Located in Orange County, this Scout House was donated to Girl Scouts of Citrus by the Lillian D. Wells estate in 2009. Its large backyard and beautiful old oak tree make it perfect for outdoor events.
The Pine Castle Scout House is available year round for troop camping and various day activities, meetings and events by reservation. Troops can request troop camping 6 months out to the date. The Pine Castle Scout House observes the same holiday hours and schedule as the Council Service Center.
The maximum capacity is 40 people for day use; the maximum capacity for overnight use is 20 people. Cots or mattresses are not provided; air mattresses are recommended.
There is an air conditioned common area with tables, chairs and picnic tables. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, sink, limited counter space and cooking equipment. Air mattresses/mats can be brought in or girls can sleep in sleeping bags on the floor.
Tent camping is permitted. There are two bathrooms, each with a toilet and sink. There is only one shower available. Mops, brooms, toilet paper and garbage bags are provided.
Troops must bring cleaning supplies for kitchen, bathrooms and floors. There is a big backyard with a grill, picnic tables and a fire circle.
Bella the Bat: This is one of the many Environmental patches that can be earned by visiting GSC properties. Girls will learn about Bats and other nocturnal creatures that are native to Pine Castle 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: (Coming Soon) 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 camp grounds and learn about environmental science. Each mailbox includes instruction and materials for self-led activities. Completion time for each trail varies based on: age of the group, size of the group and weather. Please allow at least 1-2 hours per trail.