Camping and exploring in the outdoors is the foundation of the Scouting programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Norwela Council strives to provide an extraordinary summer camp experience at the Kinsey Scout Reservation (KSR) for your Scouts. We are located in northwest Louisiana, less than thirty minutes from Shreveport. Kinsey Scout Reservation is situated within 1,600 acres of some of the last remaining shortleaf pine, oak, and hickory woodlands in northwest Louisiana. Scouts will enjoy fishing and swimming at one of our three beautiful lakes. They can experience frontier skills at Fort Bond, discover wildlife and other natural wonders at the Murray Nature Pavilion, reach new heights scaling Mount Haley (our fantastic climbing wall), get on target at the Chuck Tiller Shooting Sports Complex, and learn foundational Scout skills at Camp Dan Beard. Kinsey Scout Reservation is the fastest growing camp in the South, and we are adding more activities and merit badge opportunities each year. Adult leaders can stay connected and visit with other volunteers at the Hallett Scoutmaster Lounge. Everyone can enjoy a game of GaGa Ball or Human Foosball, while spending time with friends at the Wasner Scout Center and Trading Post.
The Summer Camp program at KSR includes various challenges in Aquatics, Shooting Sports, Climbing, Outdoor Skills, Nature, Handicraft, Trail to First Class (Our excellent first year Scout skills program), and our unique Star to Eagle (STEP) Programs. These offerings provide every Boy Scout an action-packed adventure in the great outdoors. In addition to challenging activities for all Scouts, Webelos, and Scouters, KSR summer camps offer something for everyone. What sets KSR apart? A highly-trained, enthusiastic, and caring staff who are motivated to make your Scout camp experience the most memorable for your Scouts and leaders!