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Elk Lick Scout Reserve
2420 Bordell Rd.
Smethport, PA 16749

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Elk Lick Scout Reserve lies nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains near Smethport, PA. Situated on 985 acres of hardwood forest the camp is a virtual paradise for hiking, mountain biking and camping. The reserve has a modern swimming pool. Boating and canoeing are done on the small lake that is also part of the camp.

    2014 Information is HERE!!!

    Merit Badge Schedule
    Merit Badge Pre-Registration

    BSA Health Form

    NEW FOR 2014!!!!!

    Please be sure to use the new form for 2014. Download the Camping form for staying in camp for over 72 hours.

    Click HERE to download the new form.

  • Camping with Special Needs
  • The Allegheny Highlands Council will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your dietary, physical or medical needs.

    Please complete a special needs application and return it to the council service center no later than June 1.

    Click HERE for the application.

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  • Cub Scout Program
    Boy Scout Program
    Older Scout Program


  • FREE Camping!!!
  • That's right... Free!
    Effective immediately, boy scout troops from our council are welcome to weekend tent camp at Merz or Elk Lick for free, as long as you agree to do a 2 hour service project for the camp.
    You must submit the normal paperwork to reserve a site in advance so the ranger has lead time to contact you about what projects are on his list. Click Here for more information