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Scout troop visits Camp Wilderness

Audubon Troop 654 visited Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids, during the week of July 27-Aug. 2.

Camp Wilderness is a 2,400-acre outdoor camping and education facility in the north woods of Minnesota with activities ranging from swimming and boating to high ropes events and climbing.

Camp Wilderness was founded in 1946, to serve the Boy Scouts of America and their summer program. Camp Wilderness offers over 45 merit badges and programs.

These programs range from activities such as Project C.O.P.E, a high ropes and team building course; the Canoe Outpost, a 50-mile canoe trip down the Mississippi River; and an Ironman competition, which includes swimming, canoeing, running and eating an orange.

Camp Wilderness turns into a small city during the summer, housing and camping around 600 Scouters each week.

Troop 654 arrived on Sunday with four scouts and two adults attending during the week. They would like to thank the community and especially their chartering organization, Cormorant Lakes Sportsman Club, for their support.

To find out more on how you can visit beautiful Camp Wilderness in northern Minnesota, visit the Northern Lights Council's Web site at