Scout Trips in the Pocono Mountains
Building Social Skills the Woodloch Way
Woodloch is the ideal inclusive destination for your Scout troop. Nestled in the picturesque Northern Pocono Mountains, Woodloch is very close to home, just a scenic and convenient drive from New York and Philadelphia.
Woodloch has a three mile nature trail that extends deep into the forest. Our woods are home to an array of unique animals and interesting plant life. Woodloch can also offer Naturalist tours if your group is interested in a deeper learning of the world around them.
At the resort there is enough food to keep your groups’ bellies full for an entire day of activity and adventure. Woodloch’s six sided rock climbing wall, mini golf, batting cages, rowboats, and pool complex offer physical activities while nightly entertainment offers a lovely end to a day filled with exuberance and excitement.
Woodloch Patch-Earning Activities:
Inclusive Overnight Scout Trips
Scouts Dedicated Trip Dates
Call for rates and availability. Check out these select Scout weekends below.
- October 27-29, 2023: Halloween Weekend
- November 17-19, 2023: 80’s Weekend
- December 15-17, 2023: Holiday celebration
- January 19-21, 2024: Winter Fun Weekend #1
- February 2-4, 2024: Winter Fun Weekend #2
- March 8th-10th, 2024: Winter Fun Weekend #3
- March 15th-17th, 2024: Spring Weekend #1
- April 12th-14th, 2024: Spring Weekend #2
- May 3rd-5th, 2024: Spring Weekend #3
Extra discounts available for rooms of more than 4!
*Other dates may be available based on occupancy. Rates vary. Per person, per day rate based on 4 people per room. Includes tax & service charge.
Activities and Entertainment
DJ, karaoke, comedians, magicians, jugglers, live music, and Woodloch’s Broadway-Style Theme Show.
3-Mile Nature Trail, snow shoeing and ice skating.
Other Activities Include
2 snow tube runs, exciting arcade rooms and so much more!
*Some activities are weather dependent, height/weight restrictions may apply.
Activities By Age
11 & up
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Scout Social Programs
Our only local animal shelter is in need of help- will your troops rally and answer the call of duty? Find out how your donations can help and earn your scouts special Woodloch gifts!
Woodloch & Scout History Lesson
Boy Scouts of America – Dan Beard Connection
It just so happens that Lake Teedyuskung was home to a famous resident. That would be Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America (May 1905). An avid woodsman, illustrator and naturalist, Daniel Carter Beard was a pioneering spirit of the Boy Scouts of America. In 1882, he illustrated Mark Twain’s ‘A Connecticutt Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.’ Already 60 years old when the BSA was formed, Dan Beard became a founder when he merged his ‘The Sons of Daniel Boone’ organization with the naturalist Ernest Seton’s ‘Woodcraft Indians’ in 1910.
Dan owned 3 parcels on the lake. He acquired one piece from the George Rowland Estate in 1878. The second piece was owned by his brother, Harry Beard. The third piece of property was purchased by Mrs. Kellog in 1888 from James Henry Thompson and sold to Dan Beard for his school in 1926. It was remodeled into a tavern during the 1950s.
The Howard Hughes Connection
The lake has other noteworthy celebrity connections. Howard Hughes, best known for being a big budget filmmaker in the early to mid-1900s, was an admirer of Dan Beard. He visited the lake several times in the 1930’s. In this letter, Howard Hughes writes:
“I was glad to get your letter, and I hope that I can come to your camp next year and bring my friend Dudley Sharpes. I have joined the YMCA and like it very much. Enclosed please find my Buckskin Badge. I have returned it on account of eating some candy. With love from Howard. P.S. I hope that you and Mrs. Beard and Bartlett and Barbara have a Happy New Year”.
The Inn at Woodloch sits on the area that was once Camp Elektor, founded by Maude B. Clarke. A small summer camp on Lake Teedyuskung that remained in existence until 1970, Camp Elektor’s main purpose was to teach small children skills and service. Next to Camp Elektor, where Woodloch’s lake houses are now situated, was a small weight loss camp for young girls. The camp was not a success as campers could easily sneak over to Woodloch and purchase candy and ice cream. The North Lodge was formerly Camp Teedyuskung, a private girl’s camp, which specialized in horseback riding and horse care. Woodloch purchased the property in the early 1960’s to expand the existing boarding house, which would eventually become Woodloch Pines Resort.
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