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Camp Lowden is a complete service Scout camp geared toward the outdoor programs of the Boy Scouts of America. It is one of two Scout camps in Blackhawk Area Council, which consists of twelve counties in northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Located seven miles south of Oregon, Illinois, Camp Lowden is on 250 acres of wooded property surrounded by the Lowden-Miller State Forest. Camp Lowden was established in 1940 on the estate of former Illinois Governor Frank Lowden; it is owned and operated by Blackhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.





How to Find Us


We are located just south of Oregon, IL. Our physical address is: 4418 S. Scout Rd., Oregon, IL 61061

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Programs and Events at Camp Lowden


  • Cub Scout Summer Camp
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp
  • Unit Camping
  • Order of the Arrow conclaves
  • Training courses
  • Camporees
  • Klondike derbies
  • Cub Scout Day Camp



    Campmaster Corps


    The Campmaster Corps are Scouters who give their time to help out by operating Camp Lowden on the weekends so the ranger can assume other responsibilities. Basic Campmaster duties include checking units in and out of camp, serving as a central point of contact for units in camp, facilitating resolution of any emergency situation, mechanical breakdown, or safety issues. More information...



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