The Lawhorn Scouting Base is a 2,400 acre outdoor facility that includes three program areas:
Camp Thunder Area : Traditional camping facility opened in 1938.
Flint River Adventure Area : High-Adventure base opened in 1988.
Pine Mountain Backcountry Map: Multi-use wilderness area opened in 2007.
The Lawhorn Scouting Base is located less than 1 ½ hours south of Atlanta in the
Directions to the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scouting Base
The base facilities include:
- 3 Lakes for fishing, canoeing, swimming, rowing, and sailing.
- The BSA’s largest climbing center with 4 towers, an indoor cave, and natural rock face (Dripping Rock).
- River outfitter with canoe, tubing, and kayaking trips on the
Flint River (camp has 3 miles of riverfront).
- Complete COPE course (ropes course) with low and high elements.
- 6 permanent shooting ranges for archery, BBs, pellets, rifles, shotguns, and black powder.
- Air-conditioned dining hall with full industrial kitchen.
- 20 Developed campsites with platform tents or adirondacks, 3 primitive campsites with shelters and water, and 16 Backcountry campsites.
- 21-Miles of hiking and biking trails.
In addition to frequent year-round use by Scouts, the Lawhorn Scouting Base is a hotspot for non-Scout groups that include colleges, churches, sports teams, and businesses. Groups come to Lawhorn for training, team-building, conferences, and just to have fun! We offer everything from high adventures in climbing and rappelling to more relaxed hiking and canoe trips.
The Lawhorn Scouting Base is a leader in camping, outdoor education, and adventure programming. We are proud to be members of these organizations:
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Mountain Biking and ATV's
Call the Camping Department now at 770-227-4556 to book your Mountain Biking Weekend or sign up for the ATV Program!
Our Military Kids
"Our Military Kids" is an organization that provides substantial support in the form of grants to the children of National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas as well as the children of Wounded Warriors in all branches. We have learned the many camps offered by Flint River Council qualifies for these grants. Examples of qualifying camps are Cub Scout Day Camp, Traditional Boy Scout Camp, Winter Camp and Cub & Webelos Resident Camps. For more information about "Our Military Kids" and to get an application, click here.
How can you help make camp better for Scouts?
The Canoe Fund
Help us turn one beautiful, wooden, hand-crafted canoe into several canoes to replace our aging fleet at our camp. Click on the link below for more information on how you can help and to see photos of the wooden canoe that will go to one lucky donor.
A Camp For A Better Tomorrow
Since the fire in February of 2011 that consumed the old dining hall, there has been a lot of discussion and planning on the replacement. Click the link below to find out what the plans for the future of our camp are and how you can help us build "A Camp For A Better Tomorrow"!
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