Twin Valley Council's Boy Scout Summer Camp nestled in the woods near Crosslake, MN

Cuyuna Scout Camp is located in scenic North Central Minnesota. The camp is on 680 acres north of Brainerd and just outside of Crosslake. There are 5 beautiful lakes that border on the camp and one, Russel Lake, which is fully within camp boundaries. It is not unheard of to see eagles, and loons are a common occurrence. The camp has 13 developed campsites which are designed for a group to operate under the patrol method. The camp boasts a beautiful wooded area and is known for its birch and pine trees.

Come experience Cuyuna Scout Camp and find out what scouts all over the Midwest already know - "Cuyuna is a camp you'll remember for a lifetime."

Follow the links below for more information on Cuyuna Scout Camp.  If there is any information that you have trouble finding, or for general questions about camp, do not hesitate to contact Ray Brauer, Scout Executive at 507-387-3123 or [Click for member's page].

Camp Cuyuna is a Nationally Accredited resident camp operated by the Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.

We Want You To Come Visit Us!

TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP PLEASE CLICK THE WEEK YOU WISH TO ATTEND events of this type are currently posted...

Site reservation requires a $100 deposit.  Please contact the Center for Scouting 507-387-3123 to make your reservation.  Reservations may also be made at Cuyuna Scout Camp.

Patrol size is based on average of 8-12 Scouts per Patrol.

Map of Camp 

2019 Campsite reservations will open June 15, 2018 for Twin Valley Council troops and Out of Council troops camping at Cuyuna in 2018 and August 15, 2018, for all out of council troops not camping at Cuyuna in 2018.

2018 Reservations


Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Number of Patrols/Site



 5 to 6



245623CM100 5
#4-Dakota114251137630/41/Crew30 5
#5-FoxMA1082CM38231/5 3
95895820 4


239(55) 4
#8-Mandan2508014869VA3106 5

 6 to 7
 4 to 5


CH - Cornhusker Council 324 * CM - Central Minnesota Council 296 * GH - Gamehaven Council 299 * MA - Mid America Council 326 * MI - Mid Iowa Council 177 * NL - Northern Lights Council * NS - Northern Star Council 250 * SC - Sioux Council 733 * VA - Voyagers Area Council 286


2019 Reservations


Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Number of Patrols/Site

#1-Apache 59/140  7629 130 5 to 6
 85113  10 4
#3-Cree 5624  68 23 CM100 5
#4-Dakota 25 58 (14)Day  30/41/Crew30 5
#5-FoxMA108   2(W1047) 42 3
#6-Iroquois95 89  231  4
#7-Kiowa     4
#8-Mandan250   69   5

 6 to 7
 4 to 5


CH - Cornhusker Council 324 * CM - Central Minnesota Council 296 * GH - Gamehaven Council 299 * MA - Mid America Council 326 * MI - Mid Iowa Council 177 * NL - Northern Lights Council * NS - Northern Star Council 250 * SC - Sioux Council 733 * VA - Voyagers Area Council 286

Summer Camp Refunds

Summer Camp fees are final except in a limited number of circumstances where a full or partial refund may be granted.  All refunds are at the Council discretion and the Council will determine whether it is a full or partial refund. 

Per Twin Valley Council policy Click here for full refund policy

Questions please contact Jack Sargent at Cuyuna; 218-692-3612 or email


Cuyuna Family Camp  Reservations 

At least one adult in your group MUST BE BSA registered to reserve the cabins.  It doesn't matter if you are new to using Cuyuna or a long time visitor.  It doesn't matter if you are at Cuyuna for a relaxing visit or plan to volunteer your time working at various jobs.   Eagle Scouts - new and not so new - everyone must be BSA registered.  

Families like to use Cuyuna Family Camp cabins to get away.  By having a person become BSA registered we are able to do a background check.  Our goal is to have every adult on site at Cuyuna be BSA registered - Twin Valley Council needs to know who is using our facilities.   We are also not licensed or insured to be a campground, we are a Boy Scout camp.  So again, the need to be BSA registered becomes important.

Please contact Camp Cuyuna at 218-692-3612 or to check cabin availability before making your reservation.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Scout Executive Ray Brauer.

Any questions about BSA registration can be directed to Janelle at the Twin Valley Council Center for Scouting 507-387-3123.  

Click here for a BSA application

Click here to make a cabin reservation 


Current Weather at (near) Cuyuna


Click for Crosslake, Minnesota Forecast

Camp Cuyuna Alumni Association

Camp Cuyuna Alumni Association WebsiteExternal Link

Looking for a way to help camp?


Camp Cuyuna is always looking for ways to improve our program and facilities and certainly appreciates help towards that goal.  We are in need of supplies for this upcoming summer.  These supplies include


  • Aqua-trampoline for at Aquatics
  • Kayaks
  • Stand-up Paddle Boards
  • Wind Surfing Board that can be used as a Stand-up paddle board as well
  • Kayak skirts for Pelican Kayaks
  • Canoe paddles of various sizes
  • Life Jackets (Type II or type III)

Shooting Sports:

  • Ear Muffs for Shooting Sports (10 pair)
  • Hoppe's #9 Gun Bore Cleaner
  • Hoppe's Elite Gun Oil
  • Otis Gun Cleaning Kit


  • 23" x 9" round cores for target bails
  • 3" Fletchings (blue, green, white)

Foxfire/Indian Lore:

  • 22 foot wide Teepee
  • 3 wood carving kits
  • 3 tomahawk handles

Nature Center:

  • 3 Fly tying kits
  • very thin copper wire for fly tying
  • 6 fly line leaders
  • 1 roll of stingy ribbon

Eagle Trail:

  • Honing solution for knife sharping
  • 2 Philips-head and 2 flat head screw drivers
  • 3 metal files
  • 4 sharping stones (fine,medium,coarse on same tool)
  • 2 wire cutters
  • a lot of film canisters
  • a lot of tent stakes
  • Backpacking stove

Commissary/trading post:

  • Distinctly different Bottles for pancake syrup, cooking oil, dish soap
  • Meat Thermometers
  • (5) 1/2 cup & 1 cup measuring cups

Family Camp:

  • New dock at family camp
  • Kitchen Appliances for Family Camp Cabins (refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, electric ranges)
  • Shower curtains


  • Cordless drills, Impact drills (with batteries),
  • 2 Auto Darkening Welding Helmets
  • 2 XL Welding Jackets
  • 3 pairs of Welding Gloves
  • Work gloves
  • Rakes, shovels, brooms
  • Garden Hoses (15 ft) 
  • Deck Brushes
  • foam squeegees
  • Wheel barrows
  • Riding lawn mower
  • Push Mower
  • Utility tractor with bucket attachment
  • Golf Cart for Health Officer
  • Weed Whips (Gas or Electric)
  • Infloor Heat Boiler for Ranger House (Saves money on Heat Bill)

This list ever changing so make to sure to check it regularly for updated needs!

If an entire item is not affordable, partial donations of any size are appreciated.  Any interested parties can contact Jack Sargent, Camp Ranger at 218-692-3612, or Ray Brauer, Scout Executive at 507-387-3123.