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Resica Falls Scout Reservation
Resica Falls Scout Reservation

Situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Resica Falls Scout Reservation is a 4200+ acre Scouting Paradise.  Set in what seems like an endless track of mountain trails, clear streams, and waterfalls is an amazing program of activities for Scouts to enjoy for their summer camp experience.  

Founded in 1957 by a joint effort between the Valley Forge and Philadelphia Councils to create a huge parcel of land for scouts to use for generations to come.  Although the Valley Forge Council would become the sole proprietor of the property in 1965, these same two councils would merge in 1996 creating the Cradle of Liberty Council where Scouts from Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties would once again find themselves stewards of this wilderness treasure.  The Council would later enter into a land trust agreement preserving the property forever as an undeveloped forest for Scouting use.  In 2007, Resica Falls celebrated its 50th summer season of scout camping.  Since its founding, tens of thousands of Scouts have enjoyed an experience among the hidden natural treasures creating memories that will last a lifetime.

ATV Release Form-- This form is needed for all participants taking part in the ATV program.

Scouts ages 14 and older will be able to complete the course designed by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) and enjoy two trail rides. The week-long course, 80 minutes a day, will teach the rider main parts of the ATV, how to care for and maintain an ATV, and all rules of the road and operational techniques. Goggles, gloves, and helmets will be provided.  Scouts will need to wear long sleeves, long pants and shoes or boots that cover the ankle. 


Resica Falls Menu--  View/download the final menu that is sure to fill your appitites this summer!

Special Diet Request-- This survey is emailed directly to our food service provider on completion. 

Summer Camp Forms Guide-- Checklist of what guides and forms are need for camp.

2016 Resica Falls Camp Guide Version 5-- Contains schedules, packing lists, maps, FAQs, sample menus, activity lists etc.

Troop precamp questionnaire-- please hand in before you leave the pre-camp leaders meeting (copies will be available at that meeting) or scan and email to

Annual BSA Medical form-- Parts A and B are required for ALL day participants and A, B and C for ALL resident campers. (both youth and adults are required to have the appropriate form completed).

Annual Health and Medical Record Q&A-- FAQ Fact Sheet about this form from National  

Allergy Action Plan Form-- Please submit a copy of the allergy action plan with your medical form, if you have/need one. If you do not have a form please complete the appropriate action form.  

Drug Administration Record-- 1 per participant (see the health and safety section of the camp guide for full instructions)

Unit Medication Storage Release Record-- Resica Falls provides a secure, locking storage container for your unit to keep their medications within their own campsite.

Adult Medication Storage Release Record-- Any adult wishing to keep medications with them and not stored with the pack needs this form.

Swim Test Form--  Use this form if you plan on taking your swim test prior to camp.


 Fly Fishing at Resica Falls

The Bushkill Creek at Resica Falls is one of the leading areas for fly fishing on the East Coast of the US.Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA offers anglers the opportunity to fish on a six mile stretch of the Bushkill Creek. (No fishing within 200 yards above and below the actual Falls), located on the Resica Falls Scout Reservation. A PA State fishing license is required and all state and local regulations must be followed. We suggest a donation of $30 for your 2015 fly fishing experience at Resica Falls. In addition, to this we also offer the opportunity to perpetuate the cooperative Nursery program for $40. This helps the council to cover the operating cost of the hatchery each year. The PA Fish and Boat Commission supply fish to Resica in April and May and they are typically released after the heat of the summer.

Click here to register for your 2016 Fly Fishing Experience at Resica Falls. 


January 1st 2016 to December 31, 2016

Please note a PA State Fishing License is also required.

Valid only on 6 miles of Bushkill Creek-location on the Cradle of Liberty Council Property.

PERMIT NOT valid on non-regulated water  adjacent to Main Falls.  Consult PA Fishing  Regulations for specifications.


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Resica Falls Scout Reservation

1200 Resica Falls Road

East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

(570) 223-8312

  Valley Forge Office | Rogers S. Firestone Center | 1485 Valley Forge Road | Wayne, PA 19087 |               610-688-6900


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