Location of Roy C. Manchester
Real-time weather at Roy C. Manchester
Roy C. Manchester, the home of Shawnee Trails Council's summer camp, has offered Scouts a broad range of programs for advancement, learning outdoor living skills, and fun since 1954. The camp enjoys six miles of shoreline which makes the camp a prime facility for aquatics—including sailing, water skiing, motor boating, swimming, canoeing, rowing, and fishing.
While participating at summer camp, Scouts take part in traditional flag raising and lowering ceremonies.
Older Scouts have the opportunity to sail on Kentucky Lake, the largest artificial lake by surface area east of the Mississippi River.
Summer camp offers a chance for Scouts to learn Scout Skills in a safe, outdoor environment.
Camp Roy C. Manchester, (named after one of the area's first Scout Executives in what was the old Chief Paducah Council) is located on Kentucky Lake. Since 1954, it has offered Scouts a broad range of programs for advancement, learning new outdoor living skills, and lots of just plain fun. Situated in America’s heartland, Camp Manchester is easily accessible via I-24, the Western Kentucky Parkway and Purchase Parkway. The camp enjoys six miles of shoreline on America’s second largest man-made body of water - Kentucky Lake. Our location makes the camp a prime facility for aquatics including sailing, water skiing, and motor boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and rowing.
The summer camp program has three areas of emphasis. The program for older Scouts has been developed to challenge even the veteran Eagle Scout. Whether it’s going through a full week on the COPE course, or sailing one of the camp’s 21 foot sailboats; your Scouts will find the older Scout program exciting and challenging. We have also added an exciting new Wilderness Trek program!
Since 1979, Camp Manchester has provided a special opportunity for the new Scout never having attended a Scout camp. An expanded First Year Camper - Eaglebound Program uses the patrol method to give these special Scouts the very best opportunity to advance and have a good first camp experience.
Our third emphasis is on the traditional camp merit badges and some that are not so traditional, such as space exploration. These are designed to offer broad opportunities for advancement to the second and third year camper.
The program offers volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, troop swim, troop
boating and several other activities for your troop's special time at
sunset after the program day. We call these and other offerings our
twilight program. Come visit us. We assure you that we will try our
very best to provide your Scouts with an exciting and challenging
summer camp. In recent years, troops from Maryland, Iowa, Massachusetts,
Texas, Oklahoma. Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio, Louisiana, Georgia, Michigan, and Tennessee have participated in the Summer Camp program.
Many come because of a recommendation of a neighboring troop who
participated in the camp the previous summer.