Here are some details about our area’s council.
There are typically about 250 students around Erie County in scouting programs. Each summer they hold 9 weeks of camps at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation in Carlton, PA. Camp is approximately 500 acres and houses quite a few program areas:
- Nature Lodge and Pond, Science and Technology building, Boat House and Pond, Climbing and Rappelling Tower, Zip Line, Rifle Range, Shotgun Range, Archery Range, Swimming Pool, and the Dining Hall and Health Lodges.
There are also 11 Different camping sites within camp as well as 2 historical sites (Heydrick House and the Indian Burial grounds). Last year we unexpectedly had to replace the bridge to camp at a cost of around $160,000. This year we are hoping to refinish and repair the camp pool at an estimated cost of $25,000. French Creek Council also hosts 3 localized Cub Scout Day Camps in Erie, Mercer, and Clarion Counties.