Land Acknowledgement

Tomahawk Scout Camp is one of Northern Star Scouting’s summer and winter camps. Scouts have been stewards of the property for over 70 years.

Prior to becoming a camp, portions of this property were used for raising both cattle and crops. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the great pine forests on the property and surrounding areas were logged to make lumber for growing communities in the Midwest.

For hundreds of years prior to the arrival of European settlers, the entire region was occupied by Native Americans, most recently the Chippewa people. The land was relinquished to the U.S. government in the mid-1800s.

To recognize and appreciate the land is an expression of respect and a way of honoring Indigenous people. We acknowledge that Tomahawk Scout Camp occupies the ancestral lands of Indigenous people. We honor the Chippewa people, who were the owners before the United States government.

The Chippewa and other Indigenous groups are living people with a past, present and future. Scouts are encouraged to learn more about Native American cultures, such as through earning Citizenship in Society and Indian Lore merit badges.

History and information about the northwest Wisconsin Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians can be found at


Land Acknowledgement