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Griswold Scout Reservation

Griswold Scout Reservation
Matthew Ghirarda
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Griswold Scout Reservation

Land made for Scouting!

Covering over 3,500 acres (1,400 ha) of forest, lakes, and mountains, the Scout Reservation was first run by the former Norumbega Council (Waban, MA). In 1971, the Daniel Webster Council acquired what was then called the Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. In 2000, the camp acquired additional land, which it named Camp Bell, and the total reservation was renamed Griswold  Scout Reservation.

Hidden Valley is run as a traditional Scout camp with full dining facilities and a wide variety of program areas and activities. Camp Bell is run with a higher emphasis on strengthening the Patrol Method. Campers do their own cooking in their sites, and participate in day-long activities as patrols. Camp Bell has a different variety of activities from Hidden Valley, including their “living history areas,” and a different set of merit badges are available.

The land currently used primarily by Camp Bell has been used as the homes of many other camps, most recently Camp Manning, which after being sold by the Daniel Webster Council to private owners, changed ownership several times and had previously existed as a camp run by various organization such as the YMCA who called it Camp Leo. Camp Bell was named for a member of the council’s executive board who was instrumental in reacquiring the property for the council

 

Hidden Valley Scout Camp

Camp Bell

Granite High Adventure

Griswold Scout Reservation

Address:   254 Griswold Lane – Gilmanton Iron Works, NH  03837
OFF-SEASON DIRECTIONS TO GRISWOLD SCOUT RESERVATION (BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER TO END OF JUNE)
At all times please follow the speed limits in the town of Gilmanton. Many access roads are posted 25 miles per hour, and they are heavily patrolled on weekends.  Please contact the Campmaster (603-273-2780 weekends only) or one of the Rangers (Bryan Boyajian 603-387-8879 or John Rolfson 207-314-6132) for current road conditions and accessibility. December through April there can be snow and ice conditions. March and April can bring impassible mud conditions.Thanks for your cooperation.

Points East, Southeast or Northeast - Take most convenient route to Alton NH. Turn west onto Route 140, go 5.6 miles to Gilmanton Iron Works Village.

Points North, South and West - Route 93 to Exit 20 to Route 140 toward Belmont to Gilmanton.

Hidden Valley Scout Camp

  • Traveling West  -  Rt. 140, after the Gilmanton IW Village: go .3 miles and turn right onto Crystal Lake Road.
  • Traveling East  - Rt. 140 After crossing Rt. 107 go 6.3 miles on Rt. 140 and turn left onto Crystal Lake Road.
  • Soon after turning onto Crystal Lake Road, bear left at the fork, travel 3 miles and turn right onto Places Mill Road. Travel 1/2 mile and turn left into the Griswold Scout Reservation Entrance. The center of Camp is approximately 1 mile in from the gate.

Camp Bell

  • Traveling West  - Rt. 140, after the Gilmanton IW Village: go .3 miles and turn right onto Crystal Lake road.
  • Traveling East - Rt. 140 After crossing Rt. 107 go 6.3 miles on Rt. 140 and turn left onto Crystal Lake Road.
  • Soon after turning onto Crystal Lake Road, bear left at the fork, travel 3 miles. Crystal Lake Roads turns to Guinea Ridge Road. Continue 2 miles. Turn right onto Manning Lake Rd. Go all the way to the end, past the boat ramp. Camp Bell is located ¼ mile beyond the boat ramp
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Scouting Type
  • Scouting
  • Venturing
Phone Number6036256431
Website URLwww.nhscouting.org
Street254 Griswold Lane
CityGilmanton Iron Works
StateNew Hampshire
Zipcode/Postal Code03837
CountryUnited States
eMail Addresscamping@nhscouting.org
LocationNew England
Season/Time of YearYear-Round

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