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The Lawhorn Scouting Base was first opened in 1938 as a 375 acre summer camp called Camp Thunder.  The camp was named after the small community in the area, Thunder, Georgia, which was itself named after the spring located in the camp: Thundering Spring. 

In 1988 a second property was opened 2.5 miles away—the Lawhorn Canoe Base & Training Center.  This 300 acre camp was focused as a high adventure base and together the 2 camps were called the Thunder Scout Reservation. 

Over the years additional property was added to the reservation, until 2007 when the total 2,500 acres was organized and renamed the Lawhorn Scouting Base.  The base is made up of 3 program areas:

Camp Thunder : The original camp that is used today as the traditional Boy Scout camp.  Click Here for a Map.

 

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Campsites: 
    Arapaho
    Blackfoot
    Cherokee
    Choctaw
    Creek
    Iroquios
    Kiowa
    Lakota
    Seminole
    Tuscarora
    Utica
Program Areas
Mitchell Shooting Sports Complex
    Archery Range
    Blackpowder Range
    Rifle Range
    Shotgun Range
Chandler Waterfront
    Bath House
    Boating Dock
    Buck Chandler Boat House
    Swimming Dock
General Areas
    Buckskin (First-Year Camper Area)
    Nature & Ecology
    Outdoor Skills
General Camp Facilities<>
    Chapel
    Dining Hall
    Thunder Trading Post
Staff Facilities:
    The Hilton
    Muscogee Cabin
    Staff Aquatics Quarters
Staff Campsite
    

    Staff Lodge

 Flint River Adventure Area: Formerly called the Lawhorn Canoe Base & Training Center, the adventure area hosts our high adventure base.  Click here for a map.

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Campsites:
Primitive Campsites:
    Alapaha
    Elkins
    Ellijay
    JoAnn
Traditional Scout Campsites: (2-person platform tents)
    Chattahoochee
    Flint
    Ocmulgee
    Oconee
    Savannah
    Tugalo
Family Campsites: (4-person platform tents)
    Leslie
    Patsy
Program Areas:
    Climbing
    COPE (challenge course)
    River Experience Center

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Complex
    BB Range
    Pellet Rifle Range
    Archery Range
General Facilities:
    Amphitheater
    Chapel
    Dining Hall
    Dripping Rock Outfitters
ScoutParents Park:
    Dedicated Scout Monument
    Grand Pavilion
    ScoutParents Playground

Pine Mountain Backcountry: Nearly 2,000 acres of wilderness, the backcountry includes 21-miles of trails and 16 backcountry campsites.  Click Here for a map .
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