Shadow Lake, locate near Lake Conroe, is the main attraction at Camp Agnes Arnold, offering 35 acres of cool, refreshing fun for Girl Scouts. While camping, girls may enjoy canoeing and fishing on Shadow Lake, swimming at the pool, taking a walk down the Peace Pole trail, archery on the range overlooking the lake, or borrowing a bike to pedal through camp. The Nature Center hosts many displays on local plants and animals and includes classroom spaces for Girl Scouts to use. Adjacent to the Nature Center is a bird blind where girls can observe wildlife on Shadow Lake. Camp Arnold is also home to extensive hiking trails. Troops can sign up for the popular weekend hikes led by certified foresters and earn a special patch for their participation.
Camp Arnold is also home to the council’s challenge course, which allows girls to team build with the low elements and climb a rock wall or cargo net, fly down a zip line or take a leap from the power pole.
During the summer months, Camp Arnold is home to one of GSSJC’s three resident camp programs and also hosts day camps.
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Did you know? Thanks to a $30,000 gift from Reliant, the Nature Center at Camp Agnes Arnold now runs on solar power! The 44 solar panels are expected to reduce council electricity bills by 36%. Check the digital monitors at the Girl Scout Center and Program Place for Girls to see how much solar power has been produced. Learn more about Reliant at reliant.com.