Important Summer Camp Update

I was saddened to learn that Philmont has made the difficult decision to only open after July 1 and the Trek has been canceled. I know our Scouts and leaders were looking forward to this amazing adventure.

For the Scouts that were going to Philmont, Kia Kima does offer high adventure/older Scout Programs. Please look at the Leader Guide. They also have an excellent Merit Badge Program and offer some Merit Badges that GSLAC does not. (Merit Badges are on Page 69) We are going Week 5: July 5 – 11. The first deposit is $50. However, as stated below, Scouts do not have to pay beyond the deposit until we are at camp. I do need to know who is interested in going to Kia Kima. Please contact me either via email ( or text 314-973-9437)

Presently, we are still planning to host Scouts BSA Resident Camp on schedule, though this may change. If we are able to hold Scout camp, we will have numerous policies and procedures in place that prioritize the health and safety of our Scouts, leaders, and staff. We are working to source and secure personal protective equipment; to establish and implement prescreening measures; to effectively implement social distancing for all camp activities; and to modify program elements to ensure a great-and-safe Scouting experience. In order to ensure that we are doing everything possible to create a safe environment at camp, we will share details of these plans, including expectations for Scouts and leaders, in advance of your stay.
Because of the uncertainty surrounding camp this season, no per-Scout payments will be due prior to camp; all payments may be made at check-in at camp. If a Scout is unable to attend or we are unable to open camp, this will make the refund process less onerous and time-consuming for all. If you have already placed any per-Scout deposits, we will still be happy to transfer or refund those monies. As we said previously, we are committed to being flexible, so Scouts and leaders can be added or removed from your registration up until you arrive at camp. If you have any specific questions related to your troop’s stay at camp, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!