Mount Carroll Cabin

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Located north of Mount Carroll, Illinois, the Mount Carroll Scout Cabin sits on 20 acres of land and is available to units for weekend camping.

For questions call 815-397-0210 or email

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  • Fireplace and Wood Burning Stove
  • Double Outhouse (2 Separate Rooms)
  • Water Pump (Not suggested for cooking or consumption.)
  • Kitchen Area
  • Large Indoor Banquet Table (Seats 16-18) with Benches
  • Outside Porch with Picnic Table (Seats 4-6)
  • 6 Wooden Bunks
  • Interior Gas Lights (Propane Not Included – The propane tank connection is located outside.)

Not Available: Electricity, Indoor Plumbing, Bunk Mattresses.

Rental Guidelines

  • Leave the cabin better than you found it. – Leave No Trace
  • Respect the history of the cabin. No carving should be done on the cabin, but you are encouraged to make a troop/crew sign by embellishing a cut of wood and hanging it in the cabin.
  • Replace the wood you use, clean the fireplace, stove, and fire-pit before leaving.
  • Make sure all fires and properly extinguished!
  • Take your garbage with you and sweep out the cabin loft and main floor.
  • Only use the fire escape ladder in the event of an emergency. Non-emergency use by your group could result in a full replacement charge.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and fireworks of any kind are prohibited.
  • Inspect the gas light mantels for holes and replace if faulty.
  • Do not cut live trees or vegetation without permission from council or the property manager.
  • Remember two-deep leadership at all times.
  • No open flames, candles, matches, etc. are allowed in the sleeping areas.

Cabin Information

In 1935 a local attorney, Ralph Eaton, donated land to the Boy Scouts of America and construction began. The cabin was constructed by youth and adults from the Mt. Carroll area. Funds for the endeavor were raised from a variety of community efforts and the construction was completed in 1936. Over the years a variety of improvements have been added to the property including a porch, gas lights, outhouse, flagpole, concrete fire-pit, gate, and entryway. Future improvements include upgraded latrine, well, cabin improvements, and the addition of remote campsites.

2010 marked the passing of longtime caretaker Art Moshure who dedicated many years of service to the cabin. In 2011, Arlyn Hayen, Jeff Bramm, Jeff DeGroot, Joe Shippy, members of Crew 27 & Troop 27 donated many hours to install new siding on the cabin.



18682 Indian Trail Rd. Mt. Carroll, IL 61053