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Goose Pond Scout Reservation near Lake Wallenpaupack, PA surrounds a beautiful 43 acre glacial lake. The 507 acre facility boasts a variety from terrain from heavily wooded ridges and cliffs, to wide open areas around the Pond, to shady groves of ancient fir trees that provide a wide variety of camping opportunities year-round for every type of Scouting unit and an unmatched Boy Scout Resident camping program during the summer months. In the winter we are short drive from Scranton and many other the Pocono region famous attractions.

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Current Conditions

The Dickson Nature Lodge is a camper favorite Goose Pond. It will comfortably sleep 16 in one large bunkroom, with a separate front room containing a counter, stove, and refrigerator. During the winter, the Capouse campsite latrine is located a few steps away. Shady areas around the lodge allow for up to 10 2-man tents to be pitched.

Lodge Capacity: For small to medium sized units

Special Features: Moderately wooded with central clearing

Latrine type: Latrine is at nearby Capouse campsite

Heat type: Propane wall heater and woodburning stove

Lodge Specifics

The Nature Lodge is used during the Summer as the camps Nature educational headquarters and as a residence for some of the senior Staff.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Accommodations for 16 campers
  • Water generally at the Lodge from mid-May to early September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter, occasionally with some restrictions

Location of Lodge in Camp

Lodge Floor Plan

Goose Pond Scout Reservation
Sunday to Saturday overnight camping
for Boy Scouts of all ages.

Goose Pond Summer Camp Information...

“If you haven’t already done so… Now is the time to make your 2016 Reservation at The Pond!  Click here for the 2016 Goose Pond Reservation Form.

It's NEVER too early to "Be Prepared!" for your stay at The Pond!

More information and details on the 2016 season will be posted very soon…check back regularly for updates… Meanwhile, we have kept all the 2015 camp information up for your reference.”

  • Pre-Camp Worksheet Instructions
  • Unit Analysis Form
  • Troop & Patrol Roster Form (2 pages - back/front)
  • Release of Minors Form
  • Program Registration Forms (4 pages = Pathways/Voyager, Outpost/COPE, Individual Schedules, Special Requests)
  • Family Night Food & Fare Form
  • Troop Photo Order Form

2015 On-Line Merit Badge Registry – Now Open!

The Goose Pond On-Line Merit Badge Registry is now open to accept your Troop’s rosters and program selections! The Camp Contact Leaders have been emailed their Troop’s unique login and password. These are needed prior to utilizing the site and you do need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The link to the Registry Site is: http://www.online.nepabsa.org/GPSR/login.html  If you need your Troop ID/password, contact your Camp Leader or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CLICK on any of the following additional goodies related to summer camp @ GPSR...

 

 BSA Annual Health and Medical Record

 

Goose Pond Scout Reservation near Lake Wallenpaupack, PA surrounds a beautiful 43 acre glacial lake. The 507 acre facility boasts a variety from terrain from heavily wooded ridges and cliffs, to wide open areas around the Pond, to shady groves of ancient fir trees that provide a wide variety of camping opportunities year-round for every type of Scouting unit and an unmatched Boy Scout Resident camping program during the summer months. In the winter we are short drive from Scranton and many other the Pocono region famous attractions.

Summer Camp Opportunities at Goose Pond

Click Here for Goose Pond Summer Boy Scout Resident Camp Information

The above link will provide you with information about the summer camping programs offered for Boy Scouts at Goose Pond.

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Current Conditions

Lodge Capacity: For medium sized units

Special Features: Moderately wooded area with bunk rooms and kitchen

Latrine type: Latrine is at nearby Lenape campsite or Visitor's Latrine

Heat type: Central Propane

Lodge Specifics

The Handicraft Lodge is used during the summer as the camp Handicraft educational headquarters and as a residence for some of the senior staff.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Accommodations for 30 campers
  • Water generally at the Lodge from mid-May to early September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter, occasionally with some restrictions

Location of Lodge in Camp

Lodge Floor Plan

If you are looking for a nice, shady place to camp, Delaware may be the site for you. Close to the neighboring Capouse site, it is ideal for a unit that is big enough to take up both sites or for the unit that likes camping with a sister unit nearby. Across the road from Slocum and just down the road from the COPE course.

Site capacity: For medium to larger sized units
Special Features: Woody center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Modern-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Delaware in the Summer features:

  • 14 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal-framed cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 1 Picnic Table
  • Woody center area makes this site a shady haven with some sunshine
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Delaware Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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Slocum is one of our larger sites and has a number of terrific features. The topography of the site is a shallow-rise hill, with the lower half on a relatively flat area near the COPE Road. The deeper you go into the site the higher the terrain rises, although not enough to make you huff and puff going from top to bottom. The platforms are arranged so that the site can easily be divided into upper and lower groupings, while the Adirondack-style shelter offers some additional protection from the elements. Platforms in the lower half of the site all face in towards the open center, while platforms in the wooded upper section form a ring and face downhill towards the center.

Site capacity: For larger sized units or two or three smaller units
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edge, wooded upper section
Latrine type: Classic-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Slocum in the Summer features:

  • 23 or 24 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal framed cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Adirondack shelter sits on divide between the two sections
  • Large, open lower center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day and a shady section on the top.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Slocum Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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Seneca is a nice, airy site with a large clearing at the center. The site faces the Pond and is backed by a rock ridge at the rear of the site and is surrounded by woods which offer some shade during the daylight hours. Ease of access with a trailer and the proximity to COPE make this site ideal for older Troops and Venture Crews.

Site capacity: For medium to larger sized units
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Modern-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Seneca in the Summer features:

  • 14 to 15 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal frame cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Large, open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Seneca Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite layout not available at this time

Site Gallery

If you are looking for an opportunity to do Outpost -style camping for your summer resident camp experience, we have just the thing for you with this beautiful site. Wide open spaces, lots of room, and its own entrance make this site a real favorite for off-season and summer resident campers alike. Pioneer sits on a bluff across the road from the main camp and is definitely off on it's own. Yet it isn't so far from the main camp that you can't be part of all the great things that make Goose Pond what it's famous for. You get the best of both worlds at Pioneer - on your own and able to participate in all the programs the Pond offers when you want them.

Site capacity: For large sized units or several smaller units camping together
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Classic-style pit latrines

Site Specifics

Pioneer in the Summer features:

  • Outpost-style open camping - you provide your own tents, tarps, and cots
  • Food is provided by the camp for you daily to prepare in your site
  • Water supplied at 2 washstands
  • 5 Picnic Tables
  • Large, open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has 2 latrines and washstands.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Usually accessible during the off-season

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Pioneer Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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