Awards and Recognitions

In addition to merit badges, Camp Barton offers the following awards and recognitions. 
Some are National BSA badges, some are local.

The Barton 'B' is our traditional camp patch. Scouts earn the 'B' through a combination of achievement, service and Scout Spirit. Segments are awarded for each year after the first, color guard, athletics, and additional camp service.

Iron Man: This award is given to a Scout who swims a mile, canoes two miles and runs three miles (around camp) - all in one day!

Mile Swim BSA

Snorkeling BSA

Boardsailing BSA

BSA Lifeguard 


Camp Barton Eco-Challenge

Camp Barton Woodsman - The Woodsman Award is a program designed to challenge scouts through higher level “scouting skills” ranging from “backwoods engineering” and lumberjack competitions, to high adventure team oriented problem solving. Some topics include applied pioneering (Thai fishing net, sailboat, bridges etc...), innovative lashing techniques, and fire by friction. This program is open for those scouts 14 yrs of age and older, being at least First Class rank, and having earned their Totin’ Chip. The scout must also have a working knowledge of knots and lashings (Pioneering Merit Badge is suggested). The Woodsman Program will run from 9:00am - 12:00 noon Monday - Friday. ($25 extra)

Camp Barton Helmsman -  This is a week long, all day advanced sailing and waterfront-based program for older scouts that share both experience and/or a strong interest towards sailing. It is recommended, although not required that participants earn the Small Boat Sailing merit badge prior to taking on this challenge. This is the ultimate sailing experience whereby scouts will be exposed to a variety of sailing conditions, various types of sail boats (i.e.: hobie-cat), learn about the history of sailing and the true art of Seamanship. Scouts will have the unique opportunity to sail on a 25’ sailboat around Cayuga Lake. During the week there will be workshops in racing, navigation, and boat maintenance. ($400 for week)


Marksman Award


Bartonologist Award

World Conservation Award

And, of course, if your troop's campsite is especially neat and clean...

Baden-Powell Council - Camp Barton, BSA

  • By mail: 
    • Council Office: Baden-Powell Council, BSA - 2150 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13901
    • During the camp season: Camp Barton, BSA - 9640 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886
  • By phone: 
    • Council Office:  - (607) 648-7888 - 877-674-8876 (toll free) 
    • Fax: (607) 648-7895
    • Camp phone: (607) 387-9250
  • By E-mail: 


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