Camping & Events


Third year Rock carriers will get a special white Eagle Claw for their Coup Thong that will ONLY be available during Summer Camp 2023. Previous Rock Carriers will also be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to earn a special smaller white Eagle Claw for their Coup Thong by carrying a rock again next year only. There will also be a special bead for everyone attending Summer Camp this year.

UNIT INCENTIVE: for every 10-youth registered, receive one free adult registration for 2023.

Click here to register and join us at the 3,000-acre Quivira Scout Ranch for an exciting summer camp experience with programs like Conquer the Water, Jet Ski’s, FISH Camp, Climbing, Shooting Sports and so much more. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Come work with us to make Summer Camp awesome!
Download an application HERE!
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Quivira Scout Ranch Activities

Quivira Scout Ranch is not just for summer!

Quivira Scout Ranch is nestled in the Chautauqua Flint Hills of Southeast Kansas, just 90 minutes southeast of Wichita, Kansas. This majestic camp property that is both, beautiful and adventurous, is 3,000 acres of wooded, rugged, sprawling, solitude prairie land perfect for a camping and hiking experience. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and fishing on the 500-acre Murray Gill Lake. 

Take advantage of the great opportunities at Quivira Scout Ranch to enhance the experience for Scouts, Families, Churches, Reunions, and other groups. Plan your own outpost adventure and hike the Border Patrol, one of the older activities at Quivira Scout Ranch. While backpacking, you can explore the history of The Ranch and find the remnants of the Clark Walker, Charlie Woodworth and other homesteads.

Learn more HERE!

Border Patrol is one of the oldest activities at QSR.  Hiking around the QSR border or Fence line a self-motivation. This can be a day hike, or one can make it an overnighter.
*Maps are available for purchase at the council office.  

Canoeing, Fishing, boating, and so much more! Plan your weekend trip to QSR and enjoy all that it has to offer. If you are not attending an official council event, please contact the Scout Office to acquire a short-term camping permit and make appropriate arrangements.

This is a council event it so follows under the NCAP.  You will need the  BSA updated Health Medical forms both for each scout. If you don’t have them, you unit will not participate in this event. You will need to prove your own two deep leadership.

The following activities require registration

Quivira Scout Ranch is not just for summer and not just for Scouts!

Quivira Scout Ranch is nestled in the Chautauqua Flint Hills of Southeast Kansas, just 90 minutes southeast of Wichita, Kansas. This majestic camp property that is both, beautiful and adventurous, hosts 3,000 acres of wooded, rugged, and sprawling prairie land. The property boasts unique characteristics of sandstone cliffs. It is perfect for camping, hiking, fishing or just enjoying solitude of the outdoor experiences.

Come and fish on the private 400-acre Murray Gill Lake. It has been listed as one of the premiere lakes in the state! It is also the largest of the BSA Council owned lakes in the United States.

Learn more here!

Get ready for next year’s adventure! Learn about QSR Summer Camp options!

2024 Camping & Events

Trapper’s Rendezvous is for All Registered Scouts BSA and Venturing Crews and has hosted troops from 7 states. It’s the craziest camporee EVER!
Trapper’s is open to Arrow of Light Scouts as long as they are hosted by a Boy Scout Troop! NO exceptions.
This is a no-refund, rain or shine event. Fees are not refundable but may be transferred to another participant. Be PREPARED!

Register here!

Please join us for our annual Recognition Dinner, the occasion when we acknowledge many youth for their achievements and thank our volunteer leaders for their service. Saturday, FEBRUARY 10 will be an enjoyable evening of gratitude, fellowship, and inspiration!

Recognitions will be given to the 2023 Silver Beaver recipients, Eagle Scouts from 2023, the 2023 Eagle Scout Class Honoree, and a few other very honorable recognitions.  All will be recognized for their achievements and great service in the Scouting movement.

We look forward to seeing you as we recognize outstanding volunteers! 

Register here!

Camp Alaska is a Scout skills competition of stations named after Alaskan cities, with each having a separate competition.  This event is open to Scout BSA Troops and Cub Scouts at the Webelo and AOL levels.  Come join us for learning sessions and competitions focused on Knots/Lashing, First Aid, Cooking, Team Building, Orientation and Fire Building.

Register here!

When: 8 AM check-in; Classes 8:30 AM-4 PM; Lunch on own 11:30 AM

Where: Hutchinson Community College, Science Hall

Cost: Early Bird: Youth $20 / Adult $10 – Ends 01/19/2023; Standard Price: Youth $25 / Adult: $15; Late Fee: Youth $30 / Adult $20-Starts 2/2/2024 (price includes patch!)

Register here!

The day will consist of 5 different STEM rotations Discover the wonders of space exploration in the digital dome theater. See the past and future of the world’s space program in the museum. Explore our solar system and beyond in the planetarium. Discuss how the exploration of space helps us here at home and what it will be like to adventure out to life on Mars and beyond.

When: Check-in 8:30 am; Opening program 9 AM; lunch on own 11:30 AM; Sessions 2,3,4 12:30-3 PM

Where: Cosmosphere, Hutchinson

Cost: Early Bird: Youth $30 / Adult $10 – Ends 01/19/2023; Standard Price: Youth $35 / Adult $15; Late Fee: Youth $40 / Adult $20-Starts 2/2/2024 

Register here!

The funds raised from this event will go to support current and future fishing and conservation programs at Quivira Scout Ranch!





Only 6 Donors are awarded this amazing opportunity, but the wait list is available in the event of a last minute change!

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Hosted by:

Quivira Conservation Crew 153

Join us for a day of conservation and community!​

Location: QSR (Quivira Scout Ranch)​

Purpose: Prepare QSR for the Scouts BSA Summer Camp in June​

Activities: Conservation Work Projects Camp Cleanup​

Hog Roast Dinner/Community Bonding

QSR Trail Crew!

Think you have what it takes to blaze trails at QSR? Join the QSR Trail Crew and help build and mark permanent trails at Quivira Scout Ranch. 

Quivira Scout Ranch