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Outdoor adventures . . . Camping . . . Preparedness . . . Boy Scouts.  

It’s a natural train of thought, and Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp at Loud Thunder offers an opportunity for it all to come together in a fun and safe environment.





SCUBA & Snorkeling

Pistol Shooting

 Rifle and Shotgun Shooting



Zip Lining


These are just some of the camp experiences Scouts can enjoy during their week at Loud Thunder.

Our summer camp program introduces young Scouts to new and rewarding experiences, and provides them with supportive and caring relationships.  The Trailblazer program is a great way for a young Scout to work on advancement to First Class while becoming familiar with the Loud Thunder Scout Reservation.

Returning older Scouts can participate in more advanced programs such as troop overnight canoeing and Senior Patrol Leader training.  Our C.O.P.E. course - with zip line - gives boys a chance to have some fun while working as a team through course challenges. 

Loud Thunder Scout Reservation has the distinction of being the only summer camp program in the region to offer Scouts a chance to enjoy handgun marksmanship.  Scouts are instructed and supervised by trained BSA/NRA adults so they can safely take part in this exciting activity.

Scouts who actively participate in what the Illowa Council’s Boy Scout Resident Camp has to offer will not be disappointed.  They will become better prepared for life experiences.  They will build character, strength, self-confidence, and lifelong friendships - all while having the best time of their summer!

Units have already started booking their sites!  Visit CampMaster now to reserve your site!  You will be contacted by this office if your choice is approved.

Contact us today and get prepared for an amazing camp experience in 2018!

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Take IL-92 west to Andalusia, Illinois.
Camp Loud Thunder is located 5 miles west of Andalusia on IL-92.

Camp Loud Thunder
Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America
9906-175th Street West
Illinois City, IL 61259

Phone: 309-795-1442

Contact Program Assistant Mia Carr ( or call the Council Service Center at (563) 388-7233 with questions or to reserve your Troop's site.