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(Camp Chapel)

Bashore Scout Reservation is a wonderful place to host your event or wedding.  Memories that will last a lifetime will be enhanced by Bashore Scout Resvations’s woodsy, rustic feel and beautiful outdoor setting.  Bashore Scout Reservation has become very popular for weddings and has hosted other events such as school field trips, church picnics and retreats, and service and fraternal club get-togethers.

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(Dining Hall Fireplace)

Weddings

Availability:

Bashore Scout Reservation is an active Scout Reservation with various activities taking place throughout the year.  Due to that, availability is very limited.  Generally, space for large events is available weekends in April and May then again from late-August through October annually depending upon the Scouting event schedule. Weekday availability is much more flexible and open. No outside large event reservations are accepted from June through late-August due to Scout Programs.  For availability, to arrange a tour, or to make a reservation contact the Pennsylvania Dutch Council Service Center at 717-394-4063.

Reservations for the upcoming year will begin being taken in June the year before.

Basic Wedding Package:

Our basic wedding package is as follows-$2500 which includes:

  • Access to the Camp Chapel (seating for 150, pictures at the top of the page), Camp Kitchen (see important information below), and Dining Hall (seating for 350) from 5:00 PM the evening before the wedding through noon the day after the wedding, set-up and tear-down included.
  • Use of folding tables and chairs in the Dining Hall
  • Additional facilities may be available for an additional cost.
  • Dining Hall sound system and projector available at an additional cost.

Ceremony Package:

We offer an option to only hold your wedding ceremony at camp. This package includes:

  • Access to the Camp Chapel (seating for 150, pictures at the top of the page), 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM the day of wedding.
  • Additional facilities may be available for an additional cost.

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(Dining Hall Exterior)

Other Events

Campsites and Cabins may be rented for camping weekends by churches and non-profit organizations.  The Dining Hall and Kitchen may be rented for dinners and picnics. For availability and pricing contact the Pennsylvania Dutch Council Service Center at 717-394-4063.  Reservations for the upcoming year will begin being taken in June the year before.

Important Information

  • Alcohol is not allowed on Bashore Scout Reservation property.  This is not negotiable.  Anyone caught bringing alcohol onto the property will immediately be asked to leave and their event ended.
  • An additional $250 refundable kitchen cleaning deposit is charged with all reservations using the Kitchen.  After the event, once the Kitchen has been cleaned and checked by the Camp Ranger, the deposit will be returned.
  • Whoever will be using the kitchen must provide proof of ServSafe Food Safety and Handling Training.  Additionally, if a commercial caterer is brought in, they must provide a copy of their retail food service license.
  • Decorating, set-up, and tear-down of the Camp Chapel and Dining Hall are the responsibility of those renting the space.  Bashore Scout Reservation is generally open to be decorated however the renter wishes.
  • Rental of the Camp Chapel and Dining Hall/Kitchen do not constitute rental of the entire property.  As such, campsites and cabins may be rented to Scouts or other groups for weekend campouts.  Bashore Scout Reservation makes sure to inform such groups of special events taking place in camp and asks that they respect those events.