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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.  

If you are interested in serving as a lodge Host and learning how to open and close the lodges and run the program please contact todd.mcdonald@scouting.org.  (Lodge Hosts get first choice on dates for winter lodge regardless of service weekends.)

Aubrey Watzek Lodge

Let it SnoW!

Our massive winter lodge on the north side of Mount Hood 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.

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 this year: Helmets are strongly encouraged by all participants using the sledding hill (2024 helmets will be 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.  Sanitation will be used in-between uses. 

 Participants must be registered members of Scouting units, or prospective members (of the correct age and gender).

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

Cub Scout Family Days: Cub Scout Family Snow Days will permit siblings or family members of Cub Scout age to attend as well.

Nanitch Lodge

Your Cozy Winter Retreat

Sledding, snowshoeing, and just minutes from every Mount Hood ski area, our smaller winter lodge is a favorite for many active Scout units. Parking during the Winter months requires a Sno-park permit.


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 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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