Where to Go Scouting Guide

Camp McKee


The beautiful Camp McKee is the council camp of the Blue Grass Council. Located 8 miles south of Mt. Sterling, the 900-acre camp is nestled in the Knobs Region of Kentucky. In addition to natural features like Grape Knob and Lake Vough, Camp McKee has many program areas, including a climbing/rappelling tower and shotgun, rifle, and archery ranges, and is within easy driving distance of the Red River Gorge and Cave Run Lake.

During the summer, Camp McKee features an exciting summer camp program, which includes boating, swimming, shotgun/rifle shooting, nature study, outdoor skills, archery, handicrafts, and more. New Scouts can get started in Scouting and learn basic Scout skills through the Pioneer first year camper program. Experienced Scouts can earn a wide range of merit badges, and older Scouts have the opportunity to participate in week-long high adventure programs. There’s something for everyone at Camp McKee!

During the rest of the year, Camp McKee is open for units and other groups to reserve campsites, buildings and program areas for their own activities. The Pioneer Mountain Trail—a rugged wilderness trail which follows old logging roads, stream beds, and footpaths through quiet forest land—is a popular destination for unit hiking and backpacking, including Philmont prep hikes. Patches are available through the Blue Grass Council for those who complete the trail.