Wente Scout Reservation

A Wente logo with various camp symbols imbedded with King Skunk in a fleur di lis.

Facilities

Picture of the Lodge, A wood and stone building

The Lodge

The Lodge was constructed in 2005 as a resource building for Scout retreats, meetings, and family camp outs. The Lodge is a two-story log cabin and is approximately 3000 sqft in size and contains many special amenities. Upstairs are three bedrooms (Two bedrooms, each with two queen size beds) and one bedroom with two twin size beds and two full shower-stall bathrooms. Downstairs has a dining area that seats 12 with additional folding table available, two large living room gathering areas, an Indoor wood fireplace, a full shower-stall handicap bathroom, a half bath, a Washer/Dryer, a full kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven and a viewing room that can be used as a fourth bedroom. Outside there is a wood burning fireplace and a gas grill. During the off-season, when Scout Camp is not in session, Scout groups may wish to use our 80-acre lake for swimming or boating. Fishing is always great at Wente, and other special events may be available with pre-planning

Chapel looking out to the Lake.

Chapel

A Scout is Reverent The 12th point of the Scout Law. All Scouts and leaders are welcome and encouraged to use the Camp Chapel by the lake. Troops requiring specific denominational services may invite their religious leader to Camp to aid them in this

50th Anniversary dinner in the Dining Hall.

Dining Hall

Wente offers two outstanding food plans for your Troop to choose from; Dining Hall service or Jamboree style cooking. Dining Hall service provides 3 fully prepared meals a day in our dining hall. Jamboree style allows your unit to prepare meals in your campsite. Both plans provide excellent, well-balanced, and nutritious meals. Dining hall meal service will be done in 2 shifts per meal. Your Unit will be assigned a shift during your orientation tour of camp. Each unit eating in the Dining Hall will need to provide a waiter per table for each meal. Waiter duties will be explained during the orientation tour of camp. Waiter call is 15 minutes before each meal.
Special Dietary Needs.
We will do our very best to accommodate special dietary needs. Such needs must be communicated clearly, in writing, at least two weeks in advance of your arrival. Please submit items you can eat as well as those you cannot. You can fax, email or mail your information directly to camp. If you need to speak directly to the Camp Cook, please call the Camp Office.
Cobblers.
Does a cobbler fresh out of a Dutch oven sound good to you? We offer units the chance to sign up to make cobblers in their campsite. If you want to make cobblers, just sign up in the Trading Post.
Scouts taking a look around and making purchases at the Trading Post.
Behind the counter T-shirt & Belt displays and Staff photos line the top of the wall.

Trading Post

The Trading Post is located on the East end of the Admin building and serves as a general store providing a variety of refreshments, as well as general Camping equipment, t-shirts, and Wente Scout Reservation souvenirs. Scoutmasters may want to provide leadership to Scouts to assure that purchases are reasonable. The Trading Post is available after meals and during program time. The Trading Post accepts cash, checks, as well as Visa & Mastercard.
 
The Trading Post also has Camping equipment and materials you’ll need to complete those Merit Badges you’re working on. If you forgot your coffee mug, you can pick up a new mug from our friendly staff. Merit Badge books can be purchased here too!
 
The Lost & Found is located in the Trading Post. Please make sure that all of your Scouts’ gear is marked with their name and Unit number in case it is turned in.
 
Located in the Handicraft building is the Trading Post annex, known as the Handi-Post, this is where the original trading post was located back in 1964. Here you can buy similar products that we have in the main trading post, including a smaller selection of soda, water, candy and other Camping supplies.

Special Notes:

  • Risin’ W Tickets for Outpost Ride – Tickets for the overnight Outpost Ride are for sale at the Trading Post
  • Rifle/Shotgun tickets OR Shotgun/Rifle tickets 
  • Lunch Across the Lake – for a change of scenery sign up as a Troop in the Trading Post at least one day before if you are interested.
  • Wooly Wash Patches – Wente Wooly Wash patches are available for purchase.
  • Kali-Ama Trail – Stamp pads are available at the Trading Post for a deposit.
  • Cobblers – Sign up the night before you want to make cobblers, at the Trading Post.
  • Visitor Meals – Visitors should pay for meals in the Trading Post (see Visitors in Camp) and join their Troop in the dining hall within the space allotted without encroaching on the space of neighboring Troops.

Venturing

Sea Scouts

Exploring

International

Highlander

Shooting Sport

STEM

Scouting for Food

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