a Northern Star Council camp located in Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Through Brownsea your first year Scouts can complete all the camp relevant requirements leading to First Class Rank during their week at camp. 

Morning Sessions: Scouts are taught basic Scout skills like knots, fires, plant identification, tool use & safety, and first aid.  Scouts work in patrols of 6-8, learning to become leaders and work as a team.

Traveling Brownsea: You can request to have the Brownsea director or another staff member come to your campsite in the evenings to work on specific requirements that your Scouts are looking to complete. 

Requirements Covered

Swimming Merit Badge

Leatherwork Merit Badge

Scout: 1a, 1c, 1e, 1f, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5

Tenderfoot: 1a,1c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5a, 5b, 5c, 7a

Second Class: 1b, 1c, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3d, 4, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 8b

First Class: 1b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 7a, 7b, 7c

Merit Badges

Sign Up: Merit badge sign-up is through the Summer Camp Management System (SCMS). It will be open on April 15. Here you can enter your troop roster and select the badges for each Scout to take during their week at camp. You can check back for the status of their request two weeks before you camp date to see if they have been approved for that badge.

  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Bird Study (Evening Independent study)
  • Basketry
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Cooking
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Science
  • First Aid
  • Fish & Wildlife Management
  • Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Geocaching
  • Geology
  • Horsemanship
  • Indian Lore
  • Journalism
  • Kayaking
  • Leatherwork
  • Lifesaving
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Nuclear Science
  • Oceanography
  • Orienteering
  • Personal Fitness
  • Photography
  • Pioneering
  • Radio
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Rowing
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Space Exploration
  • Swimming
  • Weather
  • Whitewater
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Woodcarving






















Other Advancement Opportunities

  • BSA Aquatics Supervision Swimming & Water Rescue - Youth (16+) and Adults will gain the guarding skills necessary for troop-run beaches.
  • BSA Aquatics Supervision Paddle Craft Safety - Youth (16+) and Adults will gain the guarding skills necessary for float trips.
  • BSA Mile Swim - Build up your endurance before swimming a mile to earn this award.
  • Snorkeling BSA - Explore the underwater world of Long Lake while earning this award.
  • Kayaking BSA - Demonstrate your kayaking skills to earn this award.
  • Firem'n Chit - Become certified to work safely with fire.
  • Totin' Chip - Prove that you know how to deal with knives and axes safely.