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Wente Scout Reservation

5401 Canyon Rd.
Willits, CA 95490

For Emergency Only

Phone: (707) 459-2110  Fax: (707) 459-1527



Wente's private 80-acre, warm-water lake is perfect for fishin', swimming, and boating. Your Scouts are guaranteed to have a good time.

Swim Instruction

Scouts who need that extra help to become better swimmers can get it from 7:00-8:00 in the evening.

Snorkeling, BSA

Treasure and aquatic wildlife lay at the bottom of our lake. The Waterfront Staff will announce the times at camp. Must have passed the BSA Swimmer's Test to participate.

Mile Swim, BSA

Scouts need to be in good physical shape to live up to the rigorous requirements of this activity. Before swimming the mile, all participants must swim the quarter and half mile. Each swimmer must bring a rower and spotter to accompany them.

Wente Wooly Wash

Early in the morning, when the fog rises off the lake, the Wooly will, at times, come down to the lake for a dip. Come on down for this morning swim, and you may even see the elusive beast. Attend every morning and become a member of the eXtreme Wente Wooly Club.

Waterfront Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Swimming
10:00-11:00 Swimming
10:00-11:30 Small-boat Sailing
11:00-12:00 Swimming
2:00-3:00 Kayaking
2:00-3:30 Small-boat Sailing
3:30-4:45 Open Boating
Open Swimming
7:00-8:00 Swim Instruction
Open Swimming and Boating
BSA Snorkeling (T,Th)

Merit Badge Information:

Merit Badge Difficulty Notes
Canoeing 3 Must pass swim test before starting.
Kayaking 3 Must pass swim test before starting.
Lifesaving 4 Req. 1 must be done before starting badge.
Rowing 3 Must pass swim test before starting.
Small-Boat Sailing 4 Must pass swim test; 100 # min weight
Swimming 3 Must pass swim test; bring full set of clothes to get wet in