Camp Bud Schiele Information

Last Updated on: 2/22/2007

Camp Information
Reservation Phone (704) 864-2694
Reservation Address PO Box 1059
Gastonia, NC 28053
Camp Phone (828) 287-2299
Camp Address 668 Boy Scout Rd.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Website Camp Bud Schiele
Description Camp Bud Schiele is located on Centennial Road just off of Highway 64 a few miles northeast of Ruth, North Carolina. (Map) This camp was designed as a summer camp for Boy Scouts. It is located in the rolling foothills of rural Rutherford county on the Piedmont Council Scout Reservation. The camp surrounds one large manmade lake in the midst of a thriving wildlife sanctuary. Special programs include C.O.P.E., High Adventure, 97 Climbing Eagles, snorkeling, and BSA Lifeguard. Camp-wide events include the Grand Ole Adventure, Vespers, Canoe Race, Indian Pageant and Awards Campfire. The Climbing Eagles program is for new Scouts who have entered the Troop within the last 3 months. It is based on the three main sections of rank advancement - first aid, camping and citizenship. This is a full day experience for the new Scouts. They are placed in Patrols of 8 - 10 Scouts where they will learn many of the requirements of Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. The High Adventure course offers a combination of white water, mountain biking, horse back riding and hiking through a combination of day trips to local points of interest. Should there not be a 'crew' scheduled for that week- the Camp maintains the right to put persons signed up for High Adventure into the C.O.P.E. program as a substitute. There is a large C.O.P.E. course with over 20 obstacles and a rappelling tower. The course is designed to build more self confidence in a shorter length of time than anything most people have experienced. Other important objectives are to develop leadership and team building. Scouts must be 13 years of age, at least a First Class Scout and physically fit. The program is very demanding, and the high course will require Scouts to work off the ground at least 50% of the time. The camp has a Dining Hall, a Health Lodge, a Chapel, a Trading Post and an Office. The Health Lodge has a Health Officer on duty 24 hours per day to handle minor health and first aid needs. A local licensed physician is on call at all times. In case of an emergency, the local hospital (in Marion, NC) will provide necessary treatment. The camp's Trading Post is stocked with many items campers will need and may want. From toiletries to handicrafts, souvenirs, T-shirts, to literature . Tickets are available from the Snack bar for the purchase of Ice from the Dining Hall. The Trading Post has it all. The snack bar is supplied with cold drinks, candy, and other snacks. The office is manned during regular business hours. You may get emergency messages to the Troop by calling the number listed below. You may mail cards and letters to Scouts at Camp. Please mail them very early in the week to ensure the Scouts receive them while still at Camp. If your Scout is with a provisional Troop or another Troop, please use that number. Use the following address: It is VERY important to put the Troop number in the address by the Scout's name. That is how the mail is sorted!


From Hickory, NC, take I-40 north to Hwy 64 in Morganton. Take Hwy 64 south towards Rutherfordton. Go 22 miles and turn right onto Centennial Road. Boy Scout Road is 2.3 miles on the left.

Acreage 1100
Adirondacks No
RV Setups NO
Tent Sites 15
Cabins Cabin Name Cabin Sleeps
Water Lake
Camping Handicapped
Long Term
Weekend Camping
Water Sports Canoes
Motor Boats
Row Boats

Cub Scouts Day Camp
Family Camping
Parent & Pal
Resident Camp
Shooting Sports Archery
Black Powder
Other Programs Climbing / Rappelling
Hiking / Nature Trails

Merit Badges
Eagle Badges
Other Badges Archery, Art, Basketry, Bugling, Camping, Canoeing, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, First Aid, Forestry, Geology, Leatherwork, Lifesaving, Mammal Study, Metalwork, Motor boating, Music, Pioneering, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Rifle Shooting, Rowing, Safety, Salesmanship, Shotgun Shooting, Soil and Water Conservation, Swimming, Water Skiing, Wilderness Survival, and Woodcarving

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