Salmen Scout Reservation (Camp V-Bar)


Salmen Scout Reservation Camp Usage

(for weekends and non-event camp use)

  The shower doors have been updated and no longer require a key.  The adult should develop a shower schedule with their troop.  The adult leadership is to accompany the troop to the shower house and remain with the troop until completed.  Each shower is a private stall with wet and dry areas.  There are two leader showers with flushing toilets.  It is the troop’s responsibility to keep the showers clean.  If you need assistance while at camp, contact the camp administration.  Complete guidelines of camp shower usage will be outlined at the Leaders’ orientation at camp.

The Outdoor Code:

All campers are asked to live by the Outdoor Code.  Please don’t cut down, or damage, in any way, live trees.  They will become infected.  Make sure any open fires are in the properly designated fire area.  Please be sure that your Scouts know and understand the importance of caring for nature as well as camp property.

The Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation-minded.

A Scout is Clean:

You are expected to keep your campsite, latrine, shower facility, and washstand clean.  If you need any special maintenance, please report it immediately to camp administration.  We will see to it as soon as possible.  Toilet tissue will be distributed through the camp Quartermaster.  We appreciate your cooperation.


Because of the large range of bank area near the lake, and no supervision except in the Waterfront Area, fishing will be allowed only under the “Buddy System.”  Scouts are encouraged to enjoy the Joe Domino Fishing Pier.  All Scouts and Scouters who wish to do some fishing during their stay in camp will be required to obtain a Salmen Scout Reservation Fishing License.  Fishing licenses may be obtained from the camp Administration Office or Eco-Con Director (Summer Camp) at no charge.  Scouts working of the Fishing Merit Badge can use fish caught to complete requirements.   

Mountain Biking:

Camp V-Bar has several Mountain Bikes available for use.  Visit the Administration Building to check out a bicycle.  Alternatively, Scouts are welcome to bring up their own bikes for use while at camp.  All bicycle use should adhere BSA Bike Safety.  Be courteous of other campers.

Firearms, Ammunition, Bows, Arrows and Weapons:

Personal rifles, firearms, ammunition, bows, arrows, and other weapons are NOT ALLOWED in camp.  Only those supplied by the camp are permitted, and only in the designated area.  Any exceptions MUST be arranged prior to arriving in camp with the Camp Director.

Alcohol, Illegal Drugs and / or Stimulants:

The use of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or stimulants on Boy Scout property has long been prohibited.  This policy will be strictly enforced for all those who use our camp facility.  We will enforce all local, state, and federal laws in these matters.

Smoking or Use of Tobacco Products in Camp:

National Scouting policies prohibit anyone under the age of 18 to smoke, or use tobacco products.  Leaders who smoke, must do so out-of-sight of youth.  Proper “field stripping” and disposal of butts should be done in proper receptacles. National standards require every Scout camp to have a designated smoking area. Camp V-Bar’s designated smoking area is the corral behind the Dining Hall.

Fire and Emergency Alarms:

The fire and emergency alarm system will be explained in detail at the Leader’s Orientation.  Fire protection equipment is to be manned only by members of the camp staff under the supervision of an adult staff member.  Scouts should not remove any firefighting equipment, or fight any fire themselves. A Troop should follow the procedures in the Unit Fireguard Chart plan.

Liquid and L.P Fuel:

All liquid fuels should be checked in with the Camp Director upon arrival in camp.  The use of liquid fuels (White gas (Coleman fuel); kerosene; liquefied petroleum gas fuels, including propane, butane, and isobutene; vegetable oil fuels; biodiesel fuel; and commercially prepared gelled-alcohol fuel in original containers) and liquid fuel equipment in camp is guarded because of hazards involved in storage, handling, filling, and lighting of such equipment.  Fuel can be retrieved each morning to fill lanterns and stoves, and then returned to the storage area.  Under no circumstances shall flames of any kind be carried into or used in tents.  Empty liquid petroleum cylinders should be returned home.  They can explode when heated, and, therefore, must never be put in fireplaces or trashcans.  For safety reasons, youth must not be involved in the handling of or the lighting of stoves and/or lanterns.  Propane is recommended. Chemical fuels not recommended—Unleaded gasoline; liquid alcohol fuels, including isopropyl alcohol, denatured ethyl alcohol, and ethanol; and other flammable chemicals that are not in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for chemical-fueled equipment.


NO PETS of any type are allowed in camp.


NO FIREWORKS are allowed at Camp V-Bar unless done by an authorized, bonded user for arena show purposes.  Personal usage is not allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Taps / Quiet Hours:

Taps occurs at 10:30pm.  All campers are expected to be in their campsites by that time.  Unit activities such as night hikes, astronomy, etc. would constitute an exception.  Reveille is 6:00am.

Laser Pointers:

Laser pointers are not allowed at Camp.


Visitors MUST check-in with the Administration Office on arrival and at departure. Parents are encouraged to attend camp on Family Night. 


The kitchen area is off limits for all except Dining Hall personnel.  If anything is needed from the kitchen, please ask the camp administration.

Health & Safety:

The Health Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day by persons trained to handle minor accidents or illness.  All injuries, regardless of the extent, must be reported to and treated at the Health Lodge.  Special arrangements for the treatment of more serious cases have been made with Garden Park Hospital in Gulfport.  In the event such treatment is required, the camper’s parents will be notified by telephone giving the nature of the emergency, and their desires concerning further treatment will be followed.  If the parents of any Scout will not be home during the week he is in camp, please find out where they can be reached and note this information on the Scout’s medical form.

The Current Annual Health & Medical Record is to be used (BSA Form 680-001 Parts A, B, and C).  Each Scout and Leader who attends camp must have an annual health history attested by parents or guardians supported by a medical evaluation completed within the last 12 months by a competent, state approved, medical authority.  The medical forms are available at the Council Service Center at no charge or you can make your own copies from the sample included with this guide. It is strongly advised to send a copy of the Scout’s medical insurance card in case there is an emergency with the health form.

At the medical screening given each camper and leader, upon his arrival, the camp reserves the right to refuse admittance or involvement in any activity to any individual who, in the opinion of the examining person and the Camp Director, has developed any physical or medical situation which could present a hazard to the individual or other individuals.

Southeast Louisiana Council troops are covered under the council’s accident insurance plan and do not need to provide proof of unit accident insurance upon arrival.  Out-of-Council troops will need to provide proof of unit accident insurance upon arrival.  If you do not have any accident insurance, contact your council service center at least 30 days prior to camp.


Each troop is responsible for safe transportation to and from camp. Troops are responsible for ensuring that all vehicles used are covered by sufficient liability and property damage insurance. A reminder that the transportation of Scouts in "Open Pickup Trucks" is against all National Health & Safety Policies and is also against common good judgment.

Speed Limit:

The speed limit in camp is 15 mph. Please ensure compliance with this requirement for the safety of our Scouts and Scouters.

Troop Trailers:

Trailers may be taken into and remain in the camping area but must be unhitched from the towing vehicle and the towing vehicle returned to the parking lot.


Parking will be in the lot to the left prior to entering camp. Vehicles are permitted on camp roads only for the purpose of unloading and loading. Please take great care when on these roads. Immediately following unloading, please remove all vehicles to the designated long term parking lot outside the main gate of camp and the Brownsea field area on the back side of camp as quickly as possible. No vehicles should return to the campsite until after closing.

Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162


 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday