From the Council Director of Camping and Programs
Camp Stambaugh has suffered incredible damage
due to the storms that affected the area in early September. Safety is above all our biggest concern. For the safety of our Scouts and Scouters, we cannot open the property until it is deemed safe and operational.
Our council staff is working tirelessly with local companies and volunteers to try and get the camp back open as quickly as possible. We are asking for anyone who is available and willing to assist with clean up and repairs, to contact the Camp Ranger, Jeff Acomb, at 330-903-3431 to coordinate efforts to get our beloved over 100-year-old property back to its former glory.
We will be evaluating the safety of the camp weekly to determine when we can reopen.
If you have a reservation for Camp Stambaugh in the coming weeks, please contact Nate Watson at 234-900-5911 or Nate.Watson@scouting.org to see the availability of other council facilities or to receive a credit.
is located in Canfield, Ohio has tent camping, and buildings available for rental. Programs include Cub Scout Day Camp, adventure camps, training programs.
About Camp Stambaugh
The Boy Scouts of America began in 1910, and by 1912, Scouting was established in the Mahoning Valley. Camp Stambaugh opened in July 1919. thanks to a gift from the estate of prominent local industrialist Henry H. Stambaugh (1858-1919). Stambaugh’s expectation was that Thompson would convey the property to the local Scouting organization. In 1919 the property was mostly a treeless pasture and one could see Indian Creek from Stambaugh’s hay barn near Leffingwell Road. That first summer a Council Ring was carved from an old limestone quarry just north of the creek.
In the early 1920s Camp Stambaugh was reforested. In 1923 Indian Creek was dammed to create a four-acre lake. Scouts built a bridge over the creek in 1925, and in the next two decades many cabins and structures were built. The K.L. Brown Pavilion, named for Scout Council executive Kenneth Brown, was erected in 1947 using the foundation of Henry Stambaugh’s barn. The Rotary Club of Youngstown funded the construction of a swimming pool in 1963. A donation of land from the Marino family added 28.5 acres to the camp in 1946. In 1985, the Scout Council purchased the adjacent 223-acre Swanston property. Camp Stambaugh is the second oldest continuously operating Scout camp in Ohio and is tied for ninth oldest in the United States.
The camp is now part of the Great Trail Council with the consolidation of the former Greater Wester Reserve council.From the Historical Marker Database
Camp Stambaugh celebrated 100 years of service to Scouts in 2019.
Enjoy this clip from the Casey Malone Show from October 31, 2018.
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