In 1940, the Melbourne Rotary Club made an incredible contribution to the Girl Scout experience of Citrus Council with the donation of the Melbourne Scout House.
More than 60 years later, major renovations have added to the security and comfort of this Brevard property.
The Melbourne Scout House is available for troop camping and various day activities, meetings and events year round.(Unless closed for maintenance & repairs Troops can request troop camping 6 months out to the date. The Melbourne Scout House observes the same holiday hours and schedule as the Council Service Center.
The Melbourne Scout House is available for troop camping and various day activities and events by reservation from September through the 2nd week of May. Troops can request troop camping 3 months out.
The Melbourne Scout House observes the same holiday hours and schedule as the Council Service Center.
The maximum capacity is 40 people; the maximum capacity for overnight use is 20 people. Cots or mattresses are not provided; air mattresses are recommended. Tent camping is not permitted.
There is an air conditioned common area with tables and chairs and a large screened porch with picnic tables with a portable grill for troop use. Air mattresses/mats can be brought in or girls can sleep in sleeping bags on the floor. Tent camping is not permitted. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, sink, cabinets with limited counter space and cooking equipment. There are two bathrooms, each with a toilet and a sink.
There are NO showers available. Mops, brooms, toilet paper and garbage bags are provided. Troops must bring cleaning supplies for the kitchen, bathrooms and floors.
Grills are not available in the park. Troops may fish from the park's pier with an adult present that has the required Basic Water Safety training or equivalent. Cane poles are provided but troops need to bring their own tackle and must provide their own bait.
Eleanor the Egret: This is one of the many Environmental patches that can be earned by visiting GSC properties. Girls will learn about Birds and other animals that are native to Melbourne as well as other activities. A digital copy of the manual will be sent 2 weeks prior to arrival. Instructions and supplies for all the activities are provided on location. Each session runs approximately 3 hours.
Mailbox Trails: The Mailbox Trails are a unique outdoor educational opportunity with activities at each mailbox. These trails are a great way to get familiar with the property and learn about environmental science. Each mailbox includes instruction and materials for self-led activities. Completion time for each trail varies bas