Will Rogers Scout Reservation

Welcome to Will Rogers Scout Reservation, the premier Boy Scout Summer Camp of the Cimarron Council. WRSR serves as the summer camp facility of the Cimarron Council. WRSR serves as host to many Council and District events including the Order of the Arrow and Cub Scouting.

The camp consists of 340 acres of Oak and Hickory forest. The camp features a centralized dining hall, regional shower facilities and program areas, with plenty of room to roam, explore, and learn. The camp also features large bluffs overlooking the Arkansas River, perfect for the curious rock climber.

WRSR is available throughout the year for use by packs, troops, teams, crews and ships for day events, overnight camps, camporees and unit weekend camping, excluding when summer camp is in session in Cimarron Council.

Boating

The reservation includes a boat pond where numerous Scouts have learned to canoe, row and sail.

Climbing

Climbing and rappelling are avaliable on large bluffs overlooking the Arkansas River.

Shooting Sports

Will Rogers Scout Reservation has shooting ranges for archery, rifle and skeet. Units can use the ranges for a nominal fee and we welcome non-Scouting groups shooting sports. Use of facilities will be subject to complete compliance with policies established by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America, including certificates of Training in the proper use of those facilities and equipment and proper ratios of leaders to youth.

Swimming Pool

One of the favorite features of campers is the swimming pool. What better place to cool off in the Oklahoma sun than in the water.

Information & Reservations

Want to reserve your favorite week & campsite at Will Rogers? Click HERE to get your site reservation form. A $100 site deposit is all that is needed to lock in your spot at camp.

Driving Directions

WRSR is located 4.5 miles west of Cleveland, Oklahoma on Highway 64 in Pawnee County.

From Enid
From Enid get on 412 East and take the first toll booth after McDonald's which is the Hallett Exit.   Get in the right hand lane because you will exit and get on Highway 99 North immediately after paying the toll.  Approximately 4 miles North you will come to the junction of Highway 64 and 99.  Turn right or East and travel 1 1/4 miles to the Will Rogers Scout Reservation sign which is at the top of the hill

From Tulsa
When traveling West on 412 from Tulsa, take the Cleveland exit at Highway 64 and 48.  Follow Highway 64 into Cleveland.  Turn left at stop light and follow Highway 64 and 99 for 4/5 miles turning right at Will Rogers Scout Reservation sign which is at the top of the hill.

Boy Scout Summer Camp can be the most fulfilling experience that a Scout ever has. The activities that he participates in will stay with him long after he grows into manhood. This summer we will showcase Scouting for units across the Cimarron Council and from surrounding states. Our goal is to provide quality instruction in a wilderness setting to young men as they prepare to become our Country's leaders.

Latitude, Longitude of the front gate entrance

36.286275,-96.537627

911 Address

362369 East Highway 64, Cleveland, OK 74020

History

According to the book “Thunderbird Tracks” by Ray Matoy, the history of Will Rogers Scout Reservation begins in February 1939 when the campsite was not yet purchased.  The camp committee was authorized to buy or take an opton on the site, and if possible to secure immediate passion and to recommend a plan for financing and its development. 

At the April board meeting Elmer Heard reported  the camp road was completed. Latrines were to be completed within one week, and the water line was being constructed. The Camp-O_Ral was scheduled for the new camp site on May 25-27. 

The new, and yet unnamed, summer camp was attended in 1939 by 30 troops and 308 Scouts, but $600 was still owed on the 210 acre site.

 Eagle Scout Ray R. Matoy, age 20 was camp director with a salary of $15 pert week.