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Camping and Outdoor Programs

Camping is at the heart of the Scouting program. The Hawkeye Area Council provides many camping opportunities for the youth in the council. Activities include everything from day and weekend camps, unit and family campouts, to long-term camps and high adventure trips.  Click an image below for more information.


Howard H. Cherry is the Hawkeye Area Council's beautiful 500 acre property near Central City.  Click above for information regarding our summer camp programs and the various facilities and programs available year-round.


 The Hawkeye Area Council provides many opportunities for Cub Scout camping.  Click above for information on day camps, overnight camps, and resident summer camps.


The Cho-Gun-Mun-A-Nock Lodge is our Council's Order of the Arrow Lodge.  The Order of the Arrow is a recognized official program activity of the Boy Scouts of America, intended to recognize those Scouts who best exemplify the Scout virtues of cheerful service, camping, and leadership.


The Hoover Scout Trail, not to be confused with the Hoover Nature Trail, is located along both sides of the Cedar River, from Cedar Valley Park to 290th St in Cedar County, near Springdale, east of West Branch. The Hoover Scout Trail is available ONLY TO SCOUTS AND SCOUTERS.



Nobody offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experiences, The Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.


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