. Francis River that borders the property is easily accessible for float trips and fishing. This property is used for troop activities, service unit events, program events and adult trainings. An onsite Ranger maintains the property year round. The property is closed November through March.
Finbrooke Program Center
Finbrooke Program Center offers a variety of outdoor experiences on 250+ acres of flat meadows, rolling hills and forest. It is located southeast of Springfield on the Finley River and used for resident camp, day camp, troop, service unit and program events. Six different sites offer a choice of small cabins, perma-tents or platform tents. A large lodge with full kitchen and bathroom facilities has a capacity of 125. Program activities include canoeing (river), swimming (pool), archery, low and high ropes course, climbing tower, Zip Line, stargazing, hiking, mountain biking and environmental activities. Finbrooke Program Center is accredited by the American Camp Association and is ADA accessible. Capacity is 200-500 for day events. An on-site Ranger maintains the site year-round. Some areas of the site may be used year-round.
Friendship Fields Program Center
Located north of Pittsburg, Kansas, this 53-acre site is set in a prairie meadow. The Red Bud Lodge (not pictured) is the primary setting for most troop, service unit and program events. The lodge contains a double fireplace, flush toilets, showers and has a capacity of 75. The lodge's kitchen and meeting room are well-equipped and the grounds include a pavilion, fire ring, storm shelter and a canoe dock to a small lake that provides the opportunity for canoeing and paddle boating. Another favorite is the 1-room log cabin (pictured) with a kitchen and bathroom. An on-site Ranger maintains the site year-round. Friendship Fields is ADA accessible. This property is used for troop activities, service unit events, meetings, program events and adult trainings. The Red Bud Lodge may be used year-round.
Green Berry Acres Program Center
Green Berry Acres Program Center is a 4-acre site in Jefferson City, MO, home of the Missouri State Capital. A log cabin with a stone fireplace is great for meetings and sleepovers. A picnic shelter, outdoor grills, a fire circle with benches and a hiking trail make this a great place for troops, service unit activities, program events and adult trainings. No kitchen is on site (although there is a microwave and a refrigerator). Adjacent, but not connected to the cabin is a shower house with flush toilets. Although the cabin is heated, the shower house is unavailable during the winter so the site is closed November through March. Capacity in the cabin is 20, outdoor use would be 200. This site is set in a residential neighborhood. This property is used for troop activities, service unit events, program events and adult trainings.
Latonka Program Center
Latonka Program Center is located on Lake Wappapello near Poplar Bluff, MO. The lake provides swimming, canoeing, sail boating and paddle boating. There are 3 units of screened cabins and 1 unit of platform tents. There are also 3 building which are climate controlled. The Troop House is used year-round by troops and service units. The Dining Lodge has a large connected screened area for indoor use or overflow. This property is leased from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The land is mostly hills with lots of woods. A 30-acre area next to the camp is owned by GSMH and has the low/high challenge course elements including a Zip Line. The site can accommodate 200-500 for day events. This property is used for troop activities, program events, service unit events and adult trainings.
Mintahama Program Center
Mintahama Program Center is located south of Joplin, MO. This 180-acre site is set on meadows and rolling hills with forest and a 12-acre lake. The Bunk House can be used throughout the year for troop camping, service unit events, program events and adult trainings. Canoeing, sailing, and paddle boating to Goose Island (in the center of the lake), swimming at the pool, archery, hiking, and environmental activities are just a few of the favorite activities available. Mintahama has four camping units; a platform tent unit, a screened cabin unit, a tree house unit and a lodge unit, all with fire-rings, shelters, latrines and shower houses. Several buildings offer overnight use complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities. The Dining Hall has a capacity of 150 with a full commercial kitchen and the site has a capacity of 200-500 for day events. An on-site Ranger maintains the property year-round. Some areas of the site may be used year-round.
Sacajawea East Program Center
Sacajawea East Program Center is a 38-acre site located 8 miles north of Cape Girardeau. It has a cabin with electricity and running water, stove and refrigerator, leaders' area and large meeting room with a fireplace. A covered back porch leads to a stone fire pit and benches. The land has mostly hills, lots of trees and about 12 acres of cleared flat meadows ideal for tent camping, sports, orienteering, archery, nature study and outdoor skills and is complete with picnic tables, fire circles and a pavilion. An established hiking trail leads to a Scout's Own. The capacity of the lodge is about 15 persons; day use can accommodate around 150. It is used for troop activities, program events, service unit events and adult trainings. The Riding Stable houses 12 horses with a 75' x 100' indoor riding arena. Although the property is closed November through March, the Stable facility stays open for riding sessions and program events October through April.
Sacajawea West Program Center
Sacajawea West Program Center is a 30-acre site located near the outskirts of Sedalia, MO. There is plenty of space to spread out for outdoor activities. It has a large lodge with a full kitchen, showers, and flush toilets that is ADA accessible with a capacity of 50 indoors and up to 200 outdoors. A pavilion, an older building used as a craft house and a small shed are also used. This property is opened year-round and is set in a residential neighborhood. This property is used for troop activities, service unit events, program events and adult trainings.
Silver Meadows Program Center
Silver Meadows Program Center is a 130-acre site located in Columbia, MO. The fully equipped 2-story lodge, with room for 75, is ADA accessible. It has a full commercial kitchen, shower and bathroom facilities, fireplace and office. An outdoor shelter with showers, flush toilets and a fire circle is located away from the lodge for more tent camping. Canoeing on the lake and hiking are the most favorite activities. The property is a mixture of flat meadows great for sports activities and the surrounding woods is an excellent place for nature study. This property is used for troop activities, service unit events, program events and adult training. The lodge is open year-round.
Suzanne Program Center
This 750-acre site is mostly timber with 51 acres of cleared meadows located near Diamond, Missouri, close to Joplin. A small cabin, latrines, fire circles and several water faucets are located throughout the camp. A three-quarter mile interpretive nature trail winds around the perimeter of the camp. This primitive site can be used for day camps, service unit events, troop camping and adult trainings. The property is closed November through March.