Cache Lake

Cache Lake Camp is a Boy Scout camp owned by the W. D. Boyce Council, in Ontario, Canada. The camp is located 670 miles north of Bloomington, Illinois, approximately 8 miles via water, northeast of Crane Lake, Minnesota. This camping opportunity was started in 1963 - with all of the start-up and annual maintenance work conducted by dedicated volunteers.

How Do You Go?

You must attend the Camping Preview event, held in October; at this event, a drawing is held, where each unit receives one chance in the draw for 1 of 11 weeks available for this high adventure.

Each unit qualified to attend Cache Lake Camp must fill out the drawing registration form. This form does not guarantee your unit a spot at Cache Lake Camp. By completing this form, your unit will be able to pick a drawing number

There has been changes for until and individual eligibility for the 2020 Cache Lake Camping Season.  

There could be 2 drawings at the 2020 Cache Lake Drawing, the first drawing is open to all the Troops and Crews in the W. D. Boyce Council who were not drawn for a Cache Lake spot in 2019.  After the first drawing if there are any remaining available spots for a week or on the alternate list then a second drawing will happen which is open to all the units that were drawn for a 2019 spot.  If there are still any spots open after the second drawing they remaining spots will be offered to Out of Council units that have attended Ingersoll Scout Reservation's Scouts BSA Summer Camp.  

Once your unit has a spot, all youth attending must meet the following requirements: 

  • Must be 13 years old or older. Scouts may attend as a 12 year old, but must be accompanied by a parent on the trip.  
  • Must be First Class Rank.
  • Must have attended a week-long Boy Scout of America program at any BSA Resident Camp.  

Click here to read the letter with the 2020 Cache Lake eligibility changes.  

Going to Cache Lake in 2020?  RSVP for the Pre-Camp Meeting on April 23rd at Eureka Christian Church here.  Each unit going to Cache Lake in 2020 must have at least one adult attend.  


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