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 4,000+ 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
  • There may be an additional charge for pack supplies (covers pack-supplied food, camp-supplies, t-shirts) - ~$25 - $45 per person
  • For financial aid information, contact the Pack1169 Goshen coordinator


  • 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