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A Winter Wonderland

 Inner tubing, snow shoeing, snow caves and toasting your toes next to a flickering fire. This is the joy of winter fun in the Cascade Pacific Council.  

Due to winter storm damage, Aubrey Watzek lodge is closed for the winter season. 

Camp Baldwin, however, is available for winter camping. See details below.


Winter Lodge To make a registration click the register button according to your unit type. Due to the popularity of this event, each group will be able to select one night/ day.

Winter Cabin Reservations are a Camp Property reservation and not an event. Camp reservations including Cabins at Camp Baldwin are open and available year-round.

Check out the Leaders’ Portal for information about dates, rules of the lodge, weather conditions and more!



Camp Baldwin Cabins

Scout units can reserve our heated cabins, go snowshoeing (Snow Sports Merit Badge, anyone!), build igloos and have a blast!  You will also have hot showers, flushing toilets, potable water and you can even rent the dining hall for extra meeting space. 


Note about cooking: you must bring your own cooking gear and cook outside or in the nearby winter shelter. (Cooking is not allowed in the cabins.)

Note about getting there: you’ll need to drive up “the back way” from Dufur because the road from Highway 35 is not plowed.


For a 8-person, heated cabin with electricity

All Groups: $100 per night, per cabin. Payable at time of reservation.

Units that meet Camp4All Goal: $80 per night, per cabin. Payable at time of reservation.



Aubrey Watzek Lodge

Our massive winter lodge on the south side of Mount Hood (see Google map) has access to fantastic snowshoe trails, contains four industrial kitchens and a massive fireplace to stay toasty warm 24/7. Parking during the Winter months requires a Sno-park permit.

Clink the red button link below for detailed information for Scouters attending a Winter Lodge:


Cub Scouts: $10 per person per day. Payable at time of reservation.

Scouts BSA: $20 per person, per day. Payable at time of reservation.

Refund Policy
Reduction of youth on the reservation will be allowed up to two weeks prior to the reservation date.  50% of the original reservation is non refundable.  Within two weeks of the start date, no refunds will be made.  The ONLY exception is when ODOT closes the highway.  Winter weather conditions are not  reason for refund. 

Participation Requirements

NEW: Helmets are required. The Council has purchased helmets for community use.  Youth and Adults are welcome to bring their own helmets for use, ie: bicycle helmets, ski and snowboard helmets. 

Participants must be registered members of Scouting units for both youth and adults.

Units must have unit accident insurance in effect at time of activity. Cascade Pacific Council units have insurance provided thru the council.


Lodge service days

Aubrey Watzek Lodge

Lodge Service Days are opportunities for your units to gain early access to reservation system to ensure space for your preferred weekend. Woodcuts occur on the second weekend of September and the Lodge Clean-up Happens on the second weekend of October. To sign your unit up for any of these service days, please click the link below.

Impact for Generations.
Prepared for Life.

This is more than a motto. It is a manifesto. It is our promise to the community and to every parent and child who Scouts with us. By Scouting in the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) of Scouting America (formerly the Boy Scouts of America), every youth can learn to make an impact on the world around them and be more prepared for career and life.

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