Where to Go Camping Guide

This book is a compilation of submissions by members of Pa-Hin Lodge of the Order of the Arrow that lists many camping locations within the council. Each article includes information on a campground, its uses, costs, and why it’s great to camp there! We hope that you find this to be a useful guide and can spark some discussion within your unit on new camping locations. The Order of the Arrow is proud to be promoting camping and outdoor adventure for Scouts all over the area.

About the Order of the Arrow

For more than 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s national honor society. Its membership fulfills the Order’s purpose of recognizing those who exemplify Scouting’s values, promoting responsible outdoor adventure, developing young leaders, and crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others. Established in 1915, the OA emphasizes service to the unit. In this way, Arrowmen give back to their troops with the leadership skills and values of service learned through the Order. The Order’s program complements the troop’s, providing valuable leadership training programs, world-class high adventure opportunities, and exciting national conferences. Members of the Order of the Arrow are chosen through an election process at a troop meeting. To get your unit introduced to the Order of the Arrow, contact your local lodge and arrange for an elections team to visit.

The Northern Lights Council’s local lodge is the Pa-Hin Lodge. 

To be elected into membership, one must:


  • Be a registered member of the BSA

  • Experience 15 nights of Boy Scout camping, 1 (no more) must be long-term camping, such as week-long summer camp

  • Youth = under 21 years, be recommended by Scoutmaster, and elected by unit

  • Adults = over 21 years, elected by unit committee


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