a Northern Star Council camp located in Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Family Island Policies and Reminders

We are your fun-filled, affordable vacation destination. At our Family Island, we offer programs and facilities for families so that you can see what your boys are enjoying here at Tomahawk Scout Reservation. We offer cabins for rent, wonderful tent camping sites, and an recreational vehicle area. Reservations are available and we encourage all Scout families to come and enjoy a week at Tomahawk while your troop is in camp or when the entire family can enjoy a vacation.

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Family Island Policies and Reminders

Check-in will be handled at the Central Services/Administration Building. A $50 refundable deposit by cash or check is required for all keys issued.  This deposit is returned upon check out by the Family Island Director. The Family Island Director will set appointments with campers to check out on Saturday morning.

Indoor Restrooms and Showers – Our tent/trailer site guests may use indoor restroom and shower facilities which are available at the Central Service Lodge. Our cabins have full size baths in each unit.

Health and Medical Forms – Every person staying at Family Island will need to present a health history form upon check in. The form does not require a doctor's signature.

Camp Medical Services – In case of an accident or illness at camp, first aid services will be provided by a camp health officer without charge.  Should the condition of the patient require removal to a hospital, home, or placed under the care of the family physician, the related expenses are a family responsibility. Tomahawk Scout Reservation DOES NOT carry health and accident insurance on campers. Most families are covered by their HMO or other types of health and accident insurance. Transportation is the responsibility of the family unless the situation warrants an ambulance.

Resources and Forms

Medical Health History Form

Family Island Map

Directions to Tomahawk

Tomahawk Map

Family Island Sample Schedule



   Camper safety is always our first priority at Tomahawk.  These rules will help to ensure every camper’s safety during their stay.

  1. No pets are allowed in camp.
  2. Always hike with a buddy or several buddies.
  3. Aquatic activities (swimming, canoeing, and boating) are conducted under adult supervision and follow the standards of the Boy Scouts of America.
  4. Do not use liquid fuel to start fires (gas, kerosene, charcoal lighter). Gas lanterns may be used under adult supervision. For safety, gas or propane stoves may not be used in buildings.
  5. Do not apply insect repellant near campfires. Many brands contain alcohol and other ingredients that are flammable.  Aerosol containers are prohibited in camp because of additional danger of use near fires.
  6. Drink from an approved water supply; do not drink from springs as they may be contaminated.
  7. Campers must place garbage in the dumpsters located at Central Services.
  8. Utilize only camp authorized and issued BB guns, rifles, and archery equipment under the leadership of authorized qualified personnel.
  9. All buildings are smoke-free. Smokers, please smoke outside in a safe manner.
  10. Restrict vehicles to the authorized parking areas and roads.
  11. Never leave a fire unattended; always put a fire out with water before leaving the area.
  12. Leave the cabin or campsite clean. Please police the grounds for any trash.
  13. Do not cut or damage trees. There is a charge of $2.00 per foot for damage to any trees.
  14. Be considerate of other campers at Family Island. Please refrain from making excessive noise after 10p.m.
  15. The Speed Limit on all camp roads is 15mph. Please adhere to this speed for camper safety.