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Cub Scout Camping

Cub Scout Family Camping at Camp Thunderbird

Cub Scout Family Camping takes place at Camp Thunderbird, an incredible camp on Summit Lake, just 20 minutes from downtown Olympia.

Camping programs take place throughout the year. Click the icon to get specific dates for each of these events on

These Cub Family Camping weekends include activities like: archery, BB guns, seasonal crafts, first aid, Scout skills, games, nature, and the climbing wall if weather permits!!!

Questions about Family Camps?
Contact us at 253-682-2217

Location: Camp Thunderbird, 11740 Summit Lake Rd, Olympia, WA, 98502

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Cub Scout Resident Camp at Camp Thunderbird

Cub Scout Resident Camp is offered every summer at Camp Thunderbird.

Cub Scout Resident Camp at Camp Thunderbird is a fun experience for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts along with their leaders and/or parents.

The Summer Resident Camp schedule for Cub Scouts is available on

Each session will consist of three or four days of activities such as: sports, boating, rock wall, BMX track, swimming, nature, and much more! Our Webelos-only 4-day session will include a family BBQ.

ALL campers attending Resident Camp (Scouts AND adults) must bring medical forms to camp.

Visit the Council website for dates, fees and more information.

Questions about Cub Scout Resident Camps?
Contact us at 253-682-2217

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Webelos Weekend at Camp Thunderbird

WEBELOS Weekend is an opportunity for your boys to learn about the fun things that Boy Scouts do. Held at Camp Thunderbird, Webelos Weekend happens once a year, in the first weekend of March.

Activities include: participation the patrol unit, Fire Building, Knots, Lashings, Orienteering, Sharp Objects, First Aid, Campfires, Songs, Skits, Cheers, and much more. Join us for our 26th year of helping Cubs cross over into Boy Scouting.

Stations Include:

Fire Building
Sharp Objects
First Aid
Camping Gear

Visit the Webelos Weekend Website

Location: 11740 Summit Lake Road Northwest, Olympia, WA 98502

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Boy Scout Camping

Trailblazer Camp For New Scouts

Trailblazer Camp is a provisional Trail to First Class camping experience for Scouts BSA youth up to 13 years old.

All Scouts will be sleeping in tents and will need to bring their own.

Family members are invited to attend a BBQ lunch on the final day. Fees for this meal will be collected at camp.

Trailblazer session is a shorter summer camp with an emphasis for completing requirements along the trail to 1st Class.

Scouts will enjoy programs feature such as aquatics, climbing, shooting sports, and games.
Opportunity to provide service to the camp.
Work alongside other Scouts who are at the same level.
Complete a couple of merit badges of their choosing.
Combat nervousness and conquer homesickness.
Opportunity to be led by a team of their peers.
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Camp Events

Olympic District Night Hike 2022

The Annual Olympic District Night Hike takes place each year in November, it is a 10-mile hike through the night at beautiful Camp Thunderbird!

Challenge your Scouts BSA and Venturing Scouts with the 10 Challenge Stations throughout the hike. And don't worry, dinner and breakfast are provided.

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Thunderbird Adventure Day

Fun for the whole family! Spend the day exploring Camp Thunderbird and trying some fun outdoor activities! Scouting skills, games, knot tying, Pinewood Derby, hiking, model campsites, cooking demos, campfire shows and more!

Date to be determined.

Location: 11740 Summit Lake Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502

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Training Programs

National Youth Leadership Training - NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training - NYLT is held annually at Camp Thunderbird.

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth Scouting members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.

NYLT is a six-day course, delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment.

Find out more about NYLT Today!

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Wood Badge Adult Training Program

Pacific Harbors Council holds its Wood badge adult leader training at Camp Thunderbird each year.

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training.

Wood Badge is the most advanced leadership training course in Scouting. It teaches the essential skills of leadership, management, and team building. You learn what makes leadership work and how to make it work for you and your unit. The skills taught are applicable to every leader and provide a common foundation for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.

The course is a fun-filled, rapid-paced, hands-on, lecture-practice environment. Practical exercises, in both indoor and outdoo... Read More

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