Fall Service Day Report
2019-10-31: The Fall Service Day was a huge success thanks to the nearly 60 persons who participated throughout the day. With the help and teamwork of everyone we were able to get everything needed to be done and more! A detailed report is being prepared and will be published latter. Lunch and snacks was provided by the Camp Committee. And an extended thank you to both the Otter Lake Municipal Fire Chief who dropped in to do a quick inspection and stayed to help with lunch, and to the Shawville Equity Reporter who came by to see what was happening at camp and do some interviews and also ended up helping out at lunch.
Some of the key things accomplished was the widening of the roads, trimming back the overgrowth in the field and campsites, grooming of the trails, cleanup of the Target Range, stacking of firewood, and work on the Tipi, which is now about 90 to 95% complete, and should be ready shortly for use.
Again, Thank you to everyone, both young and not as young for all their energy, sweat, time, and for keeping & making Scout Camp Otter Lake QC an outstanding camp for all!
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Located on the shore of Lac Hughes, in the municipality of Otter Lake, QC Scout Camp Otter Lake QC is one of the many active Scouts Canada camp properties in the Voyageur Council region (Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec). The camp offers a camp experience in the a nature setting... a real outdoors scouting feeling whether you stay in the Richardson Lodge, tent it, or decide to construct your own shelter. The camp is able to host multiple groups at the same time and should have a site/facility suitable to your needs.
Whether you do your own programming or use the camp's resources there are numerous program opportunities at the camp - see the Programs Opportunities page for some of the options.
Scout Camp Otter Lake QC is managed and maintained by the volunteers of the Camp Committee. If you would be interested in helping with the camp whether in an administrative or hands on way, please contact either the Camp Chair or Camp Warden - see Contacts tab for details.
Come a visit us year round!
Survival Shelters - Have you built one lately?
Check out the article at https://www.outdoorlife.com/survival-shelters-15-best-designs-wilderness-shelters/ for some ideas and how-to for survival shelter options.
For your information Scout Camp Otter Lake encourages building your own shelters and even has a wilderness zone where you can try to build almost any type of shelter provide you adhere to the Leave No Trace principles! And yes you can have a small fire at your shelter provided appropriate safe guards are taken, e.g. bucket of water, ground properly cleared, and not to close to the shelter, trees, or other flammable materials.
Camper News - 2019-09-29
36th Ottawa Venturer Company did their 'Pocket Survival" camp this weekend. They hiked to the camp from a few kilometres away and negotiated their way through the woods behind the camp to get there. They built their own shelter complete with fire and heat deflector. And they are Leaving-No-Trace.
Outstanding work 36th Ottawa Venturers!
Located on Hughes Lake near the community of Otter Lake, QC approximately 120 km west-north-west of Gatineau/Ottawa.
GPS Coordinates for the front gate: N45:51:34, W076:26:13