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Seven Ranges Scout Reservation

7070 Meter Road NE
Kensington, OH  44427




Seven Ranges Scout Reservation is operated by the Buckeye Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America.  It is located in Northern Carroll County, and encompasses nearly 900 acres of rolling hills, woods, meadows, lakes and ponds.  "Reservation" is the proper term used to describe a large tract of land that has multiple camping facilities.  On our Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, we have Camp Algonkin, Camp Calumet, Camp Akela, and many other activity areas.  For weekend Camping "Campmasters" are responsible for the property...  Depending on conditions you may not be able to take any vehicles to your site.  1 trailer and 1 car in the site is the maximum at any time. 

Campsites at 7R (Electric & Non Electric)

Click to download fishing rules at 7R

Click here to download a map of 7 Ranges

Click here for an interactive map of Seven RangesExternal Link  (Best viewed with free Google app "MyMaps" using satellite background.)

Click here to download a map of Akela

Aerial View of 7 RangesExternal Link

Rental of entire facilities or rental of facilities that do not appear below are not currently available.

Cabin Rentals:

Starting on September 1, you can enjoy our cabins at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation and Camp McKinley.  Reservations can be made on the web site and all COVID-19 protocols must be followed.  The Village Cabins at Seven Ranges must be rented by family groups only but the other available building can be rented by Troops keeping all COVID-19 and Youth Protection rules in mind.

Units may conduct overnight camping activities on their own at a BSA Resident Camp facility. To provide liability and accident insurance coverage to all our units who choose to camp this year, only Boy Scouts of America resident camping properties in the state of Ohio are approved for Buckeye Council members’ use. This means Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, and any BSA Resident Camp Property operated by an Ohio BSA Council are approved under this plan. This includes all Council, District, and Unit camping programs.


Other Seven Ranges Guidelines

  • Prior to arriving at camp, all participants must complete and bring with them the Covid-19 Questionnaire form with parent signature (for those under 18 years old) and receive a temperature check upon arrival at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation. This temperature check will be completed by the unit leader upon arrival, with assistance from Campmasters if needed. This temperature check will be documented at the bottom of the Covid-19 Questionnaire.
  • We understand there may be a need for a Scout or leader to leave at some point during the trip with plans to return. If this is to happen, the participant’s temperature must be taken again upon return to camp.
  • If a temperature screening is 100 degrees or more, you should not attend any Scouting function.
  • If the temperature of an individual rises to the 100-degree threshold during an event, they will need to leave the event.
  • Masks or Face Coverings should be worn by all leaders and Scouts during any camping programs.
  • All camping reservations should be less than 72 hours in length


Can my unit go camping at another facility that is not a BSA resident camp?

No. We know that all BSA resident camps are following guidelines for group size limitations and the social distancing guidelines that the American Camping Association and the National Boy Scouts of America recommends. We do not know what other facilities (i.e. church camps, YMCA camps, state parks, etc.) are providing, so our insurance provider is willing to provide insurance for all BSA resident camps because they are following the protocols that the American Camping Association recommends.

Camping is a major part of the Scouting program, but socially distancing in tents presents some obvious challenges. The best practice is to have one Scout per tent unless Scouts are from the same household. 6 feet of space between tents.


No Carpooling, unless Scouts are from the same household. Assessing County Public Health Emergency Levels: Default to the county that has the highest level of risk, either county of origin or county of destination.  Be advised of any destination state's restrictions and other travel restrictions as Scouting plans are developed. Consider staying local to your geographic area and if you must travel, limit mixing with others along the way.



If your unit will be serving food, it is very important to take steps to limit the risk of spread. These best practices will help you safely limit the risk of spread:

  • Clean and disinfect common surfaces between groups
  • Keep people 6 feet apart
  • Stagger meal times to minimize the number of people dining inside at one time
  • Assign seats for the duration of meals
  • No self-serve buffet meals or common water coolers. Use disposable utensils, napkins, cups and plates.
  • Clean and disinfect eating and cooking gear after each use. 
  • Ensure proper sanitation and handwashing.
  • Prioritize use of “grab and go” services (i.e., boxed meals), in which meals are packaged or assembled on a tray for diners to retrieve or plate meals individually.
  • Discontinue the use of beverage dispensers (e.g., fountain drink dispensers, common milk pitchers, etc.) Arrange bottles of beverage choices along a table or counter for diners to retrieve.
  • Discontinue the use of shared condiments. Offer condiment packets along with the meal.
  • Post signs reminding diners of the guidelines, such as handwashing, social distancing, etc.


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