Piedmont Scout Reservation,
                 Rutherfordton, NC



National Jamboree
July 15-29, 2017

BSA Gift Planning

Council Email List





Welcome to Camp Bud Schiele

"Wild Wild West"



                2015 Summer Camp Leader Evaluation 

                2015 Post Camp Parent Evaluation

                2015 Summer Camp Youth Participant Evaluation

                2015 Reservation Form    

                 2015 Appendix from Guidebook

                 2015 Guidebook Part I (includes fees)

                 2015 Guidebook Part II (program, schedules, & procedures)

                 2015-Counselor In Training Application

                 Scuba Application - Scouter

                 Scuba Application - Non Scouter

                 Summer Camp Online Registration


Grande Ole Adventure, Catapault Challenge & Buckboard Wagon Race for 2015

Grande Ole Adcenture Rules for Troops

I know there is some confusion over what can and cannot be done with the wagon.  The only parts that can be bought pre-made are the wheels and axles.  Everything else must be constructed.  You can buy pre-fabbed wood for your body and any other parts.  Essentially, you cannot buy a pre-made wagon.  Reminder, all four wheels must work.  You cannot mount 2 wheels to the side of the body and use only two wheels that actually touch the ground.  Buying just a Red Wagon and entering it into the race will disqualify you from ribbons and could possibly disqualify you from participation points.  Expect full rules for this and the Grand Ol' Adventure to be sent out by the end of this week.


 High Adventure Guidebook

 Sign Up for High Adventure online with your normal class schedule.  RSVP your troop name and scout name by email. Must be at least 13 years of age by September 1. Cost is $500.00 per scout and/or adult.  Scouts will arrive to Camp Bud Schiele on Sundays and leave for West Virginia on Monday morning.  Contingent will then return to camp on Friday.

Health Form for Summit

Frequent Questions and Answers

Parent Information

Not sure which activity best suits you? Try them all with the Summit Experience program. It is the only program that lets you try all The Summit’s high adventure activities–BMX, skateboarding, mountain biking, zip lines, canopy tours, challenge courses, climbing, shooting sports and more–in one setting.







Summer Camp Staff Opportunities

We are accepting application to work with one of Scouting's premier Summer Camps.  Please apply today!  Interviews will be scheduled starting the end of January.

Summer Camp Staff Application

Reference Sheet


One of the premier Boy Scout camps in the Southern Region, Camp Bud Schiele has a long tradition of serving scouts from across the Piedmont Council we well as scouts from as far away as Florida. Located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, Camp Bud Schiele serves over 2,000 scouts per summer and ad additional 500 leaders. Centered around a beautiful 31 acre lake, Camp bud Schiele offers a full program of swimming, boating, target shooting, handicrafts, outdoor skills, climbing, C.O.P.E., high adventure, and a first year camper program.

Reservation Form, Rates & Dates










Off-Season Camping



Book your unit's camping trip now by contacting Kara Miller at kara.miller@scouting.org for availability.  

  • Tent Camping
  • Staff Cabins
  • Rostan Cabin (sleeps 40)
  • Milkhouse (sleeps 12)
  • Camporee  / Wilderness Area
  • Day Fishing
  • Outdoor Shelters
  • Yurt


See our Photo Album.


Home Emergency & Disaster Safety




To obtain a short term camping permit for any of our reservation facilities please click on the link SHORT TERM CAMPING PERMIT, print it out and fax or mail it to the scout office at least two weeks prior to your requested date of camping

Employment and Volunteering

Summer Camp Staff
Service Projects available at Camp


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Scout Shop

1222 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 854-4062
Hours: Mon.-Fri.
9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.









Piedmont Council, BSA  Phone: (704) 864-2694   Fax: (704) 867-2046                                     Piedmont Scout Reservation           
Physical Shipping Address                                                                                                                 668 Boy Scout Rd.  
1222 East Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054                                                                                Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Mailing Address                                                                                                                                    (828) 287-2299 - Seasonal
PO Box 1059, Gastonia, NC 28053