2019 Arrow of Light Camp at Stearns

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  • 35 foot climbing tower
  • 30 foot tall waterslide and 90 feet of slip slide
  • BMX Bike Track

Sleeping Accommodations

Nylon Tent

Classic Scout Tents are available for check-out at no additional charge. These tents are fully bug proof and waterproof. Each tent can sleep 2-3 people.

Bring your own tent

There is plenty of space in each campsite for campers to set-up their own tents.


Indoor Restrooms and Showers

Tonkawa Lodge serves as the main shower and restroom facility for the entire camp. A single indoor restroom is also available in the nature building.

Outdoor Latrines

Latrines and porta pots are located throughout camp - you won't be able to go far without seeing one! They are in all program areas that don't have restroom access and in the campsite areas. Lattrines are stocked with toillet paper and a hand washing station

Dining Hall

All of your meals will be served cafeteria style in the dining hall.


Here is a snapshot of what you can expect on the first night of camp! There will not be a meal served on the first night, so please eat before coming to camp. Note-Stearns does not hold swim checks on Thursday night, instead you will complete your swim checks Friday morning.

6:00 pm - Thursday
  • Gates open - you will not be able to check-in prior to this time
  • You will be directed to the main parking area. A staff member will greet you and direct you to check-in at the dining hall.
  • Bring your health form and shooting sports waiver to check-in.
  • After checking in you will be directed to your campsite. A staff member will be available to help you check out a tent and get set up.
8:00 pm
  • Your campsite commisioner will meet you in your campsite to talk about emergency procedures and take you on a tour of camp.
10:00 pm
  • Lights Out! Get some rest before your first full day at camp!

Program Activities

Activity Blocks

Packs are divided into groups for Activity Blocks on Friday and Saturday. Packs will receive their group assignment on Thursday night at check-in. Each scout will attend four activity blocks during their time at camp. These programs focus on developing new skills, earning rank advancement, and having fun.

Adventure Time

There are two time slots in the Stearns schedule where Scouts will be able to sign up to earn adventures. All the requirements will be covered unless otherwise noted (*). In 2018, Stearns is offering the following adventures:

Adventure Time Slot One: Aquanaut, Build It! and Engineer, Into the Woods and Into the Wild, Shooting Sports Award (Archery Pin)

Adventure Time Slot Two: Adventures in Science, Castaway, Fix It!, Sportsman, Shooting Sports Award (BB Gun Pin)


Scouts have the opportunity to stay at camp an extra night and participate in Webelos Outpost! This program is designed to be an introduction to the type of camping the boys will do as Boy Scouts. Scouts will canoe to a campsite at the other end of camp, set up their own tents, cook dinner over a fire, and participate in special activities

  • Pellet Guns
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Additional adventure requirements for Cast Iron Chef and Cast Away!


$35 per participant (youth and adult)

Who can go?

Arrow of Light Scouts and Adult Leaders

What time will outpost be done?

You will return to your cars at the main part of camp by 11am on Monday - lunch is not provided Monday afternoon.

How do I register?

When you complete the online registration for Cub Scout Summer Camp there will be a drop down option for "Scout attending Outpost" and "Adult attending Outpost. Select these options to be added to the program. It's as easy as that! Make sure to register for Outpost right away because space is limited. If the Outpost session is full, please still register for the weekend and you will be added to a waitlist.

Directions to Stearns Scout Camp

Address: 3303 County Road 44, South Haven, MN, 55382 Mobile GPS devices will recognize this address and lead you directly to the camp gate.

From St. Paul: Head West on Interstate 94. Take exit 178 at Clearwater. Turn left on county road 24 and follow signs to camp.

Summer Camp Contact Information

June - August please use the following contact information

Summer Camp Phone Number: 612-261-2303
Camp Director Email:

Please note that during the day we might not be able to answer a call or immediately respond to an email. We will do our best to respond back to you within 24 hours.

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