2023 Bear Paw Outdoor Registration

Come to our 32nd Annual BearPaw


Three-day Winter Camping Experience 


The outdoor camping experience allows participants to put into practice what they learned during troop meetings, which is camping in the snow or a very cold environment within a very safe environment accompanied by a couple of hundred fellow Scouters.  This may be the best high adventure they may ever participate in as a youth; even adults have fun.  The event has a focus on fun in the cold/snow, along with camping challenges that are easily overcome with experience and mentoring.

WHEN: FEBRUARY 3-5 or 24-26, 2023

WHERE: Camp Hi-Sierra – 29211 Hwy 108 Long Barn, CA 95335

COST: $30 per participant before and on 1/31. $35 after 1/31.

Price includes campground fees, cracker barrell, unit ribbon, and patch with rocker for each participant.


  • Friday morning: 10:00 AM begin check-in, set up camp/build snow shelters. A leaders’ campfire and orientation meeting will be held that evening at camp Headquarters.  Time to be announced on-site.
  • Saturday activities are up to the individual units however, games will be available for fun on Saturday morning on the athletic field such as volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, soccer on freshly packed snow, or any other event the youth wish to organize. Ice cave and snowman competitions! Sledding on the hill!! Hot cocoa!!!
  • Sunday morning: Clean up, pack the cars, and be checked out by 11:00 AM.

BearPaw can be considered a car camping event.  Units may leave the campground during the day on Saturday and drive up to Lake Pinecrest, go skiing, or participate in any other activity desired.  BearPaw focuses on camping in cold weather with or without snow which includes cooking, sleeping, and keeping warm.  Units are not required to be at camp during the day.

Registration Note: Please register before the event so we have an accurate count of attendees. 
For additional details, contact Monte Crawford, Event Director, montecrawford@gmail.com or call (408) 582.3993.


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*****If there are any cancellations, please notify the Camping Director in writing at least two weeks prior to the committed date. All refunds/transfers are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. There is no refund two weeks before the event. For registration, facility questions, information, and confirmation email camping@svmbc.org. The event will be held rain or shine. No refunds due to weather.
How do you wish to pay for your registration? Online with a Convenience Fee for online credit card use - VISA/MasterCard Mail a Check to 970 W Julian Street, San Jose, Ca 95126 * 🛈