Information for Goshen Registration

Camp Days: July 14 - July 20, 2019

What is Goshen?

  • Goshen is a Scout Reservation designed for camping, swimming, hiking, and a host of special activities.
  • Goshen has six different Scout and Cub Scout camps on 4000+ acres built around Lake Merriwether in southwest Virginia, about 200 miles (3 and 1/2 hours) from Washington, DC.
  • The Goshen Scout Reservation is owned and operated by the National Capital Area Council and is visited by thousands of scouts each year.
  • Traditionally, Pack1169 has attended the Goshen Reservation’s best camp: Camp PMI.
  • Your scout is eligible if he is a rising Webelo 1 or rising Web2/Arrow of Light (i.e., started the year as a Bear or Webelo 1).
  • Camp staff are cheerful, enthusiastic young adults and older teenagers, many of whom attended Goshen when they were Scouts.
  • Check out the Pack 1169 photos from a previous year's trip,
  • Webpage for PMI-specific information (scroll down to view last year’s schedule and FAQ, and expect updates as Summer approaches):


  • Parents sleep separately from their Scouts.
  • Scouts typically pair up in platform tents.
  • Parents often accompany their Scouts on daily activities, joining in the fun


Each Scout, depending on his age, size, and interest, can participate in any of the following areas:

  • Aquatics
  • Kayaking
  • Shooting Sports
  • Conservation
  • Scout Crafts
  • Handicrafts, and more....


ALL Campers (Scouts and Parents) need to have a signed, documented physical exam within 12 months of the camp start date

  • There are NO exceptions

Visit link to the medical form your physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner must sign


(handled through the Goshen Coordinator)

  • The Goshen Scout fee information is available here https://www.gotogoshen.org/registration/#costs
  • Pack Supplies (covers pack-supplied food, camp-supplies) - ~$45 per person
  • Camp T-shirt - ~ $13-$20 per person (depending on volume)
  • For financial aid information, contact the Pack1169 Goshen coordinator


  • Rising Webelos 1 or rising Arrow of Light
    • That is, entered school year as Bear or Webelos 1 Scouts
  • Parents are not required to attend, but are encouraged to do so
    • Particularly for 1st year Scout attendees
    • Email den leaders if you plan to attend or are undecided and need more time or information