Guidelines

Camping Guidelines

Fees:

  • Usage fees will be $5 per person per visit payable to Martin Scout Ranch.  Checks or Cash only can be brought to the Council office for receipting after your campout.  Please contact Lori Miller at 509.735.7306 if you have questions.

Training:

  • Adult leaders must have the following training:
    1. Leave No Trace awareness training (certified if possible) or Web based training available through www.lnt.org

Safety

    • Camp sanitation will be managed according to "leave no trace" principles and camp guideline for water, sanitation and animal safety (bear and cougar)
    • Smell-ables must be kept in bear bags or inside vehicles. Bear cables are available at the designated campsites.
    • Youth instructed on bear and cougar encounters; buddy system strictly enforced.
Grey Water Sumps & Bear Bag Cables

  • Grey water sumps and bear bag cables are available by Confluence, Rosenburg, McKay Creek and Rendezvous Camps. Units need to bring their own rope and bear bags. Recommend 100 ft of ¼” nylon rope plus 2-4 bear bags (e.g. large onion sacks). Online instruction videos are available at http://www.watchu.org/Training.asp?tab=4

Leave No-Trace Guidelines
"Leave No Trace" principles will guide use and operations of the Martin Scout Camp Property. View the LNT Guidelines

TRASH!!  UNITS MUST PACK THEIR TRASH HOME WITH THEM .... NO TRASH SERVICE AT MARTIN SCOUT RANCH - PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CARETAKER'S TRASH RECEPTACLE. 

Vehicles & Bicycles:

  • No motorized vehicles will be used at the Martin Scout Ranch except on the main access road along McKay Creek.  This includes quad runners, motorcycles, jeeps and 4x4's.  (The camp ranger has access to off road vehicle use for conduct of maintenance and range work).
  • Vehicles park in the corral area except loading/unloading.
  • Mountain bikes are allowed on preexisting roads/trails with proper use of safety equipment and conduct consistent with scouting guidelines.

Fires & Cooking:
Formal campsites with fire rings provided for campfires for the period generally from October 1 to May 15.  During dry periods (typically May 15 to September 30), fires ONLY allowed in the group campfire ring in the Corral area.  Campfires in Corral camp site between October 1 and May 15 allowed in "above ground" fire pits provided by campers.

Cooking in designated campsites can be dutch ovens and/or backpacking stoves INSIDE the campfire ring, or propane/white gas camp stoves adjacent to the campfire ring area.

Restrooms

  • Porta-Potties are available for restroom access in the central corral area. LNT protocols are in place for “hike in” sites (McKay Creek and Rendezvous Camps) and back-country.
First Aid - Medical Emergencies

  • Units need to bring their own first aid equipment per safe camping guidelines.
  • Cell coverage is not reliable at lower levels of Martin Scout Ranch. Land phone is available at Martin log house for emergency calls only.