Scouts, BSA Summer Camp


"Your Adventure Starts at Tamarack"

For over 60 years, Camp Tamarack has provided a Nationally Accredited Summer Camp Program based on national standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Throughout that time, the Camp Tamarack staff has continually improved and grown our Summer Camp program to now include 11 program areas, over 70 merit badges, and dozens of fun activities.  We hope you chose to bring your unit to Camp Tamarack, we know your Scouts will have the time of their lives.



2019 Camp Fees


Camp fees if paid by May 15, 2019 (Early Bird)


Camp fees if paid after May 15, 2019



Per Full-time leader per session

(A leader fee can be shared by more than one leader attending for less than the full week)


Campsite Fee

Reservation fee covers one leader fee



Pre-Camp Checklist

T-Shirt Order Deadline

In order to have shirts ready for you when you arrive for the summer, the deadline will be May 27. After that date, shirts will be available at the Camp Tamarack Trading Post, while supplies last.

2019 Leader Guide and Merit Badge Schedule

Be sure to download the 2019 Boy Scout Summer Camp Scout Leader Guide and Merit Badge Schedule for all of your Summer Camp information, located in SBSC forms below. Check back often on page 3 of the Leader Guide for any new updates.

Leader Guide Updated: May 1, 2019 (Before Camp Requirements Updated)

Merit Badge Schedule Updated: November 25, 2018


BSA Health Form

Make sure your entire unit has up to date health forms. Also check out the medication procedures for Camp Tamarack located below in the SBSC forms.


Youth Protection Training

The BSA has announced new youth protection training policies to ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements. Ensure all adults accompanying a Scouting unit that are present at camp for 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection training. This applies even if the 72 hours are non-consecutive. (Effective June 1, 2018)


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training

The LaSalle Council Training Committee is pleased to announce that Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will be offered again this summer during each week of SBSC to all adult leaders attending summer camp with their troop.  Please see the IOLS flyer in the SBSC forms below for more information


Background Check Required for all adults

The State of Michigan requires a Background Check Form from each unit leader for the state in which you reside. 

If you have completed this form in the years 2010 to 2018, you do not need to do so again. 

Use the links below and send the completed form to Emily Broadwick at the LaSalle Council office. Call Emily at 574-289-0337 ext. 309 or email at if you have questions about these required forms.

Indiana Background Check Form

Michigan Background Check Form

Illinois Background Check Form

Apply to Become a 2020 Tamarack Staff Member!

The Camp Tamarack Hiring Days have already passed, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't apply! We may still be looking to fill positions up until the beginning of the Summer Camp season.


File Name Description
2019 Merit Badge Schedule 2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Merit Badge Schedule - Camp Tamarack, revised 11/25/18 Download
2019 SBSC Leader Guide 2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Leaders Guide - Camp Tamarack, revised 5/1/2019 Download
Camp Tamarack Map Download
How to Register for Summer Camp Step by step guide to using the LaSalle Council Tentaroo-OnTheGo online registration system, and how to schedule your Scouts for Summer Camp merit badge classes. Download
Indiana Background Check Download
IOLS Flyer for Camp Tamarack 2019 Download
LaSalle Council Refund Policy LaSalle Council event refund policy Download
Medication Dispensation Protocol Procedure for the handling of campers medications during Boy Scout resident camp Download
Medication Dispensation Sheet Scout leaders need to download this form if any of their Scouts have any medications at camp. Unit leaders will be dispensing medications to their Scouts, not the Health Officer. Download
SBSC Flyer 2019 Download
YPT Updates for Camp ***NEW*** Download
Position Name Telephone
Camp Director Jason Emmons (574) 289-0337 x320 Email
Camp Program Director Tyler Ellenwood Email
Program / Field Admin Assistant Logan Rapp (574) 289-0337 x309 Email