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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.

Choose from Dad & Lad, Mom & Me or Pal & Me weekends, taking place throughout the year, plus the exciting Fall Festival in October. 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!!!

Check-in is at 7:00pm on Friday and camp is done at 4:00pm on Saturday. Each Cub Scout must be accompanied by a trusted adult over 18 years of age.

Questions about Family Camps?
Contact Tylene Byrd, Camp Director at 360-823-7300 or Andy Garate, Cub Scout Camping Staff Adviser at (360) 918-0066.... Read More

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 2020 Summer 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 Tylene Byrd, Camp Director at 360-823-7300 or Andy Garate, Cub Scout Camping St... Read More

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Boy Scout Camping

Trailblazer Camp For New Scouts 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - Monday, July 26, 2021

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

July 25th- July 28th, 2021

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... Read More

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Camp Events

Thunderbird Adventure Day

May 8, 2021 – Camp Thunderbird – 10 AM to 5 PM

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!

Admission: $5 for youth ages 5 - 17 years
Kids 4 & under and Adults are free

Register Online Here

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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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